Pilates is a method of exercise made up of low-impact movement that emphasizes breath, correct body alignment, concentration, and a focus on controlled, flowing movement.
Named after its creator, Joseph Pilates, the Pilates repertoire promotes core strength and stability, balanced muscle development, overall body awareness, and equal parts flexibility and strength.
While Pilates was originally adopted by high-level athletes and dancers, the movement can be modified to meet the needs of any body. Today, it is used in both rehabilitative and fitness settings.
At Keating Physical Therapy + Wellness, our physical therapists often incorporate Pilates exercises and Pilates principles into your one-on-one session. These exercises can be done on the mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Spine Corrector– all of which we have within our space.
Alexandra Dalli is an NCPT (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher). She graduated from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. Alexandra was introduced to Pilates during her early dance training and has incorporated Pilates into her movement practice ever since.
While at Rutgers she completed the Polestar 450-hour Teacher Training Program under the direction of Kim Gibilisco. She had the opportunity to complete a 65-hour internship where she taught in both English and Spanish under the guidance of Juan Nieto and Blas Chamorro at Polestar Pilates España in Madrid, Spain.
Alexandra is an assistant on Polestar Pilates’ NYC Comprehensive and Mat Teacher Training courses. She also leads a virtual Mat Teacher Training course for Polestar Pilates.
Alexandra’s focus is making Pilates accessible to every body so we can all benefit from the principles highlighted in Joseph Pilates’ work.
If you would like to schedule a Pilates session with Alexandra, please call (908) 425-7630.