Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $35, you get five Pilates mat classes at Open Studio Pilates (a $75 value).
Studio owner and certified Pilates instructor Laura Detert leads a robust schedule of both machine- and mat-based Pilates workouts in its serene, skylit studio. During the 50-minute classes, exercisers in groups of up to seven strong perform efficient floor exercises designed to sculpt lean physiques and tough cores beneath the jealous ceiling. To keep bodies challenged and minds stimulated, classes regularly incorporate Pilates-specific equipment, such as foam rollers, the Magic Circle, and the Arc, allowing participants to tailor their workout depending on their fitness level and geometric preference. Because Pilates moves can be made easier or more challenging with simple modifications, students of all abilities are welcome to take the studio's Airex mats for a test drive. Free parking is available.