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Places for Pilates

If you are considering this form of exercise, ask first

about an instructor’s training. If a highly qualified personal trainer

takes a one-day workshop and teaches just the very beginning Pilates

mat exercises, you may be able to get something out of it but you

are not getting the real thing. Watch out for the "one day and

teach everything" crowd. Keep in mind that a beginning Pilates

class should moves slowly — there’s lots to understand.

A recommended resource is "The Pilates Body," by Brooke Siler

(Broadway Books, 2000), $18. Siler, who owns re:AB (a studio for


in NoHo, New York), offers photographs, clear instructions, and


for the complete Pilates Mat.

Anthony Rabara’s Studio — Pilates, 392 Wall Street,

c/o Momentum Fitness, Princeton 08540. Anthony Rabara, certified


instructor. 609-921-7990; fax, 609-430-1066. Apparatus and mat


Ballet Technique, 2103 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road,


08619. 609-587-2345; fax, 609-586-5167. Pilates mat led by Rene


a Rabara instructor.

Bally Total Fitness, 8 Edgeboro Road, East Brunswick.

732-254-7373; fax, 732-254-3485. Pilates mat taught by Denise Blakely,

a Rabara student.

Gold’s Gym Total Fitness Complex, 7 Deer Park Drive,


Corporate Plaza, Monmouth Junction 08852. 732-329-8300; fax,


Mat Science taught by Phil Macias.

Integrated Fitness Incorporated, 4595 Route 27, Kingston

08528. Donna Longo, certified Pilates instructor. 609-252-9229; fax,

609-924-0037. Apparatus and mat lessons.

Lucille Roberts Health Club, 2465 South Broad Street,

Hamilton Township 08619. 609-888-5600; fax, 609-888-5667. A


mat class.

MCA Studio, Princeton Junction 08550. Marie Snyder,


Pilates instructor. 609-918-9365. Home page: .

Apparatus and mat lessons.

Momentum Fitness, 377 Wall Street, Princeton 08540.


fax, 609-430-1066. Pilates mat classes taught by Linda Mannheim of

the Rabara studio.

New York Sports Clubs, 301 North Harrison Street,


Shopping Center, Princeton 08540. 609-921-6985. Also at Plainsboro

Plaza. 609-936-1001. Home page: Pilates mat taught

by John Henry Goldman of the Rabara studio.

Princeton Ballet School, 301 North Harrison Street,


Shopping Center, Suite C, Princeton 08540. 609-921-7758; fax,


Rabara and his staff resume Saturday morning mat classes in the fall.

Tracey Katona teaches the Pilates mat through the summer. Also in

the fall, mat classes begin at the Cranbury studio, 29 North Main


Princeton Center for Yoga & Health LLC, 113 Commons Way,

Montgomery Commons, Princeton 08540. 609-924-7294. Home page: .

Caryl Field teaches yoga, a combined yoga and Pilates workout, and

a Pilates-style mat.

Rankin Studio for Pilates, 50 A River Drive, Titusville.

Zane Rankin, teacher of the original Pilates method. 609-730-9544.

Group mat classes here, also private studio lessons at 1060


Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 215-369-4347.

Wow! Work Out World, 1846 Route 1, North Brunswick 08902.

732-940-1000; fax, 732-940-5744. Home page:

Mat Science taught by Bobbi Tu, accredited by AFAA.

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