Pilates, like child rearing, builds strength and flexibility as practitioners deal with hyperactive Reformers and back-talking exercise mats. Rule with a firm hand with today’s Groupon: for $80, you get three one-hour private Pilates lessons at June Hines Pilates (a $195 value). This Groupon is valid at the studio’s Rydal and Doylestown locations.
Trainers at June Hines Pilates undergo rigorous certification programs from creator Joseph Pilates's protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, ensuring authentic interpretations of the core curriculum for Pilates. Pilates uses mats and machines designed to facilitate controlled stretching and muscle strengthening, building the framework for greater overall health, core strength, and ability to whistle with the bellybutton. Private lessons facilitate a custom workout, crafted with the student's input and the trainer's careful consideration of individual health and goals. With more than 500 exercises to choose from, specific muscles and target areas can be focused upon as students explore floor mat work, Gratz stretching apparatuses, and Velcro-covered walls. While pregnant participants are welcome, June Hines Pilates recommends first-timers wait until after they’ve given birth to begin lessons.