InStep Pilates (ISP) started when two sisters sat down to brainstorm a name that would incorporate and represent the Pilates repertoire. Pilates is a form of body conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates during World War I and was called "Contrology"; it later became what we know today as Pilates and focuses on developing the powerhouse and flexibility of the spine. The movements are specifically choreographed and can be performed at various levels. The word “in-step” signifies the synchrony of the muscles and the body’s movement in performing each Pilates exercise.
As a studio, we are also working towards a green initiative. A few of the steps we have taken are paperless forms, online scheduling, and digital workout plans. Our energy is supplied by 100% renewable sources. We are using eco-friendly cleaning supplies and microfiber towels to clean our equipment rather than the abrasive disposible wipes. All the small rooms are equipped with motion sensors and LED lights to conserve enrgy wen the room is not in use. Our business cards are made with 100% recycled paper and our beautiful front desk has been made with barn wood and shipping pallets. To continue our green initiative, we have chosen to use washable hand towels and hand soap made from natural products in our washroom. ISP will continue to find ways to creat a culture of conservation within our studio.