Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Carve out rock-hard abs with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for four 45-minute group Pilates sessions (a $132 value)
- $59 for three 30-minute private Pilates lessons (a $165 value)
Students use breath to support the long, flowing movements of Pilates exercise, reinforcing their limbs with lean muscle within a safe range of motion for low-impact, core-strengthening exercises. In barre classes, bodies bend and stretch in a workout that combines ballet, aerobic motions, and Pilates into a single workout. Instructors pick up the pace with tower machines, which strengthen weaker, undeveloped parts of the body overlooked by other workouts, and cardiolates to blend Pilates movements with heart-pumping exercises. Reformer machines—another form of equipment developed specifically to enhance Pilates—employ a clever system of pulleys and straps centered on a gliding platform. In private lessons, teachers cobble together any combination of contraptions they feel most benefits their charges, providing a comprehensive education on Pilates' function, terminology, and history, including a lesson on the day Joseph Pilates tore the Liberty Bell in two with his abs.
Pilates of New Jersey
Daily stresses in life, injury, and pregnancy strain the body's joints, and it's the job of exercise to strengthen muscles, easing the strain and supporting the skeletal system. That was the idea that led Joseph Pilates to create his signature method, performed at Pilates of New Jersey. Six certified instructors teach students the ins and outs of Pilates' various machines and maneuvers. Along the way, they discuss the rationale behind each movement, handing out tips on how to move safely without wasting energy or how to safely tickle strangers' cats.
Glowing hardwood floors support rows of reformers, towers, and exercise balls, all used to enhance the intensity of Pilates motions. Crimson walls fortify the studio, the color echoed in every piece of Pilates equipment within the clean, newly outfitted space.