August 2015 | San Antonio, Texas
"The great aspect of this Method of exercise is that it is for everybody but not the same for every body. The apparatus allows the body to be transformed internally so as to show externally. Everyone walks out feeling longer, stronger and full of life."
Cecilia Dominguez, Studio Owner, Pilates Instructor
After completing training with Romana’s Pilates in 2009, I wanted to share my knowledge of True Pilates with the growing metropolis of San Antonio, Texas. No longer wanting to work on substandard Pilates equipment in a gym, I had the opportunity to purchase Gratz equipment and open my own studio. Starting in a small 425 sq. foot room in a Personal Training Studio, I was able to teach clients and show the distinction of equipment true to Joseph Pilates method. Not soon after I opened, did the business grow, and I decided it was time to move into a bigger space. Now Pilates Authentica is conveniently located on Highway 281 in North Central San Antonio. I am privileged to be the only studio in San Antonio to have Gratz equipment.
I am the sole owner and instructor of Pilates Authentica. My brother, Ben Martinez, first exposed me to Pilates in 2000 and I immediately saw the changes in my body. Being an aerobics instructor and Personal Trainer, I didn’t incorporate stretching/flexibility in my workouts. Seeing how Pilates balances strength and flexibility, motivated me to continue learning about this newly found exercise discipline. Curiosity lead me to Romana’s Pilates as I wanted to be a teacher and share my knowledge with others.
I noticed the difference between Gratz equipment and other manufacturers while working in a fitness center. My teacher trainer had the Gratz equipment in her house and when I started working out on other equipment, my body didn’t feel the same. It just wasn’t right. My clients were not seeing a change in their body similar to the change I was feeling working on the Gratz. Clients who had injuries or special accommodations were not getting better, sometimes they were getting worse. I knew that I needed to purchase Gratz equipment if I was going to be successful in changing bodies for the better.
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