Ryane Delka started practicing pilates about 12 years ago. At the time she lived in a fast-paced world, with a demanding job in sales, and maintained curved scoliosis that was debilitating. Sometimes Ryane could barely move her body; her top tier Doctors wanted to do spinal injections and pushed medications as solutions. The Doctors suggested something for pain, something for sleep, and something for almost every ailment, but Ryane rejected the medications. Ryane knew there had to be a solution beyond pills and demanded more for her life. She researched spine mobility and discovered Pilates as a treatment. Pilates became Ryane’s medicine.
Ryane took private pilates instruction three times a week in Kansas City and emerged into practically a new person. The change was unbelievable. “Just the mobility I got back in my spine and my pain, it didn’t completely dissipate. I still live with it,” says Delka, “but it went from where I was waking up three times in the middle of the night to six scalding hot baths to sleeping through the night. So I just became a complete die-hard believer in Pilates.”
Ryane’s felt powerful and strong, for the first time in her life. She embraced her toned body and muscular physique letting go of the societal stronghold that women with muscles were not acceptable or beautiful. Delka’s strength was a positive thing and something she did not want to hide. Pilates was a lifestyle change that she wanted to adopt as part of her day to day routine.
“I think it was also in alignment with just coming to terms with whom I was as a person, embracing my body, and instead of beating it up, looking at the potential of what it could do, and probably brought that to my life,” Ryane says. “I practiced for years and years, and about three years ago, we closed my business, and my husband and I had this opportunity to make a shift in our life. We moved up to Fort Collins.”
Ryane’s journey led her to study Pilates at the Mastery level. Her combined passion for people’s success and love of fitness compelled her to open a pilates fusion yoga studio ACT, with Director of ACT Julia Tompkins. Julia is the Yoga to Ryane’s Pilates.
The brick and mortar location opens in early 2020. Leading up to the big unveiling in the Harmony Commons on Lady Moon and Harmony road, are a series of ACT events designed to pamper, indulge, invigorate, and inspire its attendees.
The message Ryane has is, “ACT is an inclusive Studio for all to move and be. A place that all humans will be welcomed, celebrated and reminded that they are perfect as is. In addition, we will always have a charitable organization that we will give back to. I believe that serving ourselves and others equally are imperative to living a limitless life. During our Pre-launch events, I am donating 10% of all ACT OUT and ACT in Power tickets to One Colorado and matching up to $5,000 for them. 100% of my ticket sales for ACT Together will be donated to Heart to Heart International to help build Empower Girl kits.”
1. ACT OUT (passed event)
Saturday, October 12, 2019
A pampering event that started with an easy to moderate pilates-yoga-fusion class, rooftop drinks, and a full course meal all gluten-free and very special prizes. The goal was to serve your body, mind, and belly with restorative movements, empowering conversations and nourishing food, and it delivered.
2. ACT IN POWER
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
The ACT in Power Event challenges your body and minds to do and think beyond what we feel is possible.
Beginning with an hour Pilates + Yoga workout followed by a fantastic keynote by Hailee-Bland Walsh, “Balance is Bullshit,” this afternoon was designed to “ignite our bodies and minds to stand in our power and show up.” Hailee is the Owner and Founder of City Gym in Kansas City, Missouri, and HBW Consulting. She is passionate about supporting, empowering, and mentoring women.
Limited Space is Available
Where: Block One
428 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Price: $39 (Includes Gifts valued at over $50)
1:00-1:30 PM Arrival
1:30-2:30 PM Pilates + Yoga Flow
2:30-3:00 PM Food + Drinks + Real Conversations
3:00-4:00 PM Keynote Speaker Hailee Bland-Walsh
4:00-4:30 PM Q&A with Hailee
*Gluten, whole foods, organic
**Must be 18 and over to attend
3. ACT TOGETHER
at Embassy Suites Loveland, Colorado
Sunday, December 8, 2019
“At ACT, we believe that serving ourselves as just as we serve others is not just important, but imperative. We are honored to announce that we have partnered with Heart to Heart International’s Powerserv organization as we fill ourselves while supporting girls around the world at the ACT Together event!”
The event kicks off with a Pilates + Yoga flow and round it out with a soul-filling assembly of Empower Girls Kits, hygiene kits that serve girls in Ethiopia.
Why assemble Empower Girls Kits?
Ethiopia reports that more than 50% of girls miss between one and four days of school per month due to menstruation. (According to UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural arm). This kit empowers girls to be confident, feel safe, and stay in school.
Items we will assemble washcloth, soap, detergent, cup, bowl, Be Girl Panties, whistle, flashlight, educational material about menstruation.
Price: $25 for Adults $10 for Children 15 years and younger (Donated to Heart to Heart for the hygiene kits and includes an ACT gift valued over $25)
1:00-1:30 PM Arrival
1:30-2:30 PM Pilates + Yoga Flow
2:30-4:00 PM Build Empower Girls Hygiene Kits
*Light gluten-free snacks & drinks provided
** Children are welcome, ticket prices apply