Pure Movement Pilates Studio, Fort Wayne’s premier downtown wellness and Pilates center, announced today several positive developments to position itself for future growth.
Pure Movement is pleased to announce that it has new ownership. Tresa Grace Meussling has taken over the studio from Deborah Fischer, founder and owner since 2008.
“As Deb has decided to relocate, taking over the studio was an opportunity to make a dream into a reality that I just couldn’t let pass,” Meussling said of her decision to step in as proprietor.
While Fischer has stayed on for a few months to ease the transition for the studio, Meussling already has plans for expansion.
“I want this to be a true downtown wellness center, in which our students can find quality instruction in Pilates, Gyrotonic®, yoga, various message therapies, and eventually holistic nutrition in a relaxing, peaceful environment,” Meussling said of her vision.
Pilates mat group drop-in classes and yoga offerings have already been added to the schedule as well as Thai Yoga massage.
“Our goal is to help every individual, young and old, every body type, athlete or not, increase their strength, flexibility and movement level, so that they can live life more fully,” Meussling added, “Pilates is a beautiful form of physical therapy, re-teaching and re-forming muscles in order to have a more balanced way of moving in day to day life.”
Meussling has been studying Pilates for ten years and teaching for four. She started Pilates as a way to enhance her love of dancing, but realized how effective it was for other physical activities and injuries.
Pilates is a type of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates after struggling with a childhood of infirmary. It incorporates the use of pulleys that are equipped to various machines and springs to use one’s own resistance to increase core strength and flexibility. Gyrotonic® is a holistic approach to health and strength by utilizing a machine to stretch and strengthen muscles simultaneously. Most classes are taken by appointment with private or semi-private instruction. Class lists and scheduling can be obtained by calling 260.420.1000 or online at puremovementstudio.com.