Pilates may be the most well-balanced method of body conditioning that exists. It builds strength and flexibility, creating an ease of control of posture and movement. Although best recognized for its emphasis on core strength, the Pilates method of body conditioning works on the entire body. Whether you are young or old, a dancer or athlete, or are deconditioned and looking to get back into shape, Pilates can be tailored to your level and ability. Focusing on concentration, control, centering, precision, flow of movement, and breathing, Pilates leaves you refreshed and alert, with a feeling of physical and mental well-being.
Tangible effects become apparent to you in only 10 sessions. In 20 sessions, the positive effects become visible and obvious to others. And in 30 sessions, you will feel as if you have an entirely new body!
The Art of Control® Pilates Studio at Synergy Health and Fitness Center is a full Pilates studio offering Mat and all Apparatus training. Both individual and group training are available for clients, including private sessions, duets, and small group classes, as well as home sessions. The Art of Control® also offers the opportunity for those dedicated to the method to become instructors through Teacher Certification programs for Mat and Apparatus.
The Art of Control at Synergy Health and Fitness Center is directed by Simona Cipriani, a second generation Pilates instructor who trained and worked directly with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska.
Simona Cipriani is a second-generation Authentic Pilates instructor for 20 years. She trained and studied extensively with Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’s protégé. Ms. Cipriani directs The Art of Control Pilates studio and The Art and Science of Contrology Pilates Teacher Certification training program. She is a licensed massage therapist, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, and former professional dancer. Visit her website at artofcontrol.com.
Enticed by the graceful, physical demands of Pilates, Lisa Frey initially pursued the method to cross-train and gain core strength. A former dance student and avid fitness buff, she trained with Simona Cipriani at the Art of Control to further her understanding of the Classical Pilates system. Fully certified in 2015, Lisa teaches both private clients and group mat classes. To her, helping clients discover improved body mechanics and a greater sense of well-being is immensely gratifying.
Phone: 203. 253. 6650
Joanne Goldstein discovered the world of Pilates by becoming a student at the Art of Control Studio. She so loved the work that she decided to become a certified instructor, graduating in 2011. With her certification and many continuing education workshops, she is a devoted teacher of the Authentic Method, but continues to be a dedicated student as well, understanding that there is always more to learn.
Francine Morina has been passionate about physical fitness, nutrition, meditation, and yoga for most of her life. She was introduced to Pilates in 2000 and soon after became inspired. She received her USPA teacher certification in 2009 as an Instructor of the Authentic Pilates Method. Fran believes strongly in the mind and body connection that Pilates brings to the individual incorporating positive and appropriate intentions to each student and session that she teaches.
Phone: 203. 461. 0298
Tina O’Sullivan discovered Pilates while in college. She used Pilates to strengthen her body and clear her mind. Training with world- renowned Pilates instructor Simona Cipriani has transformed Tina into a skillful, and intuitive instructor. Her focus is to help each individual realize their potential and give them the necessary tools to reach the goals they set for themselves. Tina has found using Pilates not only strengthens the body and mind, it also enriches all aspects of life.