“We’re the first to bring a holistic wellness studio to the market,” said Katie Marsh, president and founder of Be Well Studio in Bexley, Ohio. In-person classes began on March 22, 2021. Online classes lasted for several weeks while the studio room was prepped for this week’s opening. Plants, white walls, and cheerful lighting now adorn the room at 2262 East Main Street.

The bestselling author James Clear will give a virtual kick-off on March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. The author of Atomic Habits: A Simple, Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Habits, along with Bexley’s Mayor Ben Kessler, 10TV presenter Molly Brewer and Doug Ulman, CEO of Pelotonia, is promoting the newest wellness venue in celebrate Bexley.

In addition to group fitness courses, Be Well offers other holistic programs, including personal training and health coaching. Kit Yoon, Certified Health Coach and Owner of the Bexley Natural Market, says: “I’m very excited to have a local wellness resource that offers our community a variety of holistic health modalities.”

Be Well, a holistic fitness center in Bexley, is now open for in-person and online classes. Photo by Nancy Alkire.

Michelle Mineo, Kris Tann, Allie Shultz, Julia Sims-Haas and Cassandra Brigdon will be part of the Be Well teaching staff along with Marsh, among others. Yoga classes include gentle candlelit classes, as well as power flow and yoga sculpt classes with weights. Recently, several grilles and mirrors were installed on both long walls in the studio to increase the space for the barre classes. Pilates as well as circuit training and interval training are offered. All levels of students are welcome.

The virtual kick-off for Be Well with James Clear, Kit Yoon and many others will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5.30 p.m. Pre-registration is possible. Zoom Link and Meeting ID: 932 2653 2281 and Passcode: Kickoff

Be Well bookings are made via the MindBody app. Parking is available in the parking lot just behind the Main Street Studio, as well as on Main Street and Drexel.

Please visit wakeupbewell.com for more information.


Nancy Alkire


Nancy Alkire has been practicing yoga over and over again since Lilias, Yoga and You were broadcast in the 1970s. She has taken classes with Charlotte Bell, Bryan Kest, and Kino MacGregor. Since she was 50, she has been much more interested in fitness and often falls back on the expertise of sports trainers Jennifer Schiff and Daniel Snider (almost a) in physiotherapy. “I am open to polite suggestions for other yoga or fitness experiences. I love to document and share. “Contact them by email.

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