Joe's Disciple: Carrie Macy continued...
(me w/ the owners of BACE Pilates, Alex Estornel & Carrie Macy)
Last week's Pilates teacher feature was Carrie Macy who recently partnered with certified Personal Trainer, Alex Estornel, in launching a phenomenal new twist on a classical Pilates studio, BACE Pilates. I was one of the lucky invitees to the Grand Opening party on April 10th which was sponsored by Moet Hennessy and featured a live DJ and an art installation by renowned photographer, Jasper Johal.
(the event drew a crowd!)
(Jasper Johal w/ guests and some of his stunning portraits)
To me, walking into their 2nd floor studio of the Samsung Building on Wilshire Blvd is reminiscent of a stunning SOHO loft in NYC. The large open space is equally raw and elegant with polished concrete floors, exposed pipes and huge windows; juxtaposed with beautiful imported wood furniture and fudge brown PEAK equipment. I think they have about 5 Reformers, 6 Towers, 2 Wunda Chairs, 1 Electric Chair, 1 Cadillac and 1 Pedi-Pole. Oh, and of course all of the barrels, Magic Circles, balls props and accessories any studio owner could dream of. Besides the equipment studio, behind these gorgeous doors is a group fitness room...
This is where they offer a full schedule of Pilates, Yoga and their signature BACE classes. According to their website, BACE is a combination of the "key essential tools and skills from Pilates, power yoga, martial arts and cardio-resistance conditioning in one! BACE is a fluid, heart pounding, plyometric and isotonic technique that will have your body in optimal shape in no time at all." Sign me up!
At the Grand Opening, however, their group fitness studio served as the perfect dance floor where we got our groove on for hours...
Carrie and Alex were the perfect hosts. I wish them the utmost success in building their studio, establishing their brand and fulfilling their dreams!
Thanks for a fun night, guys!
Rock Your Powerhouse!