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Special Mat Classes for Dancers, with Jon Owen! August 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

DANCERS!  This month, Pilates Challenge is offering two special Mat Classes for Dancers, taught by Pilates Instructor and dancer extraordinaire,  JON OWEN!  Wednesdays, August 14 and August 21, from 2: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Only $15 per class for a great workout, specifically for dancers.  Come join us for some fun in our beautiful, energizing studio.  Call or email now to reserve a place.  And bring a friend. Bring two!

Lazy Days of Summer? Not at Pilates Challenge with Kathi Ross-Nash! Workshop Scheduled for July 26th

Sunday, July 21st, 2013



The amazing Kathi Ross-Nash will be at Pilates Challenge on Friday, July 26, conducting a workshop on “Variations for the Advanced Mat” from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The session is open to Pilates instructors and enthusiasts.  Space is limited, so call or email now for a reservation.   Two hours of fascination, fun, and learning for only $65.00.  Call or email to register: or 212 861 8300

Also, Kathi will be teaching private sessions at the studio from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Observers are welcome (no fee).  Everyone is invited to stop by to watch the action.  So, come early and then stay for the workshop!


Photo:  Kathi Ross-Nash in her studio, American Body Tech, Allendale, NJ




Expanded Mat Class Offerings Continue this Week!

Sunday, June 16th, 2013


There is so much going on at Pilates Challenge these days!  The studio is buzzing with private sessions, duets, and trios, and our popular mat classes continue.  We also are adding instructors and expanding our hours, so please watch for more details.  For this week, the “pilot program” of Monday evening (6:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. mat classes will be continuing,  along with our long-standing Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. classes.   Here is this week’s schedule:


Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 a.m.


Join us for a great core-strengthening 45-minute workout!   Classes may be purchased individually ($25 per class), in packages of five or ten, or with a 30-day unlimited pass ($250).   Call or email for details.

Kathi Ross-Nash Will Be in the House Friday, June 28th! Call to Book a Session

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The fantastic Kathi Ross-Nash will be teaching at Pilates Challenge on Friday, June 28th!  Private, duet, and trio sessions available at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  These appointments will fill up quickly, so please call or email as soon as possible to reserve a session.  (212) 861-8300

Additional Mat Classes and New Unlimited Mat-Class Pass Available!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
We are welcoming this blast of summer with additional mat classes and a new 30-day unlimited mat package.  (And unlimited A/C, too!)  Come join us, mornings or evenings  — or both!– for a great workout! 
This week, we have added a mat class Monday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m.   Of course we still will have our regular Tuesday/Thursday 7:00 p.m. evening classes and our morning sessions Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.. Stay tuned for more in the weeks ahead!

Here’s the mat class schedule for this week:

Monday, June 10, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.


To make working out even easier, we are offering a special 30-day unlimited mat special.  For $250, come to as many mat classes in 30 days as you wish.  Our usual per-session and package pricing remains available ($25 for a single session, five for $115, and ten for $200).
Each mat class provides a great 45-minute workout, suitable for all levels.  Call or email to reserve space.
Hope to see you soon!

Final Weeks to Take Advantage of Pilates Challenge and Stratton Mountain’s Joint Offer for Spring Skiing in Peak Form!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

It was STILL snowing this morning at Stratton Mountain, and Pilates Challenge can get you on those snowy slopes!   Stratton and Pilates Challenge are partnering to help you get in condition and to power through those turns!  Pilates is an amazingly effect workout for skiers, and when you purchase Pilates Challenge’s package of ten mat sessions or five private sessions, you will receive a complimentary full-mountain all-day lift pass valid at Stratton Mountain for any day this season.   With a package of ten private sessions, you will receive TWO lift tickets.

Conditions on the mountain are superb and, with Pilates, your condition will be superb, too!  Call or email to arrange for a package,  plan a few amazing workout sessions, and take advantage of some fabulous spring skiing at Stratton Mountain!






Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Our mat classes have been so well received that we are experimenting with additional sessions.  As a pilot effort, this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (April 10, 11, and 12, 2013), we are offering MORNING mat classes at 10:00 a.m.  each day.

Here is the mat-class schedule for this week (April 7 through 13, 2013):

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Thursday, 7:00 p.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Friday, 10:00 a.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. — Group Mat Class, all levels welcome

Come join us for a fantastic 45- minute workout!  Classes are $25 when purchased individually, but packages are available at $115 for five classes, and $200 for ten.  Call or email to reserve space now.

Also, check out the post above regarding our special offer with Stratton Mountain.   If you are a skier, you will discover in Pilates an amazingly effectove workout AND, for a limited time,  when you purchase a package of ten mat classes, you will receive a free lift pass for Stratton Mountain, valid for any day this season.  Only a few ski weekends left, but Stratton is still getting great snow!   (Lift passes also available with purchases of private-session packages.)


Join Kathi Ross-Nash, donna•m, and Pilates Challenge on March 8th for an event inspired by movement!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Call or email for details. We are accepting reservations for Kathi's mat classes, as space is limited, but please feel free to visit the trunk show any time from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come join us!

Power and Powder! Pilates Challenge and Stratton Mountain Can Get You in Shape AND on the Slopes!

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Pilates Challenge and Stratton Mountain are offering a special, limited-time power and powder opportunity!

It has been snowing at Stratton and conditions are great! You want to be in top form for those turns,  and a series of sessions at Pilates Challenge will strengthen your core, improve your balance, and enhance your flexiblity as you carve those turns.

Here’s the deal:

Purchase a package of 10 private one-to-one sessions and receive a complimentary full-mountain, full-day lift ticket valid any day this season at beautiful Stratton Mountain.

Purchase a package of 20 private one-to-one session and receive TWO complimentary full-mountain, full-day lift tickets valid for any day this season at Stratton Mountain.

Prefer to workout with a friend? Contact us to talk about duet packages and corresponding lift-ticket options.

Availability is limited, so call or email now to take advantage of this great opportunity to see how effective classical Pilates — taught by Pilates Challenge’s skilled instructors using top-notch Gratz resistance-based equiment — is in preparing you to tackle Stratton’s snowy slopes!








Stratton Mountain and Pilates Challenge are partnering to help you improve those turns. Free lift pass with private-class package!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013



Let Pilates Challenge help you get back on the slopes and in shape pronto. And by special arrangement with Stratton Mountain in Vermont, we will give you free all-mountain lift tickets to boot (pun intended!). Pilates is the ideal fitness program to build the strength, balance, stability, and flexibility that skiers need. Work out with the Pilates method and you WILL see improvement in those turns!


Here’s the deal:

Purchase a package of 10 private one-to-one sessions at Pilates Challenge and receive one full-day, all-mountain lift ticket for Stratton Mountain, valid for any day this season.


Purchase a package of 20 private one-to-one sessions and receive TWO full-day, all-mountain lift tickets for Stratton Mountain, valid for any day this season.

After 10 sessions or 20 sessions you will feel the difference in your performance. Try our ski package and see for yourself! Call or stop in now, as supplies are limited.


Check out’s Black Diamond Ski Workout, with accomplished skier Michael Johnson, filmed here at Pilates Challenge. Of discovering what now is a decades-long commitment to Pilates for ski training, Michael says, “I found that, using the stretch, strength, stamina, and stability exercises the Pilates Method afforded me, my ski season just exploded.”

Explode your season with Pilates Challenge and Stratton Mountain!

Only a limited number of ski packages are available; ski packages are sold on a first-come basis.