‘Come as you are’: Alexandria fitness instructor welcomes all
New Pilates studio opens on Sixth Avenue East
Lisa Olson officially opened Cutting Edge Pilates to the public on Monday, Dec. 21.
Olson started purchasing Pilates equipment this summer, but the opening was delayed because of remodeling work in the space, a 10-week backorder with the machines she needed and the statewide pause on gyms and fitness centers.
Pilates emphasizes core strength in order to support the rest of a person’s body. People may group Pilates with yoga because both have mind and body approaches. Olson said she distinguishes them by categorizing yoga with stillness and Pilates with movement.
“Pilates is for everybody,” she said. “Everything can be modified and adapted to meet an individual where their body is.”
Located on the top floor of Vital Fit Club, there’s 12 feet of space between each Pilates machine in line with the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines for fitness spaces.
Whether people haven’t worked out in years or just had a baby, Olson emphasized she wants everyone to feel welcome and “come as you are.”
To schedule an appointment, visit cuttingedgealex.com/pilates or call 320-762-2639.