When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Taste the perfection of history with today's Groupon: for $48, you get three all-apparatus Pilates classes and one mat class at Los Gatos Pilates, located on Lyndon Avenue (up to a $153 value).
Named Best Pilates Studio in Silicon Valley by Metro in 2007 and 2008, Los Gatos Pilates employs a squadron of talented teachers to lead posture- and alignment-enhancing exercises for students of all ages and fitness levels. In all-apparatus classes, five-student groups pit kindhearted muscles against the emotionless, spring-resistive platforms of reformers, towers, and other equipment to build up core strength for more challenging moves. Meanwhile, mat-bound brethren employ stability balls and the natural resistance of gravity to unearth repressed flexor and tensor muscle memories, or meld yoga and Pilates moves in invigorating strength and stretch classes of up to 20 students. The result is a transformative experience that can energize mind and body like a bath in a tub full of batteries.