We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Willer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heather, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I don’t know if it’s habit, but the number one and most important practice for me is to listen and talk to my team and clients regularly. It is so easy to get wrapped up in your bubble and the day to day grind. My team and clients offer a fresh perspective in the innovation of our services and creating an environment that is fun and engaging.
What should our readers know about your business?
Axis Pilates offers a welcoming space for all fitness levels to laugh, sweat and create healthy movement together. We work as team of instructors to not only help guide our clients, but to inspire and teach each other to push past our current abilities. We are a community with a collaborative intention to positively change more lives through Pilates. I started Axis Pilates in May 2017 after being in the Pilates industry for 13 years. During those 13 years I had the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Pilates industry, from opening other studios, studio management, hosting teacher training programs and continual education workshops. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, as I have seen Pilates change many lives through the power of healthy movement. In creating Axis Pilates, it was not only important to have amazing instructors, but to cultivate a community where the clients receive a first class experience and undoubtedly know that our team is here to give them the tools and support in achieving their wellness goals.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There is so much variety and the activities can really change with the seasons, which I love! In summer, I would start the day with breakfast at a small diner on Broadway called George’s Cafe, then head up to evergreen for a moderate level hike at Maxwell Falls. We’d head back into Denver to grab some street tacos at Uno Mas, The next day, we would pack a picnic and grab some bikes to cruize and hang at Wash park. After that, head down to RINO and wine taste at The Infinite Monkey Theorem. We’d end our evening at Nocturne to enjoy some dinner, cocktails and live Jazz Day three would be brunch on the patio of Recess Beer Garden in the highlands, catch a Rockies game and then shop and eat our way through 16th street mall. Our last day would be breakfast at Jelly Cafe on our way to paddleboarding at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Then grab lunch at the Cherry Cricket before going to get facials at Susie’s Organic Spa. We’d end the day up at Red Rocks for an outdoor concert.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It takes a village 🙂 and I’m grateful to have the support from my family and friends. I also have an amazing team at Axis Pilates which deserves the biggest shoutout!! As a solo owner, you can feel alone at times, so this year I decided to invest in a business coach. Working with Rachel Gerlach from Free Your Mind Coaching has given me the opportunity to have a sounding board for brainstorming and problem solving. Most importantly, Rachel has given me the tools to stand in the truth of the “why” that drives me and clarity to understand where I want to go without fear or judgment of myself. I love to continually grow and learn and there are so many wonderful resources out there. Find people. books or other business owners that inspire and challenges you to create greatness.
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