Our expert team is here to guide you to the next level.
Denise Posnak Gaffney, Founder
'Connect to your core and you'll connect to yourself.'
DENISE has taught private and group Pilates since 2001. She is certified through Romana's Pilates and holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her classical Pilates training, she has studied somatic techniques such as the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals and Anusara Yoga and served as a Lecturer of Dance at the University of Georgia and Stephens College. She lives in NYC with her daughter and husband.
'Strengthen what is weak and challenge what is strong.'
AMBER is a former NYC Broadway dancer (17 years) and has been teaching classical Pilates since 2011. She was certified through re: AB Pilates in NYC and is the cover model for Women's Health Magazine + Brooke Siler'sWomen's Health Big Book of Pilates. She currently resides in St. Louis, MO where she teaches Pilates online and from her personal studio.
'Connect your mind to your muscles.'
DIANE received her Pilates certification with Dolly Kelepecz of D. K. Body Balancing in 2006. As a former professional dancer and choreographer, she brings a dancer's eye to her Pilates teaching and specializes in working with students who come to Pilates because of injury or pain. She currently resides in Lake St. Louis, MO with her husband and two sons.
'Pilates is about efficiency - do less to get more.'
KATHRYN has been studying classical Pilates for over 20 years and was certified by Romana's Pilates in 2002. She ran her studio, Ward Pilates in Darien, Connecticut, from 2006-2012 and currently runs a studio out of her home in Sarasota Springs, NY. Kathryn is also certified in the Tupler technique for diastasis recti rehabilitation and has taught on staff at the Tully Center at Stamford Hospital.
'Center yourself. Dig deeper. BREATHE!'
STELLA holds three Pilates certifications in the classical and Physical Mind methods and has been teaching Pilates for over 6 years. As a dancer who has experienced injury, Stella focuses on proper form and fully-integrated core strength, while challenging clients with an intense workout. Stella lives in NYC and has taught and performed on three continents.