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Bod Squad

StudiOne invites people from all walks of life with a goal to build a community that is uplifting, positive, and empowering to those looking to better their minds and body through yoga and fitness.

Article
Lindsey Mills
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Posted
December 28, 2018

One place that has the space to exercise and the guidance for doing it properly. One community that offers support for strengthening mind and body. One goal to provide more than a gym, but to build a home and a family in order to help each other get stronger.

This was the dream of two women who had been let down by several experiences with gyms that weren’t much more than a space to borrow equipment. Teresa Moyer and Jessica Sprenkel envisioned a place that would offer yoga and fitness classes, but more importantly, it would be welcoming to all. Their studio would be inviting to people from all walks of life and their most important goal would be to build a community that is uplifting, positive, and empowering.

Sprenkel’s passion for helping others achieve their fitness began when she trained for and ran her first marathon in 2008. A gym in Memphis, Tenn., gave her the tools she needed to make that race possible: a support system. “I had a coach and a gym that I loved,” she says. “I went from doing something I never thought was possible to being able to do it, having a good time, and not getting hurt. I wanted to give that to other people.”

Sprenkel earned her personal trainer certification before going on to get her master’s in sports science and nutrition. It was when she ran the Route 66 Marathon that she started to think about moving to T-Town. Fast forward a few months, after Tulsa had worked its charm on her, Sprenkel moved and began working for Foolish Things Coffee Company organizing events. Her boss suggested hosting a yoga class on the patio and introduced her to Moyer.

Sprenkel met with Moyer one morning to talk about the idea of a donation-based yoga class. Their friendship was born over coffee and a mutual love for fitness.

Before Moyer met Sprenkel, she was teaching yoga to athletes at the University of Tulsa. Moyer had been fully invested in the world of athletics that her children were a part of growing up. She remembers how important sports were to her children because of the community and friendships built.

Despite being fully qualified through her training at an Ashram in Florida, Moyer couldn’t land a job working for a studio. Instead, with her yoga certification, she taught classes to a growing number of sports teams and worked to strengthen her own body through her practices.

Sprenkel started attending Moyer’s yoga classes after going for a run and noticed how much it helped her running and overall fitness. The pair started grabbing brunch after class, and soon the dream for a studio that offered both of their areas of expertise, yoga and running, was blooming in their minds.

Combining these two fields was very important to the women because they wanted to offer a space that would allow people to explore different kinds of fitness; strength and aerobic, mind and body, power and endurance. At the heart of their idea, still, was to provide a place that was welcoming and encouraging to all.

In the spring of 2016 the studio opened its doors to the public and has been growing ever since. They offer several classes a day so that you can work around a busy schedule. Some days are built to work on strength, others for cardio. Some days you may do yoga while others you might go for a run.

The studio takes pride in nurturing the relationship between running and yoga in order to help you find a balance between work and recovery. The ladies are happy to tailor workouts to your specific needs and always offer alternatives to stretches and activities so that you can do what’s best for your own body.

Aside from regular classes Monday-Saturday, the duo takes turns teaching a donation yoga class at Fuel 66 Sunday at 10 a.m. This “Beer Yoga” is the perfect opportunity to try out a class and offer a donation for the experience rather than paying for a membership you may not be ready to commit to. It’s also a great chance to sit outside and have a drink while making new friends.

Friendship is really what StudiOne is trying to build with each person who walks through their door.

“There’s a lot of great places to go get a workout, but there’s something different about having a place that you feel is like a home away from home where you can be supported no matter what you’re going through,” Moyer says. After the 12-week fit camp, they often host a celebratory party at her home.

Sprenkel says that the community they strive to build is exactly what she was so grateful to find when Moyer started teaching yoga at Foolish Things. “We created StudiOne so that people would have a place to come and feel supported and celebrated; not just in their yoga and fitness accomplishments, but in life,” Sprenkel says.


LOCATOR
StudiOne Yoga and Fitness
525 S. Main St., Ste. 101 | Tulsa
918-697-4575
studionetulsa.com
Monday: 5:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7-10 a.m.
Sunday: Closed

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