New Strength Pilates in Missouri City tailors classes to the needs of its clients

Beth Posa has taught Stott Pilates classes from various studios in Missouri City since 2005.

Beth Posa has taught Stott Pilates classes from various studios in Missouri City since 2005.

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Beth Posa helps people regain their mobility after injuries, but it was not very long ago that she was in a similar position.

The New York City native’s lungs were injured by smoke inhalation during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She tried returning to work, but her daily commute into New York was tough on her.

Looking for an alternative place to live, she decided to move to Houston in 1994. Now in a new city, she wanted to get her health back on track by exercising.

“I realized that I needed to get healthy, and I attempted to do it, but when you have something where you really cannot breathe, your cardiovascular system is not up to snuff,” Posa said. “You are not in a place where people know what to do with you.”

She started going to the Fort Bend Family YMCA to walk and then began frequenting the early- morning aerobics classes until one day, someone suggested she teach them. So, she trained to become an instructor, learning various aspects of fitness.

When Pilates became popular in the early 2000s, Posa discovered Stott Pilates, an area of the discipline focusing on modern exercise principles and rehabilitation, and began teaching classes at various Missouri City studios in 2005.

She opened New Strength Pilates in April 2018 to provide a unique approach to wellness: Posa and her team of two trainers tailor workouts to the needs of the client, their body and movement challenges. They even discuss medical history, working with the client’s doctor or physical therapist.

The studio features three rooms that can accommodate group and private classes. There are reformers, the traditional Pilates bench, using springs to push and pull the seat in exercises similar to rowing a boat. There are also weights and pads for clients who need extra comfort while using the equipment.

“We get pretty personal, but we want to be prepared for what is coming, to help you with your goals and help you the way you need,” Posa said.

New Strength Pilates


7150 Riverstone Blvd., Bldg. 4502, Ste. 102, Missouri City
281-216-6726
www.newstrengthpilates.com
Hours: classes available only during scheduled sessions Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., closed Sun. and major holidays

By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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