6 Pilates Classes or One Month of Pilates and TRX Classes at Mile High Pilates Plus (Up to 61% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Instructors help clients get in shape with low-impact, core-strengthening Pilates classes as well as TRX classes

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required.Valid for new customers or those who have not used services in the last 3 months. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilates sculpts long, lean muscles, as does the factory that makes Action Joe Pilates figures. Be a model of good health with this Groupon.

Choose from Two Options

  • $49 for 6 Pilates classes ($126 value)
  • $99 for one month of unlimited Pilates and TRX classes ($249 value)

Eccentric Muscle Contraction: The Rock-Solid Core of Pilates

Pilates aims to build muscle strength and definition without unnecessary bulk. Stretch your mind around Groupon's study of eccentric muscle contractions to understand one of its major tools.

Anatomists identify three types of muscle contraction: concentric, eccentric, and isometric. Isometric contraction occurs when a muscle resists a force without moving or changing its length. Concentric contraction can be exemplified by a set of rapid crunches: the ab muscles repeatedly shorten during the emphasized upward movement, and often don't revert fully to their relaxed state until the set is complete or the gym teacher looks the other way. Eccentric contraction, on the other hand, is what happens when the muscles resist a force as they lengthen—as they do in the Pilates version of a crunch, the roll down.

To build any muscle, you need to do some controlled damage to its fibers, prompting the body to generate new muscle cells to make repairs. And eccentric muscle contractions are especially good at doing this. Students carefully control their abs and resist their own body weight as they slowly relax, challenging the muscles in their elongated state.

Eccentric exercises force muscles to work harder than they would in a concentric state. This phenomenon explains why beginning Pilates students can experience muscle soreness the day after a deceptively easy workout. Besides trying to prevent addiction to IcyHot, Pilates instructors limit rep quantities because muscles tend to revert into concentric contraction as they tire, which can counteract any gains in flexibility.

M2 Core +

The owner of M2 Core + came to the fitness industry through necessity, as she struggles with scoliosis. By leading the studio's Megaformer workouts, though, she's so far kept her core stomach and back muscles strong; thus, helping to keep her condition under control. The person she has to thank for all this? Sebastian Lagree.

Lagree is the fitness titan who invented the aptly named Lagree Method, a full-body conditioning regimen that promotes fat-burning without resulting in bulky muscle. Thanks to the workout style's wealth of drills and modifications, the routines can be adapted for exercisers of all abilities and those with back and knee injuries, as well. It's the linchpin of M2 Core +'s workouts, and is backed by the Megaformers—the custom-weighted resistance equipment students sweat on. To boost motivation, the team plays high-octane songs during workouts, rather than just singing "Happy Birthday (to Muscles)" throughout each class.

Customer Reviews

This is full-on reformer type pilates and very intense. Definitely take a beginners class prior to joining one of the regular classes.
Meg S. · April 29, 2014
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Thanks for the feedback about the Lagee fitness method! We really appreciate you taking time to let others know what you thought! We defiantly are not traditional re-former pilates. And we certainly suggest taking beginners class to start! Our megafromer gives you a total body workout that will give you muscle soreness in places you never knew existed! We are strength + weight training with a pilates foundation!
Merchant replied · May 7, 2014
is amazing but be ready to be sore if you have done it before. Worth it! I'm getting the monthly pass after my groupon expires
Ingrid B. · February 27, 2014
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Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback..we strive to be the BEST and what we do & we LOVE helping others find their fitness goals! we look forward to your joining our MHP+ family!
Merchant replied · March 1, 2014
Super hard and fun workout! I'm hooked!
Julianne A. · December 10, 2016
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