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Pilates – training the mind and body to work together toward fitness

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Business Name: Body Essentials

Location: 119 LaBonte St., Suite #207

Phone: (970) 468-1607

Days/Hours: Monday through Saturday

Owner: Jennifer Blaine

Q. Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Why did you decide to open this type of business?

A. My name is Jennifer Blaine, and I’m from Cape Cod, Mass. After suffering injuries in a car accident in 1997, I underwent two years of physical therapy, where I was introduced to Pilates at Body Dynamics in Boulder.

Q. What is your background, and where did you obtain your experience?

A. I have a business degree in marketing and business from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Following college, I worked in the retirement community industry both on the Cape and here in Colorado.

After my car accident and physical therapy, I followed an intensive year-long training schedule at the Pilates Center in Boulder. I completed training and was certified in both Pilates mat and equipment work.

Q. What is Pilates?

A. Pilates is a method of exercise comprising full-body movements, which promote muscle balance, flexibility, strength spinal mobility and improved posture and stamina. The Pilates philosophy focuses on training the mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness.

Q. What type of person can benefit from taking Pilates?

A. Anyone age 8-88, male and female (athletes and pre- or post-pregnancies) brides to be, office workers – anyone looking to restore natural posture, build core body strength, alleviate pain and tension, improve stamina and athletic performance and increase flexibility and range of motion.

Q. What makes your studio different from other studios?

A. Body Essentials is a retreat for the body and mind. We offer small, intimate classes to ensure more one-on-one instruction. (Our class size maximum is six.) We are offering a place to go that will ensure personal attention to every client. Before or after class, our clients are welcome to relax in our cozy sitting area.

Q. What are your future goals for your business?

A. To offer all levels of Pilates, along with yoga, fitball and flexibility classes. We hope to cater our class times to what our clients desire. In the future, we hope to expand and offer numerous body-work elements.


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