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Pilates COREterly

Summer 2011

Get To Know Balanced Body

Ever wonder who that person is on the other end of the line when you call our 800 number? Did you know that our upholstery is hand-sewn… but who’s hand? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

Kayla Bartel, PHR

Human Resources Manager

How long have you been at BB:
3 years and 3 months

Why do you like about your job:
My favorite thing about working for Balanced Body is assisting employees in reaching their professional development goals. I also really enjoy working for a company that's mission is to enhance the lives of our customers. I believe in what we do every day and that is extremely important in job satisfaction.

What do you like to do in your spare time :
Well these days I don't have much as I'm expecting my first child, working full-time and working on my MBA. However, the small amount of spare-time that I do have is often spent traveling to the Central California Coast with my boyfriend to spend time on the beach. I also love photography and hone my skills whenever and wherever possible.

Pilates Experience:
My first Pilates experience was about 5 years before I began working for Balanced Body. I've always been into fitness and when I first heard about Pilates from a friend of mine I knew I had to try it right away. I rushed out and bought Lara Hudson's 10 Minute Pilates Solution and began my Pilates journey. As most do, I've now evolved and love not only mat work, but also reformer and most recently the CoreAlign. However, my favorite product to work out on without a doubt is Balanced Body's EXO Chair. Also, being pregnant has allowed me to incorporate different products into my repertoire such as the Wedge that have allowed me to continue doing Pilates through my pregnancy.

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Ricardo Lopez

Production Crew Leader/CNC Operator

How long have you been at BB:
16 years

Why do you like about your job:
Everything! My job is fun, I help many people to get their custom color machines. It's fun to see all those Reformers in bright colors. Pilates changes peoples' lives and with bright colors we make our Pilates equipment the best in the planet.

What do you like to do in your spare time:
Play Soccer , Bike Ride and visit historic sites.

Pilates Experience:
I take Pilates classes at Balanced Body regularly and it has changed my body and life. The best benefit of all is that it helps me to have control of my panic disorder. I also took training to teach Mat.

Anything else you'd like to add:
I love working for Balanced Body because the atmosphere is great and they have done a lot of wonderful things for me. Thanks so much for everything, Ken (owner), you are a down-to-earth guy.