A Certified Pilates Trainer & Teacher

I have been teaching Pilates for 20+ years since certifying with the legendary Romana Kryzanowska at Drago’s Gym in New York City. My quest for knowledge and for understanding the mechanics of the human body has led me to continue to study with several of the master teachers of Joseph Pilates’ remarkable method.

I have continued my explorations of the human body with acclaimed Anatomist/Choreographer Irene Dowd and her Anatomy and Movement training for two years, followed by an intensive Cadaver Dissection course with Gil Hedley, PhD. I have also studied Active Isolated Stretch with Jim and Phil Wharton as well as completing Strength and Flexibility training at the Swedish Institute of Massage. Most recently I have been Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Inclusive Fitness Trainer, CIFT. This qualifies me to work with People with Disabilities such as Parkinson’s, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual Disabilities. As Master Exercise Instructor with Easter Seals NJ I have co-authored the Be Well! & Thrive Exercise Program for People with Disabilities.

After a very successful career teaching at prestigious health clubs in New York City such as Reebok World, Chelsea Piers, the Vertical Club and Equinox, I then continued to work privately in my own studio in New York and later in Maplewood, New Jersey. I am committed to continuing the tradition of Joseph Pilates’ great work by creating my own Instructor Certification program adhering to the original principles of Joe’s rigorous instructor training.

My roster of private clients have included supermodel Stephanie Seymour, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, artists Jim Dine, Sarah Lutz, actors Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg and Richard Kind and authors Naomi Wolf and Peter Carey.

My extensive knowledge and expertise in Pilates has made him the “go to” trainer for people seeking safe, intelligent solutions for any physical problems. My professional certifications include the Pilates Method Alliance as well as being one of the original Pilates Guild Certified Teachers.

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Clain Thomson-DiPalma