Groupon and LivingSocial are addictive and make trying new activities super easy! Thanks to them, my hubby and I went kayaking and attended BatFest in the fall. I saw a few deals for magazines and could not resist, especially since I am obsessed with HGTV. HGTV contributed to our choosing Austin as our new residence; I fully believe that God works in mysterious ways and Austin was featured on tons of shows we watched immediately after our Costa Rica trip where we met a family from the Austin area. But I digress…
I saw a deal for 4 private Pilates reformer lessons at AustinGirl Pilates and could not resist. I am still using my Groupon pack for GreenBird Fitness (Pilates mat, barre or yoga options) but have wanted to try out the reformer machine. When I was in PT for my hip, I did some exercises on it. Lessons are not cheap and I’m a bargain shopper so I held out until I found this deal. It was a bit of drive but too no time on Saturday morning….during the week, I avoid the 360 since it’s like a slow conga line.
The studio is in really nice residential part of Austin and I immediately felt at ease with the instructor Susan. She analyzed my posture and gait and I told her about my running
hobby addiction and my glutes not firing. The 45 minute lesson was tough since I had to focus on getting my muscles to fire in a pattern. It was totally different than the Pilates mat classes and videos I’ve been doing. I felt an inch taller (I wish!!!) when I left. 3 more lessons left in my package and I’m trying to figure out a way to make incorporate the reformer long-term.
|Not the studio but what a Reformer looks like. Pic by Body Design Pilates|