“Expanding into new markets has been a goal for a long time and we are confident we’re taking all the necessary measures and steps to move forward”
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis-based Pilates studio PLNK is expanding outside the metro area with fitness studios to open later this year and 2021.
Founder Brooke Meek will open PLNK in Omaha, Nebraska, on Oct. 3 and Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Oct. 10. More fitness studios are slated to open in Memphis; Des Monies, Iowa; and northwest Arkansas in 2021.
The new studios will employ 8-10 instructors and 10-15 part-time support staff. The Omaha studio will have 2,200 square feet with 12 Lagree Method Megaformer machines, private bathrooms and a kids area while Tulsa will have 2,400 square feet with 14 Megaformer machines, private bathrooms and a kids area.
“We chose markets with similar demographics as St. Louis,” said Meek, adding that PLNK (pronounced