We are proud to present an interview with Alycea Ungaro of Real Pilates based in New York City. Alycea and her team are celebrating Real Pilates 25th anniversary at her Soho and Upper East Side studios in Manhattan as well as the satellite studio in Montauk on Long Island. Real Pilates has affiliated studios in Texas, Louisiana, California, Mexico, Berlin, Hong Kong and several other locations where the Real Pilates teacher training and certification workshops are hosted. Alycea is a true “powerhouse” combining her Pilates training and taught by Romana Kryzanowska and her education as a physical therapist and nutritionist in helping her clients achieve the connection of the mind and body that make Pilates such a dynamic and effective discipline. Alycea and her team make the work fun and engaging while maintaining strict adherence to the original Pilates method. Please check our their studios and programs and schedule a visit if you are in New York.
"Back then I had no Gratz equipment at all. I bought my first Gratz Reformer about 1 year after we opened and there was an immediate clash at the studio. Clients fought over who got to work out 'on the metal one'."
This year is our 25th anniversary of opening our 1st brick and mortar studio. Back then I had no Gratz equipment at all. I bought my first Gratz Reformer about 1 year after we opened and there was an immediate clash at the studio. Clients fought over who got to work out "on the metal one". Within 3 months we had to order more. This year I let go the last of those very early pieces and now for the first time in our history - the studios are purely and genuinely one hundred percent Gratz. It's taken decades to get here but from that very first purchase - there was only one "real" choice.