Mon-Thu, 7am-9pm; Fri, 7am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-3pm
A, C at Chambers St.; 1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.
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Best-selling author of Pilates: Body in Motion, The Portable Pilates and The Pilates Promise, Alycea Ungaro is a bit of a guru. (She counts Madonna, Uma Thurman, and Christy Turlington among her clientele.) Her Tribeca studio, open since 1996, predates the Pilates craze and since she’s also a licensed physical therapist, Ungaro puts a strong emphasis on alignment and brings a real awareness of physical idiosyncrasies to her interpretations of Pilates methods. Her spacious bi-level studio, huge by Pilates standards, has every piece of equipment the regimen’s founder ever designed: The WundaChair, the Guillotine, the Spine Corrector, and the Ped-a-Pull are all on hand as are multiple reformers and towers. In addition to private workouts, the studio offers duet and trio sessions, small group classes, and workshops on topics like osteoporosis in young athletes and prenatal needs.Extra
Take Alycea Ungaro’s Pilates workouts with you wherever you go by downloading them onto your MP3 player from iamplify.com or podfitness.com.
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