November 2014 | Washington, D.C.
"The precise measurements and angles of Gratz Pilates Equipment gives the correct feedback to the client or instructor to maximize the quality of each exercise. It gives the correct amount of depth to the work of Joseph Pilates and supports and sustains the body with the right amount resistance."
- Fidel Garcia, Owner and Instructor
Capital Pilates Studio
Capital Pilates Studio was founded on November 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. We are currently located at 4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20016. Capital Pilates’ mission and commitment is to maintain the original work of Joseph Pilates.
Our studio is currently part of Romana’s Pilates organization.
Joseph Pilates and Romana Kryzanowska are the inspiration and guide of our studio.
The studio was founded, and is operated, by Fidel Garcia. He studied at the National Ballet School in Cuba and continued on as a Principal and Soloist with The Washington Ballet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Ballet NY, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, as well as several national companies in Mexico. Garcia was certified in Romana’s Pilates in 2007 at True Pilates New York under the direction of Sari Mejia-Santo, Daria Pace, Jerome Weinberg, and Cynthia Shipley among other Instructors. Garcia recently received Romana’s Pilates’ Level 4 Instructor certificate of achievement.
Other instructors at Capital Pilates Studio include Kathryn Holliday and Emily Adams. Holliday first practiced Pilates while working as a finance professional in Washington, DC. She then went on to complete her training with Romana’s Pilates at True Pilates New York and was certified as a Level 5 Instructor in 2010. Holliday also worked closely with Sari Mejia-Santo, Cynthia Shipley, and other instructors at True Pilates New York.
Emily Adams was first exposed to Romana’s Pilates while studying at Goucher College in Maryland. After graduating, she received a scholarship from the Pilates Center at Goucher College and became certified in 2010. Along with teaching Romana’s Pilates, Adams is also a kindergarten teacher in Washington, DC.
Guest instructors at Capital Pilates Studio include Sari Mejia-Santo, Juanita Lopez, Cynthia Shipley, Anthony Rabara, Jamie Trout, and Jerome Weinberg.
The precise measurements and angles of Gratz Pilates Equipment gives the correct feedback to the client or instructor to maximize the quality of each exercise. It gives the correct amount of depth to the work of Joseph Pilates and supports and sustains the body with the right amount resistance.