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
Central to Pilates is the awakening of the “core” muscles: deep trunk muscles that control posture and are the prime movers of the limbs. Working from the inside out, Pilates movements will make you fit and able, stronger and more coordinated for every activity in your life. Students often report getting taller from improved posture and lengthening in the spine, more energy in their daily life, weight loss, fuller breathing, and a greater sense of wellbeing. Every movement in Pilates is a combination of strength, coordination, attention, and balance. It is important to pay attention to how you create each movement as you unfold your body. Pilates is an approach that works through any physical “stuckness” and produces real results, while still remaining enjoyable and challenging.