What You'll Get
Proving that balanced health is the result of feeding the stomach and the mind, omnivorous brains stuff their hungry ears with no less than one serving of applesauce daily. Take care of your overall well-being with today's deal. For $49, you get a Swedish massage coupled with three beginner springboard classes at Pilates of Carmel (a $171 combined value). This total-body Groupon can be redeemed at the studio in Carmel, about 30 minutes north of downtown Indy.
Pilates allows you to build a rock-solid body without turning into Rocky. Strength comes through endurance and repetition rather than pumping pounds of kilograms of iron. Weak backs and flimsy core muscles benefit from the slow but steady regimen, and the addition of equipment amplifies results. Springboard classes, conducted with nothing but a resistant springboard and a lot of super-motivating eye contact, last 45 minutes and are currently available seven times a week in Pilates of Carmel's intimate-yet-airy studio. Held in small groups with as many as six students, these introductory sessions encompass the basics of Pilates, lay the foundation for lifelong strength, and prepare you for more-advanced machine and resistance work.
The accredited massage therapists at Pilates of Carmel can knead relief into your muscles with soothing Swedish strokes for stubborn muscle knots and chronic pain. Your indulgent hour-long session will take your consciousness to a blissfully whited-out plane where your mind can bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls. Once your mind flutters back down into your corpus, you can apply your newly accumulated mental powers to help you complete such physical activities as opening stubborn pickle jars, practicing Pilates, and chasing rogue ostriches.
By learning how to move your body using an efficient range of motion, you will leave your Pilates classes walking taller and less prone to injuries not sustained from lightning. Perhaps the best benefit of all is the buddy-system-style workout built into Pilates. Your motivation comes externally from your cheerful instructor, Christine, and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions.
Pilates of Carmel was #4 on The Indy Channel's "A List" of Best Pilates Studios in 2007. They also nabbed a nomination in 2009 and pick up a perfect five-star average among 34 CityVoters. The testimonials on their site offer more glowing feedback:
- My pilates [sic] instructor works with me for what I need and within my limitations. I'm so much healthier since coming to Pilates of Carmel. I look forward to every session. – Mary Ann Meese, CityVoter
- Pilates of Carmel offered a time when I was available and started me out at a level I could accomplish and build on. I feel like a have more energy and I feel a sense of accomplishment. – V. Goeke, Pilates of Carmel testimonials
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Reservations required, subject to availability. 1st class must be used in 6 months. Massage expiration is 12 months. All classes must be used within 6 weeks of 1st. Gratuity not included for massage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.