FitReserve Studio Spotlight: Sixth Street Pilates
Sixth Street Pilates believes that Pilates is for everybody with every body. This airy, intimate studio in the heart of the East Village focuses on giving individual attention to students in small group classes and private sessions. Improve your technique with instructors that have been certified at some of the top teacher certification programs in the country.
Neighborhood: East Village
Classes Offered: Reformer/Springboard – Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
Why We Love It: We love the body positive vibe of this unique, inclusive studio! Studio co-owner Anula Maiberg works to show students that they don’t need to have the stereotypical “Pilates body” common in fitness magazines and among fitness bloggers to benefit from the practice. As an ambassador for the March Matness social media campaign, she created a photo series of her real-life Pilates body – in stunning vintage dresses, no less – that made waves and inspired more people to hit the mat. You can see more on the Sixth Street Pilates Instagram account.
Why It's So Effective: Through precisely executed movements, Pilates strengthens and stabilizes your muscles, starting with your core. The physical benefits include stronger sculpted muscles, more flexibility, and better posture, and the mental benefits include a strengthened mind/body connection.
Know Before You Go: Be on time! New students should get there five minutes in advance, and any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will not be admitted. Set yourself up for success - if you are new to Pilates reformers or springboard equipment, start with beginner level. Sixth Street Pilates requires that students signing up for intermediate or advanced level classes have previous Pilates training experience.
If you are brand new to Pilates – as in not familiar with any of the terms or movements – starting with a couple of private sessions is recommended.
Don't Miss: For a regular dose of inspiration, check out the Sixth Street Pilates blog, which features photos, videos, inspirational quotes, and studio announcements.
Added Bonus: Take a deep dive into movement by taking a workshop at the studio. These special sessions are updated regularly on the Sixth Street Pilates website.
Reserve a class at Sixth Street Pilates today!