We know everyone LOVES a good Pilates class with their gal pals, but what about sharing some fun before or after the session to celebrate a true Girls Night (or Day) Out. Celebrate National Girl’s Night Out Day with our contributors to help you get your Pilates glow on, and then perhaps go paint the town!
Nicole Inzitari, Owner, Lemon Twist Studio
A late afternoon Happy Hour is a fun way to unwind and get everyone out of yoga pants and allow personal styles to shine. Or, after an early morning class visiting a local coffee shop is a way to recuperate together after class before everyone starts their day. Other fun outings that I have had great fun with are: local cooking classes, movie matinee’s, floral arrangement classes and even shopping events at an athletic store. These opportunities can be used to build relationships with your clients as well as with local businesses.
Nicole Inzitari is trained under the Body Arts & Sciences International (BASI) program and is an Integrated Movement Specialist. An Ambassador for Core Compassion Project, she is dedicated to making a positive impact through movement. Nicole is committed to her community and it reflected in her teaching philosophy, where empowerment and well-being take center stage. Recently Nicole opened a small boutique studio, Lemontwist Fitness.
Regina Santos (A.C.C., NASM, Pilates Technique, Chopra and Yoga Tune Up® Certified)
I love enjoying museum events and outdoor street fairs and festivals with friends. Many museum events often include movie screenings with cast and crew Q&A’s, music concerts of a variety of genres, and extra hours where exhibits stay open for longer. If you’re single, these are fun and great places to meet new people! Street fairs and festivals are also fun because we get to experience so many different food and craft vendors, hear some music, and be outside enjoying the day. I just realized that the throughline for these activities are music and art – everyone is bound to find something that they like!
Regina is a yogi, Pilates instructor of Contrology, Chopra meditation teacher and a well-being coach. Her eight certifications point to a single purpose: that everything is connected. The way we think, the way we move, the way we rest, and the way we nourish ourselves, all contribute to the quality of our lives.
She coaches clients to connect to their literal and spiritual core, to move from it, and to understand it as their true essence. She works with her clients to strengthen these connections, enhance pliability, create adaptability; and ultimately harness their personal power to find fulfillment, resilience, and balance.
Theresa Barone, National Manager of Pilates, Life Time Athletic
In Minnesota during the summertime, there is nothing better than getting outside at a beautiful park for a chat over coffee or finding a trail for a walk after a Pilates workout. In the wintertime here, it always feels great to hit the sauna to get extra warm before having to go back out to the cold and snow!
Theresa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Marquette University beginning her fitness career as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist at Life Time in Minnesota in 2011. Pilates quickly became her passion, and she completed her comprehensive Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2014 eventually becoming a Master Instructor for Peak in 2020. With Life Time, she moved to various locations to grow her Pilates business opening the Edina location in 2019. She eventually moved to Life Time’s corporate team in 2021 as the Pilates Operations Manager and became the National Pilates Manager for all 155+ studios in 2022 overseeing all brand innovation, growth, and education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, and taking her Corgi, Reggie, to the dog park.