Welcome to the Neighborhood: East River Pilates

Photo by Andrew Stinson

Photo by Andrew Stinson

A big part of Commune is our connection with the community. Since our move from Grand Street, we lost some of the foot traffic frequented from Bedford, but we've immediately become inspired by other businesses on our block as they continue to evolve and prove that Williamsburg is still an expanding neighborhood of creativity and innovation.

Take our newest neighbor, East River Pilates. In just two years, owner Kimmy Kellum has taken her practice from an apartment rooftop to a studio space at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge to her final footing here on the corner of South 1st Street. East River Pilates' new found home has beautifully transformed the renovated space as a haven for wellness, routine fitness and community.

Photo by Andrew Stinson

Photo by Andrew Stinson

Collaboration has played a key role in bringing East River together. Their new logo and website were designed by Bernadette Marie Pascua, a client of Kimmy's, whose background in fashion illustration seamlessly fit into the space's playful, yet serene aesthetic. As a huge proponent of "passion partnerships", Kimmy believes in a stronger community through exchanging creative talents and ideas. Throw in a couple of free classes and it's hard to turn down a good deal!

Photo by Andrew Stinson

Photo by Andrew Stinson

The airy space is just in the early stages of its interior decorating with painted work by Bernadette on the way. You might notice the gold accents Kimmy has chosen - including our Gio Brass Baskets! We're sure that the studio will blossom into one of the neighborhood's favorite go-to destinations! Get ready to break a sweat!

Check out their recent mention on W Magazine and their website for class details, schedules and more!

East River Pilates

235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
email: eastriverpilates@gmail.com
text: 917-671-8018
www.eastriverpilates.com