Classically Trained & Certified Instructors

All of our wonderful instructors have had or are under-going a comprehensive certification program in pure Classical Pilates to ensure your safety and maintain the integrity of Joseph Pilates' work. They are trained to modify and tailor all sessions to meet your individual needs.


Donna Longo
Owner & 2nd Generation Pilates Instructor

Donna was fortunate to have been trained under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska, master teacher and protege of Joseph Pilates, in 1992. She discovered Pilates as a professional ballet dancer when an injury brought her to Performing Arts Physical Therapy in NYC. They had partnered with Romana to form The Pilates Guild and began to establish the very first certification program for The Pilates Method. Donna received her certification, and was asked by Romana to help facilitate the training of the apprentices at their Los Angeles studio, which led her on the path of teacher training. She later worked for Sichel Chiropractic, now Power Pilates, and various other medical professionals in NYC before opening her own studio in New Jersey in 1995.

After more than 20 years, Donna is still, more than ever, dedicated to preserving not only the method as it was handed down to her but also the style of teacher training and personal mentorship that she learned from Romana, hoping to inspire others in the same way. 

Donna also holds two certificates in Thai Yoga Bodywork.

Current Certified Instructors

Apprentices Currently in our Teacher Training Program

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
— Mark Van Doren