Confession: The prospect of a glass of Sauvignon Blanc afterward is often what gets us through a grueling workout (wine has to be a little bit hydrating, right?). If only we could combine our desire to get fit with our unbridled enthusiasm for good vino.
The women behind Pilates ProWorks must have read our mind. Earlier this month, they started hosting small, private classes at Vineyard 29 in St. Helena. Here?s how it works: You gather a group of six to 12 people for a day trip ($150 each). Choose from an hour-long TRX, Pilates mat or barre class (or a combination of the three) held on a veranda overlooking the vines.
Once you?ve sufficiently exerted yourself, you?ll be rewarded with a flight of the winery?s varietals, a tour of the property and a decadent or healthful lunch prepared by chef Austin Gallion (you choose, depending on how dietetically virtuous you wish to be).
We won?t lie to you: Pulsing your thighs until they shake doesn?t feel any better even while admiring the picturesque Napa landscape. But it?s infinitely preferable to working out in a studio. And a post-sweat swig of the 2010 Aida Zinfandel paired with a duck risotto makes all the effort worth your while.
To make a reservation, call Vineyard 29 at 707-963-9292. The ProWorks29 Program runs through September. 2929 St. Helena Highway; vineyard29.com