One-on-one custom sessions
to Rediscover mobility, fitness, & ease
Our Work is 100% Customized
1. We study your body: watching you stand, walk, and move.
2. We identify your issues, and design a system of exercises that works to:
Improve coordination, posture, and muscle tone
Release tight muscles and joints, and
Build stability and strength.
3. You practice, while we guide your alignment, and help the pieces remain connected to the whole.
Because our work is 100% customized to your body, we start with a Dynamic Body Assessment Session (up to 90 minutes). This in-home or in-studio comprehensive assessment session includes:
– Evaluation of your posture and movement
– An introduction to the work and our style of teaching
– Writing up a strategy of what we’ll work on over the course of your sessions to get you to your goals.
After The Dynamic Body Assessment Session clients typically engage in sessions anywhere from one to three times per week – all 55 minutes in length.
Rediscover Pain-Free LIVING
Dynamic Body Pilates also goes beyond trauma, injury, and pain to fine-tune our clients’ bodies so that they can prevent future issues. For all of our clients, Dynamic Body Pilates works to discover your body’s innate capabilities — enhancing and unleashing its full range of potential.
If your body is experiencing pain, injury, or trauma, we’ll work to liberate your movement and accelerate your recovery.
If your body is fit and strong, our work helps you transcend to the next level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dynamic Body Pilates is Equipped to address:
Multiple Sites of Pain
Preparation for Pregnancy/Delivery
Post Natal recovery and fitness
Rotator Cuff Issues
Foot and Ankle issues
Knee and Hip Replacements
IT Band Syndrome
Weight Loss through Diet or Surgery
Post Physical Therapy
Injury Prevention & Protection
Time & Equipment
Absolutely. We’ll work out a practice plan according to your needs, capabilities, and schedule. Typically, you’ll be performing one each of a daily awareness exercise (see the next question), and a brief (5-minute) daily strength exercise that draw from the work of our sessions.
Awareness exercises take no time. They simply bring consciousness to the ways you move. For example, for someone with hip pain, an awareness exercise might include directing your attention toward: a) whether you propel your legs forward equally as you walk, and b) whether your feet face the same direction as you walk. The “work” is easy: it takes seconds, and is extremely rewarding.
Our Union Square studio at 853 Broadway is fully equipped with a Pilates Reformer and Cadillac among other machines. But you don’t need this specialized equipment to perform Dynamic Body Pilates. About 20% of our clients see us for sessions in their homes exclusively. Our sessions can be conducted with props, such as a foam roller, small weights, and bands…or without anything at all. A few of our clients own a Pilates Reformer but that mostly comes down to the availability of space in one’s home.
Please click “More Info” below to answer some simple questions so we can speak directly to what we can do to help you achieve your specific and unique goals.
To enhance results, all clients are offered custom practice exercises to perform on their own. How extensive these exercises are is entirely dependent on the client’s commitment to doing them. Our goal is making practice manageable. We’re not taking exercises out of a book either. We’ll give you exercises directly from your session with cuing specific to you for your own take-home.
What about my pain?
Massage, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic can ease the symptoms of your pain but do not comprehensively address movement. Without some type of movement training after your treatment(s), you’ll probably engage in the same movement patterns that created your pain in the first place. Dynamic Body Pilates is both proactive and preventive: through movement, it aligns your bones and muscles—to change your body for life.
Dynamic Body Pilates Founder Rebecca Lubart and her staff of Pilates practitioners have an unusually comprehensive understanding of not only physiological cause and effect, but also a vast repertoire of ways to apply their skills to your body. What emerges—and what you’ll experience—is customization beyond the vast majority of private Pilates sessions: one that is uniquely suited to your physique, concerns, and aims.
No. Dynamic Body Pilates is not Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy typically involves manual manipulation of your body and focuses on one local area of the body. In Pilates we take into account the whole body (the whole picture) to reduce or eliminate compensation patterns by guiding you very specifically through more supportive ways of moving. If you’ve had surgery, you would typically seek Physical Therapy first, then see us in order to learn how to move well and stay well. If you are considering surgery, the techniques used by Dynamic Body Pilates can help build muscular balance and integration—and in some cases help you steer clear of surgery and Physical Therapy altogether.
One of our clients is a lifetime competitive tennis player and coach. At 38, his knees were badly injured and in pain. He was considering surgery. But after a few months of our instruction, his knees stopped bothering him entirely!
A large percentage of our clients have some type of discomfort, pain issue or injury and most have tried medical or therapeutic treatments before starting our program. The reason that we are able to help people with pain issues is because we don’t simply instruct you through a series of exercises. Instead, we teach you to understand the information of how your body moves and needs to move to feel better – from the inside out. We want you to own the information to heal yourself.
What you need is a safe and strategic plan for exercise, created by someone who understands your body’s particular requirements. In short: you need an intelligent person to teach you intelligent exercise. Unlike the vast majority of personal trainers and Pilates instructors, the Dynamic Body Pilates team has studied a broad range of movement modalities and anatomy. In many ways, you are our ideal client: we have helped many clients with multiple body issues to become strong from the inside out.
As our services are not considered medical, we are not covered as a therapy under any insurance plan. Some insurance companies however, will provide reimbursement for fitness services. Please ask your provider about their policy.
HSA and FSA: If you work at a corporation that provides Health Spending Accounts and/or Flex Spending Accounts, please check with your HR department as these accounts may often cover a portion of your sessions.
“Nothing else I’ve tried over the past 2 decades has been as effective for eliminating multiple pain issues! (Including chiropractic, acupuncture, accupressure/ tui-nua massage, sports massage, trigger-point massage, physical therapy, injections from sports medicine doctors, physical therapy, medications, I could go on….) Rebecca and her staff are extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented and patient. Once per week sessions and minimal and non- overwhelming work on my own at home, as well as greater awareness of my body’s habits and patterns throughout the day has made a world of difference and many of my pain issues are resolved completely, with many others being significantly improved. Now I can’t believe I lived for so long without an awareness of how to properly move and use my body and the issues that can cause.”
-CL, Client review on Yelp