by Barbara Dab
Sometimes you dream about something forever before it comes true. You carry that dream with you, it shapes your whole identity, it drives you, until finally, at last, after years of hard work and sacrifice, it happens.
But sometimes, a dream materializes, poof! Right in front of your eyes, over a cup of coffee, driving in traffic, or even in the ice cubes of your bourbon glass. That, in fact, is how it happened for Nashville Pilates Company. One late night, after a delicious dinner of Pad Thai and couples bonding over travel adventures, lingering over sparkling glasses of Woodford Reserve, Barbara looked at Amy and said, “Let’s open our own studio.” Aha! Barbara and her husband headed home, but the next day Amy called. “If you’re serious about this, can we get together and talk?” And so they did. And so NPC was born.
What began as the idea for a community-oriented, warm, inviting space where people could work out with talented Pilates professionals, and where those professionals from all areas of Pilates practice could work together, has now become a reality. The road to finding this place was long and often frustrating. Nashville’s “it” city status makes finding affordable space and starting a small business challenging. But Amy and Barbara persevered, held onto their vision, learned A LOT, and with the help and support of their incredible spouses, they made their dream a reality.
And this is only the beginning! With three talented instructors already part of the team, Nashville Pilates Company has capacity for more to join and bring their practices to our studio in beautiful Houston Station in Nashville’s Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. NPC’s mission is to help people of all ages and abilities build strength through movement and live their best, healthiest lives. So come join the community that is Nashville Pilates Company, we’d love to meet you.