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A BIT ABOUT US

     We prefer an artisan approach to our training.  

All of our instructors  handcraft  each  individual session for our client's specific needs using Joseph Pilates authentic method of conditioning. 

 We feature handmade Gratz apparatus,  which was designed by Joseph Pilates himself.  This tailor- made approach using the classical method and original apparatus will give you a truly authentic, New York Pilates experience. 


      By purposefully keeping our semi-private studio classes small,  we also carry that same artisan approach into the semi-private classes.  This method of operation enables our clients to achieve their personal goals as effectively as possible no matter which session or class type they choose.

      Private, duet, trio, and Pilates for Dressage lessons are available Monday-Saturday by appointment. Semi-private equipment and mat classes are also available Monday-Saturday.  Semi-private equipment class appointments are not required but highly recommended to ensure a spot. Please see current class schedule for specific class times.

About Us: About Us

INSTRUCTORS

About Us: Our Team
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JULIE ALLEN

Owner, Certified Pilates Instructor, NASM-CPT, Certified Assistant Instructor: Pilates for Dressage®

I began taking mat Pilates and yoga over 15 years ago as a way to stay fit and healthy in my off time. In 2007, after consecutive pregnancies, I developed severe back problems and suffered with daily chronic pain. A friend suggested that I start taking Pilates sessions on the apparatus to help manage and/or eliminate this pain.  Amazingly,  after one month of  studio Pilates sessions, my back pain was eliminated. This is when I realized that the Pilates system was different than any form of exercise than I had previously encountered. After personally experiencing its diverse benefits, I became a certified instructor through Power Pilates in 2008 and have been teaching ever since. 



     As time went on, I wanted to deepen my understanding of the authentic Pilates. The best way to do this was to learn directly from Master Instructor,  Romana Kryzanowska.   In early 2011,  after a year and a half old-world style apprenticeship at Body Central Studio, I received certification from Romana Kryzanowska by Juanita Lopez and Sari Mejia Santo. Since my initial certification in 2008, I have traveled across the United States to study with many of Pilates top instructors such as Romana herself,  Jay Grimes, Juanita Lopez, Sari Mejia Santo, Cynthia Lochard, Janis Dulak, Mejo Wiggins, Michael Rooks, Bob Leikens, and Mari Winsor. In addition to my extensive classical Pilates training, I am also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and in January 2015 earned my  Pilates for Dressage® Assistant Instructor certification from Janis Dulak in Ocala, Florida. 

     My philosophy is that classical Pilates is for anyone that wants to work smarter rather than harder. The Pilates system can be individually tailored to enhance performance in any sport or modality.  It can produce results regardless of age or fitness level, which means it is a perfect fit for anyone. I am dedicated to the health of my client's and teaching Pilates in its purest form, as Joe intended it. 

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