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Pilates Gives Back: Work your core for charity

Pilates Gives BackOn Saturday, April 27, Pilates studios around the world are coming together to strengthen cores for charity, with the Pilates Gives Back Spring Fling.

The day is a program of the Authentic Pilates Union and is being spearheaded by Uptown Pilates founder Mika Street. “The power of collective teamwork is such a strong force, especially when the goal is giving back,” Street says.

Proceeds from the day will go to a variety of charities—from the Alzheimer’s Association to Robin Hood to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ready to lengthen your spine while doing good? Here are two places you can join in this weekend:

1. Uptown Pilates. Choose from three group classes offered at the UES and UWS locations, or be the highest bidder on a private session with Street (prices starting at $40). You can also donate $50 and get an Uptown Pilates t-shirt, and you’ll enjoy treats from Health Warrior, swag from Lole, and a Blake Brody trunk show. Proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and the Headstrong Project.

2. Re:Ab Pilates. Three classes are offered, all taught by Brooke Siler, in reformer, tower, and private/duet form, at the Soho studio (prices starting at $25). All proceeds benefit the One Fund Boston. Sign up through the front desk at or 212-420-9111.

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