Pilates, like pierogi, originated as a way for Europeans to heat up and dispose of their soft, potato-y cores. Cook up a firm core with today’s Groupon to Propulsion Pilates, at its Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Liberty locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you receive a Pilates package (up to a $135 total value) that includes:
- 5 drop-in classes
- One month of in-home online workouts
- For $59, you receive a Pilates package (up to a $190 value) that includes:
- 10 drop-in classes
- One month of in-home online workouts<p>
Propulsion Pilates propels traditional Pilates instruction on modern equipment as well as strength- and cardiovascular-training techniques. A fit fleet of instructors sports merit badges in each of Joe Pilates’s apparatus, tasking students with rigorous sessions encompassing Reformers, Wunda chairs, mats, and kettlebells. During 5 or 10 classes, students work to tighten their cores while building endurance, strength, and flexibility with the same regimen used to train for M.C Escher obstacle courses. Sessions run 55 minutes at the Ogden and Liberty locations, and the Salt Lake City location offers the 45-minute high-octane, shirt-drenching class alongside its traditional 55-minute classes. In addition to in-person classes, students can augment their fitness regime with at-home exercises via Propulsion Pilates’s database of online workout. For one month, students get online access to four different weekly workouts and one video of cute kittens bench-pressing Q-tips. Check online for a full schedule.
Propulsion Pilates' instructors rely on the familiar Pilates contraptions that fill most studios, but they alter the time-tested workout regimen by incorporating it into a more modern style of circuit training. They combine sequences on the Reformer, Tower, and Wunda Chair with occasional cardio exercises and kettlebell work, creating challenging sessions that manage to refine technique while bolstering strength and flexibility. To keep classes teetering on the cuttingest of edges, the instructors attend at least two Pilates workshops every year to update their mental cache of fitness tricks, but they always leave a little disappointed that a flying Reformer machine appears to be at least another six months off.