While Uptown Pilates does not have our own certification program, we are a great community to connect with for certified instructors and aspiring instructors alike.
Uptown Pilates is unique in the industry in our variety of instructors within the Classical Method.
We have many senior instructors with years of experience that are at the top of the industry.
Connect with other aspiring Pilates instructors and build a community.
Notice the style differences across programs and pick the brains of talented and knowledgable instructors on what program may be the right fit for you.
In addition to our instructor-only Pilates classes, we encourage all aspiring instructors to experience classes with senior instructors.
Cary Regan began her training in the Pilates Method at S.U.N.Y. Purchase in 1975, under the direction of Master Pilates teacher Romana Kryzanowska. Cary received her B.F.A. In Dance from S.U.NY. Purchase and continued her Pilates training at the original Pilates Studio in New York City. Cary has been teaching the authentic Pilates Method since 1981. Over the years she has worked, both in New York and Seattle with physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists and dance companies. Before joining Uptown Pilates Cary had been on staff at re:AB Pilates, for the past nine years and has been Brooke Siler's assistant for her Authentic teacher training certification program.
Now a teacher for 33 years, Cary still endeavors to teach the work of Joseph Pilates, so that the benefits, both preventative and rehabilitative, will become an integral part of our daily lives!
Lesly Levy, PMA_CPT, former owner of Mindful Moves Pilates Center in Mt Kisco, NY, Director of Pilates for Apogee in Westchester and General Manager of and Senior Instructor at Power Pilates in Midtown is a Senior Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates, VBARRE Teacher Trainer as well as on the Power Pilates Curriculum Committee. Lesly has been a professionally instructing in the fitness field for 25 years and teaching Pilates for 19 years. She has written numerous Pilates workshops, co-authored Pilates manuals with Power Pilates for NYSC, starred in over a dozen Pilates Videos, traveled both within the US as well as internationally to teach Pilates Training Courses as well as presented at both ECA and PMA Annual Conferences. Lesly has also been a regular presenter at Power Pilates Continuing Education Conferences and a Teacher Trainer since 2004.
Other Certifications/Trainings include: Power Pilates and VBARRE, Physicalmind Institute, PMA Gold, ACE PT, ACE GF, Spinning, TRX, Indo Row, Beyond Barre, Irene Dowd, FAMI and Perinatal Fitness.
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