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Meet a Business: Niche Pilates

Meet a Business is a new series featuring the person behind some of your favorite locally-owned businesses. 

Jaclyn Forrester headshot

What's your name? 
Jaclyn Forrester
What is your hometown?
Radford, Va
What is your business name?
Niche Pilates Studio
 How many years have you owned/managed your business? 
3
What did you want to be as a child?
I had no idea, I was too busy playing and riding horses.
What is the most popular item you sell?
Our reformer classes.
What local business can you not live without?
Heritage!
What's the first thing you do every morning to set the tone for your day?
Have a cup of coffee.
What tool, object, or ritual could you not live without in your workday?
My phone.
How did you come up with the name for your business?
The thesaurus 😂
How did you get the idea for your business?
I’ve been teaching Pilates for 13 years and I’ve always wanted to own my own studio.
What does the world need more of?
Right now, virtual hugs.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Creating a vaccine.
What's your favorite thing to do in Richmond when you're not in your business?
Go to a restaurant with my husband and friends! 
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Beach Boys.
Who do you look up to and why?
Elizabeth Larkum- because she’s a Pilates badass. She’s incredibly smart, moves like a 20 year old and has created Pilates education material that give the movement a foundation.
What do you love most about Richmond?
The spirit and pride of the community.
What's the best thing about being a local business owner? 
Creating a space that is purposeful, something you can be proud of and stand for.
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