Joseph H. Pilates
"Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. "
- Joseph H. Pilates

The New Year is an opportunity to renew goals, including a personal commitment to your own body and spirit.  Welcome 2019 by scheduling appointments for private lessons and classes.  Consider adding in a class or a private lesson to your existing schedule.  

Join your Pilates friends for our annual Holiday Party this Saturday, January 5th, in our Doylestown studio.  June Hines will be teaching a free archival mat class with clients and teachers participating from 2-3 PM.  All are welcome to come and participate.  Following the mat class we will toast the New Year with refreshments and snacks.  Plus Italian tenor John Carelli will perform from 3-5 PM, bringing his interpretations of Sinatra, classic pop  songs and Italian Arias.  

Check out our news and January special. 
Susan Wilson teaching in Doylestown.
Featured Teacher:
Susan Wilson
June Hines reflects on meeting and working with Susan Wilson:  I met Susan as she was pursuing her options to become certified to teach Pilates.  Romana's Pilates was a new organization at that time and Susan was the first class of Romana's Pilates.  When I met her I saw a person determined, full of passion who moved with joy in her body.  I knew she was a good candidate for Romana's Pilates and, upon meeting her, that she would be a great teacher.

Here is what her clients share about Susan: 
"With Susan's help and guidance, my chronic headaches have reduced and I feel more confident about my body and how I look in my clothes."
Becky Morley
"My core has gotten much stronger.  As a bonus, my stomach is flatter and I have lost weight.  Thank you Susan." Anthony Sciarillo
Apprentice News

Clare Ellinwood teaching Arlene Weissman
Clare Ellinwood, advance apprentice, continues to progress towards becoming a fully certified Romana's Pilates instructor.  She is available for private sessions in our Jenkintown studio on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Email or call 267.312.7607 to schedule a lesson with Clare.

Exercise of the Month

The Star
Joseph Pilates demonstrates the Star

The Star is an advanced exercise that demands control, balance, flexibility and strength.  Joseph Pilates demonstrates this exercise on the reformer.  It can also be performed on the Wunda Chair, the mat, and a variety of places through the system that Joseph Pilates created.  The beginning of preparing for this exercise is mastering the side lying kicks and side presses.
John Carelli
Studio News
You are invited to our holiday party on Saturday, January 5th at our Doylestown Studio, 26 E. Swamp Rd. from 2-5pm.  Join us for a demonstration from 2pm-3pm.  Light fare and refreshments will accompany the classic voice of Italian tenor John Carelli from 3pm-5pm.  Sinatra anyone? 
Please feel at home to bring a friend. 

Javier teaching Izzy Barish
June Hines will be attending a workshop in Los Angeles on Jan. 19-20th with Jay Grimes, First Generation Elder of Joseph Pilates.  

Javier Perez Pont, Level 1X Romana's Pilates Teacher Trainer and author of the definitive Joseph Pilates biography, will be teaching and visiting our studios from April 4-8.  Javier last visit was in 2011.  This is a rare opportunity to schedule a lesson with one of the few top leveled instructors in the world.  Javier is from Spain but travels as a Romana's Pilates teacher trainer all over.  You can also observe his teaching or participate in a lecture on his Joseph Pilates biography.  

More information will follow.

Integrative Massage Method with Sharon Michels
Give the Gift of Massage (to you or a friend) 
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
Thurs 7-8pm
*Sat. 9-10am
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
                Wed 1-2pm              
   Fri 10-11am
*Sat. 10-11am
Advanced Level
Mon/ *Thur. 1-2pm

MELT Introductory Workshop
Sunday Jan. 13th 2:30-4pm
Monday Feb. 11th 7-8:30pm

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

MELT Introductory Workshop
Saturday Jan. 12th, 1-2:30pm
Saturday Feb. 9th 1-2:30pm

*Denotes new class*
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.
January Special

Purchase 1 private lesson, 1 apparatus class, and 1 mat class for $100 to use by the end of January 2019.  

 While supplies last.  
purchase by 1/31/2019 and use by 2/28/2019