Please direct all press inquiries about Co-Motion Studio to [email protected]. We’d love to talk to you!
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
Boredom Busting Workouts + Ellen Phillips’ Fit Feature ~ Good Health Memphis, June 2016
Faces of Fitness (Chloe Evans) ~ Click Magazine, January 2016
Hooping Is Not Just For Kids Anymore – Community Spotlight ~ Amy Doza for Natural Awakening Memphis, January 2015, page 26
Chloe O’Hearn Spins it Up for Women’s Rights – Video of the Day ~ Samantha Laudert for Hooping.org, November 12, 2014
Stories of Hope: Chloe O’Hearn ~ Marilyn Sadler for Memphis Magazine, November 2014, page 80
Homegrown Holiday Gift Guide ~ Memphis Magazine, November 2014, page 36
Parkour enthusiasts navigate obstacles of urban landscape for fitness ~ Lesley Young for Commercial Appeal, October 17, 2014
Best of Memphis 2014 ~ Bianca Phillips for Memphis Flyer, October 1, 2014
Best of Memphis 2014: The Video! ~ Memphis Flyer, October 11, 2014
Exercise enthusiast now hooked on hula hoop ~ Lesley Young for Commercial Appeal, August 26, 2014
Ninja Hoops will get your head spinning ~ WREG News Channel 3 Live at 9, June 3, 2014
Hoop Dance – First Class ~ Sara Patterson for Good Health Memphis, May 2014
Playing in business: Co-Motion Studio offers movement classes in Crosstown ~ Lesley Young for High Ground News, April 23, 2014
Chloe O’Hearn – Photo of the Day ~ Philo Hagen for Hooping.org – March 19, 2014
Success Story: Tish Pinion adopted Hula-Hoop as tool for fitness, joy ~ Lesley Young for Commercial Appeal, March 9, 2014
Crazy Sexy, Day 17 ~ Bianca Phillips for Vegan Crunk, January 22, 2014
Co-Motion Studio Now Open in Crosstown ~ Haley Wallace for Choose901 – January 17, 2014
Co-Motion Studio Opens in Memphis ~ Philo Hagen for Hooping.org – January 9, 2014
Co-Motion Commotion in Crosstown ~ Laura Gray Teekell for Memphis Health + Fitness – December 2013
Crosstown comes alive with block party to celebrate arts atmosphere ~ Mark Jordan for Commercial Appeal – October 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2013
New MEMShop, Co-Motion Studio, Launches Friday, December 13, in Crosstown
MEMPHIS – The Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team MEMShop initiative will launch a sixth business, Co-Motion Studio, in the Crosstown area, at 416 N. Cleveland St., this Friday, December 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, with a free open house celebration. A creative movement studio and retail space, Co-Motion, will offer recreational movement and fitness classes, including: hula hooping; yoga; modern and world dance; and circus and flow arts. In addition, the retail space will feature a selection of handcrafted and LED hoops, dance clothing and accessories, and other locally made products.
Co-Motion, short for community in motion, is committed to fostering a spirit of community through movement. Owners Adriene Holland and Chloe O’Hearn, both lifelong Memphians, share a passion for promoting the creative movement arts, wellness and community building; having founding roles in Hooper Troopers (2009) and Hoopstatic (2011) respectively, these ladies were among the first to bring the worldwide hoopdance trend to Memphis, and are excited about expanding the creative movement options available in the area.
“Creative movement is not only physically, mentally and emotionally uplifting, but it can also serve as a tool to empower and engage the entire community. Since 2011, our community outreach has been focused on providing a myriad of healthy, restorative movement activities, education, and supplies for under-served communities in the Memphis region,” said Chloe.
“Having a physical storefront in the community allows us to offer even more opportunities for both recreational dance and movement classes, as well as our outreach and activism efforts. The Crosstown area is ideal for us, due to its central location and rapidly growing retail market, and the Crosstown community has been so welcoming and supportive of us already. We have great neighbors here,” added Adriene.
In addition to movement classes, Co-Motion Studio will offer dance parties, special events, private lessons, rehearsal space, and private parties for all ages. Continuing its role as an arts outreach organization, Co-Motion will also offer therapeutic dance and movement programming for specific target audiences, including at-risk youth, and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
MEMShop creates partnerships between landlords and local entrepreneurs to incubate new businesses and showcase unique neighborhood assets. Co-Motion Studio will join the ranks of other MEMShop business, including: Guitar Spa (2561 Broad Avenue); Five In One Social Club (2535 Broad Ave.); NJ Woods Gallery & Design (2563 Broad Ave.); My Heavenly Creations (2593 Broad Ave.) and Indie Style Market (2487 Broad Ave).
Co-Motion Studio will open to the public December 13 with an event-filled weekend. The retail store will be open for business, and class packages will be on sale. To learn more or see the opening weekend schedule, please visit www.comotionmemphis.com or on Facebook at comotion901.
MEMShop, building businesses and revitalizing communities, activates vacant storefronts, incubates new retail businesses and showcases the unique personality and assets of individual neighborhoods. The initiative allows tenants with great ideas to test their concepts for six months, with the goal of signing a long term lease. MEMShop is an initiative of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in partnership with alt.Consulting, a local non-profit specializing in providing personalized services to new businesses and helping existing neighborhood retailers grow.
The deadline for pre-applications for the MEMShop 2014 class is December 15th. For more information and to access the pre-application online visit: