Equipment: Pilates & Yoga equipment, Spin bikes
Students should bring: Mats
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga
Upon first glance, the studio at Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga is what you'd expect—a tranquil space outfitted with classic hardwood floors. If you look closer, though, you'll find something delightfully unexpected on one of the walls: a mural of a globe sitting inside a lotus surrounded by inspirational mantras, such as "love", "strength", and "bliss".
Like the studio's decor, the wellness center's roster of classes mixes traditional staples with unique flourishes. Sure, the passionate instructors lead a variety of yoga classes, as well as reformer- or mat-based Pilates sessions. But they also lead classes you wouldn't expect to find at this type of studio, namely TotalBarre, the Navy-Seal-developed TRX, and SpinLates, which blends stationary biking with Pilates techniques. Owner Christy Studant also teaches sessions on the MELT method, a self-care technique that shows students how to massage their own hands, feet, and dorsal fins.