Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a three-class pass at Madison Pilates in Fitchburg (a $102 value).
As founder of both Madison Pilates and the Midwest Pilates Institute, Marissa Lins stands at the helm of both a restorative Pilates studio and one of the very few state-approved Pilates education programs. Madison Pilates's group classes span all skill levels, providing challenges for current students and welcome instruction for newbies. While allowing body-weight-based resistance training to take center stage, workouts also harness the superhuman core-boosting power of equipment including the reformer, the Wunda chair, the springboard, and the silent-E pronouncer. Additionally, Groupon buyers can score half off a private session (normally $45–$70), to further improve strength, posture, and flexibility with one-on-one training while the pristine studio's high ceilings, burnished wooden floors, and copious natural lighting inspire a sense of all-over agoraphilia.
Madison Pilates’s owner, Marissa Lins, founded her studio to nurture a supportive fitness community for students of all levels, including those who aspire to become Pilates teachers themselves. The staff of comprehensively trained instructors leads a schedule of beginner to advanced classes with a therapeutic approach, taking time to encourage and guide students through verbal cues, hands-on instruction, exercise demonstration, and professional-quality semaphore.
During newbie-friendly Pilates sessions, teachers introduce the basics of floor-based mat work, where pupils support their body weight themselves, and the fundamentals of spring-resisted equipment workouts, where apparatuses such as the Pilates Reformer and the Wunda chair resist or support students’ movements to add strength-building benefits. Students in the intermediate- and advanced-level classes incorporate more demanding Pilates techniques while learning to monitor their own form during each smoothly controlled movement. In addition to group sessions, the teachers also lead private lessons for attendees seeking one-on-one instruction or help with their income-tax paperwork. Nestled amid a bouquet of towering oak trees, the Madison Pilates studio boasts a practice space with gleaming, wood floors and ceilings that are high enough to accommodate Paul Bunyan's coat rack.
6064 McKee Rd.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719