Even though I am a summer girl, October is one of my favorite months. Not only is it our wedding anniversary, this year marks 11 years married; but it is also the anniversary of us taking over ownership of Pilates by the Bay.
This year marks year number 5 and we are happy to report that we do not plan on going anywhere, as we signed another 5-year lease at our space. Thank you to all of our fabulous instructors who have helped keep the studio running and all of you moving. But we would not still be here without all of our amazing clients. I’m so grateful for the community we have created, I love you all.
What a great anniversary surprise, for the second year in a row we are a finalist in Asbury Park Press’ Best of the Best. This year we are the only Pilates studio in the finalist category for best Yoga/Pilates Studio in Ocean County. Thanks to all of you who nominated and voted for us. John and I will be attending the Gala in November, fingers crossed this is our year.
During our anniversary month we are offering a few free classes
For new clients, or those new to equipment, you can sign up for our Intro Pilates Equipment classes.
Courtney will be teaching these on select dates and this will be a great opportunity to see the studio and experience what the Pilates equipment is and how it feels. Please share with anyone who has been wanting to try us.
For anyone; existing clients and new, you can help us get grooving with our new barre classes.
Plus you will get two trainers for one, both myself and Lindsay O’Brien hope you can meet us at the barre. We can’t wait to help you work up a sweat and burn some calories (we have been averaging over 300 each time we practice). All classes are on the schedule so sign up as space is limited.
After this month we will be putting barre classes on the schedule regularly.
Our Total Body Barre classes combine Pilates, dance and functional fitness with some portions of the class at a ballet barre. This class is not ballet but more Pilates with a focus on strength and balance while incorporating cardio all set to music. These classes will be mat classes and still small group, as we can only fit 8 comfortably.
Please note that beginning in November we will be increasing our mat classes to $22/class (with packages adjusted accordingly). Take advantage of the existing rates before the price increases next month. We will also be offering the existing rate to anyone who attends barre classes this month and wishes to purchase a package for next month.
In five years we have yet to increase prices, however everything has increased so we will slowly be adjusting as well. Stay tuned, we will always provide notice of increases and give time to purchase at existing rate just like we are doing this month. Thank you for understanding as I am sure you see everything is more expensive, especially here in NJ.
More Ways To Save
Don’t forget if you take classes your are able to take advantage of one private session per month at a discounted rate of $65. This is a great way to get some additional practice, target an area or some exercises to focus or even just get a good stretch at your own pace.
Do you have co-workers, friends or relatives who wanted to try Pilates? Did you know you could schedule a private class for only $30 per person (minimum 3 people, max 8)? Be on the lookout for some Intro classes and beginner classes so we can get more locals into the studio. We even have specials on duets for new clients, so there are so many ways to get started.
Schedule a private or duet session or even book your own class. A trial duet session is only $75 for both or we have a Welcome Duet Package for 4 session for $160 per person. These are great options for getting starting with a friend. Pilates also makes a great gift or special event. We have instructors available seven days a week, morning or evenings.
Schedule online on our website or download the Pilates by the Bay NJ app. Please note we have a limited number of group classes with class size of 5, 6, or 8 but will be adding more classes each month as needed. We look forward to seeing you in the studio.
Teacher Training for Pilates and Barre
While we do not have any new apprentices for Pilates Teacher Training this round, we do have several interested for the winter cohort, so I will get that information out as soon as it becomes available. All of our apprentices have finishing their final test outs and also attended barre teacher training. They will still be practicing and are always looking for willing bodies, reach out to me if you are interested in helping the next generation of Pilates teachers. Get more information on Pilates Teacher Training here – although the dates have passed, the information will be similar for future cohorts.
Here is one of our Reformer Seminars. Jessica Spillane is instructing us via Zoom and she is watching and correcting all of us. Everyone is at their host studios and working and learning from each other as well as from Jessica. Each cohort becomes a nice little community. Plus once you enroll you can always attend any future cohorts for free as a refresher.
Get certified with us! We offer Pilates Teacher Training here at Pilates by the Bay through Evolve Your Teaching. Enrollment is over and the fall cohort has begun but not to worry, another will be starting in a few months. Check out our Teacher Training page to learn more about the program.