Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and leveraging core strength during turns. Master the techniques necessary to defeating hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal: for $35, you get five mat classes (a $75 value) at Pilates Aligned, which has locations in the Golden Triangle and the RiNo district. Pilates Aligned was selected as CityVoter’s Best Denver Pilates Studio in 2009.
Pilates Aligned's fleet of friendly, enthusiastic instructors merge all skill levels together with a variety of mat classes and a comfy, spacious atmosphere. Designed to help build core strength, improve circulation, and deflect Donkey Kong barrels, the fortifying Pilates process employs a steady regimen of floor resistance exercises, stretches, and breath control to infuse your body with balance, strength, and total wellbeing. The mat classes are free of cumbersome equipment, so you’ll learn the essence of the discipline using only a thick, raised mat (provided by the studio) and the telepathic motivation radiating from fellow benders. As you flex and sweat your way into graceful postures, every molecule of your body will achieve a firm, toned nucleus.
Each of Pilates Aligned's two convenient locations is bedecked with its own defining characteristics and birthmarks. Red brick and pleasant lighting surrounds each stretch in the cozy, intimate Golden Triangle location, while the TAXI Fitness location in the RiNo district helps clients unwind post-class with complimentary locker rooms, steam room, fitness equipment, and tiled lithographs of Burton Gilliam. Check the schedule and call ahead to schedule your class.
- I recommend them over any other studio I've attended for their professionalism, compassion, and spirit. I have noticed they are also expert at working with injured clients. – MarianneF, Citysearch
- This is great for someone like me who doesn't know what they're doing. I love that it's not pretentious. – Emilee D., Yelp
Walking through the front doors and taking in Pilate's Aligned's warm atmosphere, clients feel rejuvenated. The sight of light spilling onto hardwood floors and Pilates Reformer equipment says everything: this is a place to reshape your body. At this traditional Pilates studio, certified instructors lead members of all skill levels through mat and reformer classes, helping them to sculpt long, lean muscles, build core strength, and move with the fluid grace of a roller blading gazelle.
Besides building a fitter body, Pilates classes can play a significant role in injury rehabilitation. No one knows this better than Pilates Aligned founder Cara Resser. The former NYU dance student first came to Pilates while recovering from a broken back. Over the course of two years, Cara practiced Pilates under the guidance of Kathy Standford Grant, a former disciple of Joseph Pilates who was once an injured dancer herself. It was through Kathy's gentle guidance that Cara regained the lost core strength and alignment she needed to continue her dance career, and ultimately inspired her to teach Pilates in addition to her work teaching dance and movement studies at Naropa University.