Your Wellness Professionals
Ashley (they/she) is a gym-bro, try-hard turned Pilates instructor certified through Polestar Pilates. Their classes are athletic, functional, and rigorous and approach Pilates as an accessible and adaptable cross-training method. Being a professional dancer and lifter, their expertise resides in structuring classes and sessions that build muscular endurance, functional strength, and sustainable mobility.
Jaclyn has been a dancer all her life and is a firm believer in the idea of “Movement is Medicine.” As her dance career progressed, Jaclyn pursued other avenues to cross-train and fell in love with Pilates. She is certified through STOTT Pilates and uses her knowledge of the body from her training and dance background to create specialized routines for each individual she works with.
Jaclyn believes Pilates is more than just a workout. She sees it as a way of living and wants to help people become more aware of their bodies and in turn see that awareness spill over into their life. She focuses on infusing breathe, and proper form in her sessions to strengthen the mind-body connection of her clients, thus making them stronger, more aware individuals. Jaclyn wants to push her clients while making sure they feel safe and supported through the process.
Or Reitman is from Tel-Aviv, Israel. He moved to NYC in 2011 to pursue a career in dance and attended the Alvin Ailey School of American Dance. While studying dance he became interested in other forms of bodily expressions and has been teaching since 2013.
Or teaches that being attuned to the body/mind connection can lead to great healing in one's life. He utilizes Pilates, body work, and energy work in his sessions to give his clients space to find freedom through movement. Ultimately, Or works to help his clients find agility and longevity through sustainable methods.
Or is certified in Pilates Mat/ Apparatus, Personal Training, The Verticality Method, Pilates for Neurological Conditions, Myofascial release, Reiki I/ II/ III and Reiki Master teacher.
Angie Lu was born in California and raised in Taiwan. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She is a contemporary dancer with an MFA from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.
As a dancer, Angie experienced her fair share of injuries. In the process of healing, she discovered her love of Pilates. She is certified as a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body. She has a love of anatomy and wants to convey that Pilates is not only a hard work out but also an opportunity to learn about your body.
In class, she loves creating a positive environment. She teaches with humor and in a style that brightens up the session. Working with a neutral spine and connecting the mind and body are the main focus. On top of that, she balances with the three muscle contractions of Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric in the movement.
Fun, Joy, and Learning are all you need!
Julia fell in love with Pilates originally for it’s ability to heal her own body through several injuries she developed as a result of being a performer for many years. She quickly noticed drastic changes in her own body awareness and strength, and an improvement in her imbalances. Years of being a singer and dancer has given her a deep awareness and appreciation for what our bodies are capable of and she is passionate about introducing this to others. Julia received her 600+ hour certification through Erika Bloom Pilates. She has worked with clients of all levels, including those with various conditions or special populations ranging from injuries, pre/post natal care, osteoporosis, scoliosis, those with chronic pain, and post-op rehabilitation. Julia uses her knowledge of biomechanics and body- reading to create customized sessions that help to correct imbalances, build strength, and create healthy movement patterns that can easily be transferred into daily life. She focuses on correct form and precise execution of movements to build strength, while simultaneously helping clients to deeply connect to their bodies through breath work . Julia will make sure you feel encouraged, challenged, and safe while trying to facilitate true change in your body.