Roc started as a necessity. The story is not a fun one, but long story short, I had to work closer to home, there are no Pilates jobs around where I live and so Roc was born.
It’s never been your average studio as it’s always been just me teaching and many would say that I’m from outer space. My approach to Pilates comes from ongoing years of studying, mentoring, teaching clients and apprentices but also from intuition, trust and pure joy of it. I thought, owning my own studio and all the rest of what I do in the Industry would be the culmination of things and then there was the Pandemic.
This isn’t the first time I mention it and it won’t be the last but it’s been a catalyst for movement and change in our Industry. So many teachers have adjusted to online and virtual platforms. So many more teachers have had to find other jobs or close their studios. It’s been a rough period watching people sell off their apparatus to make ends meet or change their business model. I did both. I had bills to pay and selling off extra pieces of apparatus was something I felt made the most sense.
As everything reopens (I even was able to get my coffee here in Beacon at Big Mouth with no mask. I had the Johnson & Johnson vaccination about 2 months ago), my model that I thought was a good one, is changing again.
I don’t want to jinx it but this site and this email is going to morph into something new. Yes, think of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But its interesting because I have also morphed over the last 15 months. I enrolled in school full time for Business and Management with a major in Accounting. I chose to take better care of myself, which I wasn’t aware I wasn’t already doing (until it was quite obvious I wasn’t doing at all). My fitness level went from 0-60 from February to now. There’s always still work to do and improvements to make but I am definitely on top of it.
I’m pretty excited to see what I can accomplish over the next 1-2 years between my new education and the changes I’m making at Roc & with me.
Looking back to opening in 2017, it was never just about opening a studio, it was a journey and it’s not over. I don’t even know if it’s quite the end of the beginning. Stay tuned for more over the Summer of 2021. XOXO