Love Your Workout, Love Working Out!

Love Your Workout, Love Working Out!


Sixteen years ago I was searching for a way to get back into shape, regain my dancer’s flexibility, and get my abs back after having children. I joined a new gym and was there five days a week working out by myself, until one day, a vibrant woman with dark curls approached me. With a hearty laugh, she asked if I wanted to join her Mat Pilates class, and eager for a great workout, I agreed.

I’d never done Pilates before, and I absolutely loved the correlations to the movement of dance and the full-body awareness. I could articulate my spine, point my toes and just connect with my body. In short, I was captivated.

The woman who got me into my love affair with Pilates!
The woman who got me into my love affair with Pilates!
That was the day I met my Pilates mentor, Katherine Duncan! Yep, ABC Pilates instructor Katherine is the person who first introduced me to the wonderful world of Pilates. After several dedicated years of Mat Pilates, I ventured into Pilates on the equipment, which is when my relationship with Pilates became more exciting, my drive became stronger, and my practice took on a deeper meaning.

Then one day I was talking with Katherine, contemplating going back to a full-time job, and I expressed to Katherine how I love fitness and had no desire to sit behind a desk all day. With her positive, affirmative voice she said to me, “Julianne, YOU are going to become a Pilates Instructor.”

You’ve probably heard some iteration of the phrase, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life;” well, I took that literally and made Pilates my profession. But why not apply that sentiment to your exercise routine as well? Find a workout that you absolutely LOVE, and it won’t feel like such a chore to go do it!

Maybe your goal is to lose weight, maybe it’s to get stronger, to combat old age, or maybe you just want to keep up a weekly exercise regime to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Whatever your reasoning, I guarantee you will be more successful if you choose activities you genuinely enjoy to accomplish your goals. Remember when you were a kid running around and playing outside? You didn’t realize it then because you were just out having fun, but you were getting some great exercise! Try to apply the same concept to your workouts as an adult.

For me, someone who fell head over heels in love with Pilates principles, getting to class three times a week feels like a fun treat, not a workout obligation. Yes I’m getting an amazing workout, staying healthy and fit, but more than that I look forward to going to class to see my Pilates pals! I can’t wait to have an hour to focus on myself to practice what I love to do and grow in my Pilates journey (Not to mention that I feel blessed that I get to teach Pilates and watch you all learn and grow to love it, too!)

This is exactly why we offer a variety of classes here at ABC Pilates; we want you to try new workouts and find your favorite class so that you’ll be successful in reaching your health and fitness goals. Maybe Pilates is that bliss for you, or maybe you absolutely cannot wait to get to Yoga class to practice your headstand. Perhaps Run Fusion is your workout-of-choice, or TRX gets your juices flowing. The point is, find a class that you love to take and it won’t feel like another item on your to-do list. You’ll be more likely to actually make time to go, and you’ll be more likely to stick with it because you actually enjoy it and WANT to be there!

To your health,
Julianne Land | abcpilates.com
ABC Pilates Studio Manager & Instructor





I joined ABC looking for a yoga studio but found pilates was more of my speed. This is not just a place to exercise but an environment where friends come together to get fit, healthy, and happy. I love the instructors who take good care of everyone. I always get the best encouragement possible! I also like the small class sizes for anything from yoga and pilates to Zumba and TRX. Thanks, ABC Fit Studio, for making being healthy fun!
— Candice D.
When my wife convinced me to try ABC Fit, little did I know it would become an almost daily fixture in my life. I enjoy multiple classes weekly and each is very special in approach to strength, balance, core, flexibility, and overall fitness. Feeling better and stronger physically leads to more enjoyment in all activities. I feel stronger and fitter and look forward to continuing to rely on ABC Fit as an integral part of my life.
— John T.
I’ve been doing pilates for almost 3 years now, and I feel stronger and have improved functionally in my daily activities
I was recommended by my physical therapist when I was a patient with many joint problems. My PT thought Pilates would help me, and it did!
I feel stronger, and have a better tone, range of motion, and a stronger core. I can get up from a low sofa with less effort now as my core plus legs are stronger; I owe all these improvements to Pilates. My teacher is patient and kind, always helpful — thank you!
— Surinder B.
ABC has a great variety of group classes, which allows me to take multiple classes and challenge my body in different ways. It keeps the workouts fun and interesting. It helps me reduce stress and keeps me strong!
— Natalie M.
I certainly enjoyed the Pilates session with Charlotte — it provides some pain relief, increased flexibility, and makes me want to be more active.
— Joni
I have been with ABC for about 7 years, and its biggest benefit has to be no more lower back pain and much more flexibility. Love it here!
— Mike P.
I love ABC Fit!!! Over the years, I’ve worked out at many places, but this is the first one I absolutely love — so much so that I usually come 7 days a week! What is so special are the small classes that mean lots of individual attention, the extraordinarily knowledgeable instructors, and the nice variety of classes. It has been a huge benefit to my well-being.
— Linda T.
My balance has definitely improved, and I feel stronger. The ABC classes are wonderful! Zumba has always been a joy. Great to dance, dance, dance!
— Brenda
ABC has helped me heal from knee surgery. The classes and teachers are amazing! It is a very welcoming and friendly studio.
— Helene C.



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