Health Club Name:
Pilates Plus Montrose and Pilates Plus Pasadena
Health Club Location(s):
Montrose and Pasadena, CA
What Zogics products do you use?
We use gym wipes all day long, they are handed out to each client to wipe down their Proformer after class -- affectionately referred to as "wipies" among our clients. We also use Zogics all natural, biodegradable hand sanitizer!
What do you like most about Zogics products/service?
Paul is always super helpful and friendly, the orders are shipped with no hassle and by simply sending an email or phone call in. The Zogics wipes themselves have maintained our [very expensive!] equipment beautifully - leaving them clean, but not soaked in suds or chemicals - and keeping the upholstery looking good and not dried out as some of the harsher wipes on the market can do.
How does a clean gym help you attract/retain members?
The PLUS in our name - Pilates Plus Montrose and Pasadena really means something! Our workouts are an innovative fusion of Pilates-based exercises, cardio and strength training - in only 40 minutes! The intense, shirt-drenching workouts at Pilates Plus tighten the body’s core muscles, attack excess bulk in the hips and thighs and tone the arms and legs to help each client achieve his or her best body. Zogics help us to clean up the machines very quickly - and keep our turnover time between classes fast so we can accommodate more clients on the equipment during peak hours.
What advice do you have for other club owners about keeping their facility clean?
Clients make decisions based on many subtle factors about your business. If a studio or gym is dirty, the machines they're using are not clean -- they will not come back. Zogics wipes are a big part of our daily maintenance between classes (the clients wipe them down themselves) to make the environment clean and comfortable during their workouts.
What’s your favorite fitness activity?
UHHHHH...PILATES PLUS!!! (and body surfing)
Care to offer an interesting tidbit about yourself?
This is my bio - the interesting part for most readers is probably my Entertainment career pre-Pilates-studio. Pilates is a little hobby of mine that seems to have TAKEN OVER!!
About Amy Sowers:
Amy Sowers is an Entertainment Marketing Executive with over 12 years of experience developing campaigns for Universal Studios (Schindler's List), Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man3, X-Men, Fantastic Four), and DreamWorks (Shrek 2). She has always been a fitness enthusiast, and started practicing Pilates in 2006 at the Hollywood Pilates Plus studio. Amy immediately became a devoted fan of this energetic routine and has been introducing family and friends to Pilates Plus ever since. With an MBA from Pepperdine University, ACE Certification and Pilates Plus certification from Master Trainer Sebastien Lagree, Amy's passion has turned into a business - as she brings Pilates Plus to her hometown of Montrose, California in 2008 and opened her second Pilates Plus studio in Pasadena, California in 2009.
"Pilates Plus is a workout I believe in. It strengthens the body, mind and spirit all at once - which is something I can't wait to share with my friends - old and new - 'Up Town!' Whether you're a full-time professional or a full-time parent, I believe you owe it to yourself to keep you life in balance. 40 minutes is all it takes!"