When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Taste perfection with today's Groupon: for $20, new students get a five-class pass (a $65 value) to Mindful Balance in Whitby.
Mindful Balance shapes muscles and aligns spines using Pilates' total body conditioning techniques. Each small adult class ($13) guides participants using practiced precision and concentration to contort forms into swan-like shapes with silly string-like surprise. Stretch out on a mat before boosting heartbeats and endurance in Circuit Pilates or extend resistance while balancing on a stability ball instead of between the usual crocodile jaw. Mindful Balance's schedule weighs both beginner and advanced levels equally and includes sessions for expectant mothers and infants, toddlers, and teens. Men are also invited, granting the hairier sex a warm platform for twirling their brawny tassels.