A new year means new goals for most people. If you are looking for a fun and challenging way to stay fit this year, be sure to check out the new Pilates and Barre Studio located on the Kalamazoo Mall.
It didn’t take very long for friends and studio owners, Mary Saxton and Amy Hamilton, to bring their studios to downtown. They felt downtown Kalamazoo was best fit to showcase their urban workout studios due to it’s great demographics and urban feel.
Amy, the owner of The Pilates Studio, is truly trained by the best of the best. Amy’s hard work and training took about a year and half, which included over 800 hours of seminars, apprenticeship hours and both written and practical tests. She is certified through Romana’s Pilates and studied under the tutelage of Juanita Lopez and Rhonda Celenza out of Evanston, Illinois and other facilities around the United States.
Amy specializes with working one-on-one with her clients as well as working with duets, using her Gratz equipment-the original manufacturer of Joseph Pilats apparatus’. During a pilates session with Amy, you will improve your core strength, which will create flexibility in your spine and continue throughout the rest of your body.
Mary is the owner of The Barre Studio, located right next door to the Pilates Studio. Barre is an urban workout, inspired by ballet and pilates. Mary and other certified instructors, run group classes that are fast paced with upbeat music. The classes combine fat burning and interval training with small isometric movements that lift, sculpt, and tone. You use your own body weight to create resistance, lengthening muscles creating a great workout with muscles that you’re not use to using.
Everyone is welcome to both of the studios and no experience is needed. Taking pilates or barre classes will help you achieve a powerful core and good spine health, the secret to a better life style. The Barre Studio offers 50 minute classes Monday through Saturday. Reserving a spot is suggested, since class size is limited. The Pilates Studio offers private and duet lessons that are by appointment only.
356 South Burdick Kalamazoo Mall 356 South Burdick Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Kalamazoo, MI 49007