Practicing Pilates helps you build strong core muscles, which come in handy during everyday activities such as lifting heavy grocery bags or throwing heavy grocery bags straight into the fridge. Shape up with this Groupon.
$59 for Five Group Pilates Spring-Wall Classes ($200 Value)
Spring-wall classes accommodate up to four students, who receive individual support from instructors explaining how to use spring-wall equipment. Prior to enrolling in equipment classes, new clients must take two 55-minute Spring Wall: Prep classes, which are included as part of the five class package. See the schedule.
The team of instructors at oneBody really know their way around a mat. With more than 20 years of combined experience, they encourage students to take charge of transforming their bodies in Pilates classes. Rather than toning muscles by consulting a genie, their group equipment classes incorporate pupils’ own body weight and combine spring wall and mat into each class. Sessions require a minimum of three participants and a have a maximum attendance of four. Sunlight filters in through the windows of the studio, with exposed-brick walls and rich wooden rafters that enhance the loft's serenity. Both group classes, which are limited to four students, and private sessions focus on technique and proper alignment, giving each person individual attention.
The fitness studio is overseen by lead instructor Nicky Chronopoulos, who pushed her body to its limits day after day in her career as a dancer. After suffering an ankle injury, she decided to explore alternative forms of body movement to work toward recovery. She began studying Pilates and Gyrotonic, and wanted to share the muscle-building and rehabilitative effects she learned with others. Now, she uses her certifications as a Gyrotonic instructor and Pilates Master Teacher to helm classes and head up the oneBody team.