The Pilates Method

Katya Almog

Katya Almog is a certified Pilates instructor passionate about helping people of all ages and fitness levels achieve their Pilates goals. She is known for her clear and concise instruction, positive and encouraging attitude, and commitment to helping her clients reach their full potential.

Katya’s love for movement dates back to her early years in Ukraine and Israel. She danced professionally until the age of 17, and movement remained a vital part of her life even after concluding her dance career.

However, several years ago, Katya faced a daunting challenge: recovering from a massive procedure that left her feeling weak and fragile. Traditional methods did not yield results, and that’s when she was introduced to Pilates. Slowly but surely, her body started to respond, growing stronger day by day. The transformation did not occur overnight, but through persistent dedication, it allowed her to achieve physical and emotional goals she had set for herself.

Pilates did more than aid in Katya’s remarkable recovery; it also addressed the posture issues that had developed from long hours in front of a computer. A career change was inevitable.

Katya made the decision to undertake one of the most comprehensive classical Pilates certifications at Romana’s Pilates. Nearly a year and a half of daily practice, along with 1000 hours of practice and observation, was dedicated to this journey.

Today, Katya is exactly where she belongs: assisting others in discovering their inner athlete, recovering from injuries, and living healthier, more active lives. But the learning never stops. She continues her education, collaborating with the best Pilates teachers from around the world, to provide her clients with the very best.

Joseph Pilates

Joseph dedicated his life to improving his physical strength. He studied gymnastics, bodybuilding, and martial arts – which led him to believe that poor health is rooted in bad posture, shallow breathing, and a lack of physical exercise. He devised a series of exercises and training techniques, and engineered the equipment required to teach his methods.

Pilates moved to England in 1912, where he earned a living as a professional boxer, a circus performer, and a self-defense trainer. During World War I, he was interned in Lancaster Castle, where he trained his fellow captives to help maintain their health during captivity.

In 1925, Pilates immigrated to the United States. He and his wife Clara founded a studio in New York City and directly taught and supervised their students well into the 1960s. Joseph Pilates continued to advocate for and teach his method well into his old age.

Pilates’ method focuses on core strength, flexibility, and balance. It is now practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels around the world.

Our Studio


Life by Pilates is a Pilates studio founded in 2021 with a mission to help people live their best lives through the power of Pilates. We believe that Pilates is for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or experience. Our classes are designed to challenge and inspire you, and our instructors are dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

At Life by Pilates, we believe that Pilates is more than just a workout. It’s a way of life. It’s a way to connect with your body, mind, and spirit. It’s a way to find strength, flexibility, and balance. It’s a way to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

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