Get fit to the core with three mat classes from Pilates on 10th, renowned for giving personal attention to every muscle-molding hopeful. This Groupon is good for any basics, beginners, and intermediate/advanced mat class, which take place a few days a week at a few different times.
Pilates on 10th's instructors, who are certified in the full repertoire of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, give one-on-one attention to each student to achieve his or her individual goals. Their teaching draws on kinesiology and post-injury rehab to create a form of Pilates great for hard-core fitness enthusiasts, people recovering from injuries, and Pilates newbies.
Pilates on 10th's studio, in a 1935 Capitol Hill landmark, has Old World charm in the old beams, exposed brick, and vintage skylights. The recently renovated 2,600-square-foot facility added central heat and air, cork flooring, and new front windows. High ceilings and plenty of natural light make the studio spacious, warm, and inviting. All of the state-of-the-art studio equipment is made by PEAK Pilates in Boulder, Colorado.
If you're new to Pilates, now's a great opportunity to test the healthy waters. Better yet, buy a few Groupons and try it out with friends; after a few sessions, you’ll all go shopping, watch movies, and crochet with greater flexibility than before. Gymnasts and dancers do Pilates because it stresses the use of graceful and fluid movements, and the whole-body focus tones muscles without bulking them up. It also strengthens the core (muscles in and around the area of abdominal), which improves posture, balance, and stability.
- I would recommend trying it out if you are recovering from an injury, if you want to vary your work-out routine, and/or if you want to strengthen and stretch your body in a low-impact, peaceful way. – Shannon D., Yelp
- I have taken Pilates at several studios around town and they have by far given me the most individual attention. I don't feel like they are placing a formula on me! They are able to focus on what my body needs from lesson to lesson and always challenge me to work to my fullest potential. – mermanchamberlin, Citysearch
- I've been taking privates with various instructors at Pilates on 10th and highly recommend them. They work in a neutral pelvis and carefully help you reeducate your body as you learn the exercises-- help you to stop overusing muscles that are overused and begin remembering how to use muscles that have been forgotten. – Leah J., Yellow Pages
Pilates in America
Pilates first came to national attention during the lead-up to the 1985 Super Bowl when the Chicago Bears released "The Super Bowl Shuffle," the first Grammy-nominated performance by a football team. The song came together when the team spontaneously improvised the lyrics to the song in the locker room.
Lovable Bears defensive lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry is generally considered the Godfather of American Pilates due to his memorably rapped couplet, "You're lookin' at the Fridge / Pilates focuses on the core to improve strength and posture." The Fridge continued to influence the popularity of Pilates in America when he guest-starred in an episode of the The A-Team, playing the deceased German founder of Pilates, Joseph "The Refrigerator" Pilates. The memorable episode is re-run every July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.