November Events, Promotions and Happenings at PIE and PIA!

Summer is over, the last remaining autumn leaves are clinging to the trees and our first snowflakes have flown here in West Michigan. With the changing of the seasons, we too, here at Pilates in East and Pilates in Ada have some upcoming events, changes and promotions to announce.

Trunk Show with She Active:

This Tuesday, November 14th, join us at our Pilates in East location for a free “Tone and Tighten” class and trunk show! Come shop many wonderful brands (Beyond Yoga, Alo, NUX, Free People, Kira Grace to name a few)  and a treat yourself to a guaranteed good workout! Bring a friend and meet us there!

FREE Tone & Tighten Pilates Class 6:00pm
Trunk Show 5:30pm-8:00pm
Pilates in East (616) 242-9595
2249 Wealthy St SE, Suite 230, Grand Rapids MI 49506


Class additions:

You asked and we answered! We have added some early AM classes at Pilates in East for those of you who like to get your Pilates sessions in before dawn. We now have a 6:00AM class offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Also new to the schedule are evening classes at Pilates in Ada. Reformer 1 classes have been added to Tuesdays at 5:15PM and Thursdays at 5:25PM. To see all of our classes for this month, visit the Pilates in East schedule here and the Pilates in Ada schedule here.


Free Demos:

For the month of November, we will be continuing to offer our free demos on the Reformer as well as the Bodhi Suspension System. No previous experience is necessary – only a sense of curiosity required. We are passionate about helping people move, stay healthy and love their workouts. Come and try it out for free! Call or email to set up a time with of our instructors.


Thanks and Giving Promotion:

Are you hooked on Reformer workouts and would like to share this awesome workout with a friend? You are in luck. For the remainder of Thanksgiving, cash in on our Thanks and Giving promotion! When you bring a friend, he/she will receive $20 off any membership or package. You will also receive $20 credit towards your next Pilates in East/Ada purchase! This promotion is good through the end of the month, so spread the word!

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As always, we are so grateful to get to work with such wonderful clients and friends. We welcome new faces into both studios and can’t wait to help all of you meet your fitness and movement goals!

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Spunk, Energy and Positivity: Meet Courtney Yarch – November Instructor of the Month


Energy. Spunk. Positivity. These are just a few words that one might use to describe Courtney Yarch. She is one of our dedicated Reformer and Barre instructors at Pilates in East and Pilates in Ada. If you have ever taken a class from Courtney, you can feel her love for fitness and movement ooze from every ounce of her body. We took a few minutes to catch up with Courtney to get the backstory on her passion for Pilates.

Courtney said, “After the birth of 2nd child, I had a tough time toning back up. A friend who was going through reformer training offered me a few sessions free as part of her practice. I fell in love with reformer and signed up to begin my Pilates training just a few months later. “

That was several years ago and it has been a fun journey since. Courtney loves the benefits from not only teaching, but doing Pilates and Barre. “I love that besides a physical challenge, it is a mental challenge for me, never letting myself quit when it gets rough. I also love the fun-factor. I truthfully have a blast doing barre!!!”

As an instructor, Courtney loves the fact that she gets to watch others get stronger and more confident with each class or session and that her clients get to have fun while doing so! “There are so many ways to exercise, and so I always encourage people to find a way they love. That means the women in my classes are here because they love it too!  The social aspect of group classes is great for accountability and for fun!” Courtney has a group fitness background that brings an athletic feel to her classes. “I taught group fitness for several years before Pilates (and still do). I bring an athletic edge to my classes and love helping others gain strength.”

When Courtney is not at either of the Pilates studios, you can find her playing with her 3 amazing kiddos – ages 10, 9 and 6. As a family, they stay active together and enjoy bonfires in the summer.

For those considering giving Pilates a try, Courtney has some advice. “Any new form of fitness is challenging (Both mentally and physically). Don’t give up. Commit to Pilates for 7 weeks and you will never go back. Have fun with the progress, and do not worry about perfection.”

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Courtney demonstrates “Snake” on the Reformer.