What You'll Get
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Shift shape by stretching and toning at Pilates Body Shaping, located in 8th Street Studio. For $30, you get five Pilates group mat sessions, a $75 value. Each class is 50 minutes of total-body conditioning, giving you 250 total minutes of strengthening and lengthening muscles on the studio’s premier equipment.
Classes span all levels, from humble beginner to Matmaster Flex. If this is your first foray into Pilates, you must take the fundamentals class before moving to the next levels. Classes are offered evenings and afternoons, Monday through Thursday, and on Saturday mornings, and they're limited to seven participants. This keeps the interaction high and the probability of getting lost in the shuffle to a minimum, an imperative when dealing with controlled body movements and advanced positions that require balancing a wasp's nest on your knees. You’re free to drop by at the beginning of any class for an impromptu session, but it's best to call ahead to reserve a mat.
Pilates Body Shaping's instructors have all undergone an extensive certification process that takes at least 1.5 years to complete. They're trained in injury prevention, and many are certified in a form of Pilates called Romana’s Pilates. Romana’s Pilates is a direct descendent of the original methods developed by Joseph Pilates more than a century ago, and 8th Street Studios is the only Romana’s Pilates teacher-training center in North Carolina. Take advantage of hard-to-find expertise to align your body and soul.
Note: You must take all five classes before the Groupon expiration date.
One Citysearch reviewer gives the studio five stars:
- Laney know [sic] pilates like no other in Charlotte! She works to meet the goals of her clients and gently pushes them to be their best...The atmosphere is peaceful and the staff are [sic] fabulous! – mmcfa2, Citysearch
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 4, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 24-hour cancellation policy. May not participate if ill or injured. Must redeem for punch-card; card is non-transferrable. All classes must be used by 6/4/10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.