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    Arlene Katz

    Pilates Instructor and Owner of Pilates Space

    IMG_0988Arlene is certified with The United States Pilates Association after graduating from the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Training Certification Program in 2007. This entailed completing over 700 hours of practice, teaching, and observation in the New York Pilates Studio, as well as written and practical exams at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels on all apparatus ( Reformer, Mat, Chairs, Barrels, Pedi-pull, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Magic Circle, Free Weights)

    Arlene’s instructors at the New York Pilates Studio®, Stephanie Beatty, Brett Howard, and Sean Gallagher are second generation Teachers of Teachers. Their teachers were trained by Joseph H. Pilates. The New York Pilates Studio® has promoted Mr. Pilates’ original teachings and philosophy on health and wellness, upholding the highest standard of authenticity and excellence in teaching The Pilates Method. Arlene continues to uphold these standards of excellence and purity. Opening Pilates Space in 2008 was Arlene’s dream come true, as she fell in love with The Pilates Method over 20 years ago, and she is thrilled to be able to share this gift with her community.

    In addition to her Pilates training, Arlene has 34 years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist. Her extensive career as a Physical Therapist enhances her understanding and application of the Pilates Method to those individuals with medical,neurological,orthopedic post-op/rehab problems as well as pre/postpartum difficulties.

    As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Arlene is able to work with professional and recreational athletes to further enhance the skills demanded by their sport, giving them a competitive edge by fine tuning and expanding their movement repertoire.

    Arlene is a Brown belt in Kanzen Gojuryu Karate, and has an extensive dance background. She has also coached recreational and travel soccer for Marlboro township for 20 years.
    A life long student, Arlene continues to study Pilates with Brett Howard, and has taken workshops with Jay Grimes, Lolita San Miguel, and Kathi Ross-Nash. Continuing education courses in Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning keep Arlene up to date in the Fitness industry.

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    Living In Marlboro. – 12/3/08

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    Pilates Space

    Pilates Space is a fully equipped Pilates Studio, using Gratz manufactured apparatus, which is the best in the industry. The instructor/owner Arlene Katz, PT, completed the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program, the first professional Pilates teacher training program in the world.

    What was involved in the training to become a certified Pilates instructor?
    The extensive training included over 700 hours of practice, instruction, observation, and exams – written and practical – on all the apparatus, including: the reformer, Cadillac, Mat, Wunda Chair, High Chair, Pedipull, Small Barrel,Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and small appliances. The instructors at the New York Pilates Studio® were second generation Teacher of Teachers, maintaining the highest standard of authenticity in preserving Mr. Pilates’ original method of body/mind conditioning. Pilates Space is devoted to preserving this method…enabling everyone to reach their fullest potential and achieve their personal goals.

    Motivating factor:
    I taught Authentic PilatesTm in New York City for 3 years, and wanted to bring home its amazing benefits to this community.My family, friends, and patients shared my enthusiasm, and agreed there was a need for someone to teach the program in its entirety. I love teaching the exercises, and felt it was a gift that I needed to share with everyone.

    What sets you apart from the competition?
    My training in New York, with the most respected teachers in the industry, and my teaching at the New York Pilates Studio® has enabled me to teach people from all walks of life: dancers, the average person, and those with medical and orthopedic problems. My 28 years of physical therapy experience gives me a medical perspective that is essential for developing a safe, effective, and realistic exercise program. I am also certified with the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

    What would make your patrons refer others to your business?
    Most people feel their posture, strength, flexibility, balance, and focus have improved. They feel better, look better, and perform better at work and play. They also enjoy their workout and leave feeling energized, refreshed, and uplifted. These are all positive things that they want to share with people they know.

    Who, related to your profession, would you like to meet?
    I would like to meet all of the Pilates Elders, as they were taught by Mr. Pilates. I would like to find out all about his style of teaching and how he developed his contrology (Pilates) exercises.

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    10 sessions at Pilates Space …feel better…..20 sessions at Pilates Space …look better.

    30 sessions at Pilates Space…a brand new body.

    At Pilates Space, it really is possible to become a brand new person in just 30 sessions. Pilates Space, which recently opened, is owned and run by Arlene Katz, a Physical Therapist for 28 years, a Certified Authentic Pilates Instructor, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Arlene teaches private, semi-private and small group 55 minute sessions by appointment. Pilates Space is fully equipped with Gratz manufactured apparatus, the best in the industry.

    At Pilates Space , Arlene teaches Authentic Pilates, the original Contrology exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920s. Authentic Pilates was designed for the average person, and can also be used for improving athletic performance in dancers and sports enthusiasts. Contrology exercises help to strengthen your body, and improve your balance, posture, and flexibility. Three sessions per week is ideal, however twice per week will allow you to learn the exercises correctly and get the full benefits of this unique total body workout. Each exercise works the core muscles, as well as strengthening and stretching the arms, legs and neck. Your movement becomes more fluid, and efficient allowing you to perform your daily tasks, or sport, better and faster.

    “Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the sprit.” Joseph H. Pilates.

    At Pilates Space, Arlene follows the philosophy of Joseph H. Pilates and teaches over 500 different exercises, on almost all of his studio apparatus. You will never get bored with the same routine, and you will learn exercises to practice at home. As you learn more, you will find that you will move differently, almost effortlessly, and will start to feel better and look better with each session.

    Whether you are a beginner or more advanced in Pilates, Pilates Space is open to all. Call 732-616-0811 to set up your first session. Pilates Space is located at 15 School

    Road East in Marlboro and is easily accessible from routes 79, 18, and 9.

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