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Entries in Club Pilates (1)

Tuesday
May132014

Pilates: an exercise that can benefit everyone

The way that Allison Beardsley, the founder and CEO of Club Pilates, a San Diego–based franchise, talks about her old sports injuries, you’d think she was a retired linebacker for the San Diego Chargers - but it was NCAA Division 1 basketball at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, where she was studying on an athletic scholarship, that did the damage.

Beardsley blew out a knee early in her freshman year, redshirted the season, and tried to bulk up—at 5' 11" she was small for Division 1 ball—while enduring the slow, painful rehab process. But that injury, along with all the other dings and strains of play, proved too much. Allison’s collegiate basketball career, and her scholarship, were history.

“I was devastated,” she says, recalling that moment of hard truth.

Then a happy accident, combined with some basic math skills, a good eye for business opportunities, and some fortuitous timing, put her back in action with Pilates.

Read on to see the popularity of Pilates and how it can benefit almost everyone.

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