10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, or Strength Classes or 2,4, or 6 One-on-One at Pure Confidence Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Instructor leads clients through yoga stretches or through Joseph Pilates’s time-honored system for bolstering core strength

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Personal Sessions can be done at clients home. Must be within 30km of V9B 5Y9. Any home between 15km and 30km may incur an additional fee of $5 per session. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Five Options

  • C$39 for 10 sessions of yoga, Pilates, or cardio strength classes (C$140 value)
  • C$75 for 20 sessions of yoga, Pilates, or cardio strength classes (C$260 value)
  • C$29 for two one-on-one training sessions (C$70 value)
  • C$39 for four one-on-one training sessions (C$140 value)
  • C$49 for six one-on-one training sessions (C$210 value)

Training sessions are valid for any combination of yoga, Pilates and weightlifting classes.

Eccentric Muscle Contraction: The Rock-Solid Core of Pilates

Pilates aims to build muscle strength and definition without unnecessary bulk. Stretch your mind around Groupon’s study of eccentric muscle contractions to understand one of its major tools.

Anatomists identify three types of muscle contraction: concentric, eccentric, and isometric. Isometric contraction occurs when a muscle resists a force without moving or changing its length. Concentric contraction can be exemplified by a set of rapid crunches: the ab muscles repeatedly shorten during the emphasized upward movement, and often don’t revert fully to their relaxed state until the set is complete or the gym teacher looks the other way. Eccentric contraction, on the other hand, is what happens when the muscles resist a force as they lengthen—as they do in the Pilates version of a crunch, the roll down. 

To build any muscle, you need to do some controlled damage to its fibers, prompting the body to generate new muscle cells to make repairs. And eccentric muscle contractions are especially good at doing this. Pilates, like almost any form of exercise, involves all three types of contractions, but in characteristic movements such as the roll down the emphasis is on the downward movement. Students carefully control their abs and resist their own body weight as they slowly relax back onto the floor, challenging the muscles in their elongated state. 

Eccentric exercises force muscles to work harder than they would in a concentric state—which is why, to a Pilates instructor, 5 slow, perfectly-controlled roll-downs are more productive than a quick set of 50 crunches. This phenomenon explains why beginning Pilates students can experience muscle soreness the day after a deceptively easy workout. Besides trying to prevent addiction to IcyHot, Pilates instructors limit rep quantities because muscles tend to revert into concentric contraction as they tire, which can counteract any gains in flexibility.

Pure Confidence Fitness

Equipment: Halfmoon bolsters, mats, weights, steps, bands, and chip foam blocks

Students should bring: Bottle of water

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60–90 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2013

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Come. It's all about showing up and having a great time.

Q&A with Vanessa Harms, Fitness Instructor

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

It is important to come to class. Pick a few days a week to start and stick with it. You will find yourself feeling better, more energetic, and happier within no time, and you will wonder how you lived without it before.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

The studio is a place to de-stress and unwind.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Life is all about being happy and loving yourself. Quit worrying about what everybody else thinks. In my classes, it's all about YOU.

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    1397 Coppermine Road

    Sooke, BC V9Z 1B2

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