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Hidden Gems: Meet Kim Carruthers of Physical Perfection Pilates

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kim Carruthers.

Hi Kim, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’m a certified celebrity personal instructor, lifestyle wellness coach, personal trainer and holistic health specialist with over 25 years of experience. In 2005, I founded “Physical Perfection Pilates”, a private Pilates studio in West Hollywood, California. It is here that I grew my client base to include athletes, Hollywood celebrities, executives, and entrepreneurs. After many years of experience, I created The Kim Carruthers method (“KC Method”) a specialized approach to holistic health that fuses my background as a classically trained dancer, certified personal trainer, certified pilates instructor into a personalized prescription for my clients. I lean on my experience in rehabilitation, nutritional coaching, pre and post-partum exercise, strength training, and athlete conditioning to help clients transform mind, body, and soul to achieve whatever physical and mental goals that they might have. I have used my unique approach, research and experience to help countless celebrities, such as Colin Farrell, Patricia Arquette, Tyra Banks, Jenna Dewan, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rutina Wesley, Blake Lively, NBA basket player Derrick Rose of the NewYork Knicks, Neil Patrick Harris, and MLB baseball pitcher Hunter Greene of the Cincinnati Reds confront their own personal challenges as well as the demands of their personal lives.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
As a trailblazer and leader in the Wellness, Fitness and Pilates community the lack of representation has been a huge obstacle for me. I’m the first black women to own and operate her own Pilates studio but I still find it very difficult to obtaining funding, partnerships and even networking opportunities.

We’ve been impressed with Physical Perfection Pilates, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Physical Perfection Pilates Studio is a one-on-one private Pilates training facility located in the hip community of West Hollywood, California. Physical Perfection Pilates is located within walking distance to Sunset Plaza, beautiful cafes, boutiques and hotels. Warmth and serenity fill an inviting interior, which beckons each client to leave life at the door. It is here that I have been allowed to create a safe space for each client to share their personal story. This allows me to craft a unique and caring approach that can ease each client into lifestyle changes that I believe will benefit them.

What’s next?
My goal is for everyone to have access to the KC method no matter what their lifestyle might be or where they may live via our my KC Body Fitness app that will be launching May 2021, web presence and my pioneer Pilates program “Pilates In The Hood”. This program provides on site Pilates instruction to those that Pilates has never been readily available due to expense, geography, systemic racism and exposure. The success of “Pilates in The Hood’ has attracted national attention. The program has been featured on the Today show, KABC7, In Newsweek, just to name a few.

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