Flexibility is the only thing separating us from the animals, with the possible exception of the octopus, which can squeeze itself through an opening the size of its own eye, but still can't be bothered to get a job. With today's Groupon to Inline Private Training, $40 gets you three Pilates mat classes and one private 30-minute Pilates equipment lesson (a $92 total value). If you already have a regular Pilates class, you can apply this Groupon towards Inline's Wednesday night yoga classes. Inline offers Pilates mat classes Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:10 a.m. Yoga classes are offered on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Email Inline to reserve a spot in classes and schedule your private training session, and check out their schedule for changes or updates. Mats and equipment are provided, so you can take a break from latch-hooking your NASCAR-themed Pilates rug.
A private penthouse sculpting sanctuary dotted with lush green plants and exotic flowers, Inline Training sits at the top of the historic Holland Track Factory Building. There, your patient and encouraging instructor will meet you at your fitness level and help you achieve perfect form for a safe and effective workout. Your Pilates mat classes will remain small to ensure that you have individual attention, and that you won't be completely swarmed by classmates in the event of a zompire plague. You'll also come away from mat classes knowing a set of practical exercises that you can easily practice in your cramped apartment.
Once you've dampened your Pilates mat with a little sweat, your private equipment class will give you one-on-one training and support as you figure out the reformer, tower, ladder barrel, wunda chair, or cadillac. Learning the ropes, pulleys, and padded bars of Pilates equipment will enhance your flexibility—molding your body into the perfect A, U, and sometimes Y for ultimate muscle-shaping results.
Pilates' slow-and-steady regimen allows you to build rock-solid core muscles without turning into Rocky. By learning how to stretch out your body using an efficient range of motion, you will leave your session taller and less prone to injuries from non-lightning-related sources. Perhaps the best benefit of all is the buddy-system-style workout built into Pilates. Your motivation comes externally, from cheerful instructors and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions.