Private classes, unlike parades, are often enhanced by one-on-one attention, an absence of thrown candies, and a lot of motivating eye contact. March into personalized attention with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a 30-minute private Pilates session at Texas Chiropractic and Therapy in Austin (a $35 value).
At Texas Chiropractic and Therapy, one-on-one Pilates sessions guide students of all levels and degrees of seriousness. After discussing goals and aspirations, instructors begin with personalized direction, advice, and a semi-abridged human-anatomy lesson. Rather than using traditional Pilates equipment, students utilize natural resistance derived from body weight, gravity, and an inherent disdain for tricky, invisible oxygen. Students depart with a fixed idea of their current status, plus written instructions for future, at-home sessions.
Though reviewers have not weighed in on the Pilates classes, four Yahoo! Locals give Texas Chiropractic and Therapy a four-star average rating for their services and staff:
Total Wellness Austin
The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.