327 E. 12th Street, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.730590 -73.984715
Sun By Appointment Only
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Great place for pilates! – I started working out at Rinaldi with Michelle about a year ago and it's been a great experience! Having started pilates 4 years ago, I've tried out a few different studios in the city and I prefer Rinaldi because of the intructors, the quiet, clean studio and the flexibility in scheduling. As long as I'm in NYC, Rinaldi will continue to be my pilates studio!
Instructors: I work out mostly with Michelle but have also enjoyed working with Kristen - classical pilates instruction and they always keep it interesting and challenging for all levels of pilates experience. Even though I've been doing pilates for a few years, Michelle has pushed me to focus on my form and strength in ways I hadn't before which has in turn made me stronger and always leads to a great workout!
Studio: Other studios are either too loud (with multiple sessions going on at once or a class taking place) or just too big for me. I prefer 1 on 1 coaching sessions for my workout so this environment is perfectly suited for me.
Scheduling: At other studios, the scheduling process would drive me mad. I work late so scheduling times later in the evening is a priority for me. At other studios, it was hard to get the right time with my preferred instructor and once scheduled, it was impossible to change anything. Michelle really works with you to find times that are convenient for you and she lets you know when other spots open up that might be better for you. This extra effort is truly appreciated and makes the experience so much more enjoyable!
Incredible pilates instructors! – I started at Rinaldi Pilates two years ago when I decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had knee problems and Michele and Kristin tailored my workouts to help me train for the climb while taking my limitations into account. Even after the climb, I continued with Rinaldi Pilates until I moved to Philadelphia. Still, I never miss a session when I'm back in New York for a visit! Thank you!!!
Just in time for the Holidays! – I came across Rinaldi Plilates on one of my favorite fitness blogs, Vital Juice. They were offering an awesome Introductory Special and I couldn't resist trying the studio-- with its boutique style and one-on -one training, it seemed like a Pilates experience unlike any other I had ever experienced... and that was exactly right. Michele, the owner, worked me hard but also took the time to explain the proper alignments and postures. I can't express how grateful I am for having tried this studio and how much I am looking forward to incorporating it into my New Year's workout routine!
I HIGHLY recommend Rinaldi Pilates to Pilates enthusiasts of any level! Great studio!
The Best Pilates Session EVER!!! – I have worked with many different trainers over the years and I have never met a group of trainers more aware and perceptive to the individual goals and needs of each client. Each session is tailored specifically for you. You not only do the moves, you learn to do them correctly. I’ve worked muscles I never knew existed and my body has completely transformed! The atmosphere is warm, friendly and very private. It’s difficult for me to write in words how absolutely amazing a session at Rinaldi Pilates truly is! All I can say is that in all my years of doing pilates, Rinaldi Pilates is definitely unsurpassed!!
Great studio! – Having spent many years playing the piano for 4-7 hours a day (not always with perfect posture), I have very specific needs and difficulties when it comes to exercise. I have worked with Andrea at Rinaldi Pilates for over a year now, and have found her to be not only an excellent pilates instructor, but also very intuitive when it comes to figuring out a solution to a physical issue. I have also worked with Michelle, on occasion, who is great! Both instructors are serious about their work and open-minded enough to consider the unique strengths and weaknesses of each individual. Both also have a great sense of humor, which is refreshing in a field which can take itself quite seriously! The small studio size makes for a private and focused workout setting. Overall, highly recommended.
Stellar Private Pilates!!! – Why I sought out private Pilates: I have been experiencing muscular tension in my neck and shoulders and tendonitis in my wrists and elbows for years as a result of occupational motioins--guitar and computers. What I learned at Rinaldi Pilates: certain repetitive motions that are inherent with my guitar playing and computer work have caused me to overdevelop particular muscle groups and under develop others. What I have begun to cultivate through my Pilates work: with my instructor Andrea's expertise in utilizing the Pilates method, i have been able to strengthen the more subtle muscle groups that I was previously unaware of. Learning, one exercise at a time, to develop these "under developed" muscles has begun the process of healing my body. The staff at Rinaldi Pilates are dedicated to individual needs and are not simply assisting you through a predesigned template. If you have a desire to realize significant physical change and enhance your understanding of how to integrate your different body parts, then this is your place!!! They are not playing around at Rinaldi Pilates, they know their stuff. Check it out...
Improved strength, flexibility and posture! – Michele and her staff are professional, talented, upbeat and engaging. As a rehabilitation professional I feel that the entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in human anatomy and proper body mechanics. I've been working out with Rinaldi Pilates for the past year and have seen definite improvements in my posture, strength and flexibility. I highly recommend this pilates studio!
Hooked on Pilates for LIFE! – I have been intimidated by pilates after unsuccessful mat classes I've taken for years. When I first visited Rinaldi Pilates to set up an appointment, the owner Michele, was very friendly and helpful with scheduling around busy schedule. After my first training-session I was hooked. Not only did Michele and her staff make the session enjoyable, but they also paid close attention to my form and performance. I walked out of my first couple sessions feeling stronger and more confident in my pilates future.
Thanks Michele, Andrea, and the rest of the Rinaldi Pilates staff for your help and fostering my complete obsession with pilates!
Made me actually like working out! – Having heard about the benefits of Pilates but never having tried it, I came to Rinaldi Pilates not knowing what to expect or if I would like it. Having seem Pilates classes in gyms like Equinox I was pretty skeptical. Well, now I enjoy it so much my friends comment on how happy I am after I have a lesson, I am bummed when I have to miss one and besides feeling stronger and more nimble the waist on my pants are loose after just a few months.
Being a first-timer was not a problem given the concern for form the instructors have there and there is no high pressure sell either. I can't imagine going anywhere else and I am a very picky person. This is the best pilates studio and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Really competent amazing instructors, lovely space, flexible scheduling, I know I am gushing but it's all true. I won't go anywhere else.
Excellent instructors in a quiet studio – I have been extremely happy with my sessions here. While I prefer to work with one instructor who can monitor my progress, I have had the opportunity to work with four different instructors and have only positive things to say about them. The equipment is clean and in good working order and while the studio is small, it is bright and doesn't feel confining.
There are no group classes here and the private studio atmosphere makes it much easier to focus and has made it easier for me to learn. I come at least twice a week and never feel that the workout is repetitive. Even the other clients have been very nice (which is totally unlike the place I go a few blocks west for group classes). Prices slightly higher here but in return you get top notch teaching and minimal disruptions. Highly recommended.
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