Unlike hard-boiled detectives, fitness instructors don’t make people stay overnight once they start to sweat. Keep your cool with today’s Groupon to Sixpax. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get six Pilates group classes (a $102 value)
- For $76, you get 12 Pilates group classes (a $192 value)
Sixpax invigorates its students’ exercise routines with dynamic Pilates classes and Pilates-fusion sessions that enlist Stott equipment to forge slender, toned cores and limbs. The studio’s schedule of classes includes Sixpax sculpt sessions that combine fast-paced cardio routines with muscle-toning techniques, incorporating resistance bands, a ballet barre, and light weights into the intensive, sweat-liberating circuits. Each session concludes with deep stretches that allow pupils to catch their breath while checking for newly developed muscles in their limbs. Tasked with jolting neurons awake, the Rise and Shine class begins mornings by steadily increasing the pace of its body-weight and interval-training exercises until students sweat out any recurring nightmares. Cardiolates challenges attendees to bounce atop a small trampoline throughout the core-strengthening session, enabling students to pursue a low-impact workout without booking passage to the moon. Although the studio provides mats for all of its classes, the instructors ask each new student to sign a waiver and autograph a public statue before their first lesson.
Fayth Caruso has studied ballet, jazz, and tap dance, training that helped her earn a BFA in dance and led to her first choreographed piece, "In Human Form." Her fascination with the human form—its alignment, its musculature, and its ability to resist injury—also shines at Sixpax, her Pilates-centric fitness studio which has moved to a new location on Michigan Avenue. The group classes center on strengthening the core strengthening and building lean muscle. Mat classes, meanwhile, rely more heavily on bodyweight exercises and props, such as Bosu balls, resistance bands, and mini trampolines ideal for raising heart rates and turning regular beans into jumping beans. As an alternative or complement to group classes, personal training sessions blend a variety of Pilates styles with client-specific modifications during one-on-one sessions.