Pilates reexamines conventional ideas of exercise, much like friendly familial baseball games, where cousins swing to hammer incoming uncles out of the park. Forgo forcing your sister into a fastball with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a five-class card at The Pilates Life (a $70 value), valid for mat and springboard classes.
Helmed by Master Teacher and owner Maria Sevilla, professionally certified instructors at The Pilates Life flex their teaching muscles to give individual attention to each client. The mat and springboard class, limited to eight people per session, suits all fitness levels from retired ranchers to adept acrobats. The mat exercises build core strength, precision and control, and combine forces with the springboard to provide pupils with challenging exercises for the upper and lower limbs. Guided by instructors who have completed a comprehensive certified program including mat, apparatus and anti-levitation training, classes are shepherded with vigilance and encouragement. Classes are available for sign up on the detailed online schedule. Groupon customers can sign up online after taking their first class.
Wielding tools to balance the body, Pilates can improve posture, strengthen core and spine, increase flexibility, relieve back and joint pain, enhance mobility and stamina and equip one with the skills to host a marionette puppet exchange party.