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A Warm Welcome For All at PureFit

By Courtney Clark

PureFit Pilates & Yoga not only helps locals improve their physical fitness, but the studio also promotes relaxation, vitality, and a welcoming atmosphere. Located in Walled Lake, a short distance from Livonia, the studio strives to help guests feel comfortable with a judgment-free environment and with classes that teach modifications for all levels of yoga practitioners.

Emily Kasal, PureFit's owner, opened the studio in 2014 with the goal of creating a yoga practice space that is affordable and accessible for everyone. Kasal notes that her studio has grown into a warm and positive place.

"It is truly a community experience and I feel so lucky to be a part of it," she says. "[It] is a wonderful community of welcoming and supportive students and teachers." The owner also realized that not all styles are for everyone, so she encourages those who are new to yoga or Pilates to try several class types to find the right fit.

PureFit offers four class types. Simple Hatha Yoga is arguably the best choice for those who are new to yoga or for those who are searching for what the website describes as a foundational practice. The class is designed to increase flexibility, strength, stability and balance. Simple Hatha takes students through dynamic and static poses slowly to release tension and increase awareness. Better Backs Yin Yoga is also a relaxing class. According to the website, the gentle movements and stretches help enhance the mobility of the spine, hips and legs. Holding yin stretches helps to promote long-term health of our deeper connective tissues.

Besides yoga, the studio also teaches Pilates. The regular Pilates class focuses on building core strength and stability by contracting the abdominal muscles in toward the spine. In doing so, the stomach, hips, and thighs become toned. Set to music, this class is appropriate for all levels due to the modifications the instructors teach. Pilates Core Blast is described as "a condensed, 30-minute version of our regular Pilates class." Rather than inside the studio, Core Blast is held at the Pavilion Shore Park, letting students strengthen their cores with a beautiful view.

Walled Lake and Livonia residents in search of an affordable, accessible, and non-judgmental yoga studio will find that PureFit Pilates & Yoga meets those requirements. The five-star reviews across several Internet platforms only affirm this. The studio's four qualified and experienced instructors ensure that each yoga student, no matter how new, will feel welcomed.

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Courtney Clark graduated from Flagler College with a BA in English and Creative...

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