Welcome to Pilates Design Studio
Welcome to Pilates Design Studio
Connecting the mind, body, and spirit one muscle at a time.
Pilates Design Studio is a fully equipped pilates studio offering private, duet and group tower classes. Tour our studio.
Whether you prefer one on one instruction or a group setting, each class is customized to fit the individual needs of every client. Our goal is to supply the best instruction so that each session leaves you feeling connected, grounded, and completely invigorated.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a series of body conditioning exercises that builds strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. By emphasizing focus, proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how to control its movements. People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
Who Benefits from Pilates?
EVERYONE! Since its origination as a form of rehabilitation for bedridden or immobile patients during WWI, Pilates has grown to be an excellent form of exercise for every population from children to the elderly. It is 100% joint friendly and is wonderful for injuries or body conditions. Read our student testimonials here.
Danielle Conner began her career as a professional dancer, graduating with a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During her dance career, touring nationally and internationally with various production companies, she developed chronic bursitis and tendonitis in both of her shoulders.
Danielle went through physical therapy to correct the issues with her shoulders. During her sessions, she noticed that some of the exercises were Pilates based exercises and decided to continue with Pilates after her physical therapy sessions were finished. Through Pilates she was able to rehabilitate her shoulders, gaining strength, stability, and control of the condition. Realizing the benefits Pilates has on the body, mind, and spirit she decided to become certified in Pilates so she could help others.
Danielle is a Faculty Member for Balanced Body for the MOTR (More Than a Roller,) a BASI and PMA certified instructor, and holds a certificate in FAMI- Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Since becoming certified in Pilates, Danielle has had the privilege of working as the resident instructor for Cirque du Soleil at the shows Mystere, LOVE, and “O” in Las Vegas, and Wintuk, OVO, Zarkana, and Totem in New York City. She also trained the Las Vegas cast of the Broadway show “The Producers.”
Her work experience includes a wide range of populations from gymnasts and dancers to the elderly with such conditions as arthritis/osteoarthritis, osteoporosis/ osteopina, joint replacement surgeries, scoliosis, MS, fibromyalgia, disc issues, sports injuries, pre and post natal, among others.
Danielle has recently been published for her work in the July/August 2011 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal and in the July/August 2011 issue of Pilates Style Magazine. Her latest article is due out in the March/April 2012 issue of Pilates Style Magazine. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session please call (908) 202-4630, use the Contact Us Page or Visit us on Facebook. For more information on Danielle and her expertise, visit us on Linkedin.