By Nancy Edwards
Bored with your same workout routine of treadmills and lifting weights? Do you dislike the typical crowded gym atmosphere? Would you like a friendly greeting and be treated like family each time you walk in the door?
Reforming Indy Pilates Studio may be the perfect answer. The 2,500 square foot facility at Fall Creek and Brooks School Roads recently celebrated their grand opening and held their first classes on Nov. 4.
The Pilates studio began in 2007 by Kristen Abbott with two locations in the greater Indianapolis area; one facility focused on Pilates, while the other on fitness. The facilities combined into one location in Carmel two years ago.
Local resident Ashley Gettinger began to see a need for a Pilates studio in Fishers and decided to open its new location.
The 55-mnute classes, including Ballet Barre, Body Burn, Yoga, Total TREX and Balanced Body Education, focus on strengthening, toning and cardio.
Each guest can attend an introductory session to help him or her decide on a plan that works best for their needs. Some people want to focus on exercises for help healing their back, others may want to tone their stomach and then there are the “hard core cardio junkies,” according to Riana Schneider, studio manager for Reforming Indy Pilates.
“The clients are really coming from all walks of life,” Schneider said. “Some people want to focus on weight loss, others haven’t moved in years, and older women and men want to keep up with their grandkids. We get a lot of people who go to physical therapy, their insurance runs out or they’ve graduated from physical therapy and their doctor suggests they do Pilates, which helps their back, spine and neck. The clients find out how much (Pilates) has helped with their injury and creates strength.”
The warm, friendly attention compliments the studio’s style. The quiet spaciousness and many rooms down a long hallway delivers a spa-type aura, along with fitness clothing and scarves for sale near the reception desk.
Reforming Indy is offering a $39 one-hour, one-on-one introductory, private session with an instructor. Additional specials offer three reformer classes for $40 (one regular class is $30 a session) and five fitness classes for $30 (normally one class is $18 a session).
The studio was voted “Indy’s Best Pilates Studio,” by Indy Channel’s A-List four years in a row. For more information, please visit www.reformingindy.com or call 570.8800.