Most people would take some time to slow down after completing a successful project. Not Brittany Grignon. The local fitness expert behind Session Pilates is going full Ariana Grande, announcing a third location on Lovers Lane, just six months after Session’s second outpost in Lakewood (aka #plankwood) opened its doors.
And just like Grande’s “thank u, next,” this project is her most personal yet. (I’m just speculating now, but I’m really trying to commit to this analogy.) Back in 2010, Grignon got her boutique fitness break as a Pilates instructor at Beyond Studios, located just a few doors down from the new location. “My fitness career really took off on Lovers Lane,” says Grignon in a release. “I’m thrilled to go back to my roots.”
Since opening in 2016, Session has thrived in Dallas’ hyper-competitive boutique fitness scene, thanks to a fresh, music-driven approach to the classic workout, and a profit-share system that incentivizes instructors to collaborate, not compete. “Teaching can be a very individual experience. You want people to come to your classes,” said Grignon back in 2017. “We’ve been able to kind of break that competition down and work together.”
Even after the Lakewood location opened in August, students still had to sign up quickly to ensure a spot on a reformer. Hopefully the Lovers studio will allow a few more eleventh-hour bookers to get their time in at Session this spring.