Goodwives River, Darien CT

We are a state of the art Pilates studio, beautifully designed, custom built and conceived. Inspired by the values of New England. A place for those who appreciate a superior and inspiring environment while achieving their personal goals. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful and dedicated clients who seek to understand the art of Classical Pilates as it applies to them. Darien Pilates will continue to strive to provide the highest standard in Classical Pilates.

Darien Pilates follows the traditional teachings of the Pilates system, so you can feel stronger, more connected and centered, for a better quality of life. Our mission is to provide the highest quality Authentic Pilates instruction for each and every client. Here at the studio we are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming place for Pilates devotees to make profound connections with themselves through their individual workouts – connections that are carried out into their daily lives.

In our studio, we provide a highly individualized approach to Authentic Pilates. Each client’s desired goals are measured against their abilities: great care is taken in making sure that any medical conditions, disabilities, etc. are noted and that the sessions will safely provide maximum work. At Darien Pilates, the instructors are top-tier and very experienced, all with extensive Pilates histories and training in the Authentic Pilates method.

If you have any special requests, complaints, compliments, concerns or suggestions to help us provide the best service possible. Please don’t hesitate to write an email to martin@darienpilates.com our managing partner, who will take care of your requests within two business days.

Rates

1 private session $ 100
10 private sessions $ 975
1 duet session $ 65 (each)
1 Mat class $ 25
10 Mat classes $ 225
Holiday Special 1 Pilates Class for 3 People $ 59.99

Private and Duet Pilates sessions are with a teacher certified in the classical method, using original Pilates Gratz equipment Made in Philadelphia, USA. Includes bottled water and a 100% cotton towel (hand size) for each class.

Mat classes with a teacher certified in the classical Pilates method, includes bottled water and a 100% cotton white towel (hand size) for each class.

  • We accept most credit cards, including Visa and Mastercard (no AMEX)
  • Paypal welcome
  • Discounts for cash payments
  • Rates do not include CT sales tax

Darien Pilates
Contact Information

28 Thorndal Circle
Darien CT, 06820-5429

203.662.0084
203.918.6914

darienpilates@gmail.com
martin@darienpilates.com
claudia@darienpilates.com

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Welcome to Darien Pilates in its new and completely renovated location! We offer a tranquil setting with easy parking so you can focus exclusively on you with the undivided attention of professionally trained instructors who offer detailed instruction, positive motivation, and professional guidance as you reach your fitness goals.

At Darien Pilates all our instructors possess extensive training and experience as teachers in the classical Pilates method. They provide the highest quality instruction in authentic Pilates, tailored to fit the individual needs of each and every client. We are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming workout space for Pilates devotees, who then carry the benefits into their daily lives.

Our studio uses state of the art equipment by Gratz Industries, the company committed to preserving Joseph Pilates original designs. We provide a highly individualized approach to classical Pilates. Each client’s goals are measured against her abilities and great care is taken to ensure that any medical conditions are expertly accommodated. Each session then safely provides maximum workout benefits.

Our instructors

Dana Nelson

Teaching this exercise method to others is the best job I've ever had. I try to inspire my clients to find their inner strength, to quiet their minds and allow the movement and their breath to guide them, even just for an hour. My hope is that this new found control and concentration follows them out of the studio and into their everyday lives.

I have taught Pilates to clients in their early teens and others well into their eighties. I’ve trained robust athletes and I’ve had clients with severe disorders of their backs, knees, hips, shoulders—whatever the issue, there is something within the discipline of Pilates to benefit every unique body.

Our instructors

Dana Nelson (cont.)

I discovered Pilates eighteen years ago and, inspired by what it did for me, became a teacher in 2009. I am constantly amazed by the transformation I see in clients’ bodies and minds over the course of their session.

After my workout I feel long and lean, actually taller than when I began. If I miss my workout for a week or so my knees begin to hurt! I feel as if Pilates keeps my joints lubricated and my mind focused.

“Classic pilates is a lifelong regimen.”
Our instructors

Claudia King

When I'm practicing Pilates regularly and consistently my body feels amazing. To me it is such a precise form of movement that when done correctly, I feel strong, connected and mindful of my body and how it moves and a real sense of empowerment. It is because of this that I feel the need to impart my knowledge of the method to my clients and as many people as I can.

As a teacher of Pilates, over the years I've helped many clients of all ages and fitness levels and individuals with certain limitations learn the classical method and become stronger and also smarter about their bodies because they are more aware. What I get to experience as a teacher every day is the profound effect this exercise has on me and the people I teach. Mr. Pilates was a genius!

Our instructors

Joanne Goldstein

I discovered Pilates eighteen years ago and, inspired by what it did for me, became a teacher in 2009. I am constantly amazed by the transformation I see in clients’ bodies and minds over the course of their sessions. 

Personally, Pilates helped me recover from and probably even survive a head-on collision several years ago; so I know first-hand how Pilates can restore and enhance the body, mind and spirit.

Our instructors

Joanne Goldstein (cont.)

Teaching this exercise method to others is the best job I've ever had. I try to inspire my clients to find their inner strength, to quiet their minds and allow the movement and their breath to guide them, even just for an hour. My hope is that this new found control and concentration follows them out of the studio and into their everyday lives.

I have been lucky to learn the method from the teachers who knew Joseph Pilates himself and the next generation of teachers who learned from his star pupil Romana Kryzanowska. They are a force field in the Pilates community and are determined to keep Joe's work intact and alive. They have taught it to me in the hopes that I will do the same. I feel empowered by that.

“I feel as if Pilates keeps my joints lubricated and my mind focused.”
Our instructors

Amy Garner

I loved Pilates right away, from the first lesson I ever had. I liked that it gave me a sense of athletic accomplishment and left me feeling great and energized. Even though I loved it, it was hard for me. I was weak and hyper-flexible. I learned quickly that it was easy for me to cheat, to make the exercises look correct without doing the actual work. But as I progressed with my lessons, I grew stronger and more stable. Loose joints that had caused me years of pain, dislocations, and surgeries stayed in place better, supported now by newly-found muscles.

When I began the Romana’s Pilates certification program in 2009, I discovered the true genius of the method and its creator, Joseph Pilates. I learned to look at the body of the client in front of me, to see what that individual needed and was capable of doing.

Our instructors

Amy Garner (cont.)

I was taught that no matter what injuries someone may have, there is always something safe for that person in the method. And then I learned that lesson for myself.

I want to show clients that no matter what they think their limitations are, be it age, injury, or medical condition, they can still be continually improving.

“I learned to see what that the individual needed and was capable of doing.”
Private Session

One on one instruction where the client's individual needs are taken into account and the workout is structured to address those needs.

Duet

A session with two clients working at the same level with one teacher guiding them through the session, working on all apparatus.

Tower Classes

Hybrid of Cadillac exercises combined with the matwork, usually 3 clients in a class, working at the same level.

Mat Classes

Currently we offer mat classes taught at an intermediate level meaning that the clients have an understanding of how the powerhouse works so there is a rhythm and flow to the class. Mat classes are also offered for beginners and advanced levels please contact us for specific schedules

Mother and Daughter Duet Class

A mother and daughter duet, quality time spent together, rewarding in so many ways! A wonderful bonding experience.

Here at Darien Pilates we are accustomed to working with individuals with special accommodations as well as those who are very active and are looking for ways to improve their performance in any sport they play.

In consideration of this we will be adding programs in the near future to include:

  • - Pre and Post Natal Pilates (Coming in February 2016)
  • - The Pink Ribbon Program for recovery from breast cancer surgery
  • - Pilates for Golfers
  • - Pilates for equestrians
  • - Pilates for tennis players
  • - An experimental extreme core strengtening program for Windsurfing, kite surf and surfing

Pilates for Golf

According to pgatour.com, Pilates principles match perfectly with golf and golf exercise, not only to increase the range of motion and get a more powerful drive, but also to avoid injuries, as former US Open champion Michael Campbell thinks Tiger Woods’ recent spate of injuries stem from working too hard in the gym, and said the 14-time major champion should have tried Pilates.

Kerry Washington on Pilates

The Darien Pilates website was programmed, developed and coded by Loren Baum of Change Agent and Lukas Meier. Additional art, text, graphic design, and photos were produced together with Martin Cicerchia in Darien, CT and the Upper West Side of New York City during the fall of 2015.

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