Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $35, you get three Pilates classes on a mat or reformer at Pilates Patio (a $75 value).
Pilates Patio's one-hour classes demonstrate both traditional Pilates techniques and modern innovations that lengthen muscles and relax minds. Students in intimate groups of 15 or fewer perform low-impact exercises that increase focus and balance, fostering improved concentration and heightened musket-juggling skills. Instructors guide limbs through mat classes, which work the whole body by incorporating props such as foam rollers, flex bands, and stability balls. Mouths chant motivational haikus as their bodies sculpt themselves on the reformer, a Pilates-specific piece of equipment with a sliding carriage and system of pulleys, or combine its benefits with mat work in hybrid classes. The studio recommends that first-timers take an introductory class to hone skills on the machinery, and all students can check the class schedule online for available times.
Carlingwood - McKellar Park - Laurentien View
346 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0E8