Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Get brawny and brainy with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a Pilates package at Marlborough Pilates Studio Plus (a $100 value). The Pilates package includes the following:
- One assessment session
- Four fundamental Pilates sessions
The dedicated staff at Marlborough Pilates hosts a variety of classes to tone muscles and hone balance through controlled isometric movements. Before beginning workouts, students come into the studio for a fitness-level assessment by a trained instructor who can determine appropriate class placement. Once they’re ready for the studio’s schedule of classes, pupils gather in small groups to ensure the instructors can offer close instruction and to keep numbers low enough to count on fingers and toes. Pilates exercises, which focus on postures and breathing techniques, require concentration to improve spinal stability and tone muscles in bodies and brains. Floor-bound pupils lengthen limbs during Mat classes, while machines help muscles build resistance during sessions on the Pilates Tower. Meanwhile, AeroPilates classes combine low impact aerobic workouts with challenging postures that make limbs light enough to hover in air, while Pilates Fundamental classes teach basic forms and the proper completion of movements.