Best Workout

Pilates + Yoga


Whatever your fitness level and sport of choice, prepare to bring your A game to the classes at Pilates + Yoga. Studio owner Jodi Tallo is an ultra-runner as well as a certified Pilates and yoga teacher, and it shows when she demonstrates with ease maneuvers to which six-packless individuals can only aspire. The studio offers up to eight classes a day, mixing purist offerings, such as Apparatus and Reformer, with hybrids, such as Pilates Mat/BARRE and Yoga Lates. For the best all-around toning and core strengthening, try the Apparatus Circuit class, whose two-minute intervals on successive pieces of equipment will leave even the toughest athlete wobbly in the knees. This is also one of the best-appointed studios in the Valley, thanks to Tallo’s many artist friends. Rather than contemplating the burn in your abdomen, you can focus on a photograph of the sun setting over the Spring Mountains. Ah, breathe!

Single visit drop-in rate $15; 500 E. Windmill Lane, 202-1200,

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