Client Testimonials

“I love Begin Pilates. The instructors are very attentive and supportive. I find the small class sizes perfect and not intimidating. It is quickly becoming my home away from home”.  —  Jaimee N.

“Great spot for the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood! They have a bunch of different classes at various times to accommodate anyone.’  —  Sara O.

“Since I started the Grace Pilates Method® at Begin Pilates, I have improved in these skills: getting up from a sitting position; getting in and out of a car; climbing and going down stairs; I am also noticing some improvement in balance and walking and I am more aware of my posture and keep working to improve it.”  —  Mary Anne Y.

“I have been working with Maria to start with the basics for developing and using core muscles. This is my first time trying pilates, and Maria has made it enjoyable and effective. She is mindful of my individual limitations and can clearly instruct/explain movements and the body’s mechanics. It’s a relaxed, friendly, and professional environment.”  —  Mike J.

“Thanks to Maria & Danny Mankin, I have begun to love my core! Classes are well constructed, innovative and fun. By taking the Grace Pilates Method classes, I have learned not only to identify my core but also to use it to improve my mobility. I have become stronger and more confident in taking the stairs and getting up and off the floor, and best of all, my clothes fit better…”  —  Ellen B.

“I started Grace Pilates classes in February of 2016 and I began to see improvement just within 3 weeks. After only two months my strength has improved and so has my balance. Even my doctor has noticed a great improvement in my overall health.”  —  Marva W.

“My partner and I both started taking Pilates when this place opened. The classes are small and the teachers are so attentive to each person that it’s like private lessons. All the teachers we’ve had so far really know what they’re doing. They will zero in on anything you’re doing incorrectly and help you fix it. Nothing goes by them. And now that I’m learning something about Pilates, I can appreciate how important all the subtleties are! And the way they explain it really helps you understand the anatomy of it and why it all matters. I’m sold! Pilates for life! And I should mention that the space is immaculate and airy, with wonderful natural lighting. They’ve created an ambience that’s extremely pleasant to be in.”  —  Kate G.

“I love Begin Pilates. The instructors are very attentive and supportive. I find the small class sizes perfect and not intimidating. It is quickly becoming my home away from home”.   —  Jaimee N.“When a friend told me about a the Grace Pilates Method@ class I never expected to see such positive results in such a short time! I have regained better balance, engaged muscles that were close to being dormant, and actually now I feel more limber, energetic and positive about my body.”  —  Sharon C.

“My core strength and my legs have always been weak. After only a couple of months of the Grace PIlates Method® I built up my core and I feel so much stronger. I was never able to get up from the floor without someone helping me and now I can do it all on my own. My balance has also improved. I tripped one day and I was surprised that my core kicked in and I stopped myself from falling. This has been the best investment I have made in a long time. ”  —  Yolanda S.