Specialized exercises using different Pilates machines such as the Reformer and Cadillac. Created by Joseph Pilates to strengthen injured military personnel and was more commonly used by dancers for their rehabilitation. Today, it has been made popular by the different celebrities who keep fit with Pilates. Current Clinical trials now show evidence that Pilates is effective in the treatment of low back pain. Pilates focuses on Core Strengthening, spinal alignment, breathing. All exercises are readily adapted for beginners or high level athletes, performing artists.
Our Pilates instructor: Call Samia to join a class (646) 530-0973
Samia Markz , Certified Classical Pilates Instructor Samia is a certified Pilates Instructor (Classical). Samia, who happens to be a gym-a- holic, discovered Pilates six years ago after overcoming and recovering from an eating disorder.
Pilates became her passion as she immediately noticed a change in her physical body; she then pursued Pilates as her hobby and completed the New York Classical Pilates Technique Certified Program under Jill Cassady’s instruction in Brentwood, California with a total of 480 hours of practice.
Using the Pilates method, Samia was able to heal herself at a profound emotional level, and from a debilitating sciatica nerve pain, and core weakness. In the process of healing Samia transformed her body, mind and life and gained strength, greater energy, lean and toned muscles, flexibility and alignment of the body. Samia believes that Pilates is the essence for all workouts. For Samia, Pilates is more than just a technique, it’s a self- discovery of the body, mind and soul, as well as a beneficial program for developing lean and toned muscles, staying healthy and mobile as we age.
Samia specializes in injury prevention, deep core strengthening, pelvic work, body alignment and weigh loss. She develops training programs for new clients based on their needs. She regularly teaches private, semi-private and group classes in the following formats: Mat Pilates, Reformer, Cadillac and Stability Chair (a.k.a. Wunda Chair).
Samia continues to further her education in Pilates, and the human body, through daily practice and research, and by attending seminars and workshops. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Samia is also knowledgeable in American Sign Language.
Pilates (Private, Duo and Small Group) Instruction is by appointment only. Call Samia at (646) 530-0973
Individual and group pilates classes are taught by our instructor Samia.