Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. End the cycle with today’s Groupon to Pilates Barbell Club in Pasadena. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get 10 drop-in sessions (a $350 value).
- For $45, you get one month of unlimited sessions (a $247 value).</p>
At Pilates Barbell Club, Lauren Saracione and her team of trainers, dancers, and bikini competitors lead a regimen of weight-lifting, conditioning, and Pilates workouts known as PBC 5X7. The studio’s schedule boasts ample semi-private, 45-minute workout sessions of four people, which begin with a warm-up of rocking, crawling, and squatting exercises. Students segue into barbell hoists for strength training and move on to high-intensity interval training to get blood pumping for heart-strengthening conditioning. Sessions end with a series of Pilates mat exercises that include twisting, turning, side bending, and desert-snake sidewinding.