Pilates Plus Pacific Beach
Kimi Evans and Yoko Druten, owners of Pilates Plus Pacific Beach, met while both were competitive hula dancers. Having long had the desire to own their own business, do something to make a difference, and find a way to apply their passions to work, they decided to pursue something they loved...Pilates Plus! Evans, a weather anchor by trade, suffered from serious back injuries and found Pilates Plus to be a source of relief for all of her back pain. Druten, a high school counselor, fell in love with the workout. Thus, Pilates Plus Pacific Beach was born!
INSPIRATION: GIVE BACK
Both Evans & Druten are of Japanese descent, and both had family members who were missing in the recent earthquake/tsunami. Thankfully, all of their family members are now safe, but they have a great desire to help the people of Japan. They successfully had a donation class for World Orphans in March, and plan to continue to support that organization. Now, they also want to add in donations toward the relief efforts in Japan, especially since they were both personally affected. Evans has friends in Japan who are actively helping by driving supplies back and forth to the areas which were most devastated. They are excited to be in a community that wants to support those in need, and having the studio allows them the opportunity to get everyone involved.
"We love ToeSox and that's the only brand that we carry at the studio" says Evans. After trying various brands of grip socks, they realized that ToeSox were the best & the only ones that they wanted to promote. "Our clients are very happy with the variety of colors and the grips are great for our machines. Safety is the most important thing for us, so having great grip socks keeps our clients safe!"