Business Intel: Gym offering Pilates and personal training opens in Blacksburg | Business Local

A new gym offering personal training and Pilates has opened in Blacksburg.

Owner Arkeif Robinson said he opened Persevere Pilates & Strength because he’s seen the benefits of Pilates, particularly for people recovering from injuries. After having surgery on his shoulders, Robinson said Pilates helped him live normally again.

He previously taught at another gym in Blacksburg that closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though he was a bit nervous to launch a business during this uncertain time, Robinson said it encouraged him to branch

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