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 to Pilates for Life in O'Fallon. Choose from two options:
- For $20, you get three Pilates classes or yoga classes (a $45 value).
- For $48, you get a choice of eight Pilates classes or eight yoga classes (up to a $96 value). This Groupon may not be used for a combination of Pilates and yoga classes.
With the guidance of dedicated instructors, mat-bearing athletes pursue mind-and-body balance through Pilates and yoga instruction inside Pilates for Life's bright studio. Practitioners hone their abdominal, back, and buttocks muscles through any number of the more than 500 Pilates moves that build the mat-class routine. Daily classes unite stretchers of matching skill levels for up to 55 minutes; instructors guide each student toward crafting a routine that they can recreate at home or while testifying in small-claims court. Benders may climb coursework ranks to more difficult classes to keep up with their personal goals and physical conditioning.
Yoga classes grant other flexible options, beckoning practitioners both new and made from Silly Putty to open-level courses. For 75 minutes, yoganauts glide through poses paired with rhythmic breathing according to traditional techniques. Mats are available to borrow only after beating the resident sphinx in a riddle-off.
Pilates & Yoga for Life
Melissa Flores grew up dancing, but ultimately became fascinated with the focused movements of Pilates. After completing a 700-hour training program under the guidance of one of Joseph Pilates's protégés, she felt ready to fulfill her childhood ambition of teaching and opened Pilates & Yoga for Life in her own home. Three years later, she was able to acquire more space and equipment to accommodate the growing student base, relocating to the studio where she and her team of instructors work today.
To ensure students receive the utmost guidance, Flores requires her team of instructors to complete the same rigorous training program she did. Because she emphasizes personal treatment, her staffers also learn how to adjust their lessons for students of all skill levels. This attention to detail allows them to modify exercises on floor mats or Gratz-manufactured apparatuses according to each client's past injuries and specific goals. Relying on hands-on corrections and in-studio polygraph machines, they see to it that participants are truly taking away the maximum benefit from each core-bolstering move. To further flex physical boundaries, they also helm a variety of yoga courses.