Our company began in owner Alycea Ungaro’s living room, working one-on-one with a small group of individuals from different backgrounds and different abilities. While Real Pilates has grown over the past two decades – we’ve expanded across three New York studios and multiple studios around the world – our commitment to delivering the unique work of Joseph Pilates in the best way possible remains unchanged.
We believe that the human body should be prepared to perform at any given moment and that the best foundation for fitness is a framework that supports real life. That the combination of resistance training, bodyweight training, and a focused mental approach is the formula for any body, in any condition, at any age. That the power of the student-teacher relationship is the single most important catalyst to real change, both physical and personal.
Through the integrity, expertise, and care found in our classes and training programs, we have shaped both the Pilates and broader fitness industries. We train apprentices to become teachers and teach students to become champions of their own bodies. We work with studio owners and fledgling entrepreneurs to nurture the next generation of Pilates studios that will make a difference.
We inspire students to greatness, teachers to excellence and the industry to evolve and expand.