Before Pilates, those looking to tighten their core were forced to exercise at six times normal gravity inside high-speed centrifuges, hoping the excessive speed would simply fling the fat off. Strengthen your body in elegant, noncentripetal fashion with today's Groupon: for $32, you get five drop-in yoga, Pilates, or barre classes at Movement Center Pewaukee (a $65 value).
With more than 40 classes each week, Movement Center Pewaukee lets its students bend and stretch to the limit that suits their experience level. Beginner Pilates classes lay the foundation for lifelong strength and prepare you for more advanced resistance work, while intermediate-level classes demand a brisker pace, an established understanding of transitions, and the core strength to keep your abdominals from detaching from your body. Torso twisters looking to soothe both body and mind can limber their limbs in relaxing yoga classes, while barre classes offer an intensive workout with classical ballet exercises combined with modern styles of stretching, all set to upbeat music. Childcare is available for $5 per class, so mommies, daddies, and clubs of enterprising baby sitters can easily join in the core-strengthening fun.
All of Movement Center Pewaukee's instructors are certified in Pilates instruction and attentive to the individual needs of muscles and their masters. Their mat classes help anyone improve their whole health, from muscle to mind, and no previous fitness experience is necessary.
Movement Center Pewaukee, formerly known as Pilates on the Lake, was voted Best Pilates Studio in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by CityVoters:
The Movement Center
Ronda Arndorfer began exploring Pilates in 2001 at the age of 40, when she was trying to recover from the multiple running injuries she incurred while training for her first marathon. Her rehabilitation was so successful that she decided to learn how to share the experience with others. She became a certified Pilates instructor and—after opening a studio out of her home—eventually founded The Movement Center, a place where students can restore both body and mind in a positive, lighthearted environment. Arndorfer continues to attend workshops and teacher trainings with master instructors throughout the country. This exposure has allowed the Movement Center to offer multiple Teacher Training Programs ranging from Pilates, yoga, and barre to the benefit of her own staff members as well as the local movement community.
Arndorfer's passion for movement has paid off: the center has been featured in numerous television and magazine media outlets and was voted the Best Pilates Studio by CityVoter in 2009, 2010, and 2011. They have also garnered praise from a slew of local media outlets. In addition to traditional yoga and Pilates classes, the crew offers innovative and challenging techniques such as aerial yoga—in which students "float" on a trapeze-like swing—and yoga performed on open water using a standup paddleboard. Barre classes require students to hold onto a ballet barre or the outstretched arm of a handsome stranger while strengthening muscles with a mix of yoga- and Pilates-inspired moves.
The center's team includes massage therapists, a nutritionist, and a physical therapist and certified Feldenkrais practitioner who continue the healing that begins within each class. They also offer childcare for guests' convenience.
161 W Wisconsin Ave.
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072Get Directions