Brooklyn >Fitness > Ellie Herman Studios
788A Union Street, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.674755 -73.976506
Earliest Class: 7am Latest Class Ends At: 9:30pm See their website for more details: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/home.asp?studioid=-522
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
The core - breathe and get fit! – I'd been doing Pilates for years - or so I thought! Learn how to do what's best for your body at Ellie Herman. Rachel, Tracie, Jen, Ariel, Denise, Nicole, on and on - all great teachers! Go.
Pilates..it can become an addiction – I was new to pilates, and have fallen in love with it through my experience at Ellie Herman. The instructors are all very good, informed, attentive and friendly; I've worked with Denise, Shabs, and Devona (there are others too). Each one has her own style, so try a couple of different classes until you find your fit. This may be the only place where you can use a reformer in a class setting since they have 4 of them. My husband and I take a class once a week and find it a great way to spend an hour together. More men need to try pilates!
Great People! Great instruction! Highly reccomended! – Everyone here is very friendly, and always very personable. You start out with a beginner intake session with a trainer and then are able to join a class that suits your needs. I would strongly reccomend Tara, as she has really helped me progress quite quickly. Always feel great after going; a great way to unwind your body after a week of sitting in the office.
Pilates in Park Slope really works! – I immediately feel at home when I walk into the Park Slope studio. The trainers are all down to earth and fun. My teachers give me kind, attentive sessions that make me feel great when I am done. Pilates at EHS makes me feel in tune and in balance with my body. The focus on breathing helps me feel like I am cleaning out my system. It's the best thing I have done for my body. I honestly don't understand how I keep my weight down without doing cardio. Pilates really works.
Experienced teachers, individualized attention to your needs – Experienced teachers know what they are talking about. Very good for taking care of your body alignment in the right way. They give the right feedback. Devona is an excellent teacher! I have heard not all teachers are as good. There can be an "attitude" at this place.
They offer privates and classes. Still get individual attention in classes, because small classes. They help you to do the moves correctly, rather than allow you to do what you think is good for your body. Helpful suggestions. You can do a drop in a class even if you aren't registered- you can call the day of and see if they are openings for a class.
They need to have more Level 1 classes for beginners at convenient times for working people.
The owner, Ellie, can be a bit abrupt-- not a soothing, patient person, but she certainly knows her business and the craft, so I trade that for gentlesness. After all, this isn't yoga...
I would appreciate a more soothing, relaxing environment- it sometimes feels like an impersonal, too small gym, yet I still go.
Park Slope Pilates to hone and strengthen a beginner's core. – In Short
Personal attention is the hallmark of this beginner-friendly studio as much as Ellie Herman's signature equipment. Newbies get their feet wet with a private initial meeting and small classes limited to four or six participants--and by the time the eight-week session is up they've developed sea legs. Take it outside with the Herman-developed Walk-ilates, using specially designed shoes (sold on the premises) to help alleviate pain, reduce cellulite and promote balance while walking.
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