When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Perfect your own version of healthy history with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a 12-pack of reformer classes at Plexus Pilates, with studios in Oro Valley and Tucson (up to a $159 value). Classes must be used within one month of the first class.
Plexus' professionals school pupils in a highly developed, progressive Pilates curriculum, committed to strengthening the body's core with concentration and control. With Plexus' 12-pack of classes, stretching students may attend as many as three lessons per week during their month of muscular modification. Experienced instructors initiate newcomers with the recommended Intro Event Series 1 module, which focuses on the fundamentals of Pilates fitness with an emphases on safety and strength building. More advanced practitioners may opt into Reformer classes in three levels, each of which amps up exercises to further boost results, giving bodies the strength and grace to crush soda cans into delicate origami flowers. Plexus limits its sessions to eight participants, giving each individual ample bonding time with notoriously skittish Reformers.
The instructors at Plexus Pilates strive to inspire their students to new levels of fitness by challenging them to learn experientially how Pilates’ muscle-strengthening benefits can enhance any lifestyle, from active to sedentary. During class, the instructors can teach any combination of floor-based mat exercises and machine-based moves on the Pilates Reformer, which generates gentle amounts of spring resistance to boost the difficulty of Pilates moves in much the same way a waterbed increases difficulty for a sleepwalking sloth. While instructors offer ample attention and step-by-step guidance for beginning students, the intermediate and advanced sessions require pupils to closely monitor their own form and technique. The studios' system can eventually teach attendees how to apply the skills of mindful muscle control and slow-motion high-fiving to everyday life.