Novelty shirts airbrushed with bikini-clad bodies provide the convincing, if temporary, illusion of fitness. Find a more permanent fitness solution with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five one-hour mat or ball classes at Pendleton Pilates (a $60 value), which has four convenient locations, including one downtown. Pendleton is open seven days a week and offers a mat or ball class several times a day. Check the schedule and reserve a spot online.
Pendleton’s mixed-level classes involve Pilates fundamentals and floor exercises that employ mats or more-challenging balls to develop stability—and not challenging in the sense that they are full of helium and spider crabs. Though some of the movements may be challenging, the experienced instructors will be there to help you perform to the best of your ability.
Pilates can re-establish the harmony that once existed between your mind and body before their bitter quarrel over whose turn it was to wash the dishes. You can buy up to two Groupons as gifts, so bring friends along to Pendleton Pilates, and learn how to spell your favorite three-letter words with your bodies.
The instructors at Pendleton Pilates’ four locations teach 125 classes each week, showing students how to elongate and strengthen their muscles on mats, inflatable exercise balls, and the studio’s reformer machines. During each group or private session, instructors customize workouts that use a rotating selection of 500 core-focused movements developed by Joseph Pilates in 1945. Additional classes include sessions in which students use parallel ballet barres while performing Pilates exercises, as well as spinning classes at the Westchester location.