Pilates combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Fill in the right number of abs with today’s Groupon to The Studio in Eureka. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a fitness package (a $120 value) that includes:
- A private Pilates lesson
- 5 classes<p>
- For $39, you get 10 Pilates or yoga classes (a $110 value).
The Studio’s team of dedicated Pilates and yoga instructors promote health and wellness by guiding students through 25 dynamic exercise classes per week. The studio’s robust schedule boasts lessons in four varieties, accommodating a range of skill levels from experienced to novice. In introductory mat classes, budding fitness buffs learn the 10 basic Pilates principles designed to build a strong foundation for future workouts. All of the beginner-friendly classes emphasize proper alignment and mindful breathing techniques during a series of standing postures and hip and shoulder openers, leaving challenging inversions, arm balances, and sun salutations to the sticky mat ninjas populating intermediate sweat sessions. Students can try equipment-based Pilates classes and utilize a system of ropes and pulleys to add more resistance to core-strengthening moves and help increase limbs’ range of motion. They can also head to morning Pilates mat classes for an early-light fitness buzz, where they work toward building long, lean muscles capable of reciprocating bear hugs from an actual bear.