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POSTNATAL PILATES

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POSTNATAL
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POSTNATAL REFORMER PILATES

BodyLove Postnatal Reformer Pilates classes are safe, effective, and specially designed to help new moms fully recover from childbirth. Whether you had a vaginal, or Caesarean birth, these classes cater to women in all stages of birth recovery, and at all levels of experience, knowledge, and endurance. By using specific, targeted exercises, these Reformer Pilates classes focus on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, reducing rectus abdominal diastasis, improving your postural alignment, and strengthening your body to deal with the physical demands of being a new mom. This informative class aims to provide you with greater understanding of your body, to equip you with the tools necessary to look after yourself, and to connect you with other moms in the community. 


BABY + ME MAT PILATES

No stroller parking available. Please carry your baby.

Baby + Me is a Postnatal Mat Pilates class designed for new moms with babies not yet crawling. While your baby is settled at the front of your mat, our Postnatal instructors will take you through a range of safe, suitable, and challenging Mat Pilates sequences, with the theme of each exercise being to assist and improve your postnatal recovery time. By using specific, targeted exercises, these classes focus on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, reducing rectus abdominal diastasis, improving your postural alignment, and strengthening your body to deal with the physical demands of being a new mom. This informative class aims to provide you with greater understanding of your body, to equip you with the tools necessary to look after yourself, and to connect you with other moms and babies in the community. 

While babies are welcome, these classes are designed for new moms! Therefore, please bring your own baby blankets or anything else you may need to settle your baby during the class.

Please note that ERP does not provide baby sitting services and all babies must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 


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meet bodylove PIlates' founder

Ali Handley is a passionate New York based Pilates instructor, and a mother of two young children. She's also the founder of BodyLove Pilates, which is a dedicated online studio with over 300 video workouts for pregnant and postnatal women. All of her online workouts are designed to ensure mamas and mamas-to-be work out smarter, safer and more effectively during this important time in their lives.


BodyLove Method certified instructors

KATE HOLLY Kate hails from Detroit. She completed the Comprehensive Training Program and Mat Certification at Core Pilates NYC. In addition she holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan. Besides being a devoted Pilates practitioner, she's a writer and actress who makes a mean omelet.  Pilates found Kate in her years as a dancer, helping her to recuperate from surgery and old injuries.  As a teacher, her eye for detail and alignment keeps long time practitioners delving deeper into their practice, and teaches beginners the fundamentals in a playful, mindful way.

KATE HOLLY

Kate hails from Detroit. She completed the Comprehensive Training Program and Mat Certification at Core Pilates NYC. In addition she holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan. Besides being a devoted Pilates practitioner, she's a writer and actress who makes a mean omelet. 

Pilates found Kate in her years as a dancer, helping her to recuperate from surgery and old injuries.  As a teacher, her eye for detail and alignment keeps long time practitioners delving deeper into their practice, and teaches beginners the fundamentals in a playful, mindful way.

JULES BAKSHI Jules Bakshi is a Brooklyn based dancer, director, choreographer, and dance teacher. She grew up in Bombay, India and Montclair, NJ, and graduated with a BA from Barnard College. She is currently the managing director of critically acclaimed Douglas Dunn + Dancers, and is also a dancer in the company. Jules also freelances as a dancer and teaching artist for Pilobolus Dance Theater, and is artistic director of her own modern dance company, Jules Bakshi/Subtle Details. Jules Bakshi/Subtle Details has been presented by Gowanus Art + Production, The National Academy Museum, DUMBO Dance Festival, Douglas Dunn Salon Festival, Picasso Machinery, the Cool NY festival and others. Jules' choreography has been featured in music videos for recording artists Mac Miller, The Suzan, Theo Martins, and MTV India Special Films. She is the founder of Adult Beginner: Dance Like The Hot Bitch You Always Knew You Were, a high intensity dance/excercise/hairography class for all levels.  More information about Jules can be found at www.julesbakshi.com.

JULES BAKSHI

Jules Bakshi is a Brooklyn based dancer, director, choreographer, and dance teacher. She grew up in Bombay, India and Montclair, NJ, and graduated with a BA from Barnard College. She is currently the managing director of critically acclaimed Douglas Dunn + Dancers, and is also a dancer in the company.

Jules also freelances as a dancer and teaching artist for Pilobolus Dance Theater, and is artistic director of her own modern dance company, Jules Bakshi/Subtle Details. Jules Bakshi/Subtle Details has been presented by Gowanus Art + Production, The National Academy Museum, DUMBO Dance Festival, Douglas Dunn Salon Festival, Picasso Machinery, the Cool NY festival and others. Jules' choreography has been featured in music videos for recording artists Mac Miller, The Suzan, Theo Martins, and MTV India Special Films. She is the founder of Adult Beginner: Dance Like The Hot Bitch You Always Knew You Were, a high intensity dance/excercise/hairography class for all levels.  More information about Jules can be found at www.julesbakshi.com.

HELEN PHELAN Helen Phelan was first introduced to Pilates as a method of cross-conditioning to supplement her dance training. While earning her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and BA in Psychology at Elon University, Helen extensively studied somatic theory; she explored Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff fundamentals, structural yoga for dancers, classical Pilates and experiential anatomy. Her professional pursuit of dance inspired her to expound upon her personal Pilates practice and complete her mat certification in January of 2013 with Kearns Yoga and Pilates in Elon, NC. After sustaining a career threatening foot injury, Helen used Pilates to rehabilitate her body and shocked even herself when she realized that her body, after intensively studying Pilates was stronger and more resilient than her pre-injury body. This revelation was the impetus she needed to enroll in the contemporary apparatus certification at The Lab in Dumbo, Brooklyn in 2015.  Upon finishing her certification Helen furthered her studies by attending several advanced education workshops at Erika Bloom Pilates Plus. It was there she studied Prenatal Pilates, Postnatal Pilates & Diastasis Correction, Gait Correction, Pilates for the Elderly, and Pilates for Scoliosis.  As a life long technical, academic and creative student of dance, (and now Pilates) Helen has grown adept at utilizing detailed, specific imagery to help you identify and perfect your alignment. Helen loves creating innovative, intensely challenging workouts for both the beginner and the advanced Pilates practitioner to define your best body. 

HELEN PHELAN

Helen Phelan was first introduced to Pilates as a method of cross-conditioning to supplement her dance training. While earning her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and BA in Psychology at Elon University, Helen extensively studied somatic theory; she explored Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff fundamentals, structural yoga for dancers, classical Pilates and experiential anatomy. Her professional pursuit of dance inspired her to expound upon her personal Pilates practice and complete her mat certification in January of 2013 with Kearns Yoga and Pilates in Elon, NC. After sustaining a career threatening foot injury, Helen used Pilates to rehabilitate her body and shocked even herself when she realized that her body, after intensively studying Pilates was stronger and more resilient than her pre-injury body. This revelation was the impetus she needed to enroll in the contemporary apparatus certification at The Lab in Dumbo, Brooklyn in 2015. 

Upon finishing her certification Helen furthered her studies by attending several advanced education workshops at Erika Bloom Pilates Plus. It was there she studied Prenatal Pilates, Postnatal Pilates & Diastasis Correction, Gait Correction, Pilates for the Elderly, and Pilates for Scoliosis. 

As a life long technical, academic and creative student of dance, (and now Pilates) Helen has grown adept at utilizing detailed, specific imagery to help you identify and perfect your alignment. Helen loves creating innovative, intensely challenging workouts for both the beginner and the advanced Pilates practitioner to define your best body. 

KIMMY KELLUM Kimmy is an Australian transplant and the founder of East River Pilates. As a lover of movement and people, she brings playfulness and charisma to every class.   With ten years' experience dancing for global entertainment companies including Hong Kong Disneyland, Warner Bros., and Cirque du Soleil, Pilates was initially simply an element of daily body conditioning.Since undergoing hip surgery, Pilates has become an integral part of her life due to the ongoing benefits of post surgery rehabilitation.  Inspired by Joseph Pilates' notion that 'physical fitness is the prerequisite to happiness', Kimmy is motivated to help others experience joy as they achieve a healthy body and mind. She aspires to be an influential member of the community as she educates, and encourages people to reach their optimal physique.

KIMMY KELLUM

Kimmy is an Australian transplant and the founder of East River Pilates. As a lover of movement and people, she brings playfulness and charisma to every class.  

With ten years' experience dancing for global entertainment companies including Hong Kong Disneyland, Warner Bros., and Cirque du Soleil, Pilates was initially simply an element of daily body conditioning.Since undergoing hip surgery, Pilates has become an integral part of her life due to the ongoing benefits of post surgery rehabilitation. 

Inspired by Joseph Pilates' notion that 'physical fitness is the prerequisite to happiness', Kimmy is motivated to help others experience joy as they achieve a healthy body and mind. She aspires to be an influential member of the community as she educates, and encourages people to reach their optimal physique.