A fresh start ahead. A brand new year. A lot to look forward to in the spring, when I meet my new puppy Tony! Hank is going to have a brother. We love it!
Another fun gathering at the studio for the latest Total Barre Workshop: Endurance with Props! What a perfect fall morning sipping apple cider mimosa’s and smiling!
New York City
ZEN*GA is one of 5 brands in Merrithew Health & Fitness. ZEN*GA was designed to stimulate the fascial system in a flowing sequence of movements using stability props and STOTT PILATES equipment, such as the V2Max Reformer. The combination of STOTT PILATES and ZEN*GA, (either in group mat classes or private sessions) will allow my clients to explore a new form of fitness practice allowing their bodies to feel hydrated, rejuvenated and enhance their stability!
Getting ready for the summer ...
Happy 4th Birthday, Evenflow Pilates!
When I first opened the studio, I didn’t realize how challenging the days and months ahead would be. I thought that doing what I love and being surrounded by those I love is all it would take to run a successful business. As long as I continued pursuing my passion, it would be easy. Looking back to my 1st year as a business owner, from my experience, I think it might be more challenging when doing what you love. There is so much emotion tied to my daily commitments to not only my clients but to myself. I realized that there will be days that I lack the confidence in what I do, either professionally or personally. Building Evenflow Pilates has allowed me to accept that fact and be ok with it. I know that I will have bad days even though I’m doing what I love. Dealing with these emotions has only encouraged me to work harder at finding a balance between the highs and lows which to me, is the "core" principle of being successful. With all that said, pursuing Pilates and constructing this business was by far the best move I’ve ever made.
I thank my clients for committing to Pilates. Pilates is not easy and is a lot of work. It involves every element of your mind and body. It’s almost like a relationship. You need a strong foundation for stability. Your “core” is above all things the most important key in life.
Sending all my love and gratitude to my clients who have not only been my students but my teachers. You all have become family!
I am very blessed to have the most dedicated clients in the universe!
Cheers to 3 years! XO
Ryan Smith (10 yrs old) has been a client of mine since June of 2015. He attends two, 30 minute, sessions per week to deepen his performance as a hockey player. Ryan’s favorite piece of equipment is the Reformer. Just recently he made the Buffalo Jr. Sabres!
Total Barre is Here...
I'm very excited to introduce Total Barre at Evenflow PIlates! Classes begin Oct. 15th.
Clients will be here any minute...can't wait to demonstrate what Total Barre is all about (while they sip on Apple Cider Mimosa's)!!!
Another successful year...cheers to 2 years!
I'm not sure who we are or what we're doing, but we're having fun...and that's what it's all about! Happy Halloween!!
Never have I been competitive but I did clinch on this opportunity in entering a world-wide Pilates Instructor Competition. I did not realize that teaching while being video recorded would be much more challenging. With the assistance and the support from a great client, doing this video not only boosted my confidence but reassured how important it is to be yourself (on or off camera). My reasons in entering were not to win but to become a better instructor for my clients every day. I am so happy I did it!
On the first anniversary of Evenflow I thought I would reflect a bit on the story of how Evenflow came into being.
At age 32 I never thought I would own a business!
What I did know was that I have a passion for Pilates and the impact it can have on people. Then an opportunity came and I listened to my heart. Instead of focusing on challenges, I reached into the well of confidence and trusted that if I was doing what I loved to do everything would fall into place.
I also knew that whatever the outcome I would be giving my best. I genuinely love people and want to share my passion for what I have learned through the privilege of training with international masters.
Such have been the main ingredients of this past year.
Thanks to the people who trusted and believed in me I have also learned so much from each of you.
Above all I've learned that with patience, proper planning and following my intuition this venture will grow however it's meant to grow.
My deepest thanks to each of you who have walked the path through Evenflow Pilates with me.
Looking foward to another successful year ahead!
Between busy schedules and stressful days I always find time to have fun. We all deserve breaks; take them as needed. Dance..sing..laugh, and enjoy every second of it!