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.
If you think Pilates is just about abs, you are missing out on so much. The Pilates experience I've had at the Pilates Studio in Hadley is more like whole body wellness and like a form of physical therapy for any age. It's safer than yoga for the body and is making my body stronger and safer in all the activities of life. I kept getting injured with yoga even though I like it. Pilates has been a big help for me - with strength, balance, healing. It has magically helped me improve with dancing and coordination. The teachers at the studio are top-notch. Wow. I love the mat classes and apparatus classes. I like the variety of what they offer.
Tristan is a relatively new instructor at the Pilates Studio in Hadley but she is not new to teaching and is very knowledgeable & experienced in Pilates and general fitness. I like her approach and look forward to trying out new classes that are just starting. She is a great addition to the staff there!
As a woman in my 70s, I am deeply grateful to Pilates for helping me restore and maintain balance and avoid injury. Pilates' vital focus on the importance of balance enables me to move more efficiently and improves functional strength to sustain an active lifestyle at any age.