Annalisa Pessin

ANNALISA PESSIN came to Pilates out of a dedicated and determined effort to address her own aches and pains which stemmed from chronic tightness and structural imbalances. While her pursuit of Pilates was initially to help herself, to her surprise she discovered that she really enjoyed assessing other people's injuries and assisting them in their healing process. She was initially certified in Gyrotonics and was fortunate to shadow a master teacher at a Physical Therapy office where she was able to learn more about rehabilitating shoulder, lower back and hip injuries specifically. She also worked at a PT office which specializes in women's health and wellness where she was able to aid women in breast cancer recovery, women in both pre and post natal stages and women with chronic pelvic issues. Aside from Gyrotonic and Pilates she is certified in Power Plate and Foundation Training. Annalisa uses her wealth of knowledge, creative "out-of-the-box" thinking and attentive hands-on approach to work with clients from all walks of life.
 
Teaching Style:
Annalisa has a background in fine art and it shows! She is very attuned to detail and makes solid hands on corrections and cues akin to what you might experience in a yoga class. She is also known for innovative and creative use of Pilates props to help you get the most out of your workout.


Annalisa Pessin instructs the following:
  • Pilates Reformer
  • The most popular of all Pilates classes. Dynamic, controlled movements in this class improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance throughout your body. Emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. 

  • Pilates Reformer and Stretch
  • Pilates Reformer and Stretch gives you the fundamentals of a Pilates reformer class and lots of feel good stretching and contraction. Emphasis is on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Dynamic, controlled movements in this class improves flexibility, builds strength targets postural muscle groups. Great for an intense, but mild workout with loads of stretching!