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Embrace the hustle: Opening your own studio, with Taylor Gotovac and Raphael Bender

Taylor & her business partner successfully launched their first Pilates studio 6 weeks ago and are already waitlisted. This conversation explores the journey to opening a business, and the transition from Pilates instructor to business owner.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Check out our Visualized Anatomy Program here
  • Find ESSE Pilates here
  • Connect with Taylor Gotovac here and here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s new book:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
About Taylor Gotovac:
Tay is the co-founder and lead trainer at ESSE Pilates. She has a background in dance and is a gym enthusiast. She discovered Pilates four years ago and uses it as an enhancement tool for overall wellness. She is passionate about the diversity Pilates provides and its ability to improve one’s quality of life. In her classes, you can expect high energy, loud tunes, and lots of banter. She delivers a challenging full-body workout and keeps it innovative and different, empowering clients to explore movements while ensuring they are practical and effective. In her free time, Tay enjoys weight training, long walks with her dog, and socializing on the weekends.

How to Connect with Taylor:

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