GET FIT and Toned At Real Pilates – The Holiday Gift That Fits!By Delaina Dixon | December 22, 2015 | Fitness
Even with the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to stay on top of our workout routines. We’re always up for trying,something new that will make our muscles work honey, so we didn’t hesitate when invited to take a class at Real Pilates.
We arrived to the studio, founded by Alycea Ungaro and nestled inside an understated building in New York City’s Greenwich Village, and immediately noticed the intimidating contractions around the room. Our instructor assured us we’d be fine in her capable hands.
At the spring-driven machines, our instructor explained that in SpringTONE — our session wouldn’t be just engaging those small deep muscles often targeted in Pilates training; wed be getting our cardio on too.
And so it began… 50 minutes of pulling, pushing and sweating. The spring bands add a ton of resistance, so even the easiest looking of moves made our bodies tremor. Our instructor expertly gave us a cues and tips on alignment to stay in top form and get the most out of the practice, without having us break from our cardio-based stride. It was grueling and elating at the same time.
Give the fitness gift that will enlighten even the most dedicated fitness enthusiast with a holiday pack of classes. Not in NYC? You can get Alycea’s Pilates e-books online for $6 each — a fitness steal!