Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Carve the correct number of abdominal muscles with today’s Groupon to Mindful Movement Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get five large-group classes (up to a $75 value). Group classes include the following:
- Mat Pilates
- Regular and aerial yoga
- Tai chi
- Jazz and belly dancing
- Hula hooping
- For $55, you get three private introductory Pilates equipment classes (a $120 value).<p>
Mindful Movement Studio’s team of enthusiastic fitness instructors brings a diverse array of experience and expertise to the robust schedule that provides yoga, Pilates, and other exercise classes to tone and relax. The studio’s flexible schedule accommodates skilled stretchers as well as newbies with classes including basic yoga, where yoglets and full-fledged yogis follow the gentle encouragement of a patient mat maven through a series of exhilarating but approachable postures and calming breathing techniques. Indoor-cycling students furiously push pedals to blood-pumping club mixes of Beethoven as heart-rate monitors help cyclists monitor fat burn during 50- and 60-minute classes. Belly-dancing classes improve confidence and coordination with changeable routines of traditional dance steps that burn fat without a typical fitness-class structure, allowing students to tone up without counting the minutes on a treadmill, stair climber, or mud-wrestling simulator.
Alternatively, students can zero in on core-toning fitness by stepping onto the gleaming hardwood floors of the spacious Pilates equipment room, which boasts seven Allegro Reformers and seven Peak Pilates spilt-pedal chairs. Beginning Pilates students learn the fundamentals of the practice over three private sessions, during which trainers teach resistance moves designed to tone the entire body focusing especially on turning average abdominals into miniature muscle mountain ranges.