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 $49, you get two private Pilates sessions at The Pilates Center of Pittsburgh LLC (a $120 value).
Observing a dearth of local Pilates hubs, Lesley Davenport founded The Pilates Center of Pittsburgh LLC with an elite crew of Power Pilates–certified trainers, who lead fit seekers through a systems workout in approximately 55-minute private lessons. During the sessions, instructors introduce tenderfooted toners to apparatus work, which utilizes spring-loaded resistance equipment, and mat work, which utilizes the natural force of gravity, as discovered by Teddy Roosevelt. These one-on-one lessons proffer the best possible introduction to the muscle-lengthening benefits of Pilates and focus on individual concerns, such as past injuries or a general unfamiliarity with the techniques. With abundant natural light, lush vegetal onlookers, and serene teal walls, the studio embodies a comfortable space to work out free of judgment and distracting marching bands.