Read on to learn more about a new boutique Pilates and Yoga studio that’s opening soon on the Westside.
Plank Pilates Yoga is a boutique Pilates and Yoga studio, soon to open on the Westside.
“The Grand Opening is August 4,” Stacy Horning, Founder and Owner of Plank Pilates Yoga, says. “I am offering a free Pilates Mat class at 11:00am with a reception to follow from 12:15-2pm, with live music, food, drink, and fun giveaways!”
Right now, Horning is the only teacher, but she’s looking to build her team. “My hope is to create a community of teachers with diverse movement backgrounds and styles,” she says. The studio is located at: 5334 Sidney Road in Cincinnati on the Westside of Cincinnati in Green Township. “Our building is bright blue. You can’t miss it,” she laughs.
The inspiration behind the business came from her traveling to different studios around the Cincinnati area. “I have always been willing to travel to studios all over the city to train a variety of different workouts, including various styles of Yoga and Pilates, Aerial Yoga, dance fitness, Barre, etc. The list could go on and on,” Horning says. “However, I found that most people did not share the same willingness. I wanted to create a space where you could try a variety of classes without having to studio hop. The inspiration is truly to have one space with all of your favorite workout classes in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.”
The name of Horning’s business came from her reputation in the fitness industry. “Over my many years of teaching, I have gained a reputation as the teacher who does lots of planks! I do them in every class I teach, in some form or another,” she says. “When my clients think of me, I promise you, they think of planks. It made perfect sense to name the business Plank Pilates Yoga.”
The different classes that are going to be offered at Plank Pilates Yoga are: Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, Vinyasa Yoga, Buti Yoga, Barre, Restorative Yoga, and they have a Pilates Teacher Training Program coming soon.
Horning says she defines success by perseverance and power. “The most successful people are not the ones who started out the strongest or the most well-equipped, but the ones who never quit. Perseverance is everything,” she adds.
Plank Pilates Yoga is important for the community because the Westside of Cincinnati doesn’t have a lot of options, Horning says. “In other parts of town, you may see a Yoga and Pilates studio on every block. However, on the Westside, the fitness options are few and far between,” she explains “This is a great opportunity for people in the community to practice Pilates and Yoga without a 30 minute drive.”
Horning loves working out with, and being inspired by, others. “Nothing compares to the exchange of energy you experience when working out in a group setting pushing towards a common goal,” she says.
Horning says she loves the relationships that she builds with the people she works out with. “I love working out but mostly, I love the people,” she adds. “It’s a blessing when the people you work with and train with become your closest friends. I am truly lucky to be able to do what I love with people I love.”