Wow, I cannot believe it’s already the final ABC Pilates newsletter of 2016! As I think back on the year we’ve had here at the studio, I’m just so filled with gratitude toward all our clients, old and new. If you joined us for our annual Client Appreciation Party a few weeks ago, you probably noticed just like I did how unique our little Pilates studio is. Since ABC Pilates first opened its doors, the goal has always been to provide a friendly, non-competitive place for people of all fitness levels to achieve the amazing benefits of practicing Pilates. We didn’t want to be just another place to workout; we wanted it to be a welcoming place, a community of people coming together to support one another. Seeing all of you at the Client Appreciation Party is a yearly reminder that we would not be what we are today without our extraordinary clients.
YOU are what makes ABC Pilates great and what encourage us to continue to strive to be the BEST Pilates studio in town. Whether you’re sharing a great new recipe with Bethany, laughing together through a tough Amy workout, or mingling after class to make coffee plans with your Yoga crew, I just love seeing the bond between instructors and clients alike. We are more than just a great workout here, we are truly a community.
In addition to the annual Party, I think another thing that reminds me of just how grateful I am for the ABC Pilates community is when someone who left our studio makes their way back; people like Dee, Ingrid and Sheila:
“I started playing tennis 4-5 days a week and just stopped other exercise. For the past year I have thought many times about coming back to regain my core strength and muscle tone which was lost, not to mention several injuries. Recovering from foot surgery was just the push I needed and I love being back in the studio. I am confident that incorporating Pilates back into my routine will only enhance my tennis!” – Dee
“I came back as I enjoy the small classes that basically give you the personal trainer feel without paying the price for a personal trainer. My body was starting to feel stiff and I knew that I’d feel limber soon after coming back again. Touching my toes is quite easy now with no pain. I can keep up with my nieces and nephews much easier” – Ingrid
“After a year’s absence I came back to Pilates because I realized I really missed the classes and even if I have to modify some moves due to various aches and pains, I still benefit from the exercises and feel so much better when I attend. While I was on hiatus, Julianne would occasionally take a casual stroll through the physical therapy suite next door where I was receiving treatment for injuries from an auto accident and encourage me to come back… She was right, of course. Thank you, Julianne! Good to be back.” – Sheila
Whether you’re a returner, seasoned member, or a brand new client, I hope you can feel the love at ABC Pilates as much as I do. I am looking forward much more laughter, sweat, strengthening, stretching, moaning and groaning, tears and cheers in 2017 with every one of you!
To your health,
ABC Pilates Studio Manager & Instructor