Core strength is one of the fundamental tenets of health, alongside flexibility and never eating thumbtacks unless they are safely encased in wax. Sharpen your physique with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $45 for 12 yoga, Barre, Pilates mat, or tai chi classes (a $135 value)
- $89 for 20 yoga, Barre, Pilates mat, or tai chi classes (a $300 value)
Yoga, Barre, Pilates mat classes focus on the basics of each exercise format, strengthening the core and introducing methods for pairing breathing with movements. Teachers guide meditative sessions of tai chi’s slow, deliberate movements, which translate into a martial art when sped up.
Pilates for Life
Cathy Moses Baldasserini studied dance and therapy and received full scholarships to New York dance conservatories such as Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. She began practicing Pilates as a way to hone and refine her body, the instrument of her self-expression. Now, she teaches it full time at her fitness-dedicated studio, Pilates for Life.
Joined by nine other teachers, Cathy reforms students' bodies with both basic and machine-assisted Pilates, yoga, kettlebells, and tai chi classes. She uses Pilates for its renowned ability to strengthen the site of injuries or chronic pain and to provide conditioning for weak joints, problem backs, and those who have osteoporosis. She also implements devices such as reformers—a system of pulleys and sliding platforms that enhance Pilates's classic horizontal exercises—and towers, which incorporate the natural resistance of gravity into Pilates movements.