My Pure Pilates Story: Tara Hochstetler: ‘I feel healthier and stronger than I ever have before’

Above photo: Tara Hochstetler (left) with friends at the Bayshore Half Marathon finish. Tara credits her Pilates practice with helping her running performance. — Traverse City runner Tara Hochstetler knew for years that she probably should incorporate strength training into her exercise routine. “Weakness in my core was causing problems with my hips and knees,” she says, […]

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Kim Marian, Pure Pilates instructor

Instructor Kim Marian achieves top trainer certification

Longtime Pure Pilates instructor Kim Marian is known for her expert and thorough instruction — she began teaching pilates in 2010, has undergone extensive, additional training over the years, and is a post-rehabilitation specialist, helping people recovering from injury or surgery and those with postural challenges such as scoliosis. Recently, Kim took her. training to

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Kim Costanza and her daughters

My Pure Pilates Story: Kim Costanza on returning to what you love and not giving up

Kim Costanza had practiced Pilates before moving with her family to northern Michigan—she’d taken a mat class for many years in Florida—and for a while even kept up with it after relocating to Traverse City by following along with an instructional video at home. But over time, life got especially busy for Costanza, 56, a

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Pure Pilates to Host Reformer Training this January in Traverse City

Pure Pilates is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to train with the best—right here in Traverse City this January.   Course Details: What: Pure Pilates is hosting Equilibrium Pilates Studio, based in Birmingham, Mich., for an intensive Reformer course. STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Eva Powers, in Traverse City, Michigan for a condensed IR

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George Kleiber Discovered Pilates Later in Life: ‘The Results are Amazing.’

George Kleiber admits he was skeptical about trying Pilates, but three years in, he’s happy he kept at it. “At first, I wasn’t sure Pilates was for me. ‘Moving one vertebrae at a time’ seemed a bit foreign and slow. In fact, I actually quit a couple times along the way,” remembers George, who was

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