245 Pine Ave Suite 140
Long Beach, Ca 90802
words by Cadie Virgin photos by Cadie Virgin and KP Pilates Plus
Working in the corporate world of the action sports industry for the past 5 years, I have seen many people enter and exist through those big corporate doors. Some exit on their own terms, while others are led out with the door
held wide open…
I had the honor of covering the Grand Opening Celebration for KP Pilates Plus Long Beach on Thursday, May 21st. Not only is this new studio phenomenal, the owner, Kelli Parsley, has been a huge inspiration for women who have lost their once stable corporate jobs due to company downgrading, I mean downsizing! As a previous coworker, Kelli was an inspiration of not only beauty, but the brains she brought into the action sports industry with her wit, intelligence, and determination for success. Putting her entire life into her work, you can imagine the shock and heartbreak endured the day she was let go in a round of lay offs.
Instead of letting circumstances get her down, Kelli decided to take that bitter day and sweeten it up with some soul searching motivation! Instead of rushing back into the corporate world for a financially stable job, she decided to take a leap of faith and follow her heart, embarking upon a journey for the mind, body, and soul. Though the journey was not easy, her hard work, determination, and passion for Pilates and living a healthy lifestyle led her to the successful opening of her very own KP Pilates Plus Studio in Long Beach,Ca.
With the support of over 100 friends, family members, and clientele, the grand opening celebration was full of laughter, cheers, and successful vibes! If you are in the Long Beach area I encourage you to stop in and check out the new studio and fitness classes offered. If you are not local or not interested in pilates, I hope this article has at the least inspired you to follow your dreams and turn bitter goodbyes into sweet beginnings…
Congratulations Kelli, and the best of luck to you!