Being a student of the Pilates method you can expect to:
• Integrate breath and core connections throughout workout
• Gain postural strength, length, and muscle support
• Develop muscle endurance
• Strengthen core muscles around your waist, hips, chest and back
• Create flexibility and mobility in spine and joints making everyday activities easier, safer and more graceful
• Safely and effectively restores more flexibility and stability to joints and injuries (young and old)
• Prevent injuries and help avoid back pain as we age
• Offer Sport specific and special condition programming.
Susan Markowitz, founder and director of Pivotal Pilates Fitness and Wellness. Since achieving her full Pilates certification 2004 through Pilates Academy International in NYC, she went on to complete 3 other International Pilates certifications giving her 4 different methods of teaching Pilates. Her goal has been to incorporate a multitude of modalities to offer her clients an integrated experience of wellness and fitness. Susan has been teaching under the supervision of DPT’s, and other medical professionals to perfect her programming techniques for rehabilitation and strength training. Specializing in Pre/postnatal Pilates, joint and spine injuries and others special conditions, Susan’s focus continues to be rehabilitation and strength training and the recruitment of the deeper, local stabilizing muscles of the core and spine. Pivotal Pilates opened its doors in September 2010.
Pilates International, Pilates Method Alliance, The Kane School Master instructor trainer, STOTT Pilates International
- Knee, Shoulder, SI joint, and Hip rehabilitation workshops: The Kinected Center NYC
- Osteoporosis in depth w/Rebekah Rotstein
- Pre-Postnatal workshop with Debra Goodman
- TPI: Titleist Performance Fitness Level 1 Golf Instructor
- Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Nutritional Consultant AADP
- FAMI workshop Mt. Sinai (Functional Anatomy and Movement Integration)
Nicole has been with Pivotal for 8 years now and we feel so lucky to have her, Let Nicole help you build your body and have fun doing it. She is motivating and encouraging. Come try a session with her!
Nicole is a fully certified Pilates Instructor through The Kane School and a certified Pivotal Barre Instructor. After many years as a group fitness instructor, it was Nicole’s love of dance, anatomy and movement of the body that brought her to the world of Pilates. It is through Nicole’s strong background in dance instruction and choreography that she is able to offer vigorous yet safe effective workouts for her clients. She also promises to make you laugh and never be bored. Her other certifications include; AFAA Group Fitness, Les Mills, Zumba, Beach body PiYO and is the Master trainer for Boogie Box Fitness, North-East division.
Jennifer has been in the fitness industry for over ten years. She is certified in Peak Pilates Mat and Reformer Level 1 and Level 2. She is also a certified fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, with CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross. Additionally, she has earned her certifications in TRX suspension training, chair chi, body pump, body combat, body attack, les mills grit, Zumba, kickboxing, and pound. Jen also holds a certification as an activity director and dementia practitioner, a skill set that greatly facilitates fitness for the senior client.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and gerontology from Stockton University, and her personal training certification from the World Instructor Training Schools.
She has extensive experience in senior fitness and functionality after working with seniors for over ten years. Jennifer also empathizes with the overweight population because she was once overweight. Through a balanced diet and regular exercise, she lost over 60 pounds and continues to maintain a healthy weight many years later. Come join Jennifer in her new group reformer classes; Group Reformer, Pound! & Pilates Mat.
Kelly has a Comprehensive Certification for Level 1 from Peak Pilates. She teaches both private and group classes on all Pilates apparatus, with a personal interest in special populations. Kelly’s training includes programs from Carolyne Anthony’s Women’s Health & Exercise Certification such as Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist and The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™, a rehabilitative program for the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, that utilizes breathwork, pelvic floor exercises and myofascial release.
Holly has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Her qualifications for Pilates instructor include: Comprehensive Mat and Reformer Level 1 & 2 from world renown Peak Pilates®, Kane school Mat Certification and IM=X® Pilates Mat and Reformer.
Holly loves Pilates as it accommodate all fitness levels, from beginners, athletes, special populations and all ages. Helping people develop core strength, increasing mobility and stability, decreasing risk of injury and just feeling great is what drives Holly’s passion for teaching Pilates.
Other certifications include:
- AFAA Group fitness instructor
- Spinning® instructor – Lifetime status with Mad Dogg Athletics
- HKC Kettlebell instructor
- TRX Suspension Training
FYI: Holly is an early riser so you can get your training in before your commute with an early morning class.
Nanci E. Celini, DrPH
Nancie is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and a yoga therapist in training (completion June 2019). In her professional career that spans four decades. Her extensive experience as a health technologist, change manager and a yoga teacher provides her with unique insights into how people can transform their own health. She has been inspired by many scientists, medical professionals and teachers in healthcare and yoga and as the founder of Just Breathe Yoga, a community-based program in NJ, she donates all proceeds to the “Gift of Life” that provides life-saving surgeries for children in need around the globe. She is the developer of “Yoga for Change”a program to help professionals re-imagine their work and connectedness to each other. Nancie has been a lifelong advocate for better health as a certified fitness trainer, devoted martial artist (Black Belt) and experienced yoga teacher. She co-teaches with a certified yoga therapist at a studio in Suffern, NY where they provide a unique teacher continuing education program. Now Nancie is a part of our growing community at Pivotal Pilates.
We are located at:
952 Route #34 Suite 206
Matawan, NJ 07747
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