Just like the sturdy framework of a mighty skyscraper, a strong core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a package of 10 barre or mat classes at Pure Element Pilates in West Bloomfield (a $150 value).
Pure Element Pilates’ crew of highly trained instructors helps build strength without bulk, toning muscles and increasing flexibility with an agglomeration of barre and mat classes for all skill levels. The 55-minute Barre Mix and 75-minute Barre Intensity class infuse weight-lifting, Pilates, and dance at a ballet barre, targeting the seat, thighs, and abdominals and wowing an audience of silently judgmental walls. Challenge the strength of the entire body and breathe life into long, lean muscles during Pilates mat classes, which incorporate props such as balls, bands, and breakaway tables with classical Pilates mat exercises. This Groupon is only valid for Barre Intensity; Barre Mix; Crush; Floor, Core & More; Mat Pilates; Power Mat Mix-Up; Pure Mature Pilates; and Tone classes. Spy the schedule to pick one of the many weekly class times that works for you.
Pure Element Pilates
When Kelle Ilitch turned her dream Pilates studio into a reality, she spared no consideration. The airy blue space is instantly calming, although its abundance of high-tech Reformer machines makes it clear that she and her fellow instructors mean business. The space accommodates many class styles, from classic mat Pilates lessons—including specialized sessions for seniors and kids—to ballet-barre-based workouts. Like Pilates and cummerbunds made of cement, the barre workouts strengthen cores while lengthening and toning thighs. The staffers also teach Kinesis, a form of strength training that allows for an entirely free range of motion, making it easier to tone muscle groups across bodies simultaneously.