published Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Pilates on the South Side is new in growing area

Name: Pilates on the South Side

Location: The studio is located just off Williams Street.

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    Staff photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press - Candy Kinsey, back right, leads Ellen Hays in an exercise on the "Barrel" as Sharon Fussell watches, close, while at Pilates on the South Side.

Products/services: Owner Candy Kinsey offers personal Pilates Instruction focusing on individual attention. Using equipment stemming from early pictures of Joseph Pilates, founder of the discipline, Kinsey is able to facilitate whole-body workouts with clients, targeting all of the muscle groups.

Age: Kinsey founded the business in 2009 in the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and recently moved to a refurbished space a few blocks away.

Startup investment: $35,000 for equipment and a space

Target market: Kinsey says that her target market consists of people who want to take responsibility for their well being, who are thoughtful about their bodies and who have a high level of education.

Biggest hurdle: Educating the people to the benefits of good posture, and the value of taking care of their bodies has been the biggest challenge, Kinsey said.

Biggest reward: “I love seeing bodies get better, seeing people get results,” Kinsey said. She believes that sound physical fitness is a prerequisite for happiness. “Suddenly they’re playing golf again,” she said.

Challenges in the future: Business has been steady, but being a small business owner with a young business, everything is a challenge at this point, she said.

Lesson learned: The good has by far outweighed the bad, and the key is to keep on growing as a person and as a business.

Five-year goal: She would like to be a part of a small group of instructors where sharing ideas and working together to help clients is everyone’s goal.

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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fhazko said...

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Pilates workouts have actually changed and evolved...


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