Without strong muscles, arm-wrestling matches would last for days and tales of children hoisting beached whales into the sea would disappear from the headlines. Buoy your biceps with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a mix of 10 yoga, Pilates mat, Pilates machine, and Gyrotonic Pulley Tower classes at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon on Third Avenue (up to a $220 value).
With copious classes and calming instructors, Sal Anthony's Movement Salon fitnessizes students with a schedule of more than 150 classes per week. Pilates courses and Asthanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga classes cater to balance-seeking beginners and flexperts alike with a focus on awakening the deep trunk muscles needed to support limbs laden with families of roosting mynah birds. In Pilates machine sessions, aspiring Gumbys can fine-tune muscle movements with the guidance of experienced instructors and specially adapted apparatus, whereas Pilates mat classes draw on the resistance generated by students' own bodies. Gyrotonic Pulley Tower classes knead muscles with circular movements, tenderizing tendons for more convincing pretzel impersonations.
Cascading plants climb the salon's stone exterior, vying for a peek at the innovative calorie conflagrations within. For those who desire additional kneading, this deal also includes a 10% discount on the salon's massage services.
Sal Anthony's Movement Salon
In order to understand Alchemy in Movement (A.I.M.), you'll have to set aside any preconceived notions about your own physical limitations. Because at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon, those limitations are negligible. Sal created A.I.M., which uses a table with suspension straps hanging over it, to get people moving in new ways that can improve mobility in everyday life. His private 90-minute A.I.M. yoga classes enlist the special apparatus to help clients hoist their legs over their heads, perform back bends, and otherwise defy gravity and stiff muscles.
Sal and his staff bring the same enthusiasm for unconventional movement to Gyrotonic sessions, which rely on a special pulley tower to support students as they sway in circular motions that limber up the body and give an internal massage, like swallowing a pager. But instructors don't disregard traditional workouts altogether; they also teach Pilates and yoga.
190 3rd Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10003