Beautiful Boston: Endurance Pilates and Yoga Studio

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A couple of weekends ago, I met up with a bunch of fabulous local bloggers at a three-month old yoga and pilates studio in the South End – Endurance Pilates and Yoga.

endurance pilates and yoga studioWe were greeted by the fabulous and energetic owner Julie Erickson. After a quick introduction, she whisked us down a flight of stairs (covered in leopard-print carpet) to the intimate studio for an hour-long sample in which we rotated through pilates, barre and yoga exercises. After, she talked us through the TRX and kettlebell classes she offers in addition and then we took a turn on the reformers. Surprisingly, they are way more fun and less intimidating than I originally thought.

endurance pilates and yoga studioAfter breaking a sweat, we noshed on the tasty treats Julie and her team put out for us while she told us more about her story and her practice. Julie has been teaching for 20 years, and it shows in her practice. Julie was recently named Boston Magazine’s Best Of Boston® 2014 Personal Trainer!

endurance pilates and yoga studioJulie has an amazing story – as the daughter of a double-amputee, she saw how important core strength was to those learning to walk on prosthetics. It was because of this personal experience that Julie was inspired to work with some of the Marathon bombing survivors (pro bono, I might add). It was beyond touching to hear her talk about how pilates has allowed the survivors to take control of their lives again.

Julie generously gifted each blogger in attendance with a free one-on-one session. I can’t wait to get back in the studio and work out on the TRX and reformers with her help. I’ll let you know how it goes and if I make it out in one piece 🙂 And good news for you ClassPassers, you can sign up for Endurance classes in the app!

Are you in to yoga and pilates?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

  • http://www.asideoflemon.com Katie

    reformer pilates is hands down my favorite workout of all time! (although barre is quickly making its way up the list!)

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      I haven’t done a full reformer class yet, but I have a sneaking suspicion I’m going to love it!

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    Sounds and looks fun!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, Bailey! It was a such a fun class 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    This sounds so fun and what an inspiring woman!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      It was and Julie is truly inspiring. She has such a touching story.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I would attend this session w/ you!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Fly out to Boston just for a class. Totally practical!

  • http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/ Destany

    That sounds like a great session!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      It was such an amazing time with fellow bloggers and an inspiring woman.

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    That sounds like a fun session! I love pilates, though I only have time for a run and strength training these days.

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, it was a fun class. Do you think you’ll pick up pilates again soon?

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    How wonderful! I used to do Yoga back when I was all flexible and fit lol I do miss it.

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Hahahaha! Yoga is one of my favorite exercises. It feels more like stretching than working out to me, but I definitely feel it the next day.

  • http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com/ Jamie Sanders

    This sounds like such a fabulous experience!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      Thanks, it was, Jamie!

  • Lola Seicento

    What a wonderful experience! Julie’s story is very inspiring!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      You’re so right, Lola. She’s an amazing woman!

  • LilyBiscuit

    I bookmarked her site. I just moved to the Boston area and may contact her studio. Thanks!

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      You absolutely should. It’s worth the visit. If you do try out a class, let me know!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Sounds great! A few of my neighbors are yoga or pilates instructors, and they love what they do. I’ve been a lifelong runner, but I’ve gotta start incorporating some core exercises into my routine…desperately

    • http://beautyxpose.com/ Kristin Bassett

      I do a lot of running because it’s easy and free, but whenever I do yoga or pilates, it feels so good. I need to incorporate it more regularly.