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Electric Pilates Studio Opens June 1 in the Heart of Athens

May 25, 2022 — Athens, Ga.— Polias Management announces the grand opening of PUSH Pilates at 700 Baxter St., Ste. 300 on June 1.

Founded by Anna Ray in 2022, PUSH is a high intensity Pilates reformer workout that focuses of toning and strengthening the body while embracing the addictive burn of Pilates.

Ray, born in Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles, now lives in Athens with her family. She spent her early life in the entertainment industry as a child actress and sees her role as a fitness instructor a natural fit.

“My goal is for PUSH clients to enjoy themselves and see results,” said Ray. “When I found Seven Hundred Baxter and met Dave and the Polias team, I knew they would help make my vision a reality.”

Unlike a traditional Pilates experience, each class at PUSH features cutting-edge LED lighting and instructor crafted playlists, with each workout embodying HIIT elements.

PUSH joins Slutty Vegan, Surcheros, Newk’s Eatery, Choco Pronto Coffee, Wild Side Smoke Shop, and University Spirit in the recently renovated Seven Hundred Baxter development.

Formerly a nondescript retail strip center, Seven Hundred Baxter recently underwent a major renovation and received the Historic Athens Preservation Award in the category of Outstanding Revitalization. The project lies seconds away from the intersection of Baxter and Milledge in the heart of Athens and features a modern facade, updated spaces, outdoor seating, and new walkways.

“We are bringing Baxter back to life,” said David Mulkey, founder and principal of Polias. “Our tenants at Seven Hundred Baxter represent a vision much larger than themselves. They’re helping create a hub of community in the heart of our city.”

To learn more about PUSH Pilates, visit For more information about current and upcoming Polias projects, visit










About Polias

Polias is an Athens-based boutique commercial real estate group representing a curated portfolio of the best restaurants, shops, and office/workspaces in the Athens, Georgia area. Polias aims to connect its thriving customer demographic with top tier local, regional, and national brands in a uniquely Athens way. To learn more about Polias projects or to contact the team, visit

About PUSH Pilates

PUSH Pilates is a revolutionary Reformer Pilates experience, combining proven Pilates results with an electric high-intensity studio experience. Founded in 2022 by Anna Ray in Athens, Ga., PUSH exists to cultivate create a community where clients have fun and see addictive results. To learn more, visit

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