Cynthia Lang Pilates ‘already a winner’

September 12, 2017 GMT

Studio gearing up for Momentum Business Plan Competition

Inside a studio overlooking Pere Point Village condominiums, 62-year-old Cynthia Lang sits, her two Irish wolfhounds Zoey and Faela stepping on her toes, invading her bubble.

Lang isn’t fazed.

“I feel like a winner,” Lang said of being a finalist for the Momentum Business Plan Competition. “I just feel like I am there with the business, and I can see a vision for it, and I am ready to handle that.

“I want to leave a legacy here.”

Lang has been instructing Pilates for more than 30 years. Her business, Cynthia Lang Pilates, 913 S. Washington Ave., is a finalist for the Momentum Business Plan Competition’s $50,000 prize.

A fact that still awes Lang, of Petoskey.

“I came to Ludington in 2005,” she said. “I’ve been slowly building this up and learning along the way, and I am really happy where I am at now. I know I can take this a step further.”

Before living and working in Ludington, Lang had a Pilates studio in Harbor Springs. She hopes her studio could someday become a destination spot with teachers from all over the country helping her instruct Pilates.

“Right now, I do private (lessons), and I am maxxed out,” Lang said. “I worked 10 hours a day this summer, and I want to see this studio become a trainer’s studio, so we need more of this particular equipment.”

Wounded chairs to yoga balls, Lang sees growth inside her studio if she were to win the $50,000 prize.

“Signage is important, but the most important thing is more equipment,” Lang said. “More importantly to the community, I am teaching baby boomers, retirees (and) professionals in the workforce. I need to have an option for them to go into a performer class. The beauty of this equipment is that it helps the body learn what it is supposed to learn at the receptive level — in other words, use all of the body at the same time.”

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions.