Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Adrianne Yurgosky, Owner of Westside Pilates, located in New York, NY, USA.

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

Westside Pilates is a classical Pilates studio that offers private, duet, and small group instruction. We also have a therapy room that hosts a physical therapist, massage therapist, and acupuncturist. Most of our clients are those who are local to each location.

Tell us about yourself

I had a lower back injury in college and started doing Pilates. It was the only form of exercise that really helped my lower back to heal and get stronger. From there, I became an instructor just to learn all of the exercises and ended up loving teaching. I truly enjoy watching others heal and feel better by doing Joseph Pilates' work.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I love that I have a place where instructors can come and work on their craft, and clients can come to feel better and have a community that supports their journey.

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

One of the hardest things is that you have to be prepared to pivot, as you never know what will come your way as a business owner.

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

Be consistent. Perseverance pays off. Stay true to yourself.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Running a business is not a smooth operation, but if you enjoy what you do, it can be very rewarding.

Where can people find you and your business?


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