Exercising on a piece of equipment takes workouts to a new level and fosters a bond between human and machine that will ensure preferred treatment during upcoming robot uprisings. Cozy up to a mechanized friend with today's Groupon: for $40, you get three small-group Pilates reformer classes at Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio in Aptos (a $105 value).
Helmed by Pilates Method Alliance Gold–certified instructor Jennifer Balboni, the staff at Joy of Movement expertly guide small groups through core-strengthening Pilates reformer workouts. In a tranquil and serene studio, students use the reformer apparatus's tension-band resistance to help them gain solid-oak cores, lean muscles, and the flexibility of an acrobat who makes his own schedule. A student-to-teacher ratio of three to one allows for personalized instruction and goals while still fostering a fun and social environment.
Located next to beautiful Nisene Marks State Park, Joy of Movement is also a green-certified facility that uses energy-efficient lighting, recycles, and conserves water or makes new water by breeding hydrogen and oxygen. Check the online schedule for a full list of class times.
Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio
In the heart of Aptos Village, Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio fosters physical and emotional health through personal Pilates sessions, mat classes, and machine-based workouts. As one of 100 Pilates Method Alliance Gold-Certified Pilates instructors worldwide, owner Jennifer Balboni leads the studio's team to utilize their unique backgrounds in dance, massage therapy, and yoga to motivate students as they execute total-body toning moves. Reformer classes feature a low 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio to ensure each reformer receives the attention they need. In addition to strengthening mind and body in tandem, the green-certified studio supports sustainable living with green practices such as recycling, efficient lighting, and water conservation.