Just Breathe Pilates Feels Like Home
As a former seventh grade special education teacher, Leah Desserich put her students first. That meant she always adjusted her teaching style to each student’s special needs or concerns.
This training has served her well as a Pilates instructor because each client deserves personalized care and everyone starts at different fitness levels. The former gymnast never envisioned herself as an owner of a Pilates studio and yet everything about her previous training helped make Just Breathe Pilates a successful business even before she opened the studio door in July 2014.
As Desserich looked for a way to stay fit, she stumbled upon a class at the Fishers Y that introduced her to Pilates. Soon, Desserich was completing her certification and training clients in her home.
Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Pilates has literally saved Desserich. This is why she committed herself to continue teaching; it makes a difference in her own health.
“My clients were used to sitting on my couch, chatting with each other before and after class. I didn’t want to take that feel of my business away,” Desserich said.
The personal attention she pays her clients has paid off in many ways. “Many of my clients did not know each other before working out with me and now are dear friends,” she added.
Evidenced as her clients arrive, leave or simply stop by to say, “hello,” Just Breathe Pilates offers an atmosphere where you are likely to feel at home. Many of her clients have been with her from the beginning nine years ago.
While Pilates is the main attraction, the studio offers YoPi, TRX and yoga. In addition to online scheduling, the studio offers a “scheduling app” that allows you to schedule from the convenience of your smart phone. Desserich offers a two-week unlimited trial for $30 for first time students.
In addition to new instructors, the studio now offers massage therapy from licensed massage therapist and Fishers resident, Laura Graham. Graham was introduced to massage therapy in Hawaii by a Japanese holistic healer who encouraged her to continue training in massage therapy. Now certified in Swedish massage, reflexology and esthetics, Graham is offering new clients a 60-minute massage special for $45 in September and October.
Stop by the studio at 11446 Olio Rd. next to El Rodeo or visit them online at justbreathepilates.com.