Lisa Jones brings a strong passion for movement to her teaching. A pilates specialist with over 25 years of professional experience in the New York City dance and fitness communities, Lisa is committed to sharing her love of fitness and wellness with others. Her background in competitive running, Martha Graham Technique, ballet, yoga, pilates, traditional fitness, and Gyrotonic® enables her to draw from a varied toolbox of movement experiences and vocabularies.
She has trained in classical and contemporary pilates since 1995, earning her STOTT Pilates® Full Certification in 2002, with specialties in Athletic Conditioning and Post-Rehab Conditioning, and regularly pursues continuing education from leaders in the classical pilates field. Lisa holds a Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Specialist™ certification from The Center for Women’s Fitness, and certified as a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in order to provide select clients with holistic nutrition, wellness and lifestyle guidance.
With a BA from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Lisa's combined studies of Psychology and The Arts give her a unique insight into people — their hearts, minds, and process — that enriches her teaching and has led to a loyal and eclectic following from both coasts and overseas.
Known for her attention to detail and form, musicality, and deep kinesthetic sense, Lisa trains numerous professional "bodies" -- models, performers, and athletes -- and prides herself on mentoring some of NYC's finest up-and-coming pilates instructors. An exceptional motivator, Lisa believes strongly in the power of the mind-body connection to increase health and wellness, maximize body awareness, and gain full enjoyment of one’s life. Working with you individually to identify your goals and priorities, Lisa uses her skills as a teacher, healer, and coach to help you train your body to its full potential. Expect to feel not only the benefits of pilates — stronger/longer muscles, powerful core support, deeper breathing and relaxation, and improved posture and flexibility — but also an increased sense of well-being and body confidence following your sessions with Lisa.
“What makes my approach towards pilates unique is my emphasis on awareness and self-empowerment through exercise. Our training process will teach you to respect and care for your body as we work to achieve your goals. Safe instruction, proper form and pacing, and individually-tailored programs that educate are the hallmarks of my practice. Using my years of experience with pilates and other disciplines, I encourage you to have fun and explore your body’s potential as we work towards your personal best. Pilates in its purest form is much more than a series of physical exercises — it is a lifestyle. I aim to help you take your pilates experience out of the studio and into your everyday life.”
Lisa Jones Pilates is a fully-equipped boutique studio specializing in private and duet pilates instruction. Located near Union Square at the intersection of Greenwich Village, West Village, Chelsea, and Flatiron neighborhoods, the studio provides a private and serene setting in which to enjoy pilates. All sessions are taught on classical apparatus built according to Joseph Pilates’ specifications. Lisa Jones Pilates prioritizes high-quality, results-driven workouts in an environment conducive to the mind-body experience.
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