"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $45, you get four private 50-minute Pilates sessions at The Pilates Studio, located on East Boulevard (a $160 value).
The Pilates Studio is home to certified instructor Bess Knopp, whose experience and enthusiasm have helped limber up scores of Carolinian limbs, muscles, and tendons. Tenderfoots with tender tendons and full-fledged Pilates pilots alike can hone in on their health by focusing these private sessions on their individual needs. Partake in prenatal or postnatal exercise, post-physical therapy work, or more general strength training to bulk up for the ultra-competitive uncle lifting contests at future family reunions. Call ahead to make an appointment for your first foray into the Pilates core forest.