Before Newton invented gravity, bodies were free to inhabit walls and ceilings, and elevators were largely ornamental. Help your fleshoskeleton fearlessly withstand the pressures of gravitation with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one month of unlimited Booty Barre classes at The Pilates Body in Gig Harbor (a $100 value).
The Pilates Body's modern, open space is the ideal place for limb lengthening and muscle remolding. During the 55-minute Booty Barre classes, bone and muscle houses dabble in the precise movements of Pilates, the graceful aesthetics of dance, and the pretzel-aping poses of yoga. Led by experienced instructors, the fusion of exercises tightens the core and sculpts lean muscles without building bulk, burning calories faster than lighting a deep-fried stick of butter on fire. See the schedule for a full listing of class times.
The Pilates Body
During a desperate search for reprieve from the pain caused by a dance injury, professional dancer Lianne Gamble discovered the rehabilitating power of Pilates. A born teacher, she wanted to spread the good news, so she studied under Rael Isacowitz to earn certification in his strenuous Pilates program, Body Arts and Science International (BASI), which folds anatomy and physiology into traditional Pilates exercises.
Now, she and a team of certified instructors—among them a gymnast, several dancers, and a marketer—reshape the waistlines of Gig Harbor residents through Pilates, power yoga, and body barre classes. Focusing on BASI’s scientific approach and proper breathing techniques, they pump up mind-body connections and core strength using state-of-the-art Power Plate machines, reformers, Decepticons that transform into chiropractors, and spine correctors from Balanced Body and Peak Pilates.