At Bluming Studio - the original Williamsburg pilates studio - the focus is on individual instruction in a fun community environment. We sat down with namesake and director Elisa Bluming to solicit some advice for a fit + fab life.
Find your inner starfish and take it with you
Be a ready explorer
Spirals and squares
Savor - it's all in the details
Back to school
Spread the love
As a result of a dance injury, Elisa started doing Pilates in 1996. After a successful 10 year career in the furniture design industry and unsure if she wanted to continue, she chose to become a pilates teacher as something to fall back on. She completed her teacher training at Power Pilates under the direction of Susan Moran-Perich, Peter Roel and Pheobe Higgins, and received her certification from Physical Mind Institute in 1998. Once teaching, the job she chose as a part time back up quickly became a passion and Elisa left the furniture design industry to teach full-time and eventually open her own studio. Her industry experience includes: Senior Instructor at Power Pilates NYC, Associate Director of Body Tonic, Inc. and Director of Pilates at Clay. Her workouts and client results have been featured on several occasions in Pilates Style magazine and she has received "best of " status from Citysearch.com and Time Out NY magazine. Elisa's contributing background also includes Gyrotonic ®, anatomy training with Irene Dowde, Prenatal and Postpartum fitness, African, Brazilian and Modern dance; all of which greatly influence her teaching and understanding of movement. Her many years of design and building have given her what many clients refer to as her "x-ray vision".