Stay ahead of your curves as we zoom into cookie season. Today's Groupon gets you five drop-in fitness classes at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis for $30 (a $65 value). Located off the McCausland exit of the soon-to-be reopened Highway 40 (Dec. 7, 2009), today's deal is the perfect excuse to reap the fruits of your tax dollars and make up for lost highway bonding time in the pursuit of fitness. Choose any of the facility's drop-in classes, including Pilates mat, yoga, Nia, tai chi, whole body conditioning, and Zumba. Because classes are continually changing, you can experience even more variety. See the center's schedule for class times.
Take a tip from the X-Men's "Danger Room" and reap the benefits of group training. Working out with others motivates you to push yourself harder, helps you stick to a regimen, and gives you the opportunity to bond with new friends over comparisons of sweatiness. Whether you fuse philosophy to fitness in Nia (a cardio combo of dance, deceptively deadly tai chi, and martial arts) or follow the controlled fundamentals of Pilates in a mat class, your whole body will gain confidence, boost its strength and stamina, and stay active even in the chilly winter months when it begins to snow chili.
The friendly instructors at Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis make each class fun and invigorating. They break down the choreography and fitness moves for beginners, and use their hawk-like eyes to spot sloppy form and potentially harmful stances, such as hyper-extended cobra and running with a corkscrew. Whether you're a fitness model or a workout novice or a fitness novice at a gymnastic nunnery, your experienced and caring instructors will work up a challenge for your mind and body.
Note: You must complete all five classes within three months of your first class.
Yoga Journal features The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis in its yogic tour of the city:
- Students in yoga, Pilates, and other movement classes benefit from the wisdom of experienced teachers at this spacious four-room studio in the heart of the trendy University City Loop. The owner, Karen Prechtl, has been involved in dance and fitness for more than 25 years, and along with her colleagues, offers classes in Ashtanga, Kripalu, and Kundalini Yoga as well as massage. – Aimee Dowl, Yoga Journal
A Yelper gives it five stars:
- The teacher was kind and patient...Everything just feels so relaxing there. – elizabeth b., Yelp
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The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis
When thinking of gym equipment, most people imagine whirring treadmills and racks of free weights. The names of Pilates machines are more innocuous—chair and barrel, for example—but to the uninitiated, these tools might seem more like pieces in an art gallery. Thankfully, the certified instructors at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis help to demystify them. They guide clients through exercises that enlist the gliding platform of the Reformer, or the malleable ring that is the Magic Circle, hosting group and private classes for all skill levels.
Owner Karen Prechtl and her team ease new clients into a Pilates practice by customizing their guidance and keeping class sizes small. They emphasize the importance of breath work, proper form, and body awareness during each lesson, helping students to achieve a leaner, more bendable physique without simply telling them to "be the rubber band." For those who prefer a highly personalized approach, one-on-one training utilizes weights, kettlebells, and mat-based floor exercises in addition to the Pilates equipment.
1015 Mc Causland Ave
St Louis, Missouri 63117Get Directions