Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans to hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $25, you get five mat Pilates classes or five group yoga classes at Simply Balanced (a $75 value).
Fortified to the core with an experienced team of pliable instructors and trainers, Simply Balanced helps fitness-seekers to achieve a healthy lifestyle and a fitter bod. Students can learn grace, focus, and balance while lengthening muscles and solidifying centers with five Pilates mat or group yoga classes scheduled Monday–Saturday. During the mat class, workout warriors can increase abs’ buffness and pelvic muscles’ strength by employing rings, therabands, foam rollers, and exercise spheres. Different yoga poses unblock dammed channels of energy, and deep breathing suffuses the fatigued spirit with renewed vigor, just like blowing into a Nintendo cartridge. Students who have already reached an intermediate level of Pilates-focused fitness can attempt the challenging circuit-group classes. These sessions integrate an array of exercise equipment and require persistent focus, solid coordination, and dependable balance as students move from one machine to the next in a pace as intense as a competitive hot-potato tournament.
As a ballet dancer, David Gensheimer didn't need much help becoming lean, limber, and lithe. But when he found himself recovering from knee surgery, he knew he needed to find something that would keep him strong without compromising his healing process. In addition to physical therapy, he turned to Pilates and was won over by the sport's ability to strengthen core muscles and enhance flexibility. Though he was back to pirouetting in no time, David never lost the Pilates bug and went on to complete his Pilates training while serving as a company member with Ballet Austin and Nashville Ballet and dancing with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Stillpoint.
Today, when he's not busy dancing his way through guest performances around the country, David helms Simply Balanced where he helps others strengthen, rehabilitate, and challenge their bodies through Pilates and yoga classes. Students can also try Gyrotonic classes, which blend elements of gymnastics, yoga, dance, and tai chi, performed on a weight and pulley machine that engages the entire body. Beyond transforming the way visitors look, move, and feel about spandex shorts, the Simply Balanced studio also showers them with feel-good perks such as complimentary beverages, free parking, and access to a team of highly trained massage therapists.