With today's Groupon, $50 gets you a choice of three Pilates instruction packages at Mind-BodyFitness. Choose among 10 mat classes, two private sessions, or six group reformer classes. This isn't your typical introductory class discount—it's a complete instructional package designed to show you real results. At just $5 per mat class, $8.33 per reformer class, or $25 per private session, this deal is a no-brainer.
Mind-BodyFitness founder Karla Adams, a former professional classical dancer (and holder of too many fitness certifications to comfortably list in this sentence), has a unique take on fitness and Pilates: "I view the mind, body, and soul as one connected unit. I believe a workout that doesn't engage your mind and soul is only half a workout."
To redeem your Groupon, stop by the studio at 1209 10th St. Rear NW (it's the building with the green wall). If you drive, there's no parking in the alley, but the surrounding streets are fair game. If your taking public, grab the green or yellow Metro line to the Mount Vernon station and follow these walking directions.
Since Mind-BodyFitness is relatively new, Yelp reviews are thin—like one-person thin. But that lone person enthusiastically gave it a perfect five-star rating and this glowing write-up:
- …this is by far the best instruction I have experienced. Chris is incredibly attentive even during the 6:45 a.m. class, and helps each and every student to perfect the moves he demonstrates. – Jeanne-Marie J.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates strengthens your abs and back, reduces neck and shoulder tension, and improves flexibility. Pilates was designed to increase spine flexibility so that one can scratch your nose with the back of your foot and make your shoulder blades clap (the method of applause Pilates founder Joseph Pilates preferred during his speaking gigs). Mind-BodyFitness is a Pilates studio, not a gym, so there are no membership fees, no exercise equipment to wipe down, and no sick-looking muscle dudes who are obviously juicing. If you're one of those guys, we recommend going to the Pontius Pilates Gym and Juicery.
Pilates will also help you overcome muscular challenges, such as the inability to rhythmically flex your pectorals to a techno beat, and posture problems, such as the inability to sit perfectly upright through the entirety of a Godfather trilogy weekend marathon on USA while consuming one can of Pringles per movie.
To take advantage of the numerous physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Pilates for a fraction of the cost, get your Groupon at Mind-BodyFitness.