The benefits of working out on Pilates machines include improved strength and the flexibility needed to negotiate treaties between warring treadmill factions. Foster peace with today's Groupon: for $26, you get three Reformer Pilates classes (a $30 value each) or five mat classes (an $18 value each) at Lifelong Pilates in Colleyville (a $90 total value). Customers must call to register for classes.
Nutrition and lifestyle coach Kay Smith discovered the healing potential of regular Pilates practice through her recovery from knee surgery, inspiring her to become a Stott certified Pilates instructor. The Stott Pilates method, modeled on scientific fitness and spinal rehabilitation techniques, uses an expertly designed machine to aid muscles in their quest for strength, flexibility, and an affordable live-in masseuse. Reformer classes last 55-minutes and are kept small, allowing instructors to gently guide students individually. This full body workout is safe enough for pregnant clients and challenging enough for Olympic-level yoga posers. Eight-person mat classes require that students bring their own mat and prepare for 50 minutes of core-strengthening moves designed to sculpt long, lean muscles. Mat classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. Call ahead for the reformer schedule or to reserve a spot in either class.
The modern, minimalist studio bedecked in floor to ceiling mirrors allows patrons to monitor their progress while perfecting hand shadow puppets in the shape of the reformer machine.