We are rounding out the first quarter of 2018 and quickly nearing Spring Break. Daffodils are persistently trying to push their way through the chilly Michigan soil, many families are preparing to head out of town for warmer destinations and we, here at Pilates in Ada & Pilates in East are celebrating Spring’s arrival in … Continue reading Spring Forward with Extended Friend’s Promotion at Pilates in Ada
You asked and we listened! We are so excited to announce that at Pilates in East and Pilates in Ada, we will be helping you get your 2018 off to a strong start. Kickstart your new year by challenging, boosting and strengthening your muscles. This 6-week program will help with toning and tightening Pilates style. … Continue reading Kick Start Your Year with Pilates Reformer Boot Camp Classes
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
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 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
Our first featured instructor of 2017 is Iona Ruiter. Iona is a champ in all sense of the word! She just gave birth to her second child (10lbs 3oz 100% naturally!) this past month and taught classes up until right before she delivered her sweet little daughter. Although she was never a fan of working out, … Continue reading January’s Featured Instructor: Iona Ruiter
Happy New Year! For most people, January 1st is a time for us to set new goals, new aspirations and resolutions for the upcoming year. It is a time of refresh and blank slates. It is a time when people push themselves to try new things and jump past the boundaries of comfort zones. If … Continue reading Happy New Year From Pilates in East!
Here in West Michigan, summer is in full swing. Some locals are soaking in the heat – others are hunkering down in the AC and counting down the days until fall. Regardless of which category you fall under, nothing says summer like grilling, s'moores and of course, cool drinks/smoothies. One of my personal favorite ways … Continue reading Spice Up Your Post-Workout Smoothie!
Pilates was the brainchild of Joseph Pilates in 1912 when he found himself at an internment camp at the outbreak of World War 1. What began as a way for him to help fellow internees to regain strength and health has grown into a workout that is known, used and loved around the world. With … Continue reading Professional Athletes Finding Pilates as Effective Off-Season Training