Welcome to Gratz, John and Elizabeth

We are thrilled to welcome John Riccitiello and his wife, Elizabeth Osterman to the Gratz family. John and Elizabeth will be majority owners in Gratz Pilates. Roberta and I have eagerly anticipated this day for a long time, and we believe that this change is exactly what the company needs to ensure the highest standards of quality and excellence are maintained.

John and Elizabeth are both longtime Pilates enthusiasts with John training for over 20 years in classical studios using Gratz. John and Elizabeth are believers in the classical method of Pilates on Gratz. In fact, they are also Gratz customers! When equipping their own home, they chose Gratz. John and Elizabeth are joining Gratz Pilates at an exciting time. Their commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with our core values. They will bring new investment to Gratz with a strong dedication to maintaining the quality of the apparatus, while addressing manufacturing issues so that Gratz can deliver the best apparatus in the world, sooner.

Please join us in welcoming John and Elizabeth. We look forward to achieving great things together and continuing to serve our customers with unparalleled dedication and integrity.

Thank you for your continued support,


David & Roberta