Ernie has been teaching the Pilates since 2004. He received his Pilates Certification from the renowned Kane School of Core Integration known for its anatomical and biomechanical approach to fitness. He is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, (PMA), and experienced in both classical and contemporary Pilates. Ernie also and holds certifications in Gyrotonic including the Gyrotonic Tower Expansion System and Jumping and Stretching Board. He's also certified to teach the Core Align.
Ernie created the Gramercy Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program with an integrated approach to anatomy, biomechanics and movement in mind. This integrated approach has facilitated the learning process for prospective Pilates teachers and allowed them to focus more on the reality of teaching. The program offers a classical choreography foundation with a contemporary approach to anatomy and biomechanics and provides in-depth knowledge of why exercises work for a variety of clients including those with medical conditions and physical restrictions.
Tommy brings over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness fields as both a Pilates Teacher and Personal Training Specialist. He obtained his formal Pilates Teaching Education through the renowned Kane School of Core Integration and his certificate of Health/Fitness Personal Training Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). As a fitness professional, he has extensive rehabilitation and injury prevention experience working in several Physical Therapy Clinics. He is also a certified Boxing and Kickboxing Instructor with competitive ring experience and has prepared several athletes for competition in Football, Hockey, Kickboxing and Baseball. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received a degree in Economics, as well as a minor in Pre-Physical Therapy.
Kim Fielding holds a certificate in both Balanced Body and The Method Pilates. She has been in the fitness industry for 25 years and has been teaching Pilates for over 10 of those years. She received her B.A. in Psychology and did a Master’s program at Springfield College in Health Promotion/ Wellness Management with advanced study in Counseling. She was a teacher in the Mind Body Fitness training program with other faculty members including Lesley Powell, Doris Pasteleur-Hall and Dr. Martha Eddy at Movements Afoot. She taught the Pilates repertoire and question & answer program to go along with the Physical Mind Institute, The Method Pilates certificate. She also taught students Balanced Body Pilates Repertoire on a weekly basis. She has specialized training in MS and Parkinson’s disease, Somatics, Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals. Fielding studied in the Somatic Movement Teacher Training program, Dynamic Embodiment, with Dr. Martha Eddy.
Katie is a graduate from Point Park University, where she received her BFA in Dance. As a supplement to her professional dance training, Katie has been practicing Pilates for 8 years. As a result, she has developed a better understanding and awareness of her body, as well as others. Her passion for helping others, along with her love of Pilates has inspired her to teach. Katie is in the process of getting her certification from the Gramercy Pilates Institute and The Pilates Method Alliance, PMA.
Jess moved from NYC to Denver, Colorado for a break from city living for "one year" and recently came back - over 5 years later. She left New York with an Advertising Sales job and her Basset Hound, returning with the Hound, a Husband, Bull Dog, and an invigorating 4-year career in Pilates.
She completed her Pilates Teacher Training at Pilates Vita Inc. in Denver. Her certification was based upon classical Joseph Pilates fundamentals/choreography, but emphasized the more contemporary approach to teaching and tailoring exercises to each, individual body. She’s a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Member and received a BA in French Literature from Cornell University.