" Welcome to my Site...Certified Pilates Instructor"
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I am a BASI and PMA Certified Pilates Instructor. My studio Pilates Design Studio is located at 7 Johnston Drive 2nd fl, Watchung, NJ 07069 (908) 202-4630. www.pilatesdesignstudio.com.
I am a retired professional dancer and have been teaching Pilates full time since 2005. I specialize in pre/post surgery, joint replacement/issues, disc and back issues, scoliosis, osteoarthritis/pina/perosis, arthritis/tendonitis/bursitis, etc. I have been the resident instructor for Cirque du Soleil since 2007 working on the artists helping to decrease muscle imbalances and assisting in healing injuries.
I am published for my work in the july/august 2011 IDEA Fitness Magazine, july/august 2011 Pilates Style Magazine, and most recent march/april 2012 Pilates Style Magazine. If you have any questions you may call 908-202-4630 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc N. January 14, 2013
"Daniell has the amazing ability to understand your body and accommodate an exercise plan to maximize your potential...I went from a painful back with bad lumbars and discs to walking straight again and enjoying my regular activities!"
Jessie Z. November 29, 2011
"I have been taking private pilates lessons with Danielle for almost 2 years now. I had never taken pilates lessons before I met Danielle. Two years ago, I knew I wanted to take some kind of lesson (either yoga and/or pilates), in addition to my normal exercise routine. All it took was 1 lesson with Danielle, and since then, I have been hooked. She has a wealth of experience and knows the body very well. She would teach lessons that cater to my body, and after each lesson, I always feel great. My posture has changed substantially since taking lessons with her. Not only is Danielle an expert in the field, she is also a very likable instructor. She is flexible and accomodating. Overall, I would highly recommend her to anyone! "
Karin D. November 23, 2011
"I have been taking Pilates with Danielle for about 1 1/2 years, and I just couldn't sing her praises loudly enough. I have a significant disk extrusion in my lower back as well as having very little cartilage in one of my knees, causing pain and swelling. I also have other arthritic issues in my shoulders and wrists. I have been to a number of Pilates instructors in the past, and just kept re-injuring myself. Danielle's talent for "healing bodies" through Pilates is simply leaps and bounds above the rest. The beauty of what she does for me is that she gives me an intense workout without allowing me to be injured. I am building muscle around my knees and shoulders to help prevent further injury, and strengthening my core and hamstrings like never before to protect my back. And she works everything else, too. She is simply the best....and I hope to work with her for many more years to come! "
CATHY C. November 17, 2011
"I have been going to Danielle for private Pilate lessions for a little over a year now.
I have severe scoliosis and have been struggling with muscle imbalances and ongoing injuries. Two years ago I had a neck fusion for herniated discs.
I was in constant pain, had stiffness and limited motion in my neck.
I thought fitness and exercise would no longer be a part of my life and pain would be.
But then I met Danielle. She has truly changed my life.(for the better!)
She has not only helped with the neck pain and mobility issues but has transformed my entire body to the point that my muscle imbalance problems from scoliosis are no longer there. I am now able to exercise safely again without pain. (and do sit ups !).
The physical changes in my body are amazing.
Danielle truly is a remarkable and gifted Pilates instructor and person.
I highly recommend Danielle to anyone suffering from pain and muscle imbalances due to scoliosis or injuries.
- Cathy Critelli"
Kathy G. October 29, 2011
"As an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Trainer I know what I look for in an exercise instructor. As a person with osteoarthritis I know what I need in an instructor. At my first private Pilates session with Danielle, I knew it would be the beginning of a successful relationship. She listened to my joint and surgical history and immediately formed an action plan. Her knowledge and attention to form has allowed me to exercise safely and re-gain my strength and balance. Danielle not only understands my physical needs but, as a professional dancer, certainly understands the emotions surrounding injuries and limitations. "
Danila A. October 21, 2011
"As a dance professional I have taken many coaching lessons from trainers all over the world for over 20 years . Last year I have decided to try something new for myself ... Pilates . From the first 10 minutes of my first session with Danielle , I realize I am here for a long run. Danielle diagnose all my dance injury's , explained why they happened and what to do to prevent them from happening again ... She created a personalized plan with excerises specifically for what my body needed ... Awesome !!!!, then we started our session , and each and everyone one of them Danielle keeps following her plan with me ... It feels great knowing that in every session your coach knows exactly what your body needs!!!! I also see Danielle working with other clients and they all have a personalized plan that fits their needs. Her knowledge of the product is Amazing!! I am so lucky to work with her and only wish it would've been sooner :). I highly recommend Danielle to all my friends and colleges !
Liz C. October 12, 2011
"I have worked with several Pilates instructors but Danielle is far more experienced and knowledgeable than any I have taken instruction from in the past. She not only excels at Pilates herself, and so provides an outstanding model to learn from and aspire to, but she understands how to teach the skills. She is able to communicate the steps of each exercise and assess her students as they attempt each one. Her goals are to build endurance and strength as well as to enhance our form. I feel more agile and stronger after each class I take, and the stress of the day disappears too! Danielle is extraordinary!"
Carol M. September 13, 2011
"I was just about to give up on pilates because I hurt after doing the private sessions. Then along came Danielle and I decided to give it another try, I am so glad that I did. She is tremendous and so knowledgeble in her field, she knows exactly what you need and is always there helping you along. She is a real stickler for proper form and I always leave her class feeling so great! I have spinal stenosis and was having great pain in my back and legs, feelings of numbness in my legs and feet. Since starting pilates with Danielle, I can say I am pain free, no numbness and able to keep up with my kindergartners. She is exceptional at what she does and I will never give up her classes!!"
Terrence S. August 23, 2011
"I am a 33 year old man that lifts weights on a regular basis. I was at one point what some would call a "meathead". I was very strong, but I did not feel "fit". There is a big difference between the two. Well, I went to see Danielle for a class and I had PLENTY of trepidation about Pilates. I thought it was for girls and that it was too easy for a big strong guy like me.....yeah, right. Danielle showed me just how unfit I really was. And it was amazing. She taught me how to find and use muscles that I didn't even know that I had. Within two weeks of doing some ab exercises that she taught me, I was showing improvement and results at an exponential rate!! I have not seen my stomach muscles since I wrestled in high school! Now, they are starting to show. I feel better, more fit, and stronger than I ever have. This is 100% due to Danielle's knowledge of the human body. She is amazing and has a gift. I would implore anyone to go see her for a private. You will NOT be sorry!!"
Stacey G. April 18, 2011
"I had done Pilates for 2 years before I started doing Pilates with Danielle - and what a difference she has made! She is best Pilates teacher I have her experienced. She is able to connect Pilates to the needs of my body - before I started seeing her I suffered from lower back pain and shoulder pain. I had seen chiropractors and accupunturists - with no long term cure. With her, I am pain free. She emphasizes stretching, good form and most importantly customizes exercises to my specific body type and needs. I have gone from a novice to being strong and confident. She is the best!"