Petie Russo


  • Certified Romana’s® Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Gyrotonic® Levels 1 & II Instructor
  • Certified Gyrokinesis® Instructor
  • Authorized Pretrainer Gyrotonic®

I’m passionate about exploring movement systems and sharing my knowledge with others. The development of the body and helping others in that endeavor is fascinating and fulfilling to me.  After all, our bodies are our temple & best friend, our one true companion through this life.

I trained under Romana Kryzanowska from 2002-2004.  Joseph Pilates’ protege, Romana was handed the keys to Joe’s legacy.  Apprenticing under her taught me invaluable lessons – many of her words echoing directly from Joe himself.  I became very close with Romana and was honored to be featured in one of her DVD’s, ”Intermediate Mat Workout”.  From there, I opened my own studio in Kingston, NY in 2004, and have been teaching ever since.

I began teaching the Gyrotonic® Method in 2008, Gyrokinesis® in 2010, and became certified on the specialized equipment throughout the years.  I have had the privilege and honor to work with Juliu Horvath and many Master Trainers through the years.

I am regularly enrolled in continuing education and auxiliary certifications and workshops in my field.

My specific interest rests in opening up the internal world of your body to YOU – helping you develop a deeper understanding of the workings and potential that rests within, just waiting to be tapped into.  It is my goal to help bring you to THAT place – where real strength and flexibility lie.

I’ve worked with people of all ages from 12-90, athletic, injured, those with scoliosis, pre and post natal, and post surgery clientele.  It’s very important to me that I take the best care of you and your needs and help you apply the work in your personal life.

Thanks, Petie

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