Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans to hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $42, you get two, private Pilates classes at Midtown Pilates Center (an $85 value).
A duo of private lessons allows Midtown Pilates Center's dedicated instructors to help clients to develop proper form and technique for Pilates mat as well as reformer machine-based exercises. The center's Pilates regimen expands on traditional exercises with Stott Pilates methods, which employ a modern understanding of exercise physiology to shape muscles lean enough to throw greyhounds into jealousy-induced yipping fits. Beginning with mat routines at the first lesson, the instructors introduce students to the fundamental concepts of using body weight, small props, and an elephant on your back to ensure a dynamic workout; the second lesson arms pupils with the knowledge needed to safely conquer the Pilates reformer spring-loaded machine. Capable of tailoring instruction to match all skill and fitness levels regardless of their understanding of string theory, instructors prepare students for continued Pilates practice by using private sessions to develop any unbalanced muscle groups and teach proper form. Each instructor spends 60 minutes providing individualized workouts clients can take home or to Pilates-friendly airport terminals, allowing them to progress to more advance class levels.
Midtown Pilates Center
After suffering from a back injury, former dancer and athletic fitness guru Elise Moore discovered Pilates during her rehabilitation. Her love for the exercise form continued to flourish even after she felt better, inspiring her to open her own studio where she could put her Pilates certification and 20-plus years in the fitness industry to good use leading group mat and reformer classes.