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CONTACT: Sean P. Gallagher, Marketing Director

The Pilates Method of body conditioning is finally a 90-year-old, overnight success. 

(New York, NY)- Although well-know since the 1920's in the dance world and recommended by Martha Graham and George Balanchine, this low-impact, fitness method is now available to the general public nationwide.

There are several interesting aspects of this success story:

  • The Pilates Method can be used by an individual -- from weekend warrior to professional athlete not only as a primary mode of total body conditioning for both flexibility and strength, but as a tool for injury prevention.

  • Rediscovered by physical therapists, chiropractors, and orthopedists, The Pilates Method of body conditioning can be successfully integrated into rehabilitative exercise and physical therapy programs designed to speed the recovery of soft tissue injuries.

  • Celebrities and athletes who are devotees of The Pilates Method include 

  • Candice Bergen, Jodie Foster, Katharine Hepburn, Madonna, Bill Murray, Martina Navratilova, Shalom Harlow, Uma Thurman, Tommy Tune, SigourneyWeaver, Danny Glover, Kristi Yamaguchi and Tiger Woods.

  • The exercise apparatus specifically designed by Joseph H. Pilates for this exercise system includes unusual-looking wooden platforms, leather straps, springs, and moving parts.
Authentic Pilates™ The Pilates GuildTMand The New York Pilates Studio® are trademarks of Pilates, Inc. The Authentic Pilates is available at more than three hundred locations in the United States and in thirty international locations. Because of rigorous teacher certification, specifically designed body movements, and unique exercise apparatus, participants are assured of a consistent, quality workout regardless of which The New York Pilates Studio® or The Pilates GuildTM certified instructor is visited.

Sean P. Gallagher, P.T., former dancer and Director of The New York Pilates Studio® nationwide, has incorporated The Pilates Method into injury prevention and rehabilitation for the casts of twelve Broadway shows. 

Gallagher is currently providing an integrated program of The Pilates Method, physical therapy, to the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the David Parson Dance Co. as well as to the casts of Broadway shows: Beauty and The Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Good Vibrations, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Pilates Method is a series of more than 500 specifically designed, low-impact, controlled movements engaging the body and mind, performed on five major pieces of apparatus, and supervised by extensively trained instructors. Emphasizing correct breathing and body alignment, The Pilates Method uses the abdomen, lower back, and buttocks as the "powerhouse," enabling the rest of the body to move freely.

Sessions are performed one-to-one with a certified instructor and are tailored to each client's specific needs. To provide safe and effective conditioning for clients, instruction is offered only by certified instructors who complete a rigorous one year certification program including seminar training and 600 apprenticeship hours. The certification program has been continued by Pilates, Inc. in the true spirt and ways of Joseph Pilates, physical trainer and founder of the Pilates Method and The New York Pilates Studio®.

The Pilates Performer®, and Premier™ commercial versions of the Universal Reformer apparatus used in studios, as well as a instructional series of videos are sold through Pilates, Inc.'s website. For further information Pilates, Inc. web site address is www.pilates-studio.com. The 800 number for certified teacher referral (800) 474-5283, and for the purchase of videos, home equipment and books- (888) 278-7227.

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Press Release


For Immediate Release
Contact: Sean P. Gallagher, B.F.A.,PT
Marketing Director

Providance RI--(12/01/2004)- The New York Pilates Studio® and It's newest affilate in it's International Pilates Certification Center network offering the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, will be part of the Rhode Island landscape when it officially opens its Providence,RI traning center It joins other New York Pilates Studios® and centers that stretch from New York, Seattle, Florida and Brazil.

The Authentic Pilates™is a recognized as the source for traditional Pilates training and fast becoming mainstay in fitness education with articles in recent issues of Time, People, Vogue and The New York Times. They herald the popularity of the 70 year old technique now coming of age with actors like Sharon Stone, Madonna and Julia Roberts. 

In addition, athletes like the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals are using it. It was developed by Joseph H. Pilates, who conceived more than 500 specifically designed movements using both the mat and five unique pieces of exercise apparatus which strengthen and lengthen the body without adding bulk. The body conditioning is done one-to-one by a Certified Pilates Instructor or in closely supervised small groups. Authentic Pilates brings the body into its, personal, proper balance as well as helps prevent injury.

Pilates, Inc. has set up a Pilates Scholarship Program at this center to train students in need in Authentic Pilates. Students come from many disciplines, including physical therapy, dance and fitness. However, the main prerequisite is a passion for the work. Students will be given in-depth education with more than 600 hours including supervised apprenticeship.

Ms. Catherine Cuzzone, Certified Pilates Instructor and Teacher of Teacher, has agreed to join Pilates, Inc. to work together to oversee the Providence New York Pilates Studio® and head the training program.

To Contact The Providence New York Pilates Studio® International Certification Center for information on class times ,schedule, and fees,br> Please call Catherine Cuzzone at 401-351-0767.