Client of the Month - Arlene Weissman
"Contrology is the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. "
-Joseph H. Pilates

Pilates is a lifelong pursuit that enhances the mind/body connection and with continued practice makes one aware of our changing bodies.  As we approach the last month of our summer, we share with you our August client of the month, Arlene Weissman and  and her experience with Pilates.

We remember the anniversary of Romana Kryzanowska's passing on August 30th.  She was an inspiration and a bright light to all who knew her.

Check out our apprentice news, exercise of the month and August special.  We look forward to seeing you in the studio.   

Arlene Weissman
Client of the Month:  
Arlene Weissman

How long have you been studying Pilates?

Arlene:  8 Years.

What brought you to Pilates? 
Arlene:  Throughout my life, people often told me to "stand up straight."  Physical therapists I worked with warned me of the consequences of my poor posture.  Once I retired I decided to address the issue.  Articles I had read over the years always referenced pilates for postural concerns.  My journey began at a now defunct general workout studio, followed by a large group class at a gym.  Even though I had little knowledge of the art, I knew there was more to it than I was experiencing.  A friend suggested June Hines Pilates.  I went home that day and saw an email offer from the studio and figured it was a sign.  When I learned that Matthew Morfopoulos, Joseph Pilates, and I shared the same birthday, I knew I had found my Pilates forever home.

Arlene Weissman w/Clare Ellinwood
How has Pilates helped you?

Arlene:  Pilates has improved my posture tremendously.  Now I am mindful to keep my shoulders aligned with my hips, always try to make the top of my head touch the sky, and do my best to keep my shoulders down.  Additionally, pilates has helped me with unexpected issues.  Several years ago, I was diagnosed with herniated L4 and L5 discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.  Specific pilates exercises alleviate discomfort associated with these conditions.   An important benefit, one I never counted on, is the wonderful friendships I have forged through June Hines Pilates.  With encouragement from my outstanding instructors, June, June, Sharon, Greg, and Katy, I continue to bolster my confidence as I explore and develop new skills.

Apprentice News/Continuing Education

Congratulations Clare Ellinwood on the successful completion of your Intermediate practical test with Level 2 teacher trainer, Anthony Rabara in Princeton.  Clare is now preparing for her intermediate written test to complete Stage 2 of her training as a Romana's Pilates apprentice.  Clare is available on Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Jenkintown.

Sarah Lamberth is working toward her final advanced written exam to be fully certified through Romana's Pilates .  Sarah is available in Doylestown on Saturdays and by appointment for a session.

To schedule an appointment with Clare or Sarah call or text 267.312.7607 or email

Clare Ellinwood

Sarah Lamberth

Exercise of the Month

Katy Dawley Swimming on the Spine Corrector

Swimming is an advanced exercise first learned on the mat.  It's a breathing exercise, sharing the same cadence as the 100.  Swimming is a great exercise with the purpose of coordinating the body, breathing and to strengthen/stretch not only the Powerhouse, back and legs.  Once learned on the mat, it can be performed elsewhere, including the barrels. 
Pilates Performer
Anyone who is interested in having a Pilates performer please contact June at 267.312.7607.  This is a home model of the Reformer and it's owner is generously offering it to someone who would use it and give it a home.
Rydal Studio
Beginning on Monday August 6th the Rydal studio will be holding all lessons at the Jenkintown studio till October.  We are remodeling the kitchen and feel lessons will be best serviced in our Jenkintown studio.
Integrative Massage Method with Sharon Michels
Enjoy your introductory massage with Sharon Michels for $50 and each subsequent massage for $85.  And, after your first massage don't forget to take advantage of Sharon's "Refer a Friend" program - ask Sharon for more details. 
Visit her website here.
Jenkintown Studio
Mat Classes:
Basic/Int. Level
Mon/Wed 12-1pm; 
Thurs 7-8pm
Intermediate Level
        Mon/Wed 6-7pm                  Tues12-1pm         
Apparatus Classes:
Basic/Int. Level
Mon 11-12 pm
 Mon 5-6pm 
Tues 7-8pm
Wed 10-11am
Thurs 4-5pm
Friday 9-10am 
Intermediate Level
  Tues 2-3pm  
               Wed 1-2pm              
   Fri 10-11am
Advanced Level
Mon 1-2pm

MELT Introductory Workshop
Sunday Aug. 12th 2:30-4:00pm
Sunday Sept. 9th 2:30-4:00pm

Doylestown Studio
Mat Classes
Intermediate Level
Mon/Wed 6-7pm  
Apparatus Classes:
Basic/Int. Level
    Mon 12-1pm                   Sat 11-12pm
Intermediate Level
Mon/Thurs 5-6pm
Mon/Wed. 7:30-8:30am
Sat 10-11am

MELT Introductory Workshop
Saturday Aug. 11th 1-2:30pm
Saturday Sept. 8th 1-2:30pm


Online Scheduling 
We'd like to remind you that you can now schedule your lessons and classes online.  We are happy to help you with your scheduling, but wanted to give the opportunity to control your scheduling of lessons and classes.  With this option you will go to our website and navigate to Schedule - Rates and then to Attend A Class.  If you have been to our studio before, you will already have an account within our system.  You will be prompted to register to create a user name and password to access your account.  

With this option you can schedule or cancel within a 24 hour window. You can pay for your classes online as well.  If you try this and are not successful, let us know and we will help you through the process.
August Special
1 Private, 1 Mat, 1 MELT Intro for $100

Email or call us to schedule your lessons and take advantage of this special offer!  (This offer can be purchased as a gift for a friend or family member)
purchase by 8/31/2018 and use by 9/30/2018