Get your bank tellers, kayakers, grandpas, and expectant mothers together and get today's Groupon for perfect posture and mad movement skills. For just $45, you get any five classes at The Pilates Movement, a $70 to $115 value depending on the classes you choose. Most deals only offer Pilates mat classes, but with today's flexible offer, you can take any combination of five mat, pole, chair, and equipment group classes for the same low price. Find out how the reformer, a piece of specialized Pilates equipment, got its name, and learn take-home techniques you can practice in your cramped apartment in a mat class. At just $9 per class, this deal is the perfect opportunity to try a few different classes on for size.
PiIates strengthens your core, the girdle of back and abdominal muscles that gives dancers flat tummies, golfers great swings, and stilt-walkers balance. Climb the corporate ladder with commanding posture that makes you appear taller, more alert, and dutiful at work. Reformer, pole, and chair classes use equipment designed to help you access those mysterious muscles that sometimes plague you with soreness after a day of unusual activities, such as beach volleyball or eagle riding. Mat classes train your body to work its own muscles like a well-oiled machine.
Dana Shriberg and her staff of professional instructors are experts on how Pilates works for different bodies, and her friendly style ensures you'll get the most out of every movement. Mat classes are limited to seven participants, and equipment classes are limited to five. Small classes mean individual attention. Go by yourself or fill the class with workout buddies.
- The small classes ensure that the instructors can make sure you are doing the moves the correct way. The instructors really know what they are talking about and get to know you as a person. Pilates Movement made me a Pilates convert! – livedowntown, Citysearch
- I use pilates to relieve some back issues I have and cannot say enough good things! She is extremely well-informed, a good and patient teacher...and overall, understands anatomy very well so that Pilates can be very therapeutic. – ColoradoCowgirl1972, Citysearch
- Pilates Movement has improved my posture, core strength, and significantly reduced historic hip flexor and lower back problems. I find that the exercises/movements have benefited my kayaking, skiing, and running through increased core strength and overall balance. – 3674_dog, Citysearch
The Super Bowl of Pilates
Pilates first came to national attention during the lead-up to the 1985 Super Bowl, when the Chicago Bears released “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” the first Grammy-nominated performance by a football team. The song came together when the team spontaneously improvised the lyrics to the song in the locker room.
Lovable Bears lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry is generally considered the Godfather of American Pilates due to his memorably rapped couplet: “You’re lookin’ at the Fridge / Pilates focuses on the core to improve strength and posture.” The Fridge continued to influence the popularity of Pilates in America when he guest-starred in an episode of the The A-Team, playing the deceased German founder of Pilates, Joseph “The Refrigerator” Pilates. The memorable episode is traditionally run every July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.
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