Katrina and Laurie began working at The Pilates Studio in 2001. At this time it was known as Momentum the Pilates Center. Katrina had just moved from New York where she completed the certification program at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and upon her arrival began training to teach Pilates. Laurie Johnson was studying to be a Yoga Instructor and initially began her work at Momentum the Pilates Center as an office assistant.
In 2005, Momentum the Pilates Center was purchased and the name was changed to The Pilates Center of Western Massachusetts. By this time Laurie earned her certification from the Stillpoint School of Massage Therapy as well as her Pilates Mat and Apparatus teacher certifications. Katrina continued her education by completing the Polestar Pilates rehabilitation program.
Fast forward to 2011…Katrina and Laurie purchase the Hadley location of The Pilates Center of Western Massachusetts and change its name to The Pilates Studio. Now their collaborative process continues not just as co-workers but business partners and the community created at The Pilates Studio continues to grow and prosper as a place where people come to exercise, make friends, and have fun.
Corporation activities and acquisitions
January 2019: Launched Pilates Business Pros. Our consulting division that works with other fitness businesses be more successful.
Feb 2020: Acquired Attract More Clients LLC. A digital marketing agency with more than 20 years experience. This gives us the expertise and resources to serve our Pilates business pros clients, even better with cutting-edge digital marketing services and consulting.
March 2020: Pivoted the business model to include online, personal, group and on demand Pilates and other fitness instruction during the forced shutdown due to Covid.
May 2020: The Pilates Studio, Inc. is now KLM Enterprises, inc. an S Corporation diversifying its capacity and staff to bring more value to others in a changing world.
As I walked the ancient Inca trail in Machu Picchu to the Sun GatePass this October I kept saying to my walking mates “Thank God for my Pilates Bone Density classes”. What a difference in my strength and agility.
I recently took a reformer class with Nancy. She was fantastic at explaining exactly what to do, and providing help and encouragement. Importantly, she made us laugh during the class. I would definitely take her class again. The next day I could feel the work that I did in her class, and overall I felt looser in my hips. If you have any question about taking her class...don't! She's wonderful!
I am fairly certain that Pilates has saved my life. One day, while working in the 2nd story loft of my barn, I was standing at the edge holding open the large side door where we would drop hay. A strong wind swung the door open, and because I was hanging on to the door, I started to fall out. As my life flashed before my eyes, I quickly let go of the door, but I was already falling out of the loft. I tightened every muscle in my core, back, and legs to pull myself back from over the edge and securely back on to the loft floor. It was terrifying, and I know Pilates made all the difference that day.