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 to Powerhouse Pilates. Choose between the following options:
• For $37, you get five Pilates mat classes (a $75 value).
• For $62, you get five Pilates reformer classes (a $125 value).
Powerhouse Pilates’ certified staff strengthens cores and flexibilizes limbs during classical Pilates mat and reformer classes. Bolstering the abdominal muscles and spine while honing proper alignment, scheduled classes calibrate bodies to resist injury, increase lean muscle mass without bulkiness, and improve energy, balance, and winsome Gumby-like properties. Brush up on fundamentals during a Beginner Mat class, learning abdominal control, centering, and breathing techniques through prop-aided instruction, or stretch through the Open Level Mat session’s more advanced moves. Available at two intensity levels, reformer classes fuse human and contraption as a series of straps and pulleys add resistance to workouts while blessing cores with a tightness normally only seen when socially-awkward bongos attend their first drum circle.
The spacious sunlit studio flaunts deep purple walls adorned with eye-poppingly bright paintings and gauzy white curtains. Run through the paces in inviting pools of natural light, or use the lobby’s taffy-pulling machine to build models of theoretical poses.
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.
330 N Broad St.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901