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Pilates: Athletic Club at The Westin

Melanie Wong
Best of Vail

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If Pilates is all about balance, alignment and letting go of stress, it’s no surprise that classes at the Athletic Club at The Westin in Avon are a local favorite. Classes are held in the Athletic Club’s sun-bathed, airy Pilates studio, a quiet area that exudes peaceful vibes. Mirrors line two of the walls so you can concentrate on form, and the room sits away from the noisier, bustling weight-and-equipment part of the gym.

Students can choose from a variety of classes daily for all skill levels, from mat practice to sessions that incorporate the barre and reformer.

“We’ve had a strong Pilates program here for a few years now. We integrate a lot of different practices and offer equipment that not many other studios in the area have” fitness director Austin Stauffer said.

He adds that the studio’s dynamic instructors are a major draw for the classes.

“We have a number of different instructors, and each have their own unique teaching styles,” he said. “There’s a class on the schedule that appeals to every type and group.”