About Us

We believe your body was meant to move
and see it as a key to
bringing more JOY into your life.

Elizabeth Towe | Brian Beatty

Elizabeth Towe

Elizabeth Towe, co-owner of Balanced Movement Studio, has a B.A. in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. She has worked in the fitness industry since 1985, including ten years with Pulse Athletic Clubs and five years as the program manager of a fitness center at GlaxoSmithKline.

Elizabeth is certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine & American Council on Exercise, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and IDEA Fitness Professionals Association. She has extensive experience with post-rehab personal training; her clients have included people with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain, as well as stroke survivors.

Elizabeth is also a runner and cycling enthusiast. She loves spending time outside with her husband and dogs, especially trail running in Carolina North Forest!

Elizabeth’s services: Personal Training Running Strength & Skills Weekly Class

Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty, physical therapist and co-owner of Balanced Movement Studio, received his physical therapy degree from UNC Chapel Hill. He has been working in private, orthopedic based practice for his whole career, founded Balanced Physical Therapy in 1999 & joined his wife Elizabeth Towe at Balanced Movement Studio in 2016. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Brian has a particular focus on endurance athletics, hip & spinal issues and ‘hard to solve’ movement problems. An avid cyclist and runner, he enjoys almost any outdoor activity, and regularly presents on topics related to endurance athletics. Clinically he strives to combine physical therapy expertise with his interests in embodied learning, movement studies, health and healing so that his clients not only resolve their discomforts, but become smarter and more efficient in everything they do.

Brian’s services: Physical Therapy | Running Strength & Skills Weekly Class | Off the Bike Weekly Class | Online programs for endurance athletes |Bicycle fit & pedaling efficiency analysis | Brian’s Blog

About Balanced Movement Studio

Each of us at Balanced Movement Studio knows that movement is the key to living healthier, living happier, and improving your quality of life. With that in mind, we have two goals: to build a movement community, and to make you a part of it.

We offer a private setting where each client feels a part of a supportive and caring community. Our holistic approach enables us to help our clients feel more connected to their bodies.

If you need help getting motivated, if you’re not feeling like you used to, if you’re worried about your long-term health, or if you just need some help with your fitness routine, our certified personal trainers can help you.

We also have a 1,200-square-foot movement space upstairs, where we host movement classes including yoga, Pilates, Gyrokinesis, stress management, meditation, Qigong, Taiji, and more. This warm, inviting space overlooking downtown Carrboro is the perfect place to take a break from your hectic day, and feel better for doing it.

If you need more specialized care, we share the building with a team of licensed physical therapists who share our belief that movement is the key to a good life.

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