SD Voyager – Inspiring Stories series 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Colleen Naus.
Colleen, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

“It all started with one sentence, “I’d open a gym with you.” That is what I said to Jeremy Park on a trail run one day over 14 years ago. I admired Jeremy’s knowledge and tenacity in his skill, and I had a strong vision about merging our talents together to create a rare and exceptional blend of skills that wasn’t yet being offered in the industry.

Since that run, Jeremy and I began meeting once a week to brainstorm and write a business plan. We decided if we were continually on the same page we would move forward to the next week. If at any point we realized we were no longer on the same page, well, then we would go our separate ways. Apparently, it worked out just fine as we have been co-owners of pillarPERFORMANCE for over 13 years now. It is honestly a gift!”

Why triathletes are turning to STOTT PILATES® training
Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Otiena Ellwand

As pillarPERFORMANCE owner Colleen Naus puts it, there is a hierarchy to optimal movement: “If there is lack of mobility in the body, it cannot find stability and therefore cannot gain strength. If the client doesn’t have mobility, their power is going to get locked up.

“Pilates offers an amazing opportunity to move in lengthened patterns against resistance, which helps give mobility to the system. Once they achieve proper mobility, they can work on stability, and then they’ll gain more strength,” says Colleen, a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.