Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Chisel a firmer mind-body connection with today’s Groupon to Powerhouse Pilates in Doylestown. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get 5 Pilates mat classes (a $75 value).
- For $23, you get 5 Pilates reformer classes (a $125 value).
- For $25, you get 10 Pilates mat classes (a $144 value).
- For $40, you get 10 Pilates reformer classes (a $240 value).<p>
Powerhouse Pilates’ mat- and equipment-based classes help attendees tone up with a repertoire of more than 500 exercises. During mat sessions, instructors teach to all fitness levels and stretch-pant preferences. Depending on the type of class, instructors lead the way through postural-alignment basics and controlled poses, or challenge musculature with dynamic pacing and fluid movements. Reformer classes utilize weights and pulleys to counteract movements with spring resistance, activating muscle groups across the entire body. During these machine-based sessions, coordinated use of the upper and lower extremities builds core strength more effectively than doing crunches in an armored corset.
At Powerhouse Pilates, owners and instructors Annie and Victoria Maxwell lead exercisers through classes designed to strengthen and stabilize the core muscles, also known as the body's "powerhouse." Beyond traditional Pilates mat and reformer classes, the duo offers a handful of fitness sessions that put a more modern spin on the increasingly popular program. The Piloxing class—which has gained attention from NBC10 and Phillyburbs.com—keeps heart rates up by fusing together intervals of boxing, Pilates, and modern-dance moves. Standing barre classes, on the other hand, put the focus on balance and endurance by incorporating weights into a standing routine. Every class focuses on applying Pilates methods to everyday movements––a practice Powerhouse dubs "pre-habbing"––in order to train muscles to move properly and avoid injury.