We had the good fortune of connecting with Nonna Gleyzer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nonna, how do you think about risk?
I consider risk taking to be the equivalent of courage — it’s about having the confidence to go after what you want, and knowing in your heart that you will succeed. Unlike other pilates instructors, who typically go on to work for another studio or gym after getting their certification, I knew there was a calling for me to help people directly. Rather than working for someone else and copying their teaching style, I strived to be a “free bird” and focus on my own exercises and techniques. So, as soon as I became certified, I opened my own business. While becoming a business owner was incredibly daunting, I wouldn’t trade the rewards of my practice for the world.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets me apart from other pilates instructors is that I will do whatever it takes for my clients to achieve their goals. I don’t play by the book. I also look at each person as a unique individual with a unique set of circumstances. As soon as someone comes into my studio, I evaluate where they are in the moment — I see how they are feeling physically and emotionally, and cater to their needs in present time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m incredibly thankful to my brilliant niece, Ellie Gleyzer, for helping me write and express myself authentically in a language that is not my first. I’ll always be grateful for your endless support.