In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one private Pilates session (a $70 value) at Pilates Baxter Place in Portland's historic Old Port district. Pilates Baxter Place owner Cynthia Glidden has been schooled and certified in Authentic Pilates, an intensive training program taught by Joseph Pilates's protégé, Romana Kryzanowska. With this private one-on-one session, would-be Pilates pros use specially designed apparatuses to learn proper techniques, with a deeper focus than mat work alone. The instructor will customize each 50-minute session to the students' skill levels and physical needs, enabling them to channel the spirit of Joseph Pilates directly into their abs.
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