Trained and Certified by Romana Krysanowska, direct protege of Joseph Pilates.
As a West End and touring performer for many years, I sustained a lot of injuries. Classical Pilates was not only the quickest and safest way to rehabilitate, helping me to avoid surgery, but it also made me far less susceptible to any new injuries.
During pregnancy, I experienced no back pain and had a natural, drug free labor. I practiced Pilates up until the day before I gave birth. Our pre/post natal and fertility advice have also kept mums coming back during their second, third and fourth pregnancies.
After a severe car crash, much to my doctor's amazement, I was able to cure my whiplash in six weeks due to using Joseph Pilates' original apparatus-The Gratz Reformer, Cadillac and especially the neck stretcher.
My studio has grown from 1 teacher and 3 clients to 10 teachers and over 1000 clients. I equate this to keeping the integrity of the original work alive and kicking...although we do try to keep the latter to a minimum!
Through my (nearly) daily Pilates practice, I can write, dance and perform on stage with little to no aggravation from numerous previous injuries, and have a stronger core now than I did twenty five years ago.
Debra continues her love affair with Pilates on a daily basis and feels constantly excited and privileged to teach.
Debra began her career as a Pilates teacher in 2010 and in 2012 completed her Power Pilates Classical training at Pi Studio with Holly Murray. Debra is constantly stretching her mind as well as her body, with Continuing Education.
She has taught in New York City and Mexico City studios always in combination with her dancing career.
She currently lives in London where she is furthering her studies in Contemporary Dance and Choreography and continues to teach Classical Pilates.
Julie then trained under the supervision of a chiropractor and practitioner of the Long Beach Dance Conditioning Pilates Method and under the Power Pilates Training Program at Equinox in Los Angeles. For 12 years, Julie has been keeping it Classical, keeping it fun, and wants you to surprise yourself with the strength that lies deep within.