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Meet Genevieve derose

Owner & Founder of Inner Balance Pilates

Genevieve DeRose is transforming Erie’s health and wellness landscape by delivering unparalleled fitness instruction to her clients. At the age of 22, Gen started her own Pilates studio, Inner Balance Pilates, which remains Erie’s first and only fully-equipped studio. Between her unwavering dedication to her clients, level of education, and 20+ years of experience in the industry, Gen is highly regarded in the Pilates world.

Gen’s keen sense of business acumen, combined with her passion for helping others, has made her Erie’s consummate Pilates specialist-meets-accountability partner. Beyond her studio life, Genevieve is a constant fixture in many mentoring circles including ATHENA Erie, CO.STARTERs, and TEDx.


A 2016 Athena PowerLink (APL) recipient, Gen strives to enhance the local entrepreneurial workforce by sharing her experiences as a pioneering female-business owner.

Today, she is an active participant in ATHENA, serving as an APL panel coordinator, participating in the Advanced APL program, and mentoring other female leaders throughout the community.

In Gen’s 2017 TEDx talk: “So What’s A Girl Boss Anyway?” she outlines her journey into entrepreneurship. From her competitive edge as a child to her triumphs and tribulations starting Inner Balance Pilates, Gen underscores the significance of experiential learning.

In conjunction with APL and TEDx, Gen also serves on the planning and marketing boards as a trained facilitator for a local mentoring network, CO.STARTERS Erie. More recently, Genevieve was selected as one of 40 industry-leading professional women across North America to participate in the Dovetail Summit, a curated community of world-class female entrepreneurs.

Beyond Gen’s work at Inner Balance Pilates and her contributions to the entrepreneurial community, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and 8-year old son, Will. Between Gen’s guidance in the entrepreneurial community, fervent thirst for knowledge, and her dedication to her family, it’s clear she’s illumined the path for a brighter Erie.