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What You'll Get
A strong core improves posture, builds balance, and helps the fashion-conscious pull off fall's trendy lead blouses. Shape up for core couture with today's Groupon to Pilates of Stamford. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get five Pilates mat classes (a $125 value).
- For $50, you get three equipment classes (a $120 value).
- For $75, you get $150 of fitness services.
Pilates of Stamford's owner and fitness guru Pam Giambrone heads a skilled crew of certified Pilates instructors as they intensively condition cores with group and individual Pilates classes. The studio's varied schedule boasts an array of mat and equipment-based class times, including evening and Saturday classes, easily accommodating students with day jobs or school buses in search of a more svelte, bullet-train physique. During Pilates-mat sessions, pupils firm abdomens and stretch limbs with the help of balance-boosting props, such as core balls and magic circles as instructors modify poses so students with can optimize their workout to their experience level. Alternatively, equipment-based group Reformer classes cap at five students to ensure individualized instruction as students learn how to safely twist and bend on Pilates reformers, chairs, and towers, honing a more chiseled core than they would carving a scale model of Michelangelo's David from a granny-smith apple.
Pilates of Stamford further pushes pupils to new heights of fitness with both private and two-student conditioning. One-on-one training ($80/hour) guides students through Pilates techniques which instructors tailor to match each person's pace and comfort level. Twosomes may tone muscles together in Duet Sessions ($50/hour), which limber joints through a series of exercises using a range of Pilates apparatuses and a series of long-distance high fives.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 2/5/12, classes expire 90 days from activation. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.