Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one reformer and three mat Pilates classes at The Pilates Body & Gyrotonic Studio on Osprey Avenue in Sarasota (a $75 value).
Experienced instructors at The Pilates Body & Gyrotonic Studio empower musculature with workouts on machines and mats that stretch bods, decompress spines, and calm minds. Pulleys help to align spines, improve posture, and elevate Lilliputians to eye level in a reformer class, which focuses on the forms of up to four clients per session. Beginners attend the level 1–2 class and ease into training methods that move at a pace as gentle as a young Bambi. More experienced practitioners challenge limbs in the faster-moving level 2–3 class. Up to 10 students who practice at any level can embark on a padded mat-based adventure that aims to advance balance and coordination, or incorporate gyrotonic methodology during fusion classes that combine the movements of dance, yoga, tai chi, and swimming into a streamlined arrow that targets the cardiovascular system.
3512 S Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34239