Couture Pilates Blends Innovation With Tried-and-True Techniques
Writer / Shay McCoy
The Broad Ripple community has great offerings when it comes to exercise, but Couture Pilates stands out as a pillar of the fitness community. Owner Joanna Couture is proud to offer members a studio that keeps things interesting and fresh, while respecting and understanding the basics and foundation of Pilates.
Couture expanded to a new location at 54th Street and the Monon Trail in January of 2020, and since then she has been able to expand the programming. Members can enjoy group reformer classes, bodhi classes that involve rope suspension systems, motor-balance training and resistance classes, along with classes that are varied in levels of skill and equipment used. This contemporary take on Pilates allows teachers and members to keep the exercises exciting, and trick the mind to not rely fully on muscle memory. While Couture loves offering a variety of classes using new techniques, she still has tried-and-true duet reformer classes and private sessions as well.
Couture started her studio out of a need for more exhilarating classes. She had been in the industry for 22 years and wanted a change of pace, but could not find anywhere in Indianapolis that offered new equipment or taught cutting-edge techniques. She joined the Pilates movement when it was gaining popularity, and now finds that members are always curious about what exactly Pilates is and how to incorporate the movements into their lives. She says she has found that there are more men practicing now, “saying they were surprised at how great of a workout it was.” She sees the practice as a great way to improve the physique, focus the mind and establish relationships with others.
The studio is truly a community, and members can come in expecting classes taught by teachers who are knowledgeable and experienced. They can also meet Couture and take her classes, since she loves being involved in the studio’s activities. Members have the opportunity to try out many classes before committing to teachers they resonate with, and will find their experience is customized to their needs. The wide range of class types helps customers tailor their time at the studio and walk away feeling good. The location is perfectly situated within the Broad Ripple community, near boutique shops and eateries, including many women-owned businesses. Couture sees herself as lucky to know people in her community and proud to call them members who practice alongside her.
Couture Pilates is located at 1057 East 54th Street, Suite B in Indianapolis. For more info, call 317-506-1269 or visit couturepilatesindy.com.