Core strength is one of the fundamental tenets of health, alongside flexibility and never eating thumbtacks unless they are safely encased in wax. Sharpen your physique with this Groupon.
- $139 for two private Pilates classes and six group classes (a $340 value)
During 50- to 55-minute classes, certified Pilates instructors guide students through exercises on machines such as the Reformer, the Wunda Chair, and the Tower to tighten cores and build lean muscle. Students can also take to the mat for a more traditional Pilates workout or incorporate a ballet barre for a dance-influenced routine. See the full class schedule here.
The instructors at Pilates Plus fashion themselves in the likeness of the body's core: flexible yet supportive. Owner Tammy Schulz draws on more than 800 hours of training and 35 years in the fitness industry to guide her clients through classic Pilates classes. Her daughter Traci is also on staff, though her approach to Pilates reflects her own passions for dance and yoga in its blend of music and stretching.
Having mastered hundreds of versatile Pilates exercises, these experts host group and private classes that make good use of their studio's mats, ballet barres, and mechanical bull. Though their approaches differ, an emphasis on core strength and coordination remains at the forefront of every session.