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: for $35, you get five Hardcore Barre sessions at Pilates Performance & Rehab (a $75 value).
Pilates Performance & Rehab students perform a mélange of ballet, Pilates, cardio, and strength conditioning moves during Hardcore Barre, rolling the disparate components into a single heart-pumping, muscle-toning workout. Instructor Courtney Collado helms the studio's schedule of Hardcore Barre sessions, calling on her experience as a professional dancer in New York City to guide students through the body-challenging routine. Courtney pushes pupils to execute a potpourri of moves, activating muscles all over the body, and focusing especially on abs, shoulders, and legs to carve slender bodies rivaling those of professional ballerinas or the children of two licorice stems. Pilates Performance & Rehab asks that each student provide his or her own water bottle and towel.
Pilates Performance & Rehab
Desima Dawdy, the director of Pilates Performance & Rehab, balances a mélange of training, ranging from muscle-toning Pilates mat training to sessions that help those recovering from injuries. She arms her phalanx of certified instructors with Pilates apparatus machines, each designed to cool molten cores into abs of stone or rebuild injured muscles through calibrated pulleys and straps that add resistance to moves. In addition to training aimed at enhancing sports or dance performance, tailored programs meet clients at the doorsteps of their own physical aptitudes, teaching guests effective exercises for managing pain, osteoporosis, or mad cat flu.