Andrea is passionate about the connection between physical and emotional health. She meets you where you are and takes you where you need to be at the speed you are ready for. Her intuition is the guiding force in her workout sessions but her extensive anatomical knowledge is the foundation.
Her physical practice is a combination of holistic techniques and physical training. She received her comprehensive mat and apparatus certification in the Pilates method in 2002 through the Kane School of Core Integration. She has continued the study and integration of anatomy and bio-mechanical training through continuing education workshops, FAMI 1 and 2 training and Mentorship under Kelly Kane. She has also completed Vinyasa Power Yoga 200hr training with Africa Yoga Project, Level 1 training with Baron Baptise, personal training certification with National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Booty Barre Foundation training with Tracey Mallett.
Her approach to working with clients combines the science of anatomy, bio-mechanics, and psychology. Living in true balance and wellness requires the alignment and integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Her hope is that clients begin to live a more meaningful and satisfying life.
My favorite client story
Each time a client leaves happy or feels stronger or accomplishes a goal they had set for themselves.
My favorite exercise
Footwork on the Pilates Reformer because it grounds me and helps me center my body and mind.
My favorite quote
"What if I fall? Oh, My darling, what if you fly?"
My training philosophy
Each day is new and where our body and mind are at one day can change the next day. Work in the present moment without judgement and show up powerfully. My goal with a client is that they become the healthiest and happiest person they can be.
My training experience
I have been teaching Pilates for almost 14 years in NYC. During that time I also began a personal yoga practice that I continue to work on and have been certified in Power Yoga. I love helping others to learn and get stronger and meet challenges.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Mat, Reformer Pilates Instructor, 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga
Who I Especially Like Working With
Although I had been familiar with Pilates when I began working with Andrea, she changed my ideas about both the exercises and what my body is capable of, and has an exceptional ability to know when to push me to try something new and challenging. I feel stronger, more aware of my alignment, and happy to have found a way to exercise that I really look forward to. In terms of a teacher, I couldn't ask for a better, more observant, knowledgeable and fun trainer than Andrea! (Alison Pill, actor)
Andrea is a truly gifted Pilates instructor. Her attention to detail is extraordinary. Her workouts are so varied that it is impossible to get bored. Andrea works with your body and is amazing at adjusting her program based on your individual needs. From basic to advanced Pilates to injury rehabilitation, Andrea is the perfect teacher. And most of all you couldn't ask for a sweeter human being. She will change the way your body looks but will also make you feel more confident and better about yourself from within. I can't say enough great things about Andrea. (Anna Paquin, actor)
I have been Andrea's client for over a year, and I've felt a huge change in how I look and feel, because of her, I am stronger, leaner, taller, and more flexible. The best part is that it never gets boring: Andrea incorporates non-traditional exercises with the traditional Pilates routine, based on individual needs. If I miss a session, I notice my body really craves that type of movement. (Julia Stiles, actor)
I had only ever done mat Pilates before I met and worked with Andrea. She completely changed my understanding of Pilates by helping me target specific areas during my workout, using exercises that focused on and strengthened those places. She is knowledgeable, upbeat, and makes a hard workout fly by! I love training with her! (Piper Perabo, actor)
For someone who dreads exercise of any kid, I always look forward to my Pilates sessions with Andrea. It's not only because of her positive and delightful energy, but because she keeps every session interesting and effective. She has a never-ending source of Pilates knowledge and introduces new exercises and stretches all the time. Also, she is highly focused on the individual's particular needs and has helped my body develop in immeasurable ways. I couldn't recommend Andrea more highly. (Juman Malouf, artist and author)