It's about you and your goals and how Pilates helps you be a better self.
We teach the original Pilates method to best engage your core strength.
Located in UWS, our Pilates studio is designed for your comfort and privacy.
Katie is a graduate of Bob Liekens (former trainer at Romana's original studio). She was comprehensively trained at The Pilates Standard in New York City.
Originally from Maryland, Katie first tried Pilates in High School and has been hooked ever since. With 4 years of teaching experience in the fitness industry of New York City, Katie has mastered attention to detail, working through various injuries, and tailoring sessions to the clients needs in front of her.
Katie's sessions are inspired by her background in performance, with a focus on technique, challenge and having fun!
Meg is a certified Romana’s Pilates Instructor. She studied under the direction and mentorship of Senior Instructor Holly Pruell (Level III), Master Instructor Rhonda Celenza (Level II), and Grand Master Instructor Juanita Lopez (Level I).
She has performed and taught in the entertainment industry since graduating. It wasn’t until 2015, after an ACL tear from dancing and subsequent surgery sidelined her for over a year, that she stumbled upon Romana’s Pilates. Pilates helped Meg get back to doing the things she loves with more strength, mindfulness, and mobility than any other mode of fitness.
Meg brings her theatre arts background and love for the authentic classical method to her teaching, combining conscientious technique and joy through movement.
Fina is a Romana certified instructor. She trained under the mentorship of Sari Mejia Santo (Level 1 Instructor) and Cynthia Shipley (Level II Instructor).
Prior to her pilates experience, Fina was a piano instructor for 23 years. Teaching piano for a prolonged time had left her body asymmetrical, in addition to gaining chronic back pain after giving birth to two children.
Practicing pilates helped Fina cure her chronic injuries and it inspired her to become a certified instructor.
Fina seeks to be a teacher who shares proper knowledge and movement but also remains a student who expands her knowledge everyday.
Camilo is a former professional dancer with a BA degree in dance from Laroche University. He studied subjects which included training in movement anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology.
Camilo found Pilates through summer intensive classes while at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York in 2005. He began training with teacher trainer Victoria Torrie-Capan at Pilates on 66. Camilo furthered his Pilates training apprenticing at True Pilates New York under Sari Mejia Santo under the supervision of Cynthia Shipley, Jerome Weinberg and Nancy-Jean McNamara, and was certified through Romana’s Pilates.
Camilo takes great pride in helping his clients achieve their unique goals. He works with clients to help address individual needs by developing a plan that improves their overall health. Utilizing the various Pilates apparatus in the studio, he is able to create skills that are applicable to everyday life.
Irene is a Romana Pilates Instructor and a professional dancer from Italy. She graduated from the Alvin Ailey School with the Certification Program and worked as a dancer with International Choreographers.
Irene studied Romana Pilates under the direction and mentorship of Sari Mejia Santo (Level I Instructor) and Flora Lombardi (Level II Instructor Trainer and Regional Director Italy).
She believes the classical Pilates method will help clients improve their strength, flexibility, mobility, posture and body awareness.
Leeju is a certified Romana instructor. She trained under the mentorship of Sari Mejia Santo (Level 1 Instructor) and Cynthia Shipley (Level 2 Instructor).
In 2015, she got a contemporary Pilates certificate and started to teach Pilates. She also studied anatomy to deepen her knowledge of the human body and to improve her skills.
She believes that the authentic classical Pilates method works for everybody and can guide people find their healthy lives.
Her commitment now is to preserve and teach Pilates as it was originally created with great passion and energy.