October 2012 | New York, New York
"It is through Gratz equipment, incomparable in strength, design, and stability, that one achieves the precision necessary for a truly effective workout."
- Ernesto Reynoso, Owner and Instructor
At Pilates Challenge we focus on our clients’ individual needs and goals and we take tremendous satisfaction in seeing them progress. Our studio, our talented instructors, our approach to Pilates, our superb Gratz apparatus, and our emphasis on client service have brought us a loyal and enthusiastic clientele from the moment we opened our doors in January 2012. One of the most exciting steps in preparing to open the studio were our visits to the Gratz factory here in New York City, where we saw Gratz’s skilled craftsmen at work. This gave us an even deeper appreciation of the detailed work and dedication that go into every single piece of Gratz equipment. We love visitors, so please feel free to stop by Pilates Challenge to see our studio and watch us putting our Gratz equipment into action to fulfill our motto: “Strengthen your body. Focus your mind. Challenge your spirit!”
Pilates Challenge’s beautiful Upper East Side studio was built to provide clients with the optimal Pilates workout in a comfortable and welcoming environment. It begins with the energizing design of the studio, which reflects the principles of the powerhouse, and it of course is seen in the dedicated work of our highly skilled instructors, all of whom are thoroughly versed in and committed to the classical approach to Pilates. They come to us with significant backgrounds not only in Pilates but also in other related fields such as martial arts, dance, physical therapy, and neuropsychology. Ernesto Reynoso and Miriam Sanchez - both owners of Pilates Challenge with Jacquelin Drucker - are certified through Romana’s Pilates and offer true classical pilates training to their clients. Through their training, experience, teaching and, yes, injuries, they have learned about Pilates, the body, and movement. They try to tap that knowledge in a way that helps clients use Pilates to develop their minds and bodies. Central to our work is our complete array of fantastic Gratz equipment. In using this equipment, we ensure that our clients receive the maximum and amazing benefits that skilled, authentic Pilates instruction can provide.
Pilates Challenge is committed to offering the finest and most productive authentic Pilates experience and to making sure that our clients build the strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance they seek. To that end, we use ONLY Gratz equipment, which provides a superlative workout through apparatus constructed carefully in accordance with Joseph Pilates’ time-tested genius. Anyone who has tried other equipment can tell the difference immediately and appreciates the superior workmanship found in every piece. It is through Gratz equipment, incomparable in strength, design, and stability, that one achieves the precision necessary for a truly effective workout. And, it is beautiful!