Contrary to all intuition, achieving a Gumby-like stretch cannot be accomplished by eating green gummy bears and getting a flat top haircut. Learn about your body's stretchability with today's Groupon: for $79, you get five duet sessions at True Balance Pilates at its new Cornelius location, 20 miles north of Charlotte.
Core-strength seekers tone their trunks and boost their flexibility and balance through semi-private instruction at True Balance Pilates. During the 50-minute duet sessions, an instructor takes two students of similar ability and strength through a series of exercises on the specialized Reformer equipment, the two of them bonding over burning fat like amiable rendering-plant colleagues. Composed of a sliding platform with springs, the Reformer provides a resistance that reduces stress on the joints and overall body. Students glide up and down by pulling on ropes or pushing the stationary foot bar. Aiming to correct muscular-skeletal imbalances, Reformer-focused Pilates practices also help students of all ages and skill levels create long and lean muscles, slimmer thighs, better posture, and more nimble toe knuckles for executing hands-free juggling acts.