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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 $39, you get five mat classes (a $125 value).
For $50, you get three Reformer classes (a $120 value).
For $50, you get $100 worth of classes or training sessions.
Pilates of Stamford's owner and fitness guru Pamela 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 that work during the day and school buses in search of a more svelte, bullet-train physique. During 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.
Customers may also opt for a $100 credit, useable on any combination of single-session mat ($25) or group Reformer ($40) classes. Pilates of Stamford also offers one-on-one, private sessions ($80/hour), in which instructors tailor lessons 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 Dec 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per option. Reservation required; subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, classes expire 90 days from activation date. 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.