Joseph Pilates created original pieces of equipment for his exercise system that he called “Contrology.” His studio in New York City had a workshop where he created his designs. Today, there are many different companies that now manufacture Pilates equipment.
The Pilates Movement uses equipment produced by Gratz Industries. Gratz Industries is one of the only manufacturers that produces equipment closest to the original designs. Pilates equipment is different than your typical gym equipment. The equipment has springs, leather straps, wooden and leather handles, and fuzzy foot straps. Through the use of springs, instead of weights, the equipment helps to show you where the muscles are and how they work within the movement. Performing a series of controlled movements that work against the resistance of springs is unlike using your average machine in a gym.
New York's other Luxury Fitness Club. Over 100 Exercise Stations,
10,000 LBS. of Weights,
Ellipticals by Precor,
Group Exercise Classes,
13,500 sq ft,
70+ personal trainers,
Innovative cardio with individual TVs,
DBG Pilates studio,
Designed by Aero Studios and
Convenient to Central Park.
This well-appointed Pilates and Gyrotonic studio was featured in the NEW YORK MAGAZINE 2005 Wedding issue "Bridal Bootcamp" and voted by the editors at BFFbridal.com as "Top Pick for Best Bridal Fitness". This inviting private and semi-private studio brings out the best in every client and reflects the care and attention to detail of the owners and staff. Center for Movement knowledgeable and experienced staff are readily available to help design and select the right program to meet your goals.
The Upper Eastside Studio is located on the corner of East 76th Street and 1st Avenue. The studio entrance is located on the northeast corner of East 76th Street and 1st Avenue above the 3 Star Diner. Follow the stairs up the first stairway to the second floor. Please note that the buzzer is outside the first door but opens the inner door.
You will find a relaxed atmosphere that is both inviting and instructional. Personal attention is a primary focus; therefore most sessions are taken privately or with only one other person. Our certified instructors are carefully chosen and are dedicated to their work. Their extensive resumes ensure quality teaching of the two methods. Each session focuses on form and technique coupled with the joy of movement.