Supported by more than 7,000 Power Pilates trained graduates, Power Pilates is distinguished in the industry by an unwavering emphasis on training that honors the integrity of the original method developed by Joseph Pilates.
Whether you visit our flagship studios in New York City and Westchester, travel to one of our of global training centers, or take a class from a Power Pilates trained instructor at your local fitness center – you are guaranteed to receive a consistent, classically-based, invigorating and fitness focused Pilates workout
The Spirit of Power Pilates
At Power Pilates – our students discover a profound sense of community. At its roots, Power Pilates has sought to create a Pilates community in the spirit of Joseph Pilates – energetic, committed and ever evolving. The founders of Power Pilates, started with a nascent group of studio instructors, have since propelled the total population of Power Pilates professionals and consumers into thousands upon thousands on a global scale.
Though the Power Pilates community has grown in size, the spirit remains intact. This spirit is reflected in our core beliefs; in our relentless commitment to the integrity of the method, in the way we organize our training programs, in our inspiring and motivating teaching method, in our personalized attention to our students, and in our connected approach with our studio clientele. It is felt in the energy exuded at our regional conferences, in the sweat breaking through during a vigorous workout session, and in the concentration of a new student listening to a senior trainer. The spirit at Power Pilates is strong, rewarding and invigorating.
Power Pilates History
The Power Pilates Education Program was developed by chiropractor, Dr. Howard Sichel and Pilates Master Teachers Susan Moran, Bob Liekens and Phoebe Higgins, all trained by Romana Kryzanowska in the early 1980’s.
Throughout the 1980’s, Dr. Howard Sichel sent his clients to be rehabilitated by his office neighbor, Pilates Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska at her studio. After Romana’s original studio passed ownership several times eventually to Wee Tai Hom and then closed in 1989 – Dr. Sichel and Phoebe Higgins salvaged much of the equipment and relocated the studio to Dr. Sichel’s chiropractic office. Soon after Susan Moran joined forces and Power Pilates was created. In 2000, Bob Liekens joined Sichel, Higgins, and Moran and Power Pilates became the dominant force in classical Pilates creating an organized, inspiring teacher training program sought out by Pilates and fitness professionals worldwide.
Power Pilates is the only leading Pilates education program that emerged not from an equipment manufacturer but from a knowledge of the method, a passion for the art, and a recognition of its core value in rehabilitating pain sufferers and advancing the fitness goals of its practitioners. Power Pilates was acquired by APOGEE Wellness in 2009.