CHLOE GREGOR, Director of EducationPersonality: Caring, Patient, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Educational, Technical, ChallengingSpecialities: All Musculoskeletal and Neurological conditions including; Foot, Knee, Hip, and Shoulder injuries, Lumbar Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Neck pain, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Sciatica, Pelvic Pathologies, Prenatal, PostnatalEducation: Masters of Physical Therapy (Australia), Bachelor of Health Science, Pilates Equipment Certification: APPIMission:Through specific and targeted exercises, Chloe strives to assist clients to reach their goals and become the best version of themselves. With a Masters in Physical Therapy from Australia, Chloe has discovered Pilates to be a powerful tool for injury rehabilitation that allows students to surpass their goals, and experience an improved quality life.Fun Fact: Chloe loves cheese and chocolate. Oh and red wine. And spaghetti bolognese..and...
ELLE HETHERINGTON, Australian Physiotherapist, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Fun, Meticulous, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Rehabilitative, Athletic, TechnicalSpecialities: All Musculoskeletal and Neurological conditions including; Foot, Knee, Hip, and Shoulder injuries, Lumbar Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Neck pain, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Sciatica, Pelvic Pathologies, Prenatal, Postnatal, Lower Limb Rehabilitation for Runners - in particular motor control of the hip/knee complexEducation: Bachelor of Physiotherapy Practice (Australia)Mission:With every class, Elle's mission is to empower her students to feel strong, fit and healthy. She aspires to prevent injuries and allow everyone the opportunity to live their life to the fullest, pain free. She believes that life should be well-balanced, even if that means doing everything to the extreme.Fun Fact: Elle has been known to have four or more coffees per day!
CHARLOTTE BROLSMA, Australian Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Fun, Meticulous, EncouragingTeaching Style: Athletic, Rehabilitative, TechnicalSpecialities: All Musculoskeletal and Sporting Injuries including issues of the Shoulder, Back, Hip, Pelvis (incl. SIJ), Knee and Foot/Ankle. Special Interest in treatment and rehabilitation for Runners, Recreational to Elite Athletes, ACL injuries, Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis and Women's Health (pre and post natal).Education: Masters in Sports Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Australia). APPI Pilates.Mission:Charlotte's aim is to educate and empower all her clients so they can be the best version of themselves. Through exercise everyone be a happier, fitter, stronger and healthier version of themselves. Charlotte believes that prevention is better than a cure (but she'll help you work on that too if you need it)!Fun Fact: Charlotte grew up in Tasmania - 16,683 kilometers away - which is almost as far away as you can go from NYC before you start coming back!
KIMMY KELLUM, Founder + DirectorPersonality: Playful, Enthusiastic, and EncouragingTeaching Style: Technical, Educational and AthleticSpecialities: Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Hip Injuries, Prenatal, PostnatalEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Academy International, Pilates Mat Certification: Studio Pilates, Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance (Australia),Mission:Kimmy’s mission is to help others experience joy as they achieve a healthy body and mind. She aspires to be an influential member of the community, striving to educate, empower, and encourage people to reach their optimal physique.Fun Fact: She met her husband in the cafeteria at Hong Kong Disneyland and comes from a family of 8 children!
TINA LUO, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Enthusiastic, Fun, PatientTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, EducationalSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Scoliosis, Low Back injuriesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Academy International, TRX CertifiedMission: Tina believes Pilates should be challenging and never boring! She strives to deliver effective and efficient Pilates workouts, that are safe, intense, and energizing.Fun Fact: Tina loves cats and is a volunteer cat photographer to help cats find their forever homes
HAYLEY HILL, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Playful, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Low Back PainEducation: Pilates Mat Certification: Power Pilates, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: California State University of NorthridgeMission: Hayley goal is to build community in each of her classes, ensuring all students have fun, learn about their bodies and leave every class feeling strong and empowered. Fun Fact: Hayley is a professional photographer and journalist. She also sang at the Vatican when she was 18!
YUNNY BISERETTE, Pilates Instructor
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BONNIE BUSHNELL, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Fun, Sweet, EncouragingTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, FocusedSpecialties: Education: Pilates Mat Certification through Equinox, Barre training through Align Brooklyn. Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Dance and Creative Writing and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Mission: With creative and challenging exercises paired with a positive and encouraging attitude, Bonnie fuses her extensive background in movement and love of fitness into vigorous classes that leave you feeling empowered, high on endorphins, and not to mention pleasantly sore!Fun Fact: Originally from Northern California, Bonnie grew up doing gymnastics, ballet, and cheerleading and now dances professionally for Lauren Beirne Dance Works, as well as freelances for several other NYC choreographers!
KATE HOLLY, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Firm, Caring, PlayfulTeaching Style: Athletic, Technical, DynamicSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Hernias, Sciatica, Low Back injuriesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Core Pilates NYC (600 hours), Bachelor of Fine Art in Acting: University of MichiganMission: Kate uses her eye for detail and alignment to keep long term practitioners delving deeper into their practice, and teach beginners the fundamentals of pilates. In Kate’s own words, ‘your body is your friend, let’s move it every day’.Fun Fact: Kate is in a dance punk band, and also owns a kilt.
JULES BAKSHI, Director of Music + Pilates Instructor
Personality: Firm, Caring and PlayfulTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic and EducationalSpecialities: Prenatal, Low Back Pain, Knee InjuriesEducation: Bachelor of Arts in Dance: Barnard College of Columbia University, Certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Pilates Mat Certification: Ellie HermanMission: Jules' goal is to empower her clients in every way she can. The more she can teach people about their bodies, the better they'll be able to take care of them, on and off the mat. Her workouts are athletic and physically challenging, but it's equally important to her that clients feel healthy, happy, and more confident in themselves after every session.Fun Fact: Jules loves plants, reading, camping, and designing zen-palace interiors.
ANNIE RODRIGUEZ, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Sweet, VibrantTeaching Style: Dynamic, Detailed, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Injury Prevention, Pelvic Floor function improvement.Education: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Romana's Pilates Certification, Masters of Art in Dance Studies: New York University, American Council on Exercise Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, Bachelor of Art in Dance: University of ColoradoMission: Annie's mission is to share dynamic, fun, and relevant mindful movement practices with others so that they can feel awesome, look amazing, and truly enjoy their bodies.Fun Fact: Annie makes a killer pasta sauce, she's been to Africa more times than she's been anywhere else in the world, and she owns no less than five pairs of cowboy boots.
LAUREN VALENTA, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Caring, Meticulous, EncouragingTeaching Style: Athletic, Focused, DetailedSpecialties: From the feet (Bridge Pilates) 2017- Unwinding with Scoliosis (BASI Pilates) 2016- Shoulder Rehabilitation (BASI Pilates) 2016- Pilates for Tennis and Golf (Pilates Academy International) 2015- The Reformer Jumpboard (Pilates Academy International) 2014Education: Basic and Advanced Pilates Certifications in Mat, Reformer, Chair, Barrels & Cadillac. Additional certifications in Cardiolates Rebounding & Silk SuspensionMission: Lauren's mission is to provide personalized training using the Pilates Method - coordinating the mind, body and spirit - and help clients reach and maintain fitness or rehabilitation goals. “Change happens through movement and movement heals!” Joseph PilatesFun Fact: Lauren loves cats, wine and travel
LI VIZZI, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Quirky, Playful, EncouragingTeaching Style: Athletic, Gentle, EncouragingSpecialties: Education: PMA-certified. 450-hour program through The Pilates Center.Mission: Breath moves the body. Movement heals the body.Fun Fact: Li has played in several kinds of movement: aerial silks, Crossfit, Tae Kwon Do, soccer, tennis, ballet, modern dance, Butoh.
CHLOE GOOLSBY, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Fun, Sweet, MeticulousTeaching Style: Athletic, Focused, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Low Back Pain, Stretching TechniquesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology: University of WashingtonMission: Chloe's goal is to give a fun challenging workout that leaves everyone feeling both sweaty and empowered!Fun Fact: Chloe is a contortionist! She performs with the dance/aerial/contortion fused company Dzul Dance. Ask her anything about flexibility!
SABINE SMITH, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Calm, Quirky, EncouragingTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, TechnicalSpecialties:: Prenatal (trained Doula), low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, kyphosis, plantar fasciitis, & shoulder injuriesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification (500 hr), Yoga Certification (200 hr), Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health (Maryland University of Integrative Health), Bachelors in Business Law (Temple University)Mission: As an instructor, Sabine strives to share her deep love and gratitude for movement and living a healthy lifestyle. She hopes that her classes create a safe space for people to tune into their bodies in a connected and present way. Sabine truly believes that everyone can and deserves to live a holistically healthy life, and it's her mission to share tools that will continue to empower and educate people in owning their wellness journey. Fun Fact: Sabine is an artist at heart, so she has an etsy shop where she sells everything she makes. She's made herbal tea blends, crystal necklaces, body butter, and most recently brass rings.
AMY WOLFE, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Playful, MeticulousTeaching Style: Focused, Detailed, ChallengingSpecialities: Education: Mission: Amy's goal is to create a space that helps her clients connect to the intuition and strength of their bodies. Fun Fact: Amy is from Mexico City. She's also a Law School Graduate.
MELODY GOODELL, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Caring, Quirky, GentleTeaching Style: Dynamic, Demonstrative, PatientSpecialties: Prenatal - Core Pilates. Lower back pain, Piriformis Syndrome and SciaticaEducation: Mat Pilates - PMA & Equinox, Basic Anatomy - Bodytonic Pilates, Reformer and Cadillac - Movement Salon, University of Florida - BFA Theatre Performance, Dance minorMission: Melody feels that physical fitness should be positive and engaging. She is constantly inspired by the body and mind connection and loves exploring it with her clients.Fun Fact: Melody has a hot wheels car collection that she has been saving for her future children. They better like small cars.
TARA FERRI, Yoga Instructor
MIMI FONTANA, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Quirky, Caring, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Rehabilitative, Effective, TechnicalSpecialities: Knee and Shoulder injuries, Hip Replacements, Osteopenia/Ostoeporosis, Elderly Population, Scoliosis, Plus-size clientsEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Kane School NYC, Group Fitness Certified: AFAA, TRX CertifiedMission: Mimi's mission is to provide a fun and challenging movement experience with a focus on alignment, strengthening and stretching. She strives to create overall healthier and happier bodies.Fun Fact: Mimi has performed in nearly every U.S. State and European country as either a Bass Guitarist or a Belly Dancer!
CHRIS LAFLECHE, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Warm, Caring, PatientTeaching Style: Educational, Technical, DynamicSpecialities: Knee Injuries, Low Back Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia, Crohn’s DiseaseEducation: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: The Hartt School, Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Method Alliance, Polestar Pilates Mentor TeacherMission: Chris strives to provide clients with a pain free movement experience that exceeds expectations.Fun Fact: I'm left handed!
ABBY PRICE, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Fun, Meticulous, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Educational, Focused, Detailed (with a side of 'kick your butt' in Abby's words)Specialities: Prenatal, PostnatalEducation: Bachelor of Fine Art in Ballet Pedagogy: The Hartt School, Comprehensive Pilates Certification (600 hours): The LabMission: Abby's hope is for people to experience living without pain and to gain a better understanding of the beautiful balance of control and freedom they can have in their bodies. She believes that Pilates done with intention and detail is life changing and her mission is to help people experience its benefits first hand.Fun Fact: Abby has visited nearly half the National Parks in the US (and she hopes to visit all of them). She was also on the cover of a book at age 7.
MALVINA LORIDA, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Friendly, Calm, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Dynamic, Detailed, DemonstrativeSpecialties: ERP Postnatal, PBT (Progressing Ballet Training), knee injuries, sensitive wrists, lower back pain, scoliosis, thoracic kyphosis and lordosis.Education: Malvina is a dancer, certified yoga and Pilates instructor, certified Postnatal Pilates instructor, Yoga for kids instructor, and PBT instructor. Mission: Aiming to use movement to heal and to offer back to the community, Malvina's ambition is to achieve equality and inclusion in the physical training, together with community building. Malvina's style of movement focuses on maintaining a flow during a complete practice that blends stillness and powerfulness, and includes the training of the inner and outer body. According to Malvina's philosophy, embracing movement is a gift to the body and mind that helps them maintain a healthy relationship and balance.Fun Fact: Malvina is a VERY enthusiastic person and uses the phrase "this is the best thing in the world" more times than people can usually deal with :)