Danielle Russo | NYC Certified Pilates Instructor
Hired 11 times
13 years in business
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Danielle made me feel comfortable and confident from the very start of our first session. She understood my fitness goals and intelligently selected exercises that were supportive and challenging. I would highly recommend working with Danielle to beginner and advanced Pilates students alike!Jul 8, 2019
Private Pilates Instruction
Danielle is incredible, she is experienced, and dependable. On a personal level she exudes kindheartedness, patience, and is extremely pleasant to be around. She is very diligent to create a workout that is tailored for your needs. Thank you Danielle!Dec 28, 2015Verified
Private Pilates Instruction
Danielle is very knowledgable and helps you achieve the best form while trying new exercises. A super nice person!Jun 15, 2015Verified
Lovely lady...careful about form, execution.Jul 1, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My standard rate for a single session is $120. I offer bulk discounts for 5 session packages for $575 and 10 session packages for $1100. However, I am open to negotiation as I believe functional fitness to be affordable and accessible to everyone -- let me know your budget!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free 45-minute consultation before each training session. I give a thorough postural analysis in conjunction with a prospective personalized Pilates program. Next, we have a conversation your fitness needs and goals, and devise a potential plan of attack together!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I earned my Pilates certification with the Pilates Academy International in New York City. My accreditation ranges from Pilates mat to the full apparatus repertoire (ie: reformer, chair, cadillac/tower, ladder barrel, arc barrel and spine corrector). In addition to my formal certification, I studied with Joseph Pilates protégé Kathy Grant to supplement my dance training at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. It is there that I received a BFA in Dance, as well as a BA in Anthropology. I continued my studies in kinesiology and movement analysis with renowned anatomist Irene Dowd while pursuing a MFA in Dance with the Hollins University and American Dance Festival partnership on fellowship. I have worked with clientele of all levels and lifestyles! I spent several years as a senior instructor at Manhattan's premier Pilates studio, Pilates on Fifth, alongside luxury fitness companies such as Mind Over Matter Health & Wellness and Equinox Clubs. I was recruited to instruct public mat classes at Lincoln Center's lululemon athletica, as well as to accompany professional/pre-professional dance curriculum in North America, Central America and Scandanavia. Presently, I have 10+ years of experience training elite dancers and athletes, as well as senior citizens, pregnant women, television/film celebrities, weekend warriors and clients rehabilitating various injuries. My current practice specializes in private instruction. Outside of the studio, my choreography has been commissioned both stateside and abroad. I am also a dancer with The Metropolitan Opera and faculty at Tisch School of the Arts. Pilates bridges my love for movement with my interest in muscular anatomy and exercise science; a middle ground between my professional dance career and my background education. Credentials: Pilates Academy International® Redcord® Active Suspension Training CoreAlign® with Balanced Body® American Council on Exercise® & National Academy of Sports Medicine® CEC IDEA Health and Fitness Association® American Red Cross® CPR & AED