In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon. For $50, you get three mat or BalleCore classes plus two group reformer or equipment classes (a $155 value) at Pilates of Stamford. At Pilates of Stamford, classically trained and certified Pilates expert Pamela Giambrone oversees a team of pliable, personable instructors . Fated fit-bodies of all levels are open to a move through a variety of bendisciplines, including the 55-minute BalleCore course, which fuses the fitness flourishes of choreography with techniques from ballet, as well as Pilates and yoga, which combine with one-another for a balanced, total-body workout. Alternately, the group reformer and equipment classes align student’s soft development with the balancing and resistance power of low-impact machines—machines designed to impart core strength and foster robo-human relations.
Pilates of Stamford
If you asked someone what ballerinas and soldiers have in common, it would sound like the setup for a joke. Bad punch lines aside, "Pilates" would be a valid answer. Initially, Joseph Pilates' fitness system was used in army hospitals to rehabilitate soldiers and in dance studios to tone and stretch ballerinas. At Pilates of Stamford, Pam Giambrone applies her expertise just as broadly, strengthening and lengthening the muscles of beginner and veteran athletes alike.
Pam and her team of instructors have all been certified to impart Pilates techniques with a variety of equipment. Their mat classes cover focused stretches and the use of several props, from arm weights to stability balls and magic circles. Alternatively, Reformer classes provide highly personalized resistance-apparatus demonstrations. Whether guests drop in to a group lesson or schedule private training, teachers adjust their exercises to fit each person's pace, fostering an atmosphere of support and continual growth rather than one of competition and slap-fights.