Pilates helps humans match the flexibility of animals like the octopus, which can squeeze itself through an opening the size of its own eye, or the sasquatch, who eludes photographers by hiding inside mailboxes. Achieve bendable appendages with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a six-class pack of Pilates mat or group fitness classes at Inline Private Training (a $72 value). Go online to reserve a spot and check out its schedule for changes or updates.
Perched atop the historic Holland Tack Factory building, Inline Private Training tones bodies in a spacious, yet private sculpting sanctuary awash with natural light. Exotic plants accent the studio, providing silent encouragement as instructors deliver guidance at your fitness level to help achieve safe form for an effective workout. Pilates' slow-and-steady regimen allows participants to build rock-solid core muscles through buddy-system-style workouts. Personal trainers guide group fitness classes that conjure full-body transformations using tools such as toning balls and resistance bands. Your motivation comes externally, from cheerful instructors and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions.
Pilates mat and group fitness classes will remain small to ensure that each student receives individual attention and teachers can keep track of their charges during field trips. Mats and equipment are provided and pupils leave each lesson with a set of practical exercises that they can practice in their own homes. To attune karmatic equilibrium with your newly honed physique, $1 from each Groupon purchase benefits the American Cancer Society, which raises cancer awareness, funds medical research, and supports those fighting against the disease.