Four or Eight Reformer Pilates Classes at True Balance Pilates and Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

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Full-body Pilates workouts help improve flexibility, core strength, and posture over time; classes for beginners and more advanced students

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. May redeem across visits. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. All classes must be redeemed with two months of initial visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $41 for four Pilates Reformer classes ($120 value)
  • $62 for eight Pilates Reformer classes ($240 value)
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Instructor with more than 25 years of personal-training experience leads small group Pilates classes for students of all fitness levels. Attendance is capped at five to ensure that each student receives personalized guidance.

Eccentric Muscle Contraction: The Rock-Solid Core of Pilates

Pilates aims to build muscle strength and definition without unnecessary bulk. Stretch your mind around Groupon’s study of eccentric muscle contractions to understand one of its major tools.

Anatomists identify three types of muscle contraction: concentric, eccentric, and isometric. Isometric contraction occurs when a muscle resists a force without moving or changing its length. Concentric contraction can be exemplified by a set of rapid crunches: the ab muscles repeatedly shorten during the emphasized upward movement, and often don’t revert fully to their relaxed state until the set is complete or the gym teacher looks the other way. Eccentric contraction, on the other hand, is what happens when the muscles resist a force as they lengthen—as they do in the Pilates version of a crunch, the roll down.

To build any muscle, you need to do some controlled damage to its fibers, prompting the body to generate new muscle cells to make repairs. And eccentric muscle contractions are especially good at doing this. Pilates, like almost any form of exercise, involves all three types of contractions, but in characteristic movements such as the roll down the emphasis is on the downward movement. Students carefully control their abs and resist their own body weight as they slowly relax back onto the floor, challenging the muscles in their elongated state.

Eccentric exercises force muscles to work harder than they would in a concentric state—which is why, to a Pilates instructor, 5 slow, perfectly-controlled roll-downs are more productive than a quick set of 50 crunches. This phenomenon explains why beginning Pilates students can experience muscle soreness the day after a deceptively easy workout. Besides trying to prevent addiction to IcyHot, Pilates instructors limit rep quantities because muscles tend to revert into concentric contraction as they tire, which can counteract any gains in flexibility.

Customer Reviews

Wendy great teachet
Robin K. · January 2, 2016
Just try one class and you'll be hooked
Carole S. · November 19, 2015
schedule far in advance -- Wendy is a great teacher anther classes are often full!
Robin K. · October 8, 2015
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