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We’ve been a practicing Pilates Studio since 2001. The foundation of our studio combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey to heal and transform lives. By integrating body, breath and movement, we promote awareness of the inter dependency of all these aspects in personal health and well being.
At The Studio of Unique Fitness, we use our extensive training and in-depth understanding of the human body and psyche to teach and cultivate positivity and ensure our students leave feeling successful. Our clients have found our studio to be a familial sanctuary and always leave happy they came.
January Bess Steward, "Jan", founder of The Bess Method, spent years as a high level gymnast and champion body builder. Fueled by the challenge of competitive sports, she struggled when her own body starting failing her after developing several chronic illnesses from lupus to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Jan took her passion to a new level as she explored her own personal healing and transformation via classical Pilates training. She immediately loved the strength and core building inherent in Pilates, but felt something was missing. The missing link that was critical to her own healing was personal empowerment and is at the core of The Bess Method of Pilates.
Traditional Pilates is very strict and inflexible. In the Bess Method of Pilates, we take the heart of core work from traditional Pilates which is the critical foundation of the practice, but incorporate flexibility to meet people where they are physically. We accommodates all ages and fitness levels. Students of the Bess Method have regained their lives after chronic illnesses or injuries not only through strength, but also their emotional well being. The Bess Pilates method is based on positivity and encouragement leaving its clients with the feeling of success regardless of their fitness ability. Each session is adapted to the clients unique needs.