Vantage Builders Helps Launch Club Pilates in Shrewsbury


WALTHAM, MA – Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., announced that it completed the build-out of a new Club Pilates studio, located at 193 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, in the Lakeway Commons shopping center.

The 1,775-square-foot studio features the latest, state-of-the-art Pilates equipment, including the Reformer, EXO-Chair, Bosu Ball, TRX Suspension Trainer, springboards and more. Club Pilates Shrewsbury offers more than 60 classes per week, in seven signature formats and four levels.

“One of the fastest-growing market segments that Vantage Builders has serviced over the past few years has been Health and Fitness,” said John Connor, Principal, Vantage Builders. “We have renovated and built-out boutique studios, fitness centers and pools. The projects are very interesting and, even if they are small in size, are usually quite complex. We enjoyed helping get Club Pilates Shrewsbury up and running.”

Club Pilates Shrewsbury features a fitness studio, private training room and reception area. In order to create the proper space, designed by Dennis Colwell Architects, Vantage Builders conducted internal demolition and installed a new demising wall to separate Club Pilates from an adjacent suite.

Entering the studio, visitors are greeted by the bright, welcoming reception area, which features Club Pilates’ colorful design and branding. A retail section offers Pilates-related equipment and clothing.

The Pilates studio features 12 workout stations, each outfitted with specialized equipment, maple board wall panels, mirrors and springboards. Class sizes are kept intentionally small to allow instructors to work closely with each participant.

Vantage installed a new suspended, ACT (acoustic ceiling tile) ceiling, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring and wood base throughout the space. Systems work included new ductwork distribution from the existing rooftop HVAC unit as well as plumbing. The new restroom is ADA-compliant, with sink, toilet, grab bars and hand dryer. A new security system and sprinkler system help ensure safety.

“We are very excited to be open and offering a wide range of Pilates classes to people of all fitness levels in Shrewsbury and the surrounding towns,” said Michaela Bruce, owner, Club Pilates Shrewsbury. “Pilates creates a strong foundation of balance, strength, mobility and flexibility, though we aim to challenge our clients’ minds as well as their bodies. We’ve built a community at our studio, where each individual is truly welcome. We appreciate the effort and expertise that Vantage Builders brought to our project, to get us open on schedule and within budget.”