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 to Pilates on Fifth in Midtown.
- For $45, you get your choice of one of the following (up to a $105 value):
- Five mat classes
- Three equipment classes
- For $84, you get your choice of one of the following (up to a $210 value):
- Ten mat classes
- Six equipment classes
The Pilates on Fifth studio sprawls over 5,000 square feet populated by knowledgeable instructors and a wide range of equipment, including Cadillac, chair, ladder, and Reformer apparatuses, each spaced at comfortable intervals from each other. The new Redcord Active Core Suspension system uses an array of slings and pulleys to challenge involuntary muscles with controlled instability, resulting in intense workouts and speedy strength gains. Starting in November, CoreAlign classes will promote posture and balance through challenging, all-standing workouts. More than 25 group classes incorporating Reformer, chair, and Gyrotonic equipment tone muscles with state-of-the-art Pilates tech; mat classes, such as Cardiolates, grant a level of familiarity with the mat formerly only enjoyed by frequently body-slammed wrestling referees. Check out the schedule for upcoming class days and times.
Exercisers can build rock-solid bodies under instructors' individualized supervision, increasing strength through endurance and repetition rather than pumping pounds of kilograms of iron. Weak backs and flimsy core muscles benefit from the slow but steady regimen. By learning how to move their bodies with efficient range of motion, students leave their sessions walking taller and less prone to injuries not sustained from lightning. Finally, the buddy-system workouts built into Pilates prevent exercisers from becoming discouraged through external motivation from cheerful instructors and friendly classmates.
Pilates on Fifth
More than a decade ago, sisters Katherine and Kimberly Corp opened Pilates on Fifth in a 5,000-square-foot penthouse high above the core of midtown Manhattan. Though the tiny crowds on the streets below continue to bustle through their busy lives, the sprawling studio's mission has remained steady: aided by equipment such as reformers, Cadillac chairs, and barre bars, a staff of instructors coaches and motivates students as they build strength and balance in a variety of classes. With backgrounds ranging from stints with the Rockettes to studies in sports medicine, the teachers lead groups in everything from CoreAlign—a fast-paced flow of aerobic workouts that help strengthen the core to their newest class addition, SilkSuspension. In this class, clients can get a total body workout by performing exercises while suspended from aerial silks.