It’s almost time for Sweat AC 2013! Which classes are you taking? Better get your tickets now as they are going fast. One class that is proving to be very popular is Pilates with Sweet + Thrasher. Recently, Nicole Sweet and Marisa Thrasher took time out of their busy schedule to talk to Examiner.com.
Nicole Sweet is a certified Pilates instructor and co-founder of Sweet + Thrasher. She received her mat certification in 2004 and then moved to New York with her passion for Pilates. She met Marisa while working in an advertising agency. Nicole was ranked as one of New York City’s 20 Most Popular Pilates Instructors of 2012 by Rate Your Burn.
Marisa Thrasher co-founded Sweet + Thrasher with Nicole. They worked together and then Marisa moved to Grand Cayman. Nicole came for a visit and the ladies realized they shared a dream. Marisa’s professional background is in brand marketing management. She handles all the behind-the-scenes action of the partnership, but still finds time to work out with yoga and Pilates.
I asked Sweet + Thrasher why Pilates as opposed to other forms of exercise. Nicole explained that she believes Pilates is the basis for all other forms of exercise. Your energy and strength come from your center. Your muscles need to be developed evenly for maximum efficiency. Pilates does both. It balances your body while building a strong core, therefore, giving you a better follow-through in every sport, be it golf, swimming running or other activities.
I wanted to know if the two of them do any other types of exercise. Both ladies have an active lifestyle. Nicole told me she swims and runs. Marisa told me she also runs and goes to the gym five days a week. But for Nicole and Marisa, their love and mission is definitely Pilates.
Nicole and Marisa are based out of New York City. While they don’t have their own permanent studio, they offer “pop-up studios.” There will be one coming up for the holidays. They are also offering “Fitness & Foolishness” in April 2014 in Barbados.
The ladies are very excited about Sweat AC 2013 in Atlantic City and are planning on taking some of the other classes offered, especially the Piloxing class! Nicole and Marisa are teaching two classes: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The classes will be held at the Pool at Harrah’s and cost $35. Get your tickets at Ticketmaster and HURRY. Ticketmaster says there are very few left! They will also have tote bags for sale in the market.
You can check out more about Pilates with Sweet + Thrasher on their web site. Find all the details of Sweat AC 2013 HERE. Tickets are going fast so get yours now before you miss out on all the great fitness fun.
Enjoy the burn!