About the Studio
I am starting this blog to share Pilates, prenatal and postpartum tips, studies, exercises and more. Here is a bit about my studio:
I began taking Pilates classes at the age of twelve to supplement my dance training, but it was when I was in college that I fell in love with the method and decided to get certified. I started my studio in 2010 when I was in college. While I worked to get my certification, I taught in-home Pilates sessions in the Winchester area at a discounted rate. I was forced to learn quickly, both teaching Pilates and starting/marketing/growing a business. Between classes, I spent hours on the internet and in the library reading articles and books on business. After obtaining my Pilates certification, I began to lease space at the local country club's fitness center. This was all while pursuing a BFA in Theatre and working a part time job teaching dance to children. I enjoyed all three, however, so it didn't feel like work. It was fun, and I was eager and hungry to learn.
When I graduated, I moved to Leesburg and knew it was show time. I continued the in-home sessions in Loudoun County, joined the Chamber of Commerce, attended networking events, joined a BNI, participated in vendor events...you name it. I leased a space inside a physical therapy clinic and there I was able to hold group classes and teach my first reformer sessions.
I met my husband at a BNI meeting. I was a finalist in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Awards. I was named one of Leesburg Today's 40 under 40. It was going well, until it wasn't. I was exhausted, burned out, and I found myself not enjoying it anymore.
With that being said, the immediate future of the studio looks like this: the Monday group class runs through October 7th and will resume on January 6th, 2020. At the moment, I am going to play Private Sessions by ear for next year. I have no idea how life with these 2 little guys is going to be, and if adding more sessions will bring more joy or more chaos. I am looking forward to this next chapter and what it will bring!