FOR SEVERAL YEARS,
Kim traveled to Bethesda and Annapolis to fulfill her Pilates needs, but the extra time in the car made an hour-long class into a two to three-hour event. When she began her comprehensive training, an idea took place.
Enlisting the help of a friend, she built a small room in the corner of the garage, and Kimmotion Pilates was born. Armed with just one reformer and one chair, she opened the doors to her tiny studio in 2010.
After a year and a half, clients asked for duets and classes. Kim decided to leap into a small basement space in the Crofton triangle. As the studio grew, more apparatus, more clients joined, and Kim hired several new instructors.
Kimmotion Pilates relocated once again to a beautiful open space in the Chadwick Building at Carver Square in Gambrills, where it remained for eight years. Kim and her studio quickly gained a reputation as the premier classical Pilates studio in West County. Clients came for the workout but stayed because it became family. Milestones were celebrated, goals were reached and lots of friendships were made.
In 2017, Kimberly teamed up with Debi Vincent, Active Body and Health, and Jennifer Politte, Pilates on the Bay, to offer the first annual Pilates Staycation.
The three studio owners created this event to provide clients with a restful and relaxing Pilates-and wellness-focused event close to home. It only seemed natural that the studios came together under one roof.
The COVID-19 pandemic stopped in-person classes, and the quick-thinking put Kimmotion Pilates online with over a dozen classes to choose from each week to keep the family fit and healthy throughout the worst of the pandemic. Like many of us, the quarantine and the new way of education forced Kim to rethink her business plan.
Kimmotion Pilates started a new chapter. Housed under the umbrella of A Pilates Place, we continue to offer quality classical pilates instruction for everybody.