Expanding Your Studio
Is it Time to Expand your Pilates Studio?
For many studios, growth of your clientele may finally allow you the opportunity to build “the studio you always wanted,” by adding new or different pieces of equipment.
For others, it’s matter of keeping your programming exciting - ensuring that personal and group sessions remain fresh and challenging. Interesting classes keep your clients keep coming back (and bringing friends). This takes some creativity, especially if space issues limit you.
Here are tips on how to expand your Pilates studio with new equipment and programming. The goal: to keep your classes fresh and fun, regardless of your studio size.
Accessories are a simple, inexpensive way to spice up a class. For each, you and your instructors can offer a wide variety of new exercises to challenge your clients.
See our studio product suggestions for accessories, plus instructional books and videos that help you build your exercise repertoire.
A new piece of equipment can definitely add a new dimension to your studio. Additions like a Studio Reformer® with Tower or a full Trapeze Table / Cadillac greatly increase the amount and variety of programming you and your clients can explore.
If confined by space issues, this may not be feasible. Use our Space Planner to try out new ideas.
If you can’t expand horizontally, then expand vertically! If you have Allegro® Reformers, consider adding an Allegro Tower of Power® to get the functionality of a Tower. Both of these add-on options require no additional floor space.
Add new programming ideas
As fun as new equipment is, it’s still critical that you continue to develop fresh programming ideas. It can be as simple as gathering together people with the same interests for a group class. Specialty classes for people with similar interests and common bonds are thriving in studios around the world, including Pilates classes for:
- Older adults
- Men only or women only
- Post-natal mothers
- Tennis players
For group classes, a socially competitive, yet supportive, atmosphere also keeps class interest high. Foster environments where clients feel accountable to fellow classmates: making sure they attend the session, do each exercise to the best of their ability, and encourage each other to reach the next milestone.
Have questions on adding equipment? Want to explore new programming ideas? Balanced Body® is here to help. Contact a Balanced Body representative at 1-800-PILATES (1-800-745-2837, or send us an email. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.