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Saturday – 7:45 am & 9:00 am

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"The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.”

- Joseph Pilates

For

Body

Realign the body.

For

Mind

Invigorate the mind.

For

Spirit

Elevate the spirit.

For

Sport

Revitalize your movement.

Pilates

For All Mankind

Located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Mankind Pilates offers high-quality, personalized classical Pilates instruction at every fitness level. Our newly renovated studio is fully equipped with classical apparatus including Reformers, Wall unit towers, Arm Chair, Wunda chair, Pedi-Pole, Spine Correctors, Foot Corrector/Toe Corrector and Ladder Barrel. The studio’s environment is professional, motivating and supportive.

Why Choose

Pilates

As Joseph himself said: ``The whole country, the whole world should be doing my exercises – they’d be happier!`` No matter your physical ability, age, or gender, Pilates can be practiced by everyone for a healthier body. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, hoping to become stronger, leaner and more flexible or desiring to take your sport to the next level, Mankind Pilates will help you achieve your goals!

Instructor & Founder

Kristin Mann

Mankind Pilates owner, Kristin Mann, has over eighteen years of experience instructing students of all levels and continues to study with well-respected classical master instructors and other industry specialists. Always a student herself, Kristin is regimented about her own daily practice and continuous study.

  • Private Session
  • $ 85 session
    • Optimal One-On-One Training
    • Customized for Your Needs
    • Full Pilates Benefits with Faster Results
  • Semi-Private Session
  • $ 65 session
    • Shared Session with a Partner
    • Both of Similar Ability & Needs
    • Personalized Attention
  • Group Classes
  • $ 25 Class
    • Supportive Class Atmosphere
    • Small Groups
    • Suitable For All Levels
Group

Classes

Learn the classical mat exercises in a small and supportive class atmosphere. Build on those exercises to incorporate more into your workout. Work on strengthening your posture, as well as your “powerhouse”. Increase flexibility and bring balance to your over all alignment and musculature. Classes will sometimes incorporate various “props” to assist and resist!

Private & Semi Private

Sessions

Private sessions are advisable for those beginning Pilates training. Working one-on-one with Kristin, you will receive the full benefit of Pilates with faster results, as all sessions are customized to your needs. Explore working on all of the apparatus, in addition to some mat work. Semi-private sessions are similar to privates, but are shared between two students of similar health and ability.

Gentleman's Group

Classes

At long last, a mat class to focus on what gentlemen need most from the Pilates Method! Ease back pain, strengthen the powerhouse, stretch tight hamstrings, perfect posture and tech neck – this class address all for the male body!

Prenatal & Post-Partum

Sessions

Pilates has proven to be an excellent method of exercise for the prenatal and postnatal body. Simply stated, the Pilates method prepares the body for birth and repairs the body post birth. Kristin has studied extensively with the pre and postnatal master instructors in the industry, as well as physical therapists in order to become a specialist for this delicate population.

Kristin's

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

In 2005, Kristin was classically certified through Keeping The Method Pure™.  She trained, taught and studied for over 800 hours under two direct apprentices of Romana Kryzanowska’s.  Kristin is also certified though the Pilates Method Alliance® and Power Pilates®. In 2017, Kristin completed The Classical Syllabus® with Mejo Wiggin and continues her study with Mejo monthly. Kristin was accepted in 2014 to study and work with The Vertical Workshop’s Shari Berkowitz in her 18-month long Intensive Program, while also studying alongside Pilates professionals from around the world.

Kristin obtained her Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist certifications with Carolyne Anthony of The Center for Women’s Fitness® and Anne Martens of Bella Bellies®. In 2014, Kristin continued to study with Leah Stewart for several months and obtained The Prenatal Pilates Doula certification and in 2016, Kristin became a certified practitioner of The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery under the tutelage of Carolyne Anthony yet again. With this detailed expertise, Kristin was very honored to teach prenatal and postnatal Pilates classes for The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey for over five years.  Kristin also is Pink Ribbon® certified to help advance the post-operative rehabilitation of breast cancer patients to enhance their recovery.

The Benefits Of

Pilates

Head To Total Body

Workout

Work on strengthening your posture, as well as your “powerhouse”. Increase flexibility and bring balance to your overall alignment and musculature.

Rebalance Your

Body

Pilates is the perfect exercise for balancing the body as a whole, and greatly enhances individual performance for men, women, athletes and the matured body alike!

Regain Your Optimal

Alignment

A main focus of Pilates is posture, alignment and length within the body in order to create that wonderful strong balance amongst all of the musculature.

Fine-Tune Your

Sport

Kristin has been sought out to work with runners, professional golfers, gymnasts, dancers, crew athletes and semi-professional tennis players to enhance their performance by working through the effective exercises of Pilates.

A Practice

For All

Pilates is for injury prevention, as well as post surgery rehab regardless of age! Pilates has proven extremely beneficial for those that have scoliosis, osteoporosis, disc herniations, as well those suffering from auto immune conditions.

The Antidote To

Tech-Neck

Kristin used the Pilates method to help correct her own postural deviations caused by hours of sitting behind a desk. She loves sharing the benefits of Pilates with her executive clients!

Real Client

Testimonials

After a decade of training with some of the best Pilates instructors in NYC, I moved to Wyckoff, NJ. I spent over a year searching for the right local instructor who was focused not on delivering an “upbeat fitness class” experience but on strengthening individual bodies. Kristin has been the best find and is an absolute unicorn! She took the time to really get to know me and my body, and within a few weeks, had already helped me find the physical strength I thought I had lost. Her studio is calming and she has every apparatus you could possibly need. Kristin is so fun and passionate about her work and is prepared with a special workout tailored just for me every time I walk in her door.

Jan R., Wyckoff, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

Kristin is truly a godsend. I had never tried Pilates before and she was able to help me strengthen muscles that I never knew I had. She is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, diligent, positive, caring, kind, and determined and was able to tailor my sessions to fit my own individual needs. Kristin is constantly expanding her own knowledge base to help find new ways to help her clients. Pilates is so different than any other exercise that I have ever done in that it made me aware of how my body's muscles work and how to strengthen them in a mindful way. And every week Kristin introduced a new exercise so it never got boring. She made me aware of how my entire body works from head to toe and how even the smallest movement can strengthen muscles. Working with Kristin has been life changing and empowering and I am grateful to have to opportunity to work with her.

Nancy F., Fairlawn, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

My only regret in terms of working with Kristin is that I didn’t start sooner. I began taking Kristin’s class during the 3rd trimester of my 2nd pregnancy. After my first class I was hooked! Kristin is an amazing instructor. I can honestly say she is one of, if not, the best fitness instructors I have ever worked with. Every week she motivated me and helped me maintain my strength as my due date grew closer. I continued prenatal classes with Kristin until the day before my son’s birth and I couldn’t wait to resume once I was cleared for exercise again. Now Kristin is helping me during the transitional post-natal healing period. I look forward to continuing to regain my strength and flexibility under her care and guidance.

Cecilia R. (Certified Yoga Instructor), Hawthorne, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

Doing Pilates with Kristin has really helped me throughout my pregnancy. Not only do I feel as though I am maintaining my strength, I feel healthy and have more energy. Kristin is very knowledgeable about prenatal care and accommodating to what my pregnancy needs have been. I plan on continuing to do Pilates with Mankind Pilates throughout my entire pregnancy, as well as after the birth of my baby.

Kathryn G., Wyckoff, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

As a professional athlete, my body is my tool and I'm used to working out. Pilates with Kristin, has allowed my body to appear less bulky and more lean while maintaining my strength. Kristin has generated the best results I've ever seen on and off the golf course! My golf game has greatly been enhanced!

Kyla B. (Professional Golfer), White Plains, NY
Real Client

Testimonials

After having two kids, my body is very grateful to have found Kristin and her Pilates expertise. She's passionate, energetic and you will feel great after working with her.

Susan T., Maywood, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

Because of Kristin, the transformation of my body happened so quickly. I was able to see a change in my posture almost immediately. The changes in my body were noticeable to everyone I worked with. I was constantly being asked if I had gotten taller!

k. Jones, New City, NY
Real Client

Testimonials

As an Anesthesiologist with some experience in chronic pain management, I am extremely impressed with Kristin's Pilates technique at Mankind Pilates. By focusing on strengthening and stretching the core muscles of the back and abdomen, she achieves excellent spinal alignment. Balance and equilibrium are naturally improved. Pilates increases the blood flow to various joints in the body, doing a fabulous job of warding off Ostearthritis. Personally, I have a herniated disk in my lower neck (C7-C8). Pilates stretches out the disk joint, and does WONDERS for symptoms of muscle spasm, pain, and pinching. I have worked with Kristin for more than 3 years and look forward to working with Kristin for many more!! EVERYONE needs Pilates!!!

Malini R., Jersey City, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

Meeting Kristin was a dream come true! After working with a Pilates instructor in Manhattan for many years, I was in search of a local knowledgeable instructor who could provide me with the personal attention I was used to all these years. Kristin is that instructor and so much more. She makes each work out my own by tailoring every session to my strengths or my weakness. She spends time planning a detailed work out prior to each session. That personal attention is a rarity and is what makes Kristin so special. Her workouts are consistently focused on strengthening and toning your body. She provides a work out that is ever-challenging and fun.

Emilia F., Nyack, NY
Real Client

Testimonials

I was a bit apprehensive about trying Pilates, until I met Kristin. Almost immediately she could pinpoint the areas that I needed to strengthen - I felt like she was more aware of my body than I was! Kristin's obvious dedication, enthusiasm, patience, and focus make her a great teacher. She develops personalized sessions that carefully push you to make you feel stronger each day. Each session always goes by too quickly and I am always looking forward to the next one!

Jen C., Ridgewood, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

For nearly 9 years, Pilates has been a life-altering progression in improving my strength, flexibility and posture. These results require excellent instructors, like Kristin. Her ability to combine classical Pilates with creative variations that the body needs on a particular day makes each class productive and fun. Pilates is a great workout, and Kristin’s skill and encouragements will keep you coming back for more.

Michael S., New Rochelle, New York
Real Client

Testimonials

I was a bit apprehensive about trying Pilates, until I met Kristin. Almost immediately she could pinpoint the areas that I needed to strengthen - I felt like she was more aware of my body than I was! Kristin's obvious dedication, enthusiasm, patience, and focus make her a great teacher. She develops personalized sessions that carefully push you to make you feel stronger each day. Each session always goes by too quickly and I am always looking forward to the next one!

Jen C., Ridgewood, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

It took me 44 years to discover Pilates! I love how my body feels when I leave Kristin's intimate mat classes. Stress and stiffness melt away! I also get the benefit of a meditation class as my mind and body are focused on the wonderful cueing. She corrects movements and points out alignment to everyone's benefit! I had been so focused on centering my movements from my neck and upper body, but Kristin has taught me how to mindfully engage different parts of my body in order to rebalance my movements more efficiently! Kristin's passion for Pilates and its benefits are contagious! My husband has also enrolled in Kristin's mat classes and enjoys it as much as I do! Doing Pilates twice a week with Kristin has strengthened my body but also is reshaping me as posture is a key focus.

Catherine A., Ridgewood, NJ
Real Client

Testimonials

I started working with Kristin during my third pregnancy. I was stronger going into delivery and my recovery and “fourth trimester” were not as challenging as they had been before. Kristin continues to challenge and motivate me to be stronger and to do a little bit of Pilates everyday. She has endless energy, enthusiasm and knowledge as well as the deepest love for Pilates.

Anne M., Ridgewood, NJ

"The Pilates method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

- Joseph Pilates

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Mat Sessions

Tuesdays 7:00 pm & 8:10 pm
Wednesdays 7:30 pm
Saturdays 7:45 am & 9:00 am

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