About Method Pilates
Every moment of our lives can be the beginning of great things -Joesph Pilates-
First day of 'school'; initial trip to the studio in New York City as a Trainee.
MooMoo, the Fashionista
I'm Annmarie Guglielmo, a Romana's Pilates Certified Instructor, and this is the story of Method Pilates...
I grew up in an athletic-oriented family...my Dad was a P.E. teacher and Coach at the local school. For the first 10 years or so of my life I accompanied him to games, practices and lifting sessions for various teams, and then to field hockey practices with my sisters. In addition to that I was the youngest of five kids, so I had to develop Darwin-esque survival skills. I played competitive sports through college and also coached after graduating, (genetic destiny).
In 2011 I decided to take up Pilates; I had done it sporadically in the past, but decided to make it my primary form of exercise. After unwittingly immersing myself for a year, I was approached by the owner of the studio and asked if I would consider becoming an instructor. I thought about it and figured, why not?!
After a year of countless lessons, train rides to New York City (thank god for Amtrak), seminars, tests, observation hours and constantly dirty laundry, I completed my certification at True Pilates NY. I like to think of it as getting my PhD in Pilates (more details here). For 4 years I taught at the studio where I was originally a client, then an unplanned opportunity arose and Method Pilates was the result.
At Method Pilates we will build your inner and outer strength using the method as it was developed by Joseph Pilates. We don't want to just meet your goals, but help you exceed them. There is a "method" to our madness!
I also managed to adopt two dogs on this journey, and they, along with Pilates, are the loves of my life.
Just a casual stretch
Smokey, the Sophisticated Sommelier