Pilates Studios Tempe AZ

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Prometric Testing
(602) 437-5588
4920 S Wendler Dr Ste 110
Tempe, AZ

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Jar Imports Corp
(480) 829-7707
111 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ

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(480) 557-7111
350 S Mill Ave Ste 203B
Tempe, AZ

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The Alternative Board Valley of the Sun
(480) 246-9009
7864 S La Rosa Dr
Tempe, AZ
(800) 331-3340
4050 E. Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
ESC Software
(866) 248-3241
1620 W. Fountainhead Parkway
Tempe, AZ
Bti Consultants
(480) 967-6139
1743 S Holbrook Ln
Tempe, AZ

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(602) 626-2128
1225 W. Washington
Tempe, AZ
Automatik Education
(480) 775-6216
1437 W Auto Dr
Tempe, AZ

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Auto Guard Green
(480) 759-4602
11011 S 48TH St Ste 103
Phoenix, AZ

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Grow Your Pilates Business With Social Media

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By Laura Dixon

Forty-three years after Joseph Pilates’ passing, there are still people who think Pilates is a fad…well, not so fast!  Pilates has proven that it is here to stay. Social media is a term that leaves a lot of people in the Pilates world scratching their heads, but from the looks of things, it’s here to stay, too. So, what is social media, and how can we utilize it as studio owners, instructors and educators?

Use It or Lose An Opportunity
In a time when economic recovery is on the top of everyone’s minds, small business owners are forced to be more creative in their attempts to attract and maintain loyal customers. Most Pilates studio owners and program directors have had to cut back quite a bit on their advertising expenses in the past year. But does a smaller advertising budget have to mean less exposure? There are many Web-based social media tools that allow us to share news, insights, advice, even video, all while interacting with our clients. Sharing information this way allows businesses, both big and small, to create personal relationships with potential clients, before they even set one foot in the door for their first session. This video , from Socialnomics author and blogger Eric Qualman, reveals some incredible facts and figures about the power of social media. For a small Pilates business, the best thing about most social media opportunities is that they are available completely free of charge.


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How to Open a Pilates Business at Home

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Home Pilates studio of Jessie Zalla, Brooklyn, NYJessie Zalla at her home studio in Brooklyn, NY

By Nicole Rogers

At a Pilates workshop in New York recently, I listened as Kathy Grant recounted stories of her training at the studios of Carola Trier and Joseph Pilates. Suddenly I realized that Grant, Trier and Mr. Pilates himself all had home studios. After all, they lived in New York, so space was limited; and Pilates wasn’t intended to be a big moneymaker. For the last decade though, Pilates has gained notoriety and popularity, inspiring large studios all over the country. But many Pilates instructors, for a variety of reasons, still teach at home to a small and loyal following, steps from their kitchens and bedrooms. A few such instructors offered their insight and advice for anyone interested running a Pilates business from home.

Marina Trejo and Jessie Zalla owned a studio, Happy Now Flat Belly , in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for five years. When the rent went up 25 percent and two new studios opened up nearby, they had some tough questions to answer. Their business was successful, and it seemed they could rent a new space that would fit their needs. But since both had large living spaces (a rarity in New York), they agreed that financially it might make more sense to start home studios. In addition, Marina had a young child, and she felt running the business from home would allow her more time with her son. Seven months later, both have thriving home studios and more freedom to control their own schedules.

Lara Hudson, owner of San Francisco’s Mercury Fitness Pilates Center and star of several best-selling DVDs, got her start renting equipment at a small personal training gym with florescent lighting and industrial carpet. That environment lacked the elegance Lara wanted in a Pilates studio, so she set out to find an apartment she could teach from and hit the jackpot—a Victorian apartment with a 400-square-foot front room with it’s own entrance, 14-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and huge bay windows.
As opposed to Trejo and Zalla’s situation, where ultimately the home studio ended up being the dream, Hudson’s home business served as a solid stepping-stone to a bustling studio. “Running my home studio definitely helped me to build up enough clientele so that I could take the leap into a larger studio while continuing to generate income both during the build-out and once the new space had actually opened,” she said.

Amy Goins’ story is similar. She started teaching Pilates in her sunroom with only mat classes and eventually one Wunda chair. She has since turned that business into Centered Pilates Studio , Charleston, WV’s first full-service Pilates studio.

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How to Run Your Pilates Studio Remotely

By Michelle Fama

“You live in Los Angeles…but your Pilates studio is in New York?”

People always ask this question when they find out what I do. More often than not, it’s followed immediately by another: “How does that work?” The trick is to organize the studio so well that it practically runs itself.

I moved to Los Angeles for the first time in 2006. My business partner, Kim Villanueva, and I had operated Core Pilates NYC in New York City for three years with much success and decided to launch a second location on the West Coast. I was itching to trade in subways for surfboards, so I packed my life into 15 boxes and bought a one-way ticket. The studio launch required both of us to be in Los Angeles for months at a time, which left the nurture of our three-year-old “baby” on the opposite coast to our admin staff and instructors.

Two very hard years later, we decided to sell the Los Angeles studio. Though the L.A. business venture did not work out, life there did. I finally had a lease, my puppy had neighborhood friends and the surfboard earned permanent wall space in my beach bungalow. But the business I owned was back in New York—even if my heart wasn’t—so I packed up everything (but the surfboard) and headed back East.

Kim and I were surprised at how little the New York studio needed us when we returned. We were like parents trying to bottle-feed something that was used to eating a grilled steak. The studio proved to be a well-oiled machine and sustained not only function but growth in our absence. This realization fueled us to plan to take the studio toward ultimate self-sufficiency. It became clear that with a little operational rehab we could earn a lot of freedom. Kim could take the sabbatical in Spain she had always wanted, and I, thanks to a very supportive and understanding business partner, could officially blow the dust bunnies off the surfboard and make a life along the Pacific once again. The best part is that we could do these things while still knowing and growing our business.

So, whether your goal is deeper business development, to spend more time with your family, to get that master’s degree or to simply step away from the day-to-day, it’s all possible. Your studio can work for you without you. Here are our top strategies for running your studio from afar:

Let Technology Work for You

Technology completely revolutionized our business. It was hard work at first, but installing a studio management software program allows clients to schedule and pay online 24/7, which takes a burden off the front desk. (We use MINDBODY .) It also makes checking sales figures from a remote location a possibility. Revenue is no longer dependent on “catching” a client or making phone calls to collect unpaids. The auto-e-mail feature, which automatically generates welcome emails, last session(s) remaining, package expirations and much m...

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