Your new fitness studio is located on Morris Avenue. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Looking for a new place to conquer your 2022 fitness goals? Personal by Studio E Fitness is Mercantile’s newest tenant on Morris and will open this spring. We’ve got all the details you need about Studio E Fitness’s premier brick-and-mortar Pilates studio – keep reading to check it out.

Welcome to Mercantile sur Morris, Personal by Studio E Fitness

Staff by Studio E Fitness at Mercantile on Morris
Mercantile on Morris’ new tenant. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Studio E Fitness opens its first brick and mortar studio focused on classic Pilates, duets and semi-private classes at Mercantile on Morris. Personal will offer an on-demand Pilates platform so people can join and take Studio E Fitness classes wherever they go, with no membership fees. Instead, there will be packages for private in-person and virtual lessons, duos and semi-private.

Why Mercantile on Morris? Studio E Fitness owner and founder Emily Dixon chose the location for its prime downtown location. Plus, the studio will give Dixon plenty of space to train new Pilates instructors.

“We are delighted to have Personal by Studio E Fitness at Mercantile on Morris. They fit the bill perfectly, adding diversity to our tenant mix. Now, in addition to places to dine and shop, Personal is creating a space for being active and exercising.

Mary Claire Weeks, Orchestra Partners, Managing Director

Get to know Emily Dixon, the owner behind the studio

Emilie Dixon
Meet your new Pilates teacher. Photo via orchestra partners

Dixon received her BFA in dance from Temple University and trained in Pilates at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. In Birmingham, she trained with a Host Advisor and completed additional training to become a Host Advisor herself. Don’t know what a Host Advisor is? Basically she can train other Pilates instructors.

“I am very excited to build a community downtown; I already feel welcome when I meet other tenants from nearby businesses. Having a place where you can exercise in an area with unique restaurants and shops helps balance the community. I can’t wait to be a part of such a great neighborhood.

Emily Dixon, Owner, Personal by Studio E Fitness

What’s next for Personal + Mercantile on Morris?

Staff by Studio E Fitness
The new spot for Personal by Studio E Fitness. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Personal is slated to open in April 2022 – be sure to follow Dixon on social media and check their website for updates. Until the studio opens, they will offer private lessons at your home.

Plus, studio classes won’t be the only things Personal by Studio E Fitness has to offer. Dixon plans to organize free events, like Pilates in the Park, to involve the community even more.

“I hope to bring well-being, health and happiness to Mercantile on Morris. Joe Pilates quotes: “Physical form is the first condition for happiness”. Pilates can be mental healing, not just physical, and I hope to bring that to Mercantile on Morris.

Emily Dixon, Owner, Personal by Studio E Fitness

We’re excited to see another amazing tenant join Mercantile on Morris – and with them just down the street from the Bham Now office, you know we’ll be the first to experience Personal by Studio E Fitness!

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