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 … Continue reading Spunk, Energy and Positivity: Meet Courtney Yarch – November Instructor of the Month
In speaking with instructor, Lisa Buth, it takes about .3 seconds to pick up on her passion for Pilates. Back in 2007, Lisa was looking to mix up her fitness routine with her friend Nancy Peterson. Ahmé Bovée has just opened Pilates in East, so the two friends gave Pilates a try. As Lisa says, … Continue reading Lisa Buth – Pilates Passion turns into a Career
A warm thank you to ALL of those who made it out last week to help us celebrate the Grand Opening of the Ada studio and the 10 Year celebration of Pilates in East. We are so fortunate to work with such amazing clients and to be part of two very vibrant communities! To all … Continue reading 10 Years and Grand Opening in the Books!
Ten years ago, Pilates in East first opened its doors to the public in Grand Rapids. Over this past decade, hundreds of clients have joined us to strengthen, lengthen, stretch and tone in our Mat, Barre and Reformer classes. It has been amazing to watch the growth and excitement in the community. Starting in a 1,000 square … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years and a New Studio!
If you have driven through or past the village of Ada, you have seen the construction and progress happening over the past year. We are excited to announce that Pilates in East is expanding and adding another location – Pilates in Ada! The East Grand Rapids location has become so busy that it felt like … Continue reading Coming to a Village Near You…
More than likely, if you have taken a Pilates class at Pilates in East in Grand Rapids area, you have heard the name, Ahmé Bovée. And if you have ever had the chance to take one of Ahmé’s classes, you know why the students she teaches get hooked immediately on Pilates. Her calming, soothing voice … Continue reading Ahmé Bovée: Instructor of the Month
If you have been to the studio at Pilates in East, you have most likely seen Jen Shaw coming, going or teaching either a group class or a private session. Her warm and infectious personality is hard to miss. After two C-sections, several knee surgeries and years of physical therapy, Jen sought out a way … Continue reading Jen Shaw: March’s Instructor of the Month at Pilates in East
STANDING SIDE SPLITS When I first learned of this exercise years ago, I was immediately met with resistance in my own thought. “Splits… I haven’t been able to do that since I was little! Cross this exercise off the list for me.” However, I soon learned that it is not as intimidating as it might … Continue reading Exercise of the Month: Standing Side Splits
We would like to take a quick minute to introduce one of our stellar instructors, Amy Donohue. Amy has been teaching at Pilates in East for 4 years and has been a client since 2007. She discovered Pilates in East through an ad in the paper. Starting as a client, she never expected that she … Continue reading Meet Amy: February’s Instructor of the Month
We are half way through January! At this point, some of us might be revisiting our New Year’s resolutions and goals to see how we are doing thus far. Whether your goal was to move more, eat less, be kinder, slow down, or some combination of these, it’s still very early in the year to … Continue reading Exercise of the Month: Leg Pull Front