Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Bailey Baldeschwiler & Ashley Pilkenton, Founder of HOUSE PILATES®, located in Houston, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

HOUSE PILATES® is a classically based Pilates studio in Houston, TX. The method was designed by founders Bailey Baldeschwiler and Ashley Pilkenton combined eighteen years of Pilates, fitness, and science-based programming. HOUSE PILATES® separates itself from other studios because we provide the utmost attention to our clients and their needs as they move through their personal wellness journey.

Our highly trained instructor's expertise spans many specialties, including pre and postnatal, scoliosis, osteoporosis, post-surgical, post-injury, injury prevention, and sports-specific conditioning. Whether you're interested in a classical or more contemporary approach to Pilates, we create effective programs created to access every muscle resulting in a long, lean, and healthy body.

Tell us about yourself

Our passion for Pilates in providing clients with proper one-on-one attention required when practicing Pilates led us to open HOUSE PILATES® in October of 2019. Our goal continues to be to teach mindful, functional movement and healthy habits to meet all our client's needs. We are motivated daily by our amazing client's enthusiasm and watching them progress through their own unique Pilates journeys!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

HOUSE PILATES® was recently honored to receive the 2022 Best Pilates Studio in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. Thank you, Houston voters!

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things that come with being a small business owner is making time for yourself and not getting burned out. One of the major challenges that come with owning a small business is that you have to handle almost everything that keeps the business going on your own, so proper time management is key.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Have a plan, be able to adapt, and remember why you started your business in the beginning. Most small businesses come from a passion for finding ways to keep that passion going.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

HOUSE PILATES® is a full-service Pilates studio that offers Private, Semi-Private as well as group classes. There is something for everyone at HOUSE PILATES®!

Where can people find you and your business?


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