Happy 2015 to our BeyondBarre & Pilates in Motion family!
I’m pleased to report that 2014 was a fantastic year for BeyondBarre and its flagship studio Pilates In Motion Fitness Studio. The BeyondBarre fitness program continues to grow nationally and Pilates In Motion Fitness Studio has more members than ever! But none of it could have happened without your continued enthusiasm and support. For that, I thank you very much.
We ended the year 2014 at BeyondBarre/Pilates In Motion Fitness Studio with a wonderful indoor/outdoor holiday party at the Shalimar Alpaca Farm in Warwick, NY. With the farm house beautifully decorated for the holiday season, it was the perfect place to gather and celebrate with our clients, instructors, family, and friends.
Not surprisingly, children and adults alike were drawn to the gentle and beautiful alpacas in a nearby field. The highlight of the gathering was when the children and alpacas, all of them worn out from a busy day of activity, decided to lay down together in the field and take a long rest. That prompted one of the alpacas to place its head on a child’s lap and fall sound asleep. It was perfect.
Indeed, watching the scene unfold reminded me that our often heavily-programmed lives can make us forget the joy we felt as children when we could spontaneously run, play, and have fun.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. So for 2015, I resolve to add more organic, unscripted, outdoor exercise to my life. Or, as kids call it… playing outdoors. I hope you will, too.
I’m looking forward to enjoying another exciting and successful (and playful) year at BeyondBarre and the Pilates in Motion Fitness Studio with YOU!
Yours In Fitness,
Colleen Ketchum, Founder of the BeyondBarre Method and
Owner of Pilates In Motion Fitness Studio, located in Warwick, NY