Core strength is one of the fundamental tenets of health, alongside flexibility and never eating thumbtacks unless they are safely encased in wax. Sharpen your physique with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for 5 Pilates equipment classes ($150 value)
- $97 for 10 Pilates equipment classes ($280 value)
During 55-minute classes, instructors lead students through customized resistance exercises on the Pilates Reformer and Tower. Each movement helps to build core muscles and tone limbs for a lean, flexible physique. Classes are limited to eight people, and guests are encouraged to book a private 60-minute assessment before beginning their group sessions. Assessments cost an additional $45. Click here for a class schedule.
The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis
When thinking of gym equipment, most people imagine whirring treadmills and racks of free weights. The names of Pilates machines are more innocuous—chair and barrel, for example—but to the uninitiated, these tools might seem more like pieces in an art gallery. Thankfully, the certified instructors at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis help to demystify them. They guide clients through exercises that enlist the gliding platform of the Reformer, or the malleable ring that is the Magic Circle, hosting group and private classes for all skill levels.
Owner Karen Prechtl and her team ease new clients into a Pilates practice by customizing their guidance and keeping class sizes small. They emphasize the importance of breath work, proper form, and body awareness during each lesson, helping students to achieve a leaner, more bendable physique without simply telling them to "be the rubber band." For those who prefer a highly personalized approach, one-on-one training utilizes weights, kettlebells, and mat-based floor exercises in addition to the Pilates equipment.