Rebel Yoga Fighting Covid Closure

Hello, my name is Billy Batten and I’m the owner of Rebel Yoga and Pilates in Wilmington, NC. I am here asking for help so our studio can continue to operate, and allow us to keep helping people in need. And nowadays that need is greater than ever before.

Due to Covid and the governor’s orders, our physical location has been shut down since March 16th. And since then, over 5 months, we have had to cover the studios normal expenses (lease, insurance, utilities, payroll etc). At the same time, revenue has decreased significantly, so we have been running at a loss for months now, and it’s not sustainable much longer.

Like many, this has been one of the most challenging times of my life. I have mitigated expenses the best I can knowing how much our community needs the studio, however I cannot do it alone. The community at Rebel needs your support.

Earlier in the year, Rebel was voted by the community the #1 Pilates and #1 Hot Yoga studio in town. We help people, either in person or now via our virtual classes, to heal from physical mental and/or emotional issues. And we are quite good at what we do. You can ask around.

Our studio is home to all types of people who come to heal and have a better quality of life. From the elderly who keep their independence and lifestyle, to college kids who can play sports injury free and focus better on their studies.

For me personally, I practice our styles of Yoga and Pilates to manage chronic pain from a failed back surgery, to manage Crohn’s disease and stay symptom free, and to manage stress to live a happy and productive life. And my story is just one of thousands who benefit from the services we offer.

We are seeing small businesses close everyday and are committed to doing whatever it takes to keep providing our community a safe place to feel better. Please donate whatever you can, even the smallest amount wIll help. Any funds we are so fortunate to receive will go directly towards maintaining and improving our physical location in preparation for a reopening, as well as keeping our virtual platform viable so we can help as many people as we can.

Thank you deeply,
Billy and the entire Rebel community

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    • $75 
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Rebel Yoga and Pilates 
Wilmington, NC
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