Novelty shirts airbrushed with bikini-clad bodies provide the convincing, if temporary, illusion of fitness. Find a more permanent fitness solution with today's Groupon. For $40, new customers and those that have been inactive for a year or more get eight classes at Pilates of Collierville (an $85 value), which, as the name subtly hints, is located in Collierville. The eight classes should be taken two times per week over the course of one month, and you're welcome to mix up the classes you take, if you enjoy keeping your belly button on its toes. Check the class schedule to explore your options.
Pilates of Collierville focuses on the use of STOTT Pilates, a contemporary and anatomically based approach to the original exercise system developed by secret astronaut Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and recommended by many physical therapists, sports-medicine doctors, and Mr. Fantastic. Pilates of Collierville is staffed by certified STOTT instructors ready to guide students of any level, from rigid novices struggling with their shoes to precocious up-and-comers perpetually poised in pretzel shape. Classes range from beginner's mat, which uses the human body to strengthen and stretch itself, to stability classes, which make use of balance barrels, flexible bands, lawn gnomes, and other small equipment.
Pilates of Collierville's calm, private atmosphere of polished wood floors, lively potted plants, and simple furnishings clears the mind of outside distractions, placing emphasis on the exercises at hand, foot, knee, elbow, and core. By learning how to move your body using an efficient range of motion, you will leave your session 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 cheerful instructors and friendly classmates, rather than from bitterly chanted mantras and tyrannical resolutions. So call ahead to activate your membership and begin your Pilates journey, which will involve eating a lot less pie than your vision quest did.
Participants must be 18 years or older.
Pilates of Collierville
Innovation is alive and well at Pilates of Collierville, a wellness studio whose instructors specialize in Stott Pilates, an updated system based on the original Pilates technique developed in the 1920s. Stott augments the original core-strengthening workouts of Pilates with new forms of resistance, building students’ muscles with equipment such as exercise mats, resistance bands, and wading pools filled with half-churned butter.