As you learned while playing with your Creepy Crawlers set as a child, unexpected combinations can lead to satisfying results. Today's deal adheres to that theory, combining elements of Pilates, yoga, and deep stretching into a fitness fusion known as BarreAmped. For $22,you get five sessions of this powerful routine's introductory class at Seren Motus Fitness Studios in Franklin (a $92.50 value).
The friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. Founder and Co-owner Suzanne Bowen has even starred in a series of fitness DVDs. If you've already seen her on DVD, get today's Groupon to see her like never before: in genuine 3D.
Perhaps you've never heard of BarreAmped and are intrigued by its strange name and its five-workouts-in-one nature. This deal is a great chance to learn how using dance as a slight influence can reshape the yoga and Pilates landscape. Yoga stretches your muscles, relieving stiffness and pain; it also increases flexibility and strength (deep core muscles support each pose), which will improve your range of motion, balance, and posture. When you couple that with the deliberate core-strengthening movements of Pilates and tack on some dance-based postures and deep stretching, you get a unicorn of a workout. Sessions are 55 minutes in length and will leave you feeling stretched, relaxed, limber, and spry. Check out the schedule for a list of upcoming classes.
Seren Motus Fitness Studios
While music lilts through the workout spaces of Seren Motus Fitness Studios, instructors guide limbs through the muscle-lengthening maneuvers of Suzanne Bowen's BarreAmped programs. Many of them have augmented their extensive dance, gymnastics, and fitness backgrounds with training from Suzanne Bowen herself—including the Franklin studio's Amy Weber, who has practiced BarreAmped since before it was branded and now trains fellow teachers. All of them specialize in the method's combination of dance, Pilates, yoga, and orthopedic stretching, demonstrating how to leverage the body against a ballet barre for deeper holds. With small movements that shift each posture, they tighten traditional problem areas such as the seat, thighs, and water wings that have been stuck on arms since childhood. They also align each student's physique with hands-on corrections during class.