Pure Movement in Lima making health, wellness accessible
LIMA – In the past decade, the role of yoga has gradually moved from a whimsical practice by unconventional artists and celebrities to a modern-day soccer mom’s (and dad’s!) go-to fitness routine.
However, like anything new and unfamiliar, the intimidation factor of trying yoga for the first time is enough to scare away many newbies.
“I hear so many people say ‘I’m not flexible, I can’t do yoga’ or ‘I’m not strong enough to do yoga’ or ‘I can’t do handstands’ and that is really such a small portion of it,” said Meredith Bond, owner of Pure Movement in Lima.
Bond says yoga is not just focused on the body, but also the mind.
“Ninety-nine percent of people start yoga thinking it is just for the physical practice, but there are so many other elements,” she said. “It really is available to anybody that’s open to the idea of practicing yoga.”
Bond started Pure Movement to help those already seeking change and wanting to improve on health and wellness through yoga and fitness. She moved to Lima from Key West, where she was a Navy Fitness Specialist training active duty and veterans.
It was upon arriving in Lima that she realized aside from the misconceptions that not everyone can try yoga, there was another problem: time.
“Many people say they just don’t have the time. Time to drive to and from the gym. Time spent actually at the gym. Parents especially have a hard time balancing other factors like childcare,” she said.
So, Bond took the trip to the gym out of the equation.
“Nine times out of ten, getting there is the hardest part,” she said. “So I’ll come to you.”
Bond offers in-home private sessions, small group sessions and prenatal sessions.
“It’s a chance for my clients to have some ‘me’ time without sacrificing time with family or other priorities in your life,” she said.
Another misconception? Yoga isn’t just for 20- or 30-somethings—Bond says she has a client that just celebrated their 78th birthday and recently taught a family that included a four-year-old.
Bond’s credentials include ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Alliance RYT, YogaFit, Prenatal, CPR/AED/First Aid, and TRX Group Suspension training.
In addition to in-home classes, Bond teaches at Genesis Wellness Studio, the Lima YMCA, and UNOH Yoga Studio. She also offers corporate wellness workshops for a one-time team building activity or a long-term partnership.
- Private and small group in-home sessions »
- Corporate wellness packages »
- Prenantal in-home sessions »