Before Pilates, those looking to tighten their core were forced to exercise at six times the normal gravity inside high-speed centrifuges, hoping the excessive speed would simply fling the fat off. Strengthen your body in elegant, non-centripetal fashion with today's Groupon: for $35, you get five Pilates mat classes at Pilates in East (a $77.50 value), located in East Grand Rapids. Classes are not drop-in; students must call ahead or book online to reserve a spot.
Pilates in East builds up bodies with the Pilates philosophy of exercise and wellness—core-centered repetitions of movement that stress endurance and alignment over pumping kilograms of iron or bench-pressing slabs of granite. With five 60-minute group mat classes ($15.50 per class during Pilates in East's summer special), students can tap into one of the studio's classes, such as the courses highlighted in the summer special: “balanced body,” the gentlest class for a calm, effective workout; “tone and tighten,” an all-levels class to firm up your problem spots, sculpt curves and limbs, and straighten posture; or “core dynamics,” an intense, classic Pilates workout that pushes the whole body, strengthening, toning, and lengthening with flowing exercise. Lean on the laser-like focus of the classes' fellow Pilates practitioners to maximize fitness results and make a few new friends to invite to your weekly games of human chess.
Pilates in East's instructors are certified in Pilates, giving students a straightforward sojourn into the world of stress reduction and stretch enablement. Leave your sessions walking taller and less prone to injuries not sustained from lightning by hitting the meditative mats of Pilates in East. Check the schedule for available class times.
Pilates in East
Internationally trained and Pilates Method Alliance–certified instructor Ahmé Bovée channels more than 15 years of experience as a fitness instructor into her core-strengthening workouts. After ending her five-year career as the host of Canada's popular Pilates in Guelph television series in 2007, she founded her open, sun-kissed studio. At Pilates in East, she helps students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility and endurance with resistance bands, weights, and reformer machines during group Pilates classes and private training sessions. This busy instructor deftly divides her time between these Pilates classes. She hosts teacher training certification programs and—like that dollar bill with the online tracking URL—travels the country to present at Pilates on Tour conferences.