While geologists are split on the fate of the earth's solidifying core, most agree that its new abs exercise routine has helped it look billions of years younger. Get a rock-solid core with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one introductory group reformer session and two regular group sessions at Open Studio Pilates (a $60 value).
Open Studio Pilates owner and certified Pilates instructor Laura Detert combines traditional Pilates instruction with the latest in contemporary theory as she personally leads classes of up to five students through core-crunching and posture-promoting reformer workouts. Laura begins the first group session with a studio and equipment tour, covering the basics of the reformer, a versatile piece of equipment employing a sliding platform, springs, and pulleys that make it capable of 50 different exercises and fluent in eight different languages. During the next two sessions, which last approximately 50 minutes each, Laura personalizes routines as she walks pupils through a full-body workout focused on improving core muscles, flexibility, and balance. Classes are offered at convenient times to fit busy schedules, and more sessions will be added in the coming weeks.
Certified by Balanced Body University through the Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis, Laura brings her expertise and dedication to every session. Open Studio Pilates's small, well-lit space gives it an intimate, welcoming feel, and its high ceiling and large skylight make it perfect for any palm trees looking to shed pounds and tighten trunks.