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Word of Wisdom

“In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better,
30 sessions you have a completely new body.”
– Joseph Pilates –

  • Why Pilates

    Pilates is suitable exercise discipline for everyone at any stage of physical fitness; from beginners to athlets and dancers and including pregnant women, seniors and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation. Rather than concentrating upon specific areas, Pilates treats the body as a whole, building up muscle without adding bulk, improving joint mobility and flexibility, and boosting energy levels. By using spring resistance, Pilates challenges your muscles to work in two ways releasing and contracting. You’ll stretch longer and deeper and create stable joints that are more balanced and resistant to injury. Pilates is a full body workout. Not only will you feel and look better, you’ll perform your daily activities with greater ease AND get an athletic performance edge.

  • Who was Pilates

    The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph H. Pilates over a lifetime of studying the human body and movement. He originally called his method Contrology, which became commonly known among his clients and students as Pilates. Pilates outlines his philosophies, principals and workout method in his book ‘Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology’ published in 1945. After his passing his wife Clara and Romana Kryzanowska continued to train clients in his original method at his studio in New York City. Into the twentieth first century Romana continued to train students in his original method.

  • Why Classical

    Joseph Pilates developed a system of exercises done on special equipment of his own design at first called “contrology.” Its focus is on a strong core so you have a strong center from which to move. Instead of working major muscle groups in isolation, Classical Pilates works the whole body making each movement a whole body effort.

  • Why Tribeca

    Tribeca pilates is classically equipped based studio dedicated to teaching classical pilates the way Joseph Pilates intended it to be. Founder Ava kim, a former professional dancer and choreographer has studied and was certified authentic pilates method with both students of Jeseph Pilates and Romana. A workout based on the proper alignment of the body and precise execution of the exercise. Our studio is committed to the unique development and progress of each client’s goals, with instruction tailored to the specific needs of each individual.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning

TRIBECA PILATES

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

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Ava Kim, M.A
Pilates / Yoga
Owner / teacher of Tribeca Pilates

Ava has been practicing Pilates since 2000 and become certified in Authentic Pilates method at Power Pilates in New York City in 2006. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she discovered the importance of spinal health and alignment. Ava has studied extensively with Bob Liekens while pursuing her certification and she continues her training with the students of Joseph pilates and Romana Kryzanowska; Anthony Rabara, Jay Griames, Kathi Ross-Nash, and Mejo Wiggin. She has many years teaching pilates at top pilates studios in New York city and new jersey including Uptown pilates, Power Pilates, and Cando fitness. She also featured on Mejo Weggin’s film. Ava’s certifications include 600 Hour Pilates Apparatus through Power Pilates, 200 Hour Yoga through Yoga Works. She graduated from New York University with Master of Arts in Dance and Higher Education. Certification from Martha Graham contemporary Dance school and her BA in Physical Education from Kyung Hee University. She is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and she is strong believer that if it is done correctly, Pilates will change your body and life. She wants to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in fitness and health with fit, injured, young and old. She currently teaches Pilates classes and workshops in the US and internationally. When she is not teaching or practicing Pilates, ava spends time doing hiking, taking yoga, exploring all corners of new York City and nature!


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