For just $42, Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates is offering a spine-loosening, 55-minute pilates session that will strengthen your body; build flexible, lean muscles; help prevent injuries; and increase muscle efficiency (normally $85). Located at 177 Duane Street in Tribeca, Real Pilates provides the most comprehensive and customized pilates sessions, training you on more than a dozen pieces of equipment. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to snatch the pebble from the sensei’s hand. Real Pilates is one of many enterprises born out of the Master of Reality franchise, the 1971 Black Sabbath double album that has blossomed to include everything from Real Swords to Real Slide Whistles.
- "The ambiance is amazing and the teaching very professional. The owner is well known in the industry having written the seminal books about Pilates. She is also well versed in body mechanics and was instructed as a physical therapist." - bbronster
- "This is the place to be for a true Pilates experience. There is a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere that encompasses the BEST workout you could ask for, based on the REAL foundations of Pilates. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, you will find an instructor that you can work with and just LOVE. Entering the studio as a trained dancer with scoliosis and tight hips, I have greatly improved my posture and overall flexibility." - liztex
- "From the minute you walk through the door until the time you leave, you feel like you are taken care of. The gracious staff greets you at the door, and they go out of their way to fit your ideal workout into your schedule...The instructors have all been trained to teach the classical pilates method, yet they each have their own personal style and something different to add to your workout. I have been taking pilates sessions for almost 5 years now, and I have finally found a studio that offers the best of everything!" - mhenry
Alycea Ungaro, Real Pilates owner and best-selling author of Pilates: Body in Motion, The Portable Pilates, and The Pilates Promise, established Real Pilates in 1996. Since its founding, no one has ever twisted their spine into a permanent pretzel shape. This impressive performance has landed Ungaro private pilates training gigs with celebrities such as Madonna, Uma Thurman, Kyra Sedgwick, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes, and Molly Sims. Ungaro’s prowess is the reason Real Pilates has crushed competitors Pontius Pilates and Fake Pilates.
Take a tour of the RP studio online. Don't miss this chance to get in shape. Not only will Real Pilates pair you with the perfect trainer to help you achieve your goals, but they’ll also help calculate your exact time and date of death so you won't have to pay for more classes than you need.
In tandem with Real Pilates experienced instructors, published Pilates book author Alycea Ungaro helps students hone strength and flexibility during mat- and machine-based classes. Some of Alycea's clients include established celebrities such as Madonna, Uma Thurman, and Robocop, but her experience as a licensed physical therapist and certified prenatal specialist allow her to coach students of all abilities and fitness levels. Rows of specialized Pilates equipment line the mirrored walls of Real Pilates's airy practice space, where instructors lead various exercise routines to sculpt long, lean physiques that eschew the need for performance-enhancing spinach pills.