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Coming Soon: Balanced Birch Studio in The Mill District


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NORTH AMHERST, MA, JULY 6, 2021 — WE ARE COMING TO YOU! Balanced Birch Studio – a budding small business that provides experienced, individualized instruction in Classical Pilates® and GYROTONIC® Exercise - is excited to announce it is joining the diverse community at The Mill District this summer. Located at 77 Cowls Road in North Square, the studio is kitty corner to The Mill District General Store and Hannah’s Local Art Gallery, and across the green from Provisions.
“We are energized to collaborate with our neighbors and set our roots in our new HOME,“ says Mary Ellen Liacos, owner and new Mill District resident
Balanced Birch Studio is unique in its approach to individualized personal training for people from all walks of life. From the dancer/athlete to the injured/elderly, it offers boutique physical instruction to better a person’s quality of movement, posture and lifestyle. Balanced Birch Studio is a Classical Pilates® and GYROTONIC® educational community engaging students through authentic instruction to feel reconnection to their bodies, confidence in their day-to-day movement and growth toward personal challenges.
Balanced Birch’s founder, Mary Ellen Liacos, is a Certified USPA Authentic Pilates™ and GYROTONIC® Method instructor with 10+ years of teaching experience. She has worked with students of all levels and abilities, specializing in youth and geriatric instruction. Mary Ellen has extensive experience training athletes, particularly pre-professional figure skaters and dancers. She has deep knowledge coaching clients with ALS, Parkinson’s, and those who are postpartum or returning from surgical rehab.
“Authenticity is our specialty!” says Liacos. “It is our top priority that every client receives an educational experience stemming from the techniques that Joseph Pilates and Juliu Horvath have structured, but also embody a workout that is customized to each individual on a personal level.”

Mary Ellen incorporates her training as a professional dancer with her Pilates and GYROTONIC® practice, integrating these methods through instruction at Balanced Birch Studio.
Balanced Birch clients find success in the process too. “Mary Ellen is an extremely effective teacher. She has improved both my Pilates technique and the way I approach the method. She never simply takes you through a sequence. Mary Ellen teaches with great attention to detail and repetition to make sure each movement’s impetus is originating from the correct place. I always feel encouraged yet challenged when working with her. In COVID times, she brings great variation and a sense of fun to her classes, to keep students engaged. In short, she is the best!”- Adriane B.
Balanced Birch Studio can’t wait to work with YOU!
In addition to Classical Pilates® and GYROTONIC® private, semi-private and Pilates mat sessions, Balanced Birch also offers several master class options for the community to partake in throughout the year. Master classes will include Integrative Life Coaching, Self-Massage, GYROKINESIS®, Alexander Technique and so much more. Please check out the events page on our website and our Facebook for more information.
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Balanced Birch Studio is ready to move and groove with you! Book your session today and start feeling stronger!
Grand Opening this summer.  Zoom experiences available in advance.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Mary Ellen Liacos at (413)345-5788, or email

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