Pilates Studio training is open to anyone in the community, by appointment only. All sessions are 55 minutes. Multiple session discount packages are available. 

Meet the Pilates Studio staff

Stephanie Cooper
Stephanie Cooper
Pilates Studio Manager and Instructor

Stephanie has been teaching Pilates since 2007. She decided to pursue a career in Pilates after injuring her back and using the practice of Pilates to rehabilitate. She fell in love with Pilates and completed the STOTT Pilates training program shortly thereafter. Stephanie graduated with a BA in Education from the University of Hartford. She lives in Needham with her family and enjoys walking and expressing herself through art and cooking with her daughter.

Yael Zohar-Gabay
Yael Zohar-Gabay
Pilates Studio Instructor

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 Ackerman
Pilates Studio Instructor

A Pilates Instructor for more than six years, 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.

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