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    Why Pilates at JCC Greater Boston?

    Our tranquil, sunlit Pilates Studio is totally decked out! Featuring the very best in STOTT PILATES equipment, including Professional Reformers, a Cadillac, Stability Chairs™ and more, you're in good hands — whether you're just starting out or have been practicing Pilates for years.

    Are you new to JCC Pilates?

    Take advantage of our introductory offer for new clients — get 3 private sessions for only $199!

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    Welcome back — we can't wait to see you in our studio again.

    More About Pilates

    Pilates is proven to help develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture — without building bulk or stressing your joints. As the perfect complement to cardio exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, Pilates will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalized and moving with ease.

    • Strengthen your abs
    • Increase muscle tone and endurance
    • Combine strength with flexibility
    • Develop balance and coordination
    • Improve posture
    • Boost core strength
    • Enhance athletic performance
    • Relieve stress and back pain
    • Prevent or rehab from injury

    We’re Here to Help

    Fitness Engagement/Pilates Manager

    Debra is a life-long holistic health enthusiast, runner, NASM certified personal trainer and Pilates advocate who encourages clients to identify real-life fitness goals and incorporate a functional approach to exercise and healthy living that fits their lifestyle. Currently serving as the Fitness Engagement/Pilates Manager she also holds certifications in TRX training and CPR/AED. Debra is passionate about helping individuals in every stage of life to get stronger and improve their sense of well-being and quality of life.


    Yael is a STOTT Pilates certified trainer, Zumba instructor and belly dancer. She holds a Master’s Degree in Dance Anthropology from Tel Aviv University. As a Pilates trainer, she specializes in working with clients with spinal injuries as well as with prenatal and postpartum women. Yael’s teaches in a noncompetitive environment, and encourages a safe, gentle workout to help achieve tone, balance, posture awareness, and strength. Yael enjoys cooking, knitting, reading and theater. She is originally from Israel and currently resides in Newton

    Denise Ackerman

    Denise works with clients to transform their bodies by building strength, gaining mobility and improving stability. Denise is certified in both Mat and Reformer and is trained in Tower/Cadillac, Chair and Barrel from Balanced Body. An avid skier, golfer and paddler, she discovered Pilates twelve years ago while reclaiming her body after having twins. By connecting and developing the mind, body and spirit, Denise takes her clients through an individualized experience — whether in private or group session. When out of the Pilates studio, Denise is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, creating customized roadmaps for a lifetime of healthy food preparation and eating.


    Melanie is a life-long dancer and long-time student of Stott Pilates. She became Stott Pilates certified in the Fall of 2020, and is continuing her education with the ISP program at Northeast Pilates. Melanie believes that the mind/movement connection is the basis for all physical and mental health and looks forward to helping her clients find this equilibrium through Pilates! 


    Nia has been teaching mindful movement since 2001. Trained in hatha yoga, STOTT Pilates, Gyrotonic® and somatics, as well as prenatal and postnatal yoga, Nia finds that these disciplines fulfill her love of movement once satisfied through dance and is grateful for the opportunity to share the healing power of methodical movement and body awareness with others. Nia has an interdisciplinary, intuitive, and compassionate approach to Pilates, with extensive experience working with a wide spectrum of injuries and ages. Her style is thoughtful and unrushed, underscoring the healing benefits of mindful movement – allowing space for attuning, listening, and responding to the sensations and wisdom of our bodies, as well as recognizing the delight that can accompany being present with deliberate movement. Her previous studies include dance, social work, theology, and Eastern philosophies. In her free time, she spends time outside with her two amazing boys.  


    Maria has been a nurse practitioner for 15 years specializing in the management of Diabetes and is a STOTT certified Pilates instructor who has a deep appreciation for the importance of physical activity to achieve and maintain optimal health. Maria believes that core strengthening and improvement of body alignment are two unique benefits that Pilates can provide and has completed specialized training focusing on injuries and special populations. She is eager to share her unique understanding of health & wellness and passion for Pilates with her clients. Apart from Pilates she enjoys riding her Peloton at home and taking long beach walks.

    55-Minute Session Rates

    • Want to take advantage of our duet or trio pricing, but haven't found someone to train with? Let us know, and we'll be happy to try to match you with a like-minded community member who is looking for a partner!
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    • Payment in full must be made prior to session, and 24-hour notice is required for cancellations to prevent full session charge.
    • Pricing subject to change.
    • No refunds, transfers or extensions on any packages.

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