ital Pilates offers private and small group instruction in a personal, welcoming setting. Our instructors are comprehensively trained and provide encouragement and support as clients learn and grow towards improved body alignment, awareness, and qual … show more
ital Pilates offers private and small group instruction in a personal, welcoming setting. Our instructors are comprehensively trained and provide encouragement and support as clients learn and grow towards improved body alignment, awareness, and quality of life.
Beginning with careful listening and understanding of your personal needs and goals, sessions are designed to strengthen and inspire both your body and your mind.
Mara Raskin is the principal instructor and owner of Vital Pilates, Inc. Mara has secured two comprehensive Pilates Certifications which required intensive study, training, and hundreds of hours of practice. Mara is also a Certified YogaSlacker (http://yogaslackers.com/teachers/mara-raskin) and a Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher.
Mara trained extensively in New York City and achieved Certified Instructor status in early 2003 from Joseph Pilates’ protégé, Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska. Mara secured a second comprehensive certification in 2008 from Stott Pilates, a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original method incorporating modern exercise principles to promote spinal rehabilitation and overall performance enhancement. These certifications enable her to work with clients across a broad spectrum, from injury rehabilitation through competitive athletes. Mara can often be found instructing Hatha yoga outdoors, both on a Mat and on a slackline, applying her broad skills to ensure safe play, alignment, and lots of laughter and fun! Mara has a passion for helping others to improve their physical awareness and quality of life through the application of intentional, controlled movement… on the ground and in the air!
Suzie Martin, Certified through The Pilates Body Center of Pennsylvania and Stott Pilates Trained, has been working with clients in the fitness industry for over 25 years. Suzie’s broad experience includes aquatics, senior fitness, personal training, children’s wellness, kick boxing, and most...
Lots of love for Vital Pilates and Mara and Suzie. They make sure your technique is very correct for a great workout but keep everything fun and interesting. Honestly everything you could ask for in a fitness program