February 2012 | Jersey City, New Jersey
"Gratz equipment is the best there is."
- Brett Howard, Owner & Instructor
The Pilates Haus
The Pilates Haus is a fully equipped Pilates studio with all Gratz Apparatus. The studio is located in historic downtown Jersey City, NJ, founded by Master Teacher, Brett Howard, in 2004.
The Pilates Haus is a training center of the United States Pilates Association™, a licensee of the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program which is the first and oldest professional Pilates training program in the world. The mission of the U.S.P.A.™ is to preserve and continue to promote the highest standards in Pilates and professional training for future generations. Only Authentic Pilates™ certified instructors, who have completed the 675 hours hands-on training program, are teaching at the Pilates Haus.
The Pilates Haus' mission is to preserve and perpetuate Joseph Pilates original system of body conditioning and physical culture.
Brett Howard is the Director of Education of the United States Pilates Association™ and the Senior Teacher Trainer of the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. He is a Director of the Pilates Haus. Brett was certified by the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska in 1998. He has trained extensively with Lolita San Miguel, Mary Bowen and Jay Grimes, as well. He is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, is a committee member of teh PMA Pilates Youth Program and a Co-Author of the PMA Pilates Youth Program Manual. Brett is a featured in the Pilates book, The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning by Sean P. Gallagher and Romana Kryzanowska and is a "Distinguished Instructor" on Pilates Anytime, a global Pilates Studio, created for people all over the world to explore Pilates with highly skilled, well-trained instructors.
Brett holds a M.A. in Dance Education from New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development and a B.F.A. in Dance from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College Conservatory of Dance.
Brett has taught workshops all around the United States as well as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Spain.
The other talented instructors at the studio include, Tetsuo Yoshida (Studio Director), Tiffani Branch (Studio Director), Dale Matzkow, Darden Moorfield, Victoria Krassa, Arathi Sundaresan, and Nirupa Umapathy.
I compare Gratz equipment to the relationship of musicians and their instruments; it's a symbiotic relationship. To help teach the body effectively a Pilates teacher must have the right apparatus. Gratz equipment is the best there is. It's important to teach on apparatus that has the right measurements and proportions. When this changes it changes the dynamic and effort of the workout.
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