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If the mind is a terrible thing to waste, the body is a terribler thing to waste. Today’s Groupon gets you six physically enhancing workout classes at Mind 2 Body in Sherman Oaks for $45. Follow your sweatlust to any group class you want, from Pilates to gyrokinesis to yoga (you can mix and match), and feel your limbs swell with muscleness.
A New Year’s resolution is like a stick of gum—it’s no good unless you chew it, because if you don’t chew, it will get old and dusty and wrapped in a comic strip filled with outdated references to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Chew your fitness goals with a trail-mix variety of five different types of classes, each broken down to courses for intro, beginner, intermediate, and specific focuses:
- Pilates Reformer Classes and Pilates Tower Classes: Embrace machine-assisted Pilates with different classes, all to build proper alignment while delivering an intense workout for your core’s strength and flexibility (all classes last 50 minutes).
- Pilates Mat Classes: More traditional Pilateers can rely on the resistance of the human body alone to forge a deep-burning workout and a heartfelt connection to your Pilates mat (50 minutes).
- Anusara Yoga: A quieter workout that focuses your energies through playful and graceful movements and postures, uniting mind, body, and spirit (90 minutes).
- Gyrokinesis: Commit your body to natural flows and rhythms using stools, mats, and the floor to open up your energy and sooth oxygen back into your entire system. All this while making your back a straighter, happier creature (60- and 90-minute options).
Mind 2 Body is a health-centric operation that implements environmentally conscious practices within its facility and employs licensed experts to motivate and encourage students to become fitter, more balanced versions of themselves. Exercise in small groups of five to seven people to ensure personal attention that elevates you to your personal best while fulfilling your personal resolutions for the new decade.
CityVoter nominated Mind 2 Body for Best Pilates Studio in LA in 2009. Citysearchers and a Yelper give it five stars: > * I like the studio, but it’s the instructors that keeps me coming back for more…. I am so happy that I finally have an addiction that is good for me! – JJMc, Citysearch > * Great teachers and a great studio. I wouldn’t train anywhere else with anyone else! – JLStew, Citysearch > * The teachers are non-threatening and willing to work with all ages and abilities. My 68 yr old mother and 10 yr old daughter both enjoy pilates at mind 2 body!! Try it out! You will not be disappointed! – Maria W., Yelp
You have six months to start your package and one month after starting to complete your six classes.
Mind 2 Body
Lani Pelino discovered Pilates as a means to help her condition her body for dancing as she studied at Ohio University. Later, during an apprenticeship with The Atlanta Ballet, she completed her Pilates' teacher certification and opened Mind 2 Body as a venue for students to build healthy, powerful muscles without risking injury. As she continued to teach, she incorporated yoga, gyrotonics, and ballet-barre-based exercise into her studio's repertoire.
Now, joined by a dozen other instructors, Lani inducts beginners into the gratifying world of exercise, helps long-term athletes improve their skills, and even certifies teachers looking to bring the workouts to their own students. Lit by sunbeams splashing through a large front window, her green studio honors the earth with organic cleaning equipment, reusable bamboo towels, and studio mats manufactured without the use of PVCs, chloride, or the labor of indentured squirrels.