Today we’d like to introduce you to Naomi Weyrowski.
Naomi, please share your story with us.
Born in Rehovot, Israel with a huge Jamaican family on my maternal side, I am the middle child of triplets, (sister and brother) and from an early age had an affinity for dance and fitness and the arts. After moving from Jamaica at the age of five, she started dancing and learning all techniques and attended a magnet arts school and then went to pursue her other passion, writing at Florida State University in 1997. After a serious car accident, she left college and came back to Miami to rehab and part of the rehab was pilates.
I really owe my recovery to the work and method of the late Joseph Pilates. I studied took classes, went to New York and learned as much as I could. In the spring of 2004, I opened Nomi Pilates studio in North Miami off 163rd near Sunny Isles. I opened a second location in Fort Lauderdale and after a few years sold that location to focus on the original studio in Miami. I moved to Sans Soucci near to Bal Harbour and from there kept expanding. Nomi Pilates has reformer and mat Pilates classes, privates as well as yoga and Ballet. Within the studio, houses lash extensions, facials and a blow out room with the top stylists and estheticians in the city.
With my school and degree never being finished, I recently went back full time in 2015 to finish my bachelors in sports/fitness and am currently working towards my Masters in Exercise science graduating Fall 2019.
Has it been a smooth road?
The boutique Fitness Industry has evolved and changed so much. From being one of the only studios back in 2004, to now a studio on every corner from franchises to gyms you have to keep moving and changing and learning. Even though I did it backward, went to college after I had a business. It has enhanced and opened another world for me that is beyond the social media hype. Knowledge is the key and its what sets someone apart from the rest.
It has taken a while to get it running without me always there. Nomi is personal and everyone is considered family and friends. I have the same clients the week I opened that are still with Nomi today, the support and love even when I did not have rent to pay for the next month has been truly inspiring.
My advice for other women, find mentors and others you admire. Do your research, sure you can get a weekend training at a hot new franchise studio, but its only hurting and limiting your self. The best thing as a woman you can do is to have something of your own which doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be an “owner”. Be the best version of you, like my professor says! Have a passion for your work, educate, research, be gracious and understand how to deal with all types of personalities by being flexible. True intrinsic accomplishment comes from being authentic, organic and most of all… present in this moment – mind and body.
We’d love to hear more about Nomi Pilates & Beyond.
Pilates classical and modern and now adding science and functional movements to integrate an even higher level sets Nomi apart. All Nomi teachers are trained and have bachelors and masters degrees in exercise, nutrition, occupational therapy and Physical therapy. The extensive anatomy and experience and knowledge makes me proud to say Nomi has stayed among all other studios, big or small for the last 14 years.
The personal level of service from the moment someone signs up to having their child sick and not having to have the cancellation policy affect them is what sets Nomi apart.
Text us all hours about fitness, measurements, what to eat or what studio to go to while traveling the world, I welcome it!
So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
With the whole me too movement, women now are empowered and have the ball in their court more than ever.
There have so many untapped opportunities. These women are breaking barriers, changing the game and rewriting what it means to be a woman, to finally have a voice and a chance and to have a platform to teach our daughters, nieces and young girls that we can be moms, wives, best friends, full time students, doctors, lawyers, engineers and yes, even the next president of the United States.
- Intro Private Session $49.00 ($120 value)
- 3 Reformer Class Pack $59 ($120 value)
- Address: Nomi Pilates 2104 NE 123rd Street
- Website: www.nomipilates.com
- Phone: 305-582-5101
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @nomipilates
- Facebook: @nomipilatesstudio
- Twitter: @nomipilates
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