Our teachers have been certified by the best Pilates schools in the country. They bring broad experience, contemporary knowledge and dedication to each and every client they teach. Their teaching skills include close observation of your body to make sure you do each exercise with control and precision. They will clearly explain why certain exercises will work for you and together, you’ll create a customized fitness program to fit your needs.


Ernie Fossa

Ernie is the Founder, Owner, and Director of Gramercy Pilates NYC. When you work with Ernie, be prepared for the most challenging, dedicated and focused fitness session of your life. From Pilates to Kickboxing and everything in between, his education and over 20 years of broad fitness expertise has helped many clients achieve their lofty fitness […]


Justine Lackmann

Justine is the studio manager of Gramercy Pilates NYC. “To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” -Jerry Seinfeld Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico. Degree: BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah First Experience with Pilates: I first started Pilates as a young dancer. Also, […]


Audree Morrison

A native of Texas, Audree received her BA in International Studies and Geography from Texas State University. With a long time passion for fitness Audree immediately saw the benefits of improved strength, balance, agility and overall body awareness that Pilates offered. She received her Pilates mat and equipment certification from the Kane School of Core Integration […]


Sierra Bayles

Sierra has been teaching Pilates for nearly a decade, in New York and abroad, in locations as diverse as Istanbul, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, and Rio de Janeiro. A fully certified Stott Pilates instructor, Sierra discovered the benefits of Pilates through her training as a dancer. In 2003, after many years of incorporating Pilates in her […]


Arielle Bendory

With a musical theatre and dance background, Arielle has always kept an active interest in Pilates. Her experience with dance has given her a strong sense of body awareness which has helped with her Pilates training. She studied at Erika Bloom where the concentration is on the needs of the individual. There, she learned how […]


Colleen Landwerlen

Colleen originally hails from Dallas, Texas. Her passion for Pilates and fitness sprouted from her 22 years combined in classical dance training, performing, and teaching. In 2006 after earning a B.A. in ballet from Point Park University, Colleen spent her next pre-Pilates years working with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet. Thanks […]


Merav Cohen

Merav started practicing Pilates almost a decade ago. She started practicing because she wanted to find the connection between body and mind and feel comfortable with her body and the way it moves in space. She began her Pilates education in Israel, where she studied classical mat work. After teaching mat Pilates for a year […]


Nicole Kontolefa

Nicole is a born and raised New Yorker. Studying theater in Moscow she discovered the importance of spinal health and alignment. Nicole started practicing Pilates as a way to gain strength and an understanding of how the human body works. Finally, after many years of practice she enrolled in the comprehensive training program at Core […]


Priti Radhakishnan

Priti Radhakishnan is a Certified Pilates Instructor in both mat and apparatus, with a focus on bio-mechanics and living with illness or injury. In 2011 she was the first-ever Pilates instructor to complete an intensive advanced mentorship from Kinected’s physicians and Pilates Masters in the intersection of movement and medicine, focusing on the Art of […]


Rhys Loggins

Rhys is a ballet dancer, Pilates instructor, personal trainer and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. A native Texan, Rhys was first introduced to Pilates through his formal dance training over 10 years ago. Rhys offers dynamic and energetic classes focused on proper alignment, re-balancing the body, and building strength and stamina.   “You can’t […]


Taylor Gordon

Taylor is a certified Pilates teacher, ballet dancer, and writer in New York City. She received her Pilates apparatus and mat certification through Pilates on Fifth, with additional training in CoreAlign, suspension, and The New York City Ballet Workout. She holds an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness certification and has taught all over NYC […]


Teresa DiMauro

Teresa made the transition from Southern California to New York in order to pursue her love of dance and biology. While in graduate school, she began taking Pilates classes in order to supplement her dance training and overcome a back injury. During that time she fell in love with Pilates and decided to pursue a […]


Yera Kim

Originally from South Korea, Yera Kim is a student pursuing studies in Physical Therapy. Yera was a skater for 7 years prior to learning Pilates in New York City, after losing 20 pounds without a specific reason. Through Pilates, she earned strength which she never had before and changed her career with a passion of […]


Hyacinth Bamunuwatte

Hyacinth was introduced to Pilates when she was a young child, after sustaining a dance injury. Amazed by the results of her Pilates-based rehab she began delving deeper into the Pilates methodology and decided to obtain her Teacher Training Certification in Pilates Mat & Apparatus with the Balanced Body University. Additionally, she has completed Pre […]


Marissa Boss

Rooted in deep commitment to helping her clients attain their personal bests, Marissa focuses on delivering customized, highly targeted Pilates instruction. As a long-time school teacher, Marissa is exceptional at identifying, understanding and responding to her students’ needs and interests. She believes that with clear direction, guidance and commitment, progress is always possible. After practicing […]