Updated: Jun 9, 2021
As you might have heard, Pilates Methodology has two new owners! In November 2020, mother-daughter-duo Jensen Elliot (who is also an instructor) and Lisa Carmichael bought the studio with lots of energy and optimism. Despite the global pandemic and an unprecedented ice storm in February, the two have worked together to continue to provide a welcoming and warm environment that Rachael created. To get to know the both of them a little bit more, we wanted to share some facts about them!
Jensen is the co-owner and has been an instructor at the studio for almost 5 years.
What is your guilty pleasure? Lots of sushi and Netflix!
What made you want to become a Pilates instructor? I had an epiphany that I didn't want to pursue my degree in Economics. While trying to figure out my next move, I found Pilates. I decided to pursue the Real Pilates teacher training program and found my passion for teaching Pilates.
What is your favorite type of Pilates to teach? Definitely Tower classes!
What is one fun fact about you? Whenever I travel, I make it a point to go the cities art museums. It's one of my favorite things to do!
Lisa is the co-owner of the studio and our behind the scenes guru.
Where could we find you in your free time? Gardening, oil painting, gourmet cooking, doing yoga, and taking care of two dogs and two cats!
What has been your favorite thing about running Pilates Methodology so far? My favorite thing about running the studio is that we have a belief that if we take care of the instructors/employees, they will take care of the clients and the clients will take care of the business. Despite the pandemic and reduced business, we made the intentional choice to invest in some updates for the studio. I am hopeful these steps are creating a good atmosphere and vibe around the studio and that the clients are picking up on that.
What advice would you give someone who is just starting out in Pilates or interested in starting out? My advice for starting a fitness routine is to make it a routine. Pick a day that you plan your week. Enter them into some kind of calendar, commit to the plan and then execute! Consistency is key. Also, it helps to take a before measurement of where you stand and then pick a future date to compare and see your progress!