The story behind Live Long Pilates & Barre in Bedford is one of continual and personal growth. The owner, Rachel Goransson, trained as a ballet dancer in northwest Pennsylvania. During the early part of her ballet career, she started Pilates training, which planted the seed for her future business endeavors. She began teaching Pilates during her time with the Boston Ballet, and in 2015 she opened Live Long, a boutique fitness studio with an emphasis on giving personal attention to each and every student.
Every class, whether it’s focused on mat Pilates, barre, or equipment (like reformer or tower), has a maximum of four students, which means that you’ll get extended individual instruction tailored to help you reach your specific goals. Regulars say that the small classes and intimate atmosphere create an extra level of trust and camaraderie that bigger fitness centers just can’t attain.