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Pilates and GYROTONIC® in New York City for Current Radio City Rockettes and Former Rockettes

Identical twins and former Radio City Rockettes Katherine and Kimberly Corp opened Pilates on Fifth in New York City with the dream of helping current and former Rockettes stay fit and fabulous! Rockettes, like all dancers, are athletes in their own right and need the proper balance of strength and flexibility training to succeed on the stage.

Because the Radio City Music Hall stage is made of steel, current and former Rockettes must be sure to strengthen the smaller muscles that stabilize the ankles, knees and hips against this impact of the high heels on steel. Rockettes dancing on steel is like a runner running on concrete or pavement….downhill! Years of impact such as this can wreak havoc on Rockettes’ lower backs, hips and knees. Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercises offer a conditioning system that can help restore muscle imbalances and give Rockettes – and anyone – the balanced, aligned and fit body they desire.

Current Radio City Music Hall Rockettes need a conditioning regime that keeps their body in perfect working order to execute up to 5 shows a day flawlessly. Former Rockettes – or Rockettes in the off-season – require a strength and flexibility program that restores muscle imbalances, re-aligns knees and hips and strengthens the core to protect the lower back. Pilates targets the inner muscles of the spine and the joints that stabilize the joint and help protect from injury. Many former Rockettes report that Pilates provides the best workout they could do to condition their joints following a career on the New York City Radio City Music Hall stage. Current Rockettes find that Pilates keeps their core and their lower backs strong enough to shine and perform their best during the rigorous performing schedule.

With GYROTONIC® exercises, many current and former Rockettes find their spines and hip joints able to experience a greater range of motion in the circular, spiraling motions that GYROTONIC® exercises provide. Because of the sharp, precision dance required by Radio City Rockettes, the muscle can become tight. GYROTONIC® exercises allow for safe exploration of a greater range of motion with both the spine and the joints so that the joint is strengthened and flexibility is increased. For both current and former Rockettes, GYROTONIC® exercises are a great complement to an existing Pilates or exercise regime or a great stand-alone exercise system.

At Pilates on Fifth, we encourage everyone in New York City – not just current and former Rockettes – to give Pilates and GYROTONIC® a try! Come learn why Radio City Rockettes trust their bodies to these two fabulous systems of exercise.

 

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

NYC Pilates Studio

At Pilates on Fifth, we are both firmly rooted in Pilates' admirable past and actively taking part in developing its future. It may come as a surprise to our clients who have only recently heard of Pilates, but this exercise technique is nearly 100 years old. Pilates was developed in England during WWI by a German national named Joseph Pilates. In the many decades since its creation, Pilates has been used by professional dancers, like Martha Graham and George Balanchine, as well as professional athletes of every stripe. Pilates is also very popular with fitness-savvy people looking for an extraordinary workout.

The instructors who teach at Pilates on Fifth are Pilates experts. They understand anatomy and biomechanics, are fully certified, and are highly experienced in using all the equipment, small exercise pieces, and so on. They have great respect for Pilates' rich history.

On the other hand, we also have our eyes turned toward Pilates' future. This attitude helps distinguish us as one of the most innovative NYC Pilates studios today. We believe that our proprietary exercise system, CARDIOLATES®, is one of the most exciting things to happen in Pilates since its creation.

Here at Pilates on Fifth, we really listen to our clients. One of the things our clients kept telling us is that they wished their Pilates workouts could also provide a cardiovascular workout. With this goal in mind, Pilates on Fifth owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp developed CARDIOLATES®, a fun, challenging discipline that combines heart-pumping cardio with lengthening, strengthening Pilates.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York Pilates Studios

 

New York Pilates Studios

We feel confident that Pilates on Fifth is preeminent among the very best New York Pilates studios in Manhattan. Everything about Pilates on Fifth is exceptional. The heart and soul of Pilates on Fifth are its owners, Katherine and Kimberly Corp, who are both remarkably experienced, knowledgeable Pilates instructors.

Before opening their New York Pilates studio in 2000, the Corp twins were professional dancers and Radio City Rockettes. Their ambition, drive, and desire to know everything there is to know about Pilates is indicative of all the instructors at Pilates on Fifth. For instance, the Corp sisters became STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainers in 2001.

They are both Cancer Exercise Specialists and co-founders of The Pink Ribbon Program, Inc., which brings Pilates-based exercise programs to breast cancer survivors across the country. Katherine and Kimberly have been accepted into Columbia University's renowned Applied Physiology program. In August of 2005, they were featured on the cover of Club Business International, the IHRSA's industry magazine.

Pilates on Fifth currently has more than 25 instructors, all of whom were hired by the Corp sisters based on stringent criteria. First, each of the instructors who teaches at Pilates on Fifth is certified, experienced, and educated about both anatomy and biomechanics. These instructors are not just Pilates enthusiasts, they are Pilates experts. Second, each instructor has a great personality for teaching. They know just how to get their clients motivated, working with maximum passion and concentration from the moment class starts until the moment it ends.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York Pilates Mat Classes

 

New York Pilates Mat Classes

Pilates on Fifth is located at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street in a wonderful landmark building. Our sun-filled studios are located in the penthouse, 22 stories above the busy streets below. Because of our convenient location, we attract clients from a number of different areas. Some of our clients commute to our studio from their homes in Connecticut or New Jersey, while others swing by Pilates on Fifth before or after work.

We offer a wide range of classes and sessions, including Pilates mat classes and Mat Pilates Plus. We recommend a combination of private sessions and mat classes for optimum results. Taking our incredible privates, duets or trios will allow our instructors to create a workout specifically for you. These private sessions take your personal goals, past injuries, and other specifics into account. They cost more than our mat classes, but we consider them invaluable.

We think our New York Pilates mat classes are the best in New York City. They make a fantastic supplement to your private sessions. Mat Pilates Plus classes are affordable and fun. Like Pilates privates, they target the "powerhouse" muscles of the lower back, abs, and buttocks. Because our Pilates instructors are the most qualified in the business, you can be assured of a safe, effective, and challenging workout.

Our instructors all have a great depth and breadth of knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics. They know more than just a series of Pilates mat exercises; they know how each of these exercises affects specific parts of your anatomy. As Pilates becomes more and more popular, studios are popping up all over the place. Since no regulation board exists to monitor Pilates certifications, almost anyone can become a "professional" instructor. We dislike this "anything goes" climate, which is why we're so picky about hiring only the most experienced, educated Pilates instructors, all of whom have been fully certified originally by STOTT PILATES® and subsequently through The Pilates Academy International.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Stability Ball Workouts

 

New York City Stability Ball Workouts

At Pilates on Fifth, our fabulous instructors know just how to keep classes fun, interesting, and effective. Whether you take privates, duets, trios, or mat classes, you can be sure that your Pilates workout will engage your mind and your sense of fun, as well as the deep, core muscles of your body. One of the ways our instructors keep their mat classes interesting is the use of small equipment and props.

Props, such as stability balls, elastic bands, foam rollers, and arc barrels, improve our classes in a number of ways. First, small pieces of equipment help "level the playing field." Advanced students will find that props like stability balls help keep their Pilates classes challenging. New students will find that props improve their understanding of the exercises. For instance, using a stability ball can help a client "find" the right muscles to use. Using equipment helps "fire your muscles" in exactly the right spot.

Firing your muscles correctly empowers you to do the exercises correctly. Our instructors are sticklers for good technique; the better your technique, the better your results will be. When you enjoy a Mat Pilates Plus class in our sun-filled penthouse studio in New York City, you will improve everything from your flexibility to your balance to your core strength. You'll even improve your bone density.

Our New York City stability ball workouts are great for balance. You'll work the deep muscles of your abdominals just by staying balanced on your oversized stability ball. We find that these workouts are much more effective than working on abdominal strength and balance separately. Endless situps and simple balancing exercises quickly grow dull. Stability ball workouts, on the other hand, are lively, interesting, and playful, as well as physically challenging.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Powerhouse Pilates

 

New York City Powerhouse Pilates

At Pilates on Fifth, we offer New York City powerhouse Pilates privates, duets, and trios. We also offer a wide range of Mat Pilates Plus classes to supplement your private sessions. By combining private or duet sessions with a variety of CARDIOLATES®, Pilates, and GYROTONIC® classes, you can become a Pilates powerhouse.

The Pilates exercise system was created in the 1920s by a German man named Joseph Pilates. The system was originally enjoyed by dancers; luminaries like Martha Graham and George Balanchine strengthened and protected their bodies with Pilates workouts. Pilates is non-impact, so it doesn't tax the body's joints. It strengthens the core muscles of the body, like the deep muscles of the abdomen and the muscles surrounding the spine. Because Pilates works on the body without impact and without gravity, it strengthens the body safely.

Pilates on Fifth is perfect for every type of client, from professional dancers to working professionals. Our Dancer Program provides equipment sessions and classes to professional dancers at reduced rates. Pilates on Fifth owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp are themselves professional dancers--as well as former Radio City Rockettes. They know first hand just how wonderful Pilates can be for the dancer's overworked body.

Our expert staff is able to create custom-designed workouts for clients in every stage of life. If you are pregnant or have special needs, we can build a workout for you. If you are older, we can build the perfect program for you. If you are out of shape, we'll create a Pilates workout that will help you get in shape safely and effectively. Whatever your age or fitness level, Pilates on Fifth can empower you to look and feel better than ever.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Pilates Workouts

 

New York City Pilates Workouts

New York City Pilates Workouts

The New York City Pilates workouts at Pilates on Fifth are more than just effective and inspiring; they're also safe. Pilates workouts target the body's core. During your Pilates workout, you'll exercise the deepest muscles of your abdomen as well as the muscles surrounding and supporting your spine. These areas are prone to injury and fatigue. Consider just how many of us experience lower back pain on a regular basis.

An expert Pilates instructor is able to work these deep core muscles safely and effectively. This intelligent instructor uses Pilates to help her students prevent injuries and pain. Less experienced or knowledgeable Pilates instructors, on the other hand, can actually hurt their clients. If the instructor leading your Pilates workout isn't certified, or doesn't have a deep understanding of biomechanics or anatomy, how can you trust her to work out the muscles surrounding your spine? Working out with a mediocre or ignorant Pilates trainer is as ill-advised as visiting an unlicensed physician.

The instructors who teach at Pilates on Fifth are the best in the business; that's why our New York City Pilates workouts are so safe and so good. Pilates on Fifth owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp hire only those Pilates instructors with an exceptional knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics. All of our Pilates instructors are certified. Like the Corp sisters, our other instructors are Pilates experts.

Because our Pilates workouts are so safe and effective, you'll be able to stick to your exercise program without fail. How many times have you begun exercising, only to quit a month later because it hurt your joints, tendons, or muscles? Pilates will actually protect, strengthen, and rehabilitate these injuries; it certainly won't exacerbate them. As one of our clients told us, her "lower back pain has decreased dramatically" since beginning her Pilates workouts. As another client told us, "It's the only time I've been so dedicated to fitness."



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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Pilates Trainers

Our New York City Pilates trainers are absolutely amazing. We think the Pilates trainers who work at Pilates on Fifth are the best in the business. The New York Post calls our instructors "patient and inspiring . . . With the variety of exercises, one never gets bored and the instructors choose exercises to challenge clients without strain." The New York Resident notes that our instructors "are fully certified on all the equipment and are dedicated to helping every client from the couch potato to the seasoned athlete."

Pilates on Fifth owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp are extremely picky when it comes to hiring instructors. Their 25-plus Pilates trainers all meet the highest criteria. First, each of our New York City Pilates trainers is a Pilates expert, extremely knowledgeable in both biomechanics and anatomy. Next, each of our Pilates trainers has the right personality for teaching.

Personality is crucial in any fitness instructor, but it is particularly important with Pilates, BOSU®, CARDIOLATES®, and GYROTONIC® trainers. Our trainers are all great motivators. They know how to get their clients working energetically yet safely for the duration of a session or class.

From the moment your session or class begins to the moment it ends, we want you to completely concentrate and give your all. Only by giving your personal best can you enjoy the best possible workout. Our instructors will motivate you to work to your fullest capacity, no matter how demanding or stressful your day has been.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Pilates Studios

 

New York City Pilates Studios

Pilates on Fifth is considered one of the very best Pilates studios in New York City today. The New York Post describes our instructors as both "patient and inspiring," and states that with our "variety of exercises, one never gets bored...[T]he instructors choose exercises to challenge clients without strain." We couldn't agree more about our terrific instructors. In fact, we think they're the best in the business.

Unlike many other Pilates studios, health clubs and gyms, Pilates on Fifth hires only those Pilates instructors who have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics. Have you ever heard an acquaintance or friend complain that she was injured during a Pilates session? Her injuries are most likely the result of a poorly trained or even an uncertified instructor. When taught correctly by knowledgeable instructors, Pilates helps prevent injuries--it certainly doesn't cause them.

Our fully certified instructors will help you strengthen your body from the inside out, and they'll protect all your delicate joints and tendons in the process. Our teachers' most important skill is their ability to listen. At Pilates on Fifth, the instructors always listen to our clients' needs.

Do you want to improve your golf swing? We can make it happen. Do you want to be able to lift your grandchild without lower back pain? We'll help you achieve your goal. Do you want to develop long, strong muscles, improve your posture, or increase your flexibility? Tell us your goals, and we'll help you achieve them.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012

New York City Pilates Workshops

 

New York City Pilates Workshops

Burnout is one of the pitfalls of teaching. Whether you teach 5th grade math or one-on-one Pilates equipment sessions, the challenge is the same: staying interested and involved, in order to keep your students interested and involved. If you're a Pilates mat teacher or equipment instructor who is experiencing burnout, or if you're a personal trainer who has grown tired of her current workout designs, our New York City Pilates workshops are just what you need.

Our instructors will supply you not only with fresh, new workout designs, but with secrets for motivating and retaining clients. As teachers, we are constantly giving to our clients. From time to time, we have to feed ourselves new information, new knowledge, and new techniques, or we run out of good things to give our clients. Let our Pilates workshops empower you with fresh, engaging strategies and techniques.

We teach all sorts of Pilates certification classes and workshops, from Pilates for special populations and injuries, to Pilates equipment classes. Want to brush up on your technique on the Reformer? We offer classes, advanced classes, and workshops. Want to learn challenging, current techniques for the Barrels, Cadillac, or Chair? Our instructors will guide you expertly.

The investment of time and money you put into these workshops will pay off in spades. Workshops help personal trainers, Pilates mat teachers, and Pilates equipment instructors to motivate and retain clients. Client retention is the key to a successful career in fitness, and expanding your own base of knowledge is the key to a personally rewarding career in fitness.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2012