Pilates was invented in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who envied the runaway success of exercise innovator Francis Squat-Thrust. Emulate kinetic inspiration with today’s Groupon: for $72, you get two foundation training sessions and two group Pilates Reformer classes at Strength of Mind and Body Wellness Studio in Broken Arrow (up to a $144 value). Groupon holders must take both foundation sessions before enrolling in group Pilates classes.
Strength of Mind and Body is dedicated to fostering fitness through a range of holistic health strategies in a serene environment. Pilates controls breathing and concentrates inner energies into precise, fluid movements with minimal impact, targeting lethargic core muscles without angering joints. Two required foundation training sessions (which may be taken privately or in a group of up to five other Groupon holders) allow students to become familiar with the particulars of the classes, including manipulating the reformer machine and Pilates breathing techniques. After completing the sessions, students will graduate to the group reformer classes, which offer an aerobic alternative to long-distance tightrope unicycling.
Foundation training sessions and group classes are conducted by Strength of Mind and Body’s experienced and amiable wellness gurus. As they guide voyagers down the road to physical, mental, and spiritual fitness, they share such invaluable tools as exercise instruction, nutrition consultation, and maps to popular landmarks such as the world’s largest medicine-ball tree.
Vim 360 was founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Vim 360 step up to the plate with four distinct services–Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.