The signature core-focused workouts of Pilates are a safer way to achieve a long, lean silhouette than swallowing a skyscraper. Lengthen muscles manually with this Groupon.
$75 for Three Gyrotonic Classes (a $234 Value)
During gyrotonic sessions, students use a pulley tower to increase range of motion and add extra resistance to movements, allowing for deeper stretches that strengthen muscles and connective tissues.
MD Pilates owner Mely Dinsdale helms a team of certified instructors, helping students to sculpt lean, pliable bodies using core-centric exercises and Pilates reformer equipment. During classes, instructors preach the importance of balancing flexibility with muscle-strengthening work to prevent injury, both on the mat and on the studio’s reformer resistance machines. Pilates reformer machines, made with a system of springs, pulleys, and a sliding platform, boost the difficulty of students' moves by resisting each movement as they perform Pilates exercises, thereby helping to build muscle while reducing stress on tendons, ligaments, and high-strung skeletons.