BY TABATHA RENEGAR
PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM PHOTOGRAPHY
It’s safe to say that of all the exercise programs, fads, and trends that have come and gone over the years, Pilates is here to stay! In 2000, Newsweek reported that in the late ‘90s, approximately 5,000 people did Pilates exercise on a regular basis; today, the number is 5 million in America alone! It’s no wonder with all the incredible health benefits Pilates has to offer. Luckily, we have a powerhouse Pilates studio right here in our community called Club Pilates.
Located in Thruway Shopping Center, Club Pilates is a vibrant, inclusive space with a mission statement that sums up their good energy: “We believe that Pilates is the path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence. We believe that being in control of your body helps you to be in control of your life. And best of all, we believe that you can start anytime.”
Club Pilates makes it easy to start by offering your first class for free! Just hop on to the website where you will find specifics about their class schedule and other great information about:
- Class type explanations such as Foundation, Progression, Evolution, & Mastery
- Full apparatus classes and teacher training
- Mentorship and support
Kristin, the owner of Club Pilates, says that they opened here “to make Pilates accessible to more people in the area with flexible class times, affordable memberships, and options for all levels, from beginners to advanced.” And judging from the terrific reviews on Google and Facebook, they are on to something!
Brandi on Google gave Club Pilates a 5 Star review and said, “Club Pilates is the place to go if you want an amazing full-body workout in the cleanest place in town! I have no worries about germs here with the air filters, cleaning practices, etc. The instructors are so talented. I feel like I’m working out with a personal trainer, even in a full class. I am challenged, but the workout is accessible for all! Highly recommend!”
And newbie Rebecca said, “I am a Pilates beginner and I can say that all the instructors are excellent and patient! They offer lots of variations for each skill level, so I didn’t feel awkward or slow for being new and out of shape. They are super diligent about cleanliness, especially during Covid. I love Club Pilates!”
Naturally, offering a safe and clean environment is a priority for everyone at Club Pilates and steps are being taken to ensure cleanliness to help guests feel comfortable. For example, each participant works with their own set of equipment, which is cleaned between each class, and by coincidence, participant stations are already each 6’ apart. They have also added touchless check-in, state-of-the-art sanitation processes, easy social distancing, and increased cleaning regimens.
Looking ahead to a brighter, busy 2021, Club Pilates is planning to host another Teacher Training in the late summer or early fall. You can call, email, or visit their website for more information.
Club Pilates is a locally owned and operated franchise. It is located at 371 Lower Mall Drive in the Thruway Shopping Center. Call Club Pilates at 336.717.1222, or visit online at ClubPilates.com/WinstonSalem. Be sure to “like” Club Pilates (Winston-Salem) on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.