Last updated on July 10th, 2023 at 10:18 AM
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US-based Pilates brand, Balanced Body is expanding its UK operation.
As a global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years, Balanced Body has been supplying the UK remotely from its headquarters in Sacramento, California for the last 20 years.
Now, as the popularity of Pilates continues to rise and with the UK identified as a high-growth market, the brand has decided to build an equipment supply and distribution network, alongside an education provision that serves its UK audience directly.
Naming AIT as its new, in-country, logistics partner, Balanced Body has established a large storage facility in Berkshire and appointed Katya Matiienko as its UK Business Development Manager.
Tonhi Tran, Director of Sales at Balanced Body says: “By housing high volumes of stock in the UK we can get equipment and accessories out to our customers much quicker. Katya will also be on hand to answer any queries, arrange product demonstrations and generally be our main representation, on the ground in the UK.”
In addition, an Authorised Training Centre is being established in Putney with Pete Pallai, an experienced Pilates practitioner, former Olympian, semi-professional Rugby player and Balanced Body Educator.
Balanced Body’s Education Director, Joy Puleo, continues: “Balanced Body Education brings the best of movement science to movement education.
We have been delivering training and education to Instructors around the world for nearly 20 years and have educated more than 30,000 Instructors.
With our new training centre, we are also launching Group Reformer training for fitness professionals in the UK.
This new education program is designed to upskill club trainers, providing them with the training, tools and class development resources to be immediately successful in delivering innovative, effective Group Reformer classes.”
Following on from the success of the new Group Reformer class, Balanced Body Education® will deliver additional bespoke training programs for fitness professionals from Q3/Q4.