Finding Resolve

Finding Resolve

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    ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions to get fit and lose weight. Read on as we chat with the owner of a West Side-based woman-owned fitness boutique who says customization is the secret to success when it comes to wellness programs. Read on for all the inspiring details.

    West Side Pilates and Fitness customizes each class to the individual needs of its clients.

    The New Year means lots of resolutions to get in shape, lose weight, and become a better you. To help you get on that path is West Side Pilates and Fitness, a fitness boutique that offers a variety of wellness programs ranging from group and private classic pilates reformer sessions to Ballet Barre, spinning classes, and more.

    “West Side Pilates and Fitness is an ongoing small community of support for the myriad of clients where strong bonds and connections have been formed while achieving and maintaining personal health and fitness goals in a more private, yet structured environment,” explains West Side Pilates and Fitness Owner Kimberly Eckstein.

    Eckstein says she was inspired to launch West Side Pilates and Fitness when she saw that there was a serious need for structured, uniquely personalized classes for anyone and everyone requiring a formal program that was not only effective but capable of meeting the needs of those with special health concerns.

    “West Side Pilates and Fitness is for anyone who has special concerns from plantar fasciitis to pre- and post-partum needs to hip replacement and supplemental training for the weekend warrior,” she says. “Pilates can address anatomical imbalances as well as weakness, atrophy, and even inflexibility to name a few. We specifically take note in helping clients meet their goals, while being disciplined as they continue healthy, happy lifestyles on their fitness journeys.”

    Eckstein is a certified personal trainer, spinning, pilates, and group exercise instructor and has an interest in addressing special populations and analyzing movement with correction. Her background goes back to when she was 10 years old teaching tumbling classes.

    “My vision behind West Side Pilates and Fitness was to offer small group and private sessions to the public with a focus on specific, goal-driven programming and to create a non-threatening, non-judgemental private zen wellness environment,” she says.

    Classes offered at West Side Pilates and Fitness include:

    • Pilates reformer
    • Pilates mat
    • Spinning
    • Resistance training
    • Personal and small group training
    • Barre
    • Jump board
    • Stretching and relaxation
    • Yoga-lates
    • Basic Nutrition
    • Pilates for golf

    West Side Pilates and Fitness also offers Pilates for Pink, a class that focuses on and addresses the needs of clients who are post breast cancer treatment.

    “Classes and sessions are adjusted to address and focus on the needs of each client individually, regardless of physical conditions and goals,” she adds.

    When clients attend West Side Pilates and Fitness, they’ll find that the studio focuses on the individual needs of the clients.

    “Programs are tailored to each client, including goal setting and any special considerations,” says Eckstein. “We continue to thrive on private to small group training, and clients benefit greatly from small ratio based training programs.”

    Additionally, West Side Pilates and Fitness is a woman-owned, local business that Eckstein says is often referred to as one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets.

    Throughout the year, and in the future, West Side Pilates and Fitness will continue to grow and evolve in order to suit the needs of clients. “We often offer new programming while still continuing to deliver the tried and true basics,” says Eckstein. “Our goal this year is to expand, thus offering an even wider variety of programming and services, while maintaining our small, private boutique fitness appeal.

    To learn more about West Side Pilates & Fitness, visit, call them at 513-885-4911, or send an email to Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook<>.