Before Pilates, those looking to tighten their core were forced to exercise at six times normal gravity inside high-speed centrifuges, hoping the excessive speed would simply fling the fat off. Strengthen your body in elegant, non-centripetal fashion with today's Groupon: for $49, you get four small-group Pilates Reformer classes ($100) and a one-hour private Pilates session ($65) from Pacific NW Pilates, a $165 total value. Call ahead to book the sessions, and catch the svelte express at the studio in Southwest Hills.
Pilates is a low-impact, total-body discipline that uses tension-band spring-resistance machines such as the Reformer in coordination with stretching and controlled breathing patterns to make the body looser, lither, and healthier. Introductory Reformer will help you lay the foundation for further fitness, priming your core for redwood strength and the rest of the body for octopus flexibility. Though group classes are capped at five to keep personal attention high, the private lesson whittles that number to one, bringing you to the pinnacle of performance. This closed-door, one-on-one flex-fest will allow the instructor to assess your individual fitness needs, which will increase workout efficiency and forever bond you as sweat siblings.
Classes start as early 5:45 a.m. and as late as 7:35 p.m. every day except Sunday, when they don't begin or end at all. All of Pacific's bendable, fully articulated action-instructors are certified in Pilates and attentive to the individual needs of muscles and their masters. Pilates classes help anyone improve his or her whole health, from muscle to mind, and no prior fitness experience is necessary. It's never too late to avert the fate that befell the semi-gelatinous blobfish.
Citysearchers love Pacific NW Pilates, giving it a five-star rating.
- The studio is very friendly, warm and accepting of all kinds of body types and people. – PDXLisa
- They go at just the speed I need and I'm feeling better than I ever thought I would. I'll be a customer for life now! – robertjohn17
- Wonderful, knowledgable [sic] instructors and great classes. My back pain has improved and I feel better than I have in years since taking classes twice a week at Pacific Northwest Pilates. – jonsie