The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get three yoga or Pilates standard mat classes (a $75 value) at Premier Pilates & Yoga in New Rochelle. Premier schedules Pilates mat classes and yoga classes every day except Sundays.
Within an abundantly equipped, loft-like studio, Premier Pilates & Yoga's instructors gather beginners, seniors, marathon trainees, pregnant women, and rehabilitating patients in groups of six–eight, then dole out their 600–1,800 hours of hard-stretched experience in one-on-one increments. Yoga classes come in flavors of Vinyasa, Kripalu, and Hatha, but all engage almost every organ, muscle, and system in the body, including its rarely used ability to smell time. After a triumvirate of sessions, students will notice that they bend lower, look tighter, and feel less stressed by the city's new "everything's fine" siren. Unless specified otherwise, all yoga classes take 75 minutes.
The 55-minute Pilates mat classes lengthen and tone muscles without adding bulk using Joseph Pilates's six principles of control, concentration, centering, flow, precision, and breath. Each series of controlled, rhythmic movements is designed to straighten kinked postures, get the abs back in prime cannonball-catching form, and hone coordination and balance.
Premier Pilates & Yoga
Embarking on a mission to enhance the quality of life for each student, the instructors at Premier Pilates & Yoga lead a full schedule of fitness classes that launch participants toward their fitness goals. Instructors with more than ten years of experience, lead groups of up to six students stretch their limbs and synchronize their breathing while practicing either Ashtanga, Restorative, Gentle, Kripalu, Hatha or Vinyasa yoga techniques, which improve strength, balance, flexibility, and the ability to limbo under a closing garage door. 55-minute Pilates mat and circuit classes focus on toning muscles and strengthening the core through a series of controlled elongated movements that work on stretching various joints. For more intense muscle building and a healthy dose of variety, the studio also hosts Get F.I.T. boot-camp classes, kettle-bell, and TRX training. Workout sessions run seven days a week during the day and the evening.
200 North Ave.
New Rochelle, New York 10801