Practice News and Calendar – November (2012)

Dear Practice Friends,

We have a number of good things that happened in October that I would like to share with you:

Our photo shoot with Andy Snow went very well, and a big thank you goes out to those clients who participated. Look for pics of Practice people in our newsletter and our website, as well as in recruiting and marketing materials in the year to come.

Early in October, after attending training at the STOTT PILATES® world headquarters in Toronto, I achieved a long-aspired goal and became an Instructor Trainer (IT), the first and only STOTT PILATES® IT in southwest Ohio. Starting in January, I will begin co-teaching courses on weekends at the Pilates Studio of Central Ohio, the licensed training center in Dublin, Ohio, where all of the Practice teachers go for courses and continuing education. In 2014, we will begin to offer our first courses for Matwork and Reformer here in Dayton with continuing education courses to follow.

STOTT PILATES® is the premier brand for both equipment and education in Pilates worldwide.  Bringing their quality and standards to our talent pool is a necessary and exciting step toward our vision of cultivating a lineage of excellence in service, education and leadership in the fields of health and fitness for the greater Dayton area.

Finally, it was serendipitous that, as we branch into educating trainers, a new apprentice should arrive on our doorstep! Please join me in welcoming Jenny McCalip to the Practice staff (see below for more details).

Thank you again for all your support. Also, I want to wish a special welcome to our newest members of the Practice community who started with us in October:

Holly Banks, Shari Malloy, Darcy Plunkett, Kathleen Russ, Tracy Schumann, and Debbie Sherk.


Best, wishes,

Patrick Przyborowski



Monthly Class Calendar and 2012 Rates

Practice Calendar November 2012

Practice Rate Card 2012


Class Changes

  • The studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 22.
  • After a brief hiatus in October, the Group Reformer & Equipment class on Thursdays at 1230p will resume in November with Joy Karl instructing.


New Instructor 

Welcome and congratulations to Jenny McCalip, who has joined the Practice community as an Apprentice Instructor. Jenny has just completed her Intensive Reformer course at the STOTT PILATES® licensed training center in Dublin, OH. She will start her Intensive Matwork Course in mid-January. We are thrilled to have Jenny on board with us!




Practice Makes It to the DDN B2B!

We had the very good fortune to appear in the October edition of the Dayton Daily News B2B Magazine. Please click on the link below

for a PDF of the interview with Patrick. We are on page 6!

Practice in the B2B




Community News

Rita Hughes is one of several local artists participating in the First Annual Angel Night at Carillon Historical Park and Calvary Cemetery on Thursday, November 29th from 530 to 9pm. The night will include carriage rides in Calvary as well as Christmas cookies for the kids. At Carillon local artists and authors will present their works. Admission is free though parking at Carillon is $5. For more information, contact Rita Hughes 937-626-9472.


For those who want to register for the Turkey Trot, there is still time!

34th Annual Turkey Trot


Happy Birthday, Practice!

We turn 4 on November 17th, and to say thank you, our 8a group reformer and 10am matwork class will be free. Normal class sign ups are 1 week in advance, but for this one will make an exception. Please sign up early!



Joseph Pilates: A Bio

Joy Karl was kind enough to send me a link to a short biography of Joseph Pilates, written by Marguerite Ogle on

Joseph Pilates: A Bio






Research: Why Women Can’t Do Pullups

This article by Tara Parker Pope appeared in the New York Times Magazine last Sunday and helps to explain a question that comes up a lot at the studio. Happily, the research was conducted in part by University of Dayton! Check it out:

Below the Bar


Research: The Perils of Sitting for Long Periods

From Gretchen Reynolds in the NY Times “Well” column, comes news of a new study that “adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of the television, the shorter and less robust his or her life may be.”

This is another important study of the effects of sedentary behavior.  Check it out:

Get up. Get out. Don’t Sit.


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