Changes have been underway at a North County fitness studio as new owners open Central Coast Yoga & Pilates in the former Sacred Spark Hot Yoga location in Atascadero.
Central Coast Yoga & Pilates, which held its grand opening June 20, offers about 14 classes a week — a variety of Pilates and yoga sessions for students of all levels.
The studio has showers and changing rooms, and all of the classes are held in a heated room.
“It feels a little bit like being in Hawaii for your exercise class,” said Lindsey Woodward, who owns the studio with husband-and-wife team TJ O’Doan and Billea Dyson O’Doan.
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Woodward and Billea Dyson O’Doan are instructors at the studio. TJ O’Doan also owns wine transportation companies Pacific Coast Transportation and Santa Barbara Freight Corp.
The O’Doans and Woodward renovated the approximately 1,735-square-foot building at 8810 Morro Road in Atascadero, redesigning the lobby, cleaning up the landscaping and adding fresh paint and new floors. They declined to disclose financial information.
Woodward said the O’Doans originally were her yoga students in San Luis Obispo about 10 years ago, when the three became close friends and often talked about opening a studio together in the North County. When the facility and building went up for sale earlier this year, she said, they partnered together to make their longtime vision a reality.
In addition to Woodward and Billea Dyson O’Doan, the business employs six teachers who are independently contracted.
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