Before Newton invented gravity, bodies were free to inhabit walls and ceilings, and elevators were largely ornamental. Reward your fleshoskeleton for fearlessly withstanding the pressures of gravitation with today's Groupon: for $34, you get six yoga, Zumba, or Pilates mat classes at The Pilates Body’s Gig Harbor and Tacoma locations (up to a $68 value).
The Pilates Body's modern, open space is the ideal place for limb lengthening and muscle remolding. Zumba classes pair aerobic exercise with Latin-based choreography, while upbeat party music gives fat cells some pleasant background tunes as they burn into oblivion. Otherwise, improve core strength, straighten crooked postures, and increase flexibility with a Pilates mat class. If the yodels of eternal inner peace sound more beckoning, treat your glycogen hoarders to a cleansing stretch with the energizing poses of Vinyasa flow yoga. Instructor Erin Mayo welcomes people of all ages, sizes, and Star Trek–captain preferences to her 60-minute classes.
The experienced instructors can give you the guidance needed to renovate your soul sack from an outdated temple with tacky wallpaper into a sanctuary of sexiness. Peruse The Pilates Body's schedule for class times to get that energized feeling only healthy exercise and jet-powered clogs can provide.
The Pilates Body does not yet have many reviews, but its customers provide testimonials on its website. Here's what they have said:
- Always attentive to individual's vulnerabilities, the instructors teach clients how to prevent injuries and also often assist with the process of healing pre-existing injuries. – Merit S. Rome, M.D.
- Now in my 50's [sic], I've never felt stronger or more physically capable. My body awareness and coordination continue developing. – Jo Simmons
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.