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CONTACT: Sean P. Gallagher, PT. Director

Authentic Pilates™ is finally a 100-year-old, overnight success. 

(New York, NY)- Although well-know since the 1920's in the dance world and recommended by Martha Graham and George Balanchine, this low-impact, High benefit fitness method is now available to the general public around the world.

There are several interesting aspects of this success story:

  • Authentic Pilates™ can be used by an individual -- from weekend warrior to professional athlete not only as a primary mode of total body conditioning for both flexibility, strength and balance it is also a great tool for injury prevention.

  • Rediscovered by physical therapists, chiropractors, and orthopedists, Authentic Pilates™ can be successfully integrated into rehabilitative exercise and physical therapy programs designed to speed the recovery of soft tissue injuries, Performing Arts physical Therapy the pioneer in Pilates and physical therapy has been integrating the two modalities in NYC since 1990.

  • Celebrities and athletes who are devotees of Authentic Pilates™ include: 
  • Golfer Tiger Woods, basketball player Kobe Bryant, Olympic volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, football players, Ruben Brown, Rodney Harrison, Martellus Bennett, Baseball player Matt Belisle, Soccor player David Beckham, Surfer Kelly Slater,, Amanda Seyfried, Anna Faris, Anna Paquin, Ashley Greene, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore, Megan Fox, Julia Roberts, Madonna Sandra Bullock, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Hugh Grant, Danny Glover, Rod Stewart, Martin Amis, John Cleese and Ian McKellen to name a few.

  • The exercise apparatus specifically designed by Joseph H. Pilates for this exercise system includes unusual-looking wooden platforms, leather straps, springs, and moving parts.
The New York Pilates Studio® is a registered trademark of RDG, LLC. Authentic Pilates™ is available at hundreds of locations in the United States and in thirty international locations. Because of rigorous teacher certification, specifically designed body movements, and unique exercise apparatus, participants are assured of a consistent, quality workout regardless of which Authentic™ Pilates Studio or New York Pilates Studio®certified instructor is visited.

Sean P. Gallagher, P.T., former dancer and Director of The New York Pilates Studio®, has incorporated Authentic Pilates™ into injury prevention and rehabilitation for the casts of twelve Broadway shows. 

Gallagher is currently providing an integrated program of Authentic Pilates™, physical therapy, and massage to casts of Broadway shows: Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hanson, Come From Away.

Authentic Pilates™ is a series of more than 500 specifically designed, low-impact, controlled movements engaging the body and mind, performed on five major pieces of apparatus, and supervised by extensively trained instructors. Emphasizing correct breathing and body alignment, Authentic Pilates™ uses the abdomen, lower back, and buttocks as the "powerhouse," enabling the rest of the body to move freely.

Sessions are performed one-to-one or in small groups with a certified instructor and are tailored to each client's specific needs. To provide safe and effective conditioning for clients, instruction is offered only by certified instructors who complete a rigorous one year certification program including seminar training and 600 apprenticeship hours. The certification program has been continued by RDG, LLC. and Sean Gallagher who personally continues to work effortlessly to promote and maintain the quality and integrity of Joseph H. Pilates, legendary physical trainer and founder of Authentic Pilates™ and The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program through its licensee the USPA in the US and in New York City and around the world by The New York Pilates Studio®

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For Immediate Release Contact:
Sean P. Gallagher, PT