Club Pilates opens in Zionsville


On Sept. 11, Club Pilates co-owners Ralph and Julie Thorpe celebrated the opening of their new Zionsville facility at 10895 North Michigan Rd., Suite 110, in The Shoppes at Weston Pointe.

Club Pilates Zionsville is the fifth studio Carmel-based franchise owners Ralph and Julie Thorpe have opened in central Indiana. The other locations are Club Pilates North Indy at Ironworks, Club Pilates Downtown Indy on Mass Ave, Club Pilates Fishers and Club Pilates Carmel.

Club Pilates Zionsville is offering special opening rates to all new members, and unlimited members can now receive access to all five central Indiana studios.

Club Pilates Zionsville offers members a total body, resistance workout, Ralph said.

Although Ralph said the studios’ clientele is typically 85 to 90 percent women, he said the boutique fitness studio welcomes women and men of all ages and fitness levels.

“We’ve had Colts players, we’ve had Pacers players,” Ralph said. “A lot of the Colts players that come in, I think they were kind of surprised. They are used to using their larger muscles in their body. Pilates works all the larger muscles, but it also works all the smaller muscles you have in your body. That can be good for professional athletes and moms chasing their kids around, getting out of your bed in the morning, getting in and out of your car – everyday life. Pilates is going to give you the strength and the core strength to accomplish those everyday tasks.”

Members can choose from private lessons or dozens of group classes – typically consisting of 12 people – which utilize a variety of equipment.

“It is a very social environment,” Ralph said. “Some of our people come into our Carmel studio for a 9:30 (a.m.) class, and they go out for coffee afterward.”

Ralph said the studio is outfitted with an air purification system and has safety measures in place, including individual equipment spaced 6 feet apart.

Club Pilates is the first Pilates organization to create a proprietary 500-hour teacher/training program, providing instructors with expertise in anatomy, Joseph Pilates’ mat foundations, contemporary reformer Pilates and other modalities, according to Ralph.