We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey.  We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Emily Bench-Lahrssen

All of us at Pilathon believe in “continuous improvement”. Today’s session was excellent but tomorrow’s will be even better! Quality-quality-quality… consistency in the quality of our services and our customer service too. My Mom and Dad, both in their 80s, and as fit as fiddles, are outstanding examples of how to stay healthy & happy and most important how to share, share everything one has with others. This philosophy is, I believe, the main reason for Pilathon’s success. Every session is a sharing-learning experience for students and teachers alike. Every class ends on a high with everyone eager for the next session. Group classes are strictly limited to maximum 6 participants so that students can recieve optimum individual attention; a surprising feature of pilates is its variety, and variety is the spice of life! No two classes are the same. Read more>>

Juan Perednik | Artist

Love for what you do is the key. But that is just the first step. That strong bond leads you to wake up early in the morning and work 12 hours a day. Every night I go to sleep thinking of the drawings and paintings I’m doing or I want to do the next day. You have to get obsessed with these. Another key is going forward, trying, making mistakes, thinking how to grow and get better. There are no secrets here, lot of work, try and error and getting to know yourself, what works and what not. I highly recommend spending time trying to understand what you love to do. That is the only way you are going to put everything it takes to succeed. Read more>>

Amy Hoerler | Actress

I would say the most important factor is persistence—the will to never give up on your dream. For me, that’s acting. Keep pushing forward and surround yourself with people who believe in you and your dream. Read more>>