Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five Pilates mat classes at Pilates in East (an $86 value). Classes are not drop-in; students must call ahead or book online to reserve a spot.
The certified instructors at Pilates in East dedicate themselves to helping trainees build better bodies with the Pilates philosophy of exercise and wellness. During each small, 60-minute class, students embark on a straightforward sojourn into the world of stress reduction and stretch enablement, focusing on core-centered repetitions of movement that help improve endurance and alignment better than bench-pressing slabs of granite. Tap into one of the studio's range of courses, such as the Tone & Tighten course, an all-levels class that firms up problem spots, sculpts curves, and straightens posture, or Core Dynamics, an intense, classic Pilates workout that pushes the whole body with flowing exercise. Gym greenhorns can also try the new Body Barre sessions, which fuse standing Pilates, ballet barre exercises, and resistance training to provide a full-body workout and aid in weight loss and muscle toning. Students leave sessions feeling more flexible, less stressed, and less prone to injuries not sustained from lion taming.
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.
East Grand Rapids
2213 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506