The Pilates Movement Studio

August 2021 | New York City, NY

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I've been training on Gratz apparatus since I was 18 years old.  There was never any doubt in my mind that I would purchase Gratz apparatus when I opened my studio.  15 years later and my apparatus is still beautiful.  Not only does it hold up over time, it still feels the same as the first day I received it.   It is a fact that this apparatus changes bodies.

- Jennifer RuggieroOwner & Teacher
The Pilates Movement



The Pilates Movement opened in NYC on the Upper East Side in 2006. We provide high quality training in The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. It is a place where teachers feel nurtured and grow and students feel that the teachers are present, create programs for them specifically and truly are invested in their growth.
The Pilates Movement offers private and semi private sessions as well as very small (max. 4 students) group classes in mat and tower.



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    Nothing feels like a Gratz or changes the body like a Gratz apparatus. We have 2 Reformers, 2 Wunda Chairs, 4 Studio Wall Units w/High Mats, High Chair, Cadillac,  Ladder Barrel,  Ped-O-Pul, Foot Corrector, & Toe Corrector all made by Gratz in 2006. The apparatus is serviced regularly by professionals and maintained by the studio owner, Jennifer Ruggiero.



    Jennifer RUGGIERO about

    Founder and Owner of The Pilates Movement

    Jennifer Ruggiero began her Pilates journey while getting her BFA in Dance Performance at SUNY Purchase.  In 2000, she completed her teacher training with Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Santo and Bob Liekens.  In 2006 she opened The Pilates Movement.  She is a RYT 200 Yoga Teacher completing her teacher training at ISHTA Yoga and is a Restorative Yoga teacher completing her training with Judith Hanson Lasater.  Most recently in 2021 Jennifer was named by Crain's New York Business as a Notable Women Business Owner and was recognized for her contribution to her community over the last 15 years.


    The Pilates Movement has full time and part time teachers that teach in the studio and on the virtual platform. Some long time teachers that moved out of NYC teach only on our virtual platform. We are so fortunate that we have many loyal dedicated teachers and clients who have been with us for many years.  The online virtual platform brought back many clients that had moved out of town.  It was one of the beautiful moments to come out of the pandemic. To see an updated list of our team of teachers please go here


    The Pilates Movement
    210 E 68th St Suite 1G
    NY, NY 10065
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