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co-owners Nicole Dessoye and Elizabeth (Liz) Donahue opened the studio back in August of 2004 after both teaching Pilates for a number of years at other studios. These two women decided they wanted to open a space of their own that had a safe and warm environment. In this I believe they succeed. Though the small space is filled with wall towers and trapeze tables, it remains airy, comfortable and light. The group classes are intimate (there were only five of us in the Saturday morning beginning level Pilates mat class). In the hour long class, Liz was able to spend time with each student and was aware of any physical issues her continuing apprentices might have.
From the outside of this unassuming structure, it's hard to see what's going on in there. Only the pulleys and wooden contraptions peeking up over the manicured hedge in front of the window, and of course the sign painted with the words "Pilates and Gyrotronics®" give you any idea, but what is Gyrotronics®? --Michelle Siel
Somehow I missed the celebrity-fueled Pilates craze a few years ago. Even if Demi Moore's Pilates-toned body (not to mention alleged plastic surgery) helped her land a younger man, I don't really want... More »