Luis will be back this Saturday, April 25th. He will be teaching the 10am mat class and the 11am refomer. If you are interested in the classes, please be sure to sign up online or send us an email. As usual, he is also available for privates and duets, so let us know if you want to book a session!
Also, we are offering 10% off all apparel items on April 25th! Come on in, see Luis, and stock up on new clothes for spring!
Two weeks before my 18th birthday, while I was auditioning for Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico classical company, I was introduced to the Pilates Method, by the company’s Director at the time, Lolita San Miguel.Before we could touch the ballet barre, she had us on the floor doing foot exercises, hundreds and roll-ups. Following Lolita’s instructions, I thought to myself, “I am here to dance, not to roll like a ball”, but what I did not know was how, at that specific moment, my life would change for the better.
By 2000, as my dancing career came to a close, I received my first Pilates certification from Meghan Jackson at the Pilates Body Center in Pennsylvania. With her background as a Movement Therapist, Ms. Jackson brought a unique perspective to Joseph Pilate’s classical repertoire.
In 2009, I finished a rigorous, two year Pilates Master Mentor Program (PMMP) under the direct supervision of my mentor, teacher and PIlates Elder, Lolita San Miguel, one of the only three living first generation teachers. PMMP is one of the most comprehensive training programs in the Pilates world. Lolita’s vision has three components; quality of movement and historical aspects of the classical work, legacy acquired through her teachers Joe & Clara Pilates and Carola Trier, and, lastly, the contemporary approaches and creative elements of the Method.
As a second generation Master Teacher, I am proficient in all of Joseph Pilates apparatus and matwork. Additionally, I have the accreditation to further educate established & already certified instructors based on Lolita San Miguel‘s Pilates Method. I am one of only 30 in the U.S.A. certified to do such work.