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ExerciseIf you are reading this, then you more than likely are a Pilates Instructor looking for ideas on opening your very own Pilates studio.  Planning for a studio Grand Opening is obviously a big deal.  If you are a Business Owner you know, that the Grand Opening of your venue is the perfect opportunity to draw some of your permanent customers.  You want to host the event in such a way that engage the public and give them something worthwhile.  A Pilates Studio can have that type of affect.  Making your studio opening like a red carpet event with the lights, music and billboards surrounding the entry to your studio give the appearance of healthy living at its finest.  Offering your potential clients something of value for attending your grand opening will encourage bookings for your upcoming classes.


What is party without its owner, yes you arriving in style in one of the best rated limousines in the valley,  Not only is it a special treat for you but also its presentation is everything when you are making yourself an object in the community.  And guess what kind of business keeps these limos looking great? Take a look at for a great example of a mobile auto detail company who takes professional vehicles and makes them clean and shine. Let the talk of curiosity and envy take place as you arrive and greet and welcome your public to your new Pilates Studio.


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Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care – Roll like a Ball in Comfort

When you’re doing floor exercises, you want your first look at the floors to be an inviting one. The plush clean look will make you imagine laying on a pillow or being in a cozy and relaxing space. Having this feeling in your Pilates studio, will allow you and your students to successfully complete the Pilates floor exercises knowing the carpets and floors are clean inviting and comfortable. Having your carpets and floors maintained, meaning cleaned professionally on a regular basis is not only it is not only healthy but also good for returning clientele.

When choosing your flooring for your studio and classrooms you want to choose flooring that will last Floor Cleaningfor long periods of time but also will be easy to clean and maintain. A professional carpet cleaning service is normally reasonable in price and will get the job done efficiently. There are also carpet-cleaning companies that will use products that are safe to the touch and environmentally friendly. It would be best to ask questions regarding the type of products that are used when interviewing various carpet cleaning services.

Your carpets for flooring in your studio want to be as such that during floor exercises, there is comfort to the back and especially for the whole body. When rolling stretching, you want your body to feel at ease on the plush floor. A good flooring choice will prevent unnecessary injury and will be to provide maintenance for when necessary.

Also, put yourself and your client’s shoes. When you lay on the floor other than at your home what do you want to feel, or not see, or not smell? You as the business owner need to be conscientious of all areas in your Pilates studio especially of your flooring. If you haven’t done so already, having a cleaning crew maintain your studio along with or including your flooring. On top of that, I would Continue reading Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care – Roll like a Ball in Comfort

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How Pilates Can Improve Your Running

Running can be a freeing of the mind.  The pounding of the pavement, the controlled breath in between your pace, your body goes through in a sort of rebirth like a caterpillar to a butterfly.  Only a runner, whether new or seasoned will know and understand this feeling.  Running has such a positive effect on an individual that it affects not only their physical health but also their mental and emotional health as well.  I was a sprinter in my younger years and only have become acquainted with running recently this year.  After learning proper form and understanding my body I now have more enjoyment in my runs.  I am now a long distance runner.  One big thing I have learned is that stretching my muscles is very important.  It is so important that I make it a habit after my runs.  Another thing I have found is that Pilates is an amazing way to get major stretching in.  It becomes a treat for the body to incorporate a pilates workout in 2 – 3 times per week.


Though running can have that exhilarating feeling, the physical after effects on your body need to be remedied. Your muscles fibers have been shortened due to the strenuous exercise. So what would be beneficial to your body, would be to lengthen those muscles for better function on a day to day basis, either on your running or rest day. Doing so, will guarantee you more comfort in your daily activities. You notice less muscle soreness and less aggravating old injuries.


Pilates it’s a great way to lengthen your muscles, to build core strength and to reach and strengthen those smaller muscles that we tend to overlook. It is a non strenuous workout that can be done in the comfort of your own home or at a Pilates studio. Targeting specific areas on your body, you will see a noticeable difference in the contouring of your body shape with this workout. Pilates is great for runners because Continue reading How Pilates Can Improve Your Running

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Pilates Studio First Impressions: Continuing Repeat Business

A Pilates studio reflects relaxation and a healthy lifestyle from the interiors to the entry area. So when a client decides to take a class, they want to feel comfortable from the moment they walk into your studio, to removing their shoes, to walking on your carpeted areas, to the floor exercises.  Having clean carpets are necessary for repeat business. Cleanliness is a first impression to customers. Having a reliable and worthy carpet cleaning company regularly clean your carpets, will make a big difference to your client’s perception of your business.

In a Pilates studio, classes should be of a variety that all levels of fitness would feel comfortable with Clean Mat and Towelalong with feeling confident in achieving. For me personally, I feel having classes that include floor exercises along machine exercise, will give a choice to the clientele as they decide what would best suit them on any given day.  Pilates as a whole gives focuses on the core. Whether floor or machine, the exercises can help one focus on posture and form where they may be lacking.

As a Pilates studio owner, training your staff to be observant of the client’s needs regarding classes will increase business and future revenue. Showing great customer service during these introductory visits, is basically making that first impression that could be a deciding factor for your potential clientele. Make it part of your business policy to give that personal attention even outside of the classroom floor.  Being of assistance is a customer desire of a place of business.  Having the right amount of staff on hand will ensure customer satisfaction continually.  Usually, having other instructors be on hand for the Introductions, not only will mean you have a more knowledgeable staff but will also mean that they have opportunity to build a client following by putting their best foot forward.

Clients are looking for a clean, refreshing and relaxing and community feel when they enter into any health based facility. Pilates as a word gives that feeling, so you want them to experience that true feeling in your studio. Have ample lighting throughout your studio, from the entry way to the studio rooms. Make sure that Continue reading Pilates Studio First Impressions: Continuing Repeat Business

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