“Gratz is the original manufacturer of Pilates equipment and has blueprints and licenses that no competitor possesses. Joseph Pilates originally developed the apparatus for training top athletes, rehabilitation, and bodywork with his students. The equipment were fine-tuned in the late 1960s to establish ideal proportions and dimensions, ensuring the safe and correct execution of Pilates exercises.”
Galina Rohleder - Owner
Pilates Studio Berlin
We are a classical Pilates studio, pleased to have been teaching for over 25 years now. Situated on the beautiful Ku‘Damm in Berlin, we are always thrilled to share the fantastic work of Joseph Pilates.
We bring to you the New York Tradition of Pilates, signifying classical Pilates according to Joseph Pilates himself, utilizing solely Gratz Equipment.
Apart from instructing all our lovely clients, we offer internships, coaching, and workshops, along with two different training programs: “Pilates Mat Trainer” and “Pilates Mat and Apparatus Trainer,” all conducted in English. We are an official teacher training institute in Germany affiliated with the “Deutsche Pilates Verband.”
The programs are led by Galina Rohleder, a second-generation trainer, along with her Pilates Studio team. The objective is to help every student achieve a profound understanding of how to approach the Pilates method classically, resulting in becoming a highly skilled Pilates trainer. Please check for starting dates on our website.
At Pilates Studio Berlin, we exclusively utilize equipment from Gratz Industries, a company that has been crafting this equipment for over 50 years with the utmost craftsmanship and precision. The equipment, based on Joseph Pilates' original designs, complements and enhances each other.
Gratz is the original manufacturer of Pilates equipment and has blueprints that no competitor possesses. Joseph Pilates originally developed the apparatus for training top athletes, rehabilitation, and bodywork with his students. The equipment were fine-tuned in the late 1960s to establish ideal proportions and dimensions, ensuring the safe and correct execution of Pilates exercises.
The effectiveness of Pilates exercises relies heavily on the ideal proportions of the apparatus and their specially crafted, optimally adjusted springs. When it comes to high-quality Pilates equipment, leading studios worldwide entrust Gratz Industries because they guarantee the best quality without compromise. This commitment translates to effective, safe training.
Galina Rohleder has been teaching classical Pilates for over 20 years. In the early 1990s, she relocated to New York City, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and worked with numerous modern dance companies and musical shows. During a one-year stay in Asia, she delved into the study of Chinese dance, Tai-Chi, and choreography. As a trained dancer, she contributed her skills to institutions such as the Theater des Westens.
Ms. Rohleder first encountered Pilates during her time in New York. While at the original New York City studio, she had the good fortune and privilege to meet Romana Kryzanowska and personally learn from her for many years. Ms. Rohleder completed her training with Romana, earning her the designation of a "second-generation teacher" and the honor of receiving the original certificate as a trainer of the "Pilates Method of Body Conditioning."
In 1998, she returned from New York to Berlin and established the city's first Pilates studio. She served as a Pilates trainer for the Staatstheater Kassel and the Tanztheater of the German National Theater Weimar, among others. After a decade of teaching in Germany, she took a yearlong maternity leave in 2008. To this day, Ms. Rohleder teaches at her studio, collaborating with various companies and institutions such as SAP and the Tanzfabrik Potsdam. Additionally, she continues to expand her knowledge, exploring other forms of bodywork, including Feldenkrais, the Susan Klein Technique, and general anatomy.
Lea Sofie Huber, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1994, has been a resident of Berlin for several years. At the age of 18, she embarked on her Pilates journey, taking her initial classes with Galina Rohleder. In 2016, she commenced her certification to become a classical Pilates trainer at Pilates Studio Berlin, successfully completing the program in 2017.
Since then, Lea has been actively working as a freelance Pilates trainer in Berlin, extending her expertise at both independent venues and Pilates Studio Berlin. Complementing her Pilates practice, she consistently participates in ballet and other dance classes, explores disciplines like Tai-Chi and acrobatics, and engages in ongoing Pilates sessions with Galina Rohleder to enhance her understanding of the Pilates method.
Claudia Hofmeister Mac Lynn, born in 1975 in North Hesse, relocated to Berlin in 2017 with her husband and three children after residing in London for 12 years.
Her initial encounter with Pilates occurred in London in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, she underwent training and certification in contemporary Pilates, establishing herself as a freelance Pilates teacher since 2009. Subsequently, she transitioned exclusively to teaching classical Pilates, initiating her classical Pilates teacher training with Galina Rohleder in 2019.
In addition to her formal training, Claudia has actively participated in numerous workshops led by instructors worldwide, focusing on the classical Pilates method.
During her leisure time, she enjoys running and has recently commenced attending ballet classes.
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