Archive for February, 2012

Reflections on Pilates Challenge’s Grand Opening Fiesta!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Pilates Challenge extends a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Grand Opening Fiesta!    It was absolutely energizing to have such a GREAT group of people together in our new studio.

There was music:  the Mariachi Mendoza (of course) and jazz sax solos by Russ Nolan!  And there was classical mime to complement our classical approach to Pilates (Rich Kuperberg, from Not Just Mime).  And food!  And sangria!  And the stunning Pilates Challenge tequila cocktail!  (All by Chef Daniel Drucker.)

The evening unfolded in our wonderful space, designed by Laura Sanchez Penichet and Carlos Rodriguez Bernal of SPRB Arquitectos, who were here for the festivities.  This great space is filled with our array of fabulous Gratz equipment — thank you David, Michele, and Debbie from Gratz Industries for being here!

If you were not able to join us for the Grand Opening Fiesta, please stop by any time.  The sangria is gone, but the energy remains!

Exciting News about Our Grand Opening!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Pilates Challenge is delighted to announce that the award-winning architects who designed our studio will be attending the Grand Opening Fiesta on Friday, February 24.   Laura Sanchez Penichet and Carlos Rodriguez Bernal of SPRB Arquitectos recently were presented in London with the 2011 International Hotel Award for new hotel construction, as winners in the categories of Best Hotel Architecture in Mexico and Best Hotel Architecture in the Americas.   At the Grand Opening, our clients and colleagues will have a chance to meet Laura and Carlos and discuss their approach to design.

SPRB Arquitectos used their talents to carefully structure our space to provide the optimal experience for clients and a comfortable environment for our instructors, all while presenting a visually stunning appearance.  Their design reflects our branding concept, incorporating images and colors found in our logo and ideas that are central to Pilates.

This integration of Pilates’ concepts begins with the studio entrance, a portal which echoes the box found in our logo.   The portal in turn frames a piece of equipment known as the Cadillac, recreating a classic Pilates image.  The box theme is central to Pilates’ focus on the core, which is the square formed by the shoulders and hips when in alignment.  This theme of the box then reappears throughout the studio, in the structure of the office and other areas.

Come to our Grand Opening, Friday, February 24, any time from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to see this beautiful space, enjoy light hors d’oeuvre and entertainment, and meet the SPRB Arquitectos!!



Grand Opening Fiesta! February 24th!

Friday, February 10th, 2012


Please join us on Friday, February 24, any time between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., to celebrate the official opening of Pilates Challenge’s beautiful new studio. 

Ribbon cutting!  Entertainment!  Light (and interesting) hors d’oeuvre!  And a toast to Pilates Challenge!

If you will be able to join us, please call the studio, send us an email, or post on our FaceBook page. See you then!

Valentine’s Week Special!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

♥ Looking for something different? ♥
Share a Pilates workout at our beautiful, vibrant new studio!

          Bring your Valentine for a private duet session at 30% off of the regular price and finish the class with a glass of bubbly!

♥♥ Call or email to schedule! ♥♥