Tricia O'Donnell

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I was certified in the Pilates Method in 1997 by Romana Kryzanowska and Bob Liekens. After a 600 hour certification process, I first worked in Great Neck at Marathon Physical Therapy with Doug Pollock. In 2000, I opened my own studio, \"Pilates in Port\", in Port Washington with my associate, Susan Brilliant, at Inspiration Wharf. My clientele has been a wide variety from retired principals, commercial real estate brokers, and moms, to Olympic and international figure skating medalists. I have continued to teach dance as well as Pilates to my skaters combining the foundation of the two disciplines. In 2011 I was asked to teach a “Health and Wellness” course at Adelphi University for their dance department. Soon after I was asked to become an adjunct professor on a regular basis teaching Pilates to the dancer majors. In 2018, Pilates in Port moved uptown for a larger space in the heart of town. I continue to bring on many talented instructors with authentic ties to Joseph Pilates. Our studio is a private studio by appointment only, focusing on Privates, Semi-Privates, and small group classes as the Method is intended. As part of my continuing education, I have studied with Marika Molnar, physical therapist to New York City Ballet. I have completed three modules in dance medicine. I continue to learn and grow as a Pilates instructor each year, continuing my studies with Master Teachers, Bob Liekens and Deborah Lessen. In October 2018, two weeks before Bob Liekens passed away I completed Bob\'s LEAP program through The Pilates Standard, consisting of 80 hours of archival exercises, exercises not in the original manuals, bio mechanical principles, and historical information. Coming full circle, I now Teacher Train for The Pilates Standard both Continuing Education Workshops and the Full Comprehensive Program that Bob Liekens created through The Pilates Standard. Speaking from my own experiences, the principles of Pilates can enhance every part of your life. Whether it is simply sitting in a chair with proper posture or helping your tennis, golf, fitness and dance practice, Pilates can be applied to all. I have been most inspired by how fulfilling my work can be with both the athlete and non-athlete. Regardless of level, mental and physical change can occur.

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Pilates in Port
2-8 Haven Avenue Suite 225
Port Washington 11050
United States


Pilates Education: The Pilates Studio inc with Romana Kryzanowska

Equipment: all

Years of Experience: 27

Languages Spoken: English