A strong core reinforces optimal body alignment for swimming, running, and shot-putting reference books. Hurl atlases like Charles Atlas with today’s Groupon to Purely Pilates in San Carlos. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get five Pilates mat classes (a $100 value)
- For $80, you get five Pilates reformer classes (a $175 value)
Purely Pilates’ 3,000-square-foot studio is supervised by experienced instructors who gently coach students in the use of toning techniques and sleek equipment. During the 60-minute Pilates mat class, fitness seekers strengthen cores and flexify spines using weights, flex bands, and magic circles. One-hour reformer classes avail students of the Universal Reformer, a spring-supported Pilates bed that was sent back in time to create a robot-fighting army of svelte human physiques. Purely Pilates’ class schedule offers sessions of both types of class every week, giving you multiple opportunities to get that energized feeling only exercise and AAA-battery milkshakes can provide.
- The instructions i get in the class are so much better then at the gym that I workout at. The people working at the Purely Pilates are truly in love with what they do and are completely dedicated. – bor i., Insider Pages
- Each instructor has a slightly different style, which I love, because I have learned different things from each of them. – Colleen K., Yelp
Allison Gonzalez spent two decades as a ballerina, and more than half of that time using Pilates as a cross-training method. Eventually, Allison earned her instructor certification and began teaching Pilates professionally, utilizing her dancer's grace on Pilates mats and reformers. Nowadays, she helms a studio--Purely Pilates--that stays true to Joseph Pilates' original vision.
Joe, who was a boxer and gymnast, developed his exercise regime in the 1920s with the goal of strengthening the body's "powerhouse"--which includes the abs, lower back and butt, but not the coal furnace at the back of our skulls. His roster of more than 500 exercises, plus his five signature pieces of resistance equipment, continue to influence Purely Pilates' intimate classes today--regardless of which fully-certified instructor leads them and if they are group-style or private lessons.