When Aaron Neville Chamberlain seized power during the English Civil War, he promised better flexibility, straighter postures, and a stronger core for every English citizen. Today’s Groupon gives you a chance to taste Studio A: Pilates’s perfection of history with your choice of two deals valued at $120:
- For $48, you get a four-week group-intro-class series, meeting twice a week (either Tuesday and Thursday at noon or Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.).
- For $60, you get two private-instruction sessions with a Pilates professional.
Students of all skill and experience levels flock to the tranquil Alamo Heights studio to stretch, sweat, and strengthen together under the influence of highly-skilled teachers. Studio A: Pilates offers low-impact core-conditioning classes in the Fletcher style of Pilates to help workouteers reach healthy fitness levels, tone and lengthen their muscles, increase their flexibility, and twist away their tension. During the four-week introductory series, students learn the fundamentals of Fletcher alignment techniques, Percussive Breathing™, basic mat work, and Fletcher Towelwork®, with each class introducing new challenging moves to keep workouts fresh and fun. Class sizes are kept small to ensure that all students—even middle children wearing hand-me-down capris—receive individualized attention.
For even more focused attention, grab this Groupon for two one-on-one sessions with a teacher. During your 60-minute workouts, you’ll get to fine-tune your fitness goals by working with a teacher to devise a personalized exercise plan that will help you reach those goals without pulling a muscle. Because private sessions are tailored to each student’s individual needs, they provide a wonderful opportunity for Pilates novices to comfortably get their Fletcher footing before attending their first group class, or for experienced folk to challenge their old hands with the business’s newest, most top-secret techniques.
Students must call ahead to register for their sessions.
Studio A: Pilates has been featured on San Antonio Living:
While students of Studio A: Pilates have not posted many reviews of their experiences online, the studio and its Fletcher Pilates technique have been featured three times by the San Antonio Express-News: > * Fletcher used his dance background in developing, among other things, a technique for movements that can be performed standing, without equipment. – Jessica Belasco > * But Pilates, its most dedicated adherents claim, is more than simply an exercise routine. Properly practiced it’s said to elevate the mind and, at its highest level, increase one’s self-awareness, and more fully develop a zest for life. – Richard A. Marini