Our Instructors Are World Class Authentic Pilates Trainers

Our  Pilates trainers have completed thousands of hours of certified training in the Authentic Pilates Mathod championed by Joseph Pilates himself. They teach all facets of the original technique.

Lisa Gratale, Principal Pilates Instructor and Studio Director

After years of Pilates training and experiencing the life-changing effects Joseph's work had on her, Lisa Gratale wanted to carry on the Pure, Authentic teachings of Joseph Pilates and make his method accessible to those in the Bergen County area.  'energy' was born!!!  Since its inception in 1998, 'energy' has become the area's premier center for Authentic Pilates.  'energy' has had the privilege of training Olympic Athletes, Opera Singers, Philharmonic Musicians, Broadway Actors, Directors of Prestigeous Productions, The Rockettes, Music Producers to name a few.  'energy' is recognized by Romana's Pilates'.  Lisa was trained and certified in "Authentic Pilates" by Romana Kryzanowaska in New York City at "Drago's Gym".  She is also a New York Licensed Massage Therapist.  Lisa's mission is to impact the lives of the masses through "Contrology" known today as "Pilates".  You will experience from her teachings, a greater understanding of the connection of the mind and body.  Be ready to have fun discovering your ability to be strong and well.

Iva Bengu, Principal Pilates Instructor

Iva is a native of Albania who found her passion for Authentic Pilates in 1998 when she moved to New Jersey after receiving her Bachelors in English Literature at "Montana State University".  She has been with 'energy' from the beginning learning from World Class Authentic Instructors.  You can depend on her to change your life through Pilates.  Her strength shines through in her teaching.  Expect to get deep into your powerhouse when being challenged by Iva.  She truly believes in the five components of Pilates:  Strength, Flow, Lengthening, Control, Stamina and incorporates these beliefs with every movement.  She was certified by "Keeping the Method Pure" with 800 hours of apprenticeship study in Authentic Pilates Method.  Walk away from Iva's sessions feeling like you were taught and not just instructed.

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