At Core Zone, we believe in teaching Pilates the way it was intended – without the distraction and unnecessary competition of crowded group classes. Your fitness routine should be about you.

Your surroundings should inspire you. Beautiful natural light, top of the line Gratz equipment, wide plank bamboo floors and a private changing room are just some of the features that make Core Zone a very special place.

People have different needs that can’t always be satisfied in large prepackaged classes. From injury recovery and pre/post-natal fitness to teen and senior wellness, your lessons will focus on your needs and desires.

Let us help you perform better at the sports you love. Whether you’re a teen athlete, an avid golfer or training for the marathon, we’re here for you.

We want you to want to spend time here. Watch the trees change color through our wall of windows as you get into better shape.


To do something well, shortcuts won’t work.  All Core Zone teachers have brought this philosophy to their training, and they bring it to each of their clients.

As Joseph Pilates said, “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.”

In order to provide our clients with both the safety and results they deserve, all of our teachers have completed the most extensive and rigorous training programs available.  These programs require a minimum of 600 apprenticeship hours, classroom training and in-depth testing.  Most teachers have then gone on to complete additional certifications, and all are thoroughly trained in injury modification.

While there are many teachers who call themselves “Pilates Instructors,” very few have completed these programs.


Hi, I’m Kathryn. My path to Pilates was different from many teachers, but perhaps like some of yours. I’m not a ballerina, nor am I particularly graceful. Born and raised in NYC, I attended a competitive high school, graduated from Cornell and began a career in media. I started doing Pilates because it seemed more fun than the gym, and I wanted a flatter stomach.

Then, in my late 20s, I encountered a series of mysterious health problems. When things were at their worst, I discovered that Pilates had given me the tools to keep going. It was not just about the way I looked. Pilates challenged the way I thought about my life and reconnected me to my body when I felt the most vulnerable.

In 2003, I was certified in Authentic Pilates from the New York Pilates Studio®, the program that carries on the unbroken legacy of Joseph Pilates.

In 2006, I opened Core Zone Pilates in a tiny space on West 73rd. During that time period, Pilates studios were opening on every corner, but as far as I could tell, they all fell into two categories: large, impersonal class-focused studios and small, casual home-based studios. I wanted to create something different – an intimate yet professional space where students could receive personal attention and instructors could teach without the politics of large studios.

In 2012, we moved into our current home on West 72nd. It’s bigger, better and brighter but remains focused on individualized instruction in an upscale, boutique environment.

I have lived in NYC for my entire life and enjoy giving my clients all sorts of advice on where to do what in New York. I currently live on the Upper West Side with my husband, son and Golden Retriever.

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