Located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Mankind Pilates offers high-quality, personalized classical Pilates instruction at every fitness level. The 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.
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!
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 with many first and second generation classical Instructors: Mejo Wiggin, Blossom Leilani Crawford and Pam DeJohn.
Over the years, Kristin has been sought out to work with runners, professional golfers and semi-professional tennis players for the balancing beauty of the body as a whole that has greatly enhanced their performances. 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.
The variety of clients Kristin teaches and their individual needs is what makes Kristin so passionate about her work. Her clients range from men and women suffering with severe back pain, scoliosis, osteoporosis and Parkinson’s to professional athletes, prenatal and postnatal moms, young adults and senior citizens alike. Kristin gives each student a safe, yet challenging workout by focusing on the needs of each unique body. She understands the true progression of exercises to strengthen and rebalance the body to help it function at its optimal level. And she understands how universally this Method benefits ALL MANKIND . . . for body, mind, spirit & sport!