Beyond Pilates Studio is a privately-owned Pilates studio that focuses on helping individuals learn the Pilates Method, keeping the intentions and method alive that were developed by Joseph Pilates, and also introducing new training methods including Fascial Stretch Therapy and bodyART™.
Deborah Wagman, founder and owner of Beyond Pilates Studio, has been teaching Pilates as a fully certified instructor for 15 years. She is a certified Instructor Trainer with Pilates Academy International (Pilates on Fifth, LLC). Recently, she began her studies in Fascial Stretch Therapy and now incorporates this skill into her Pilates sessions. Additionally, she is certified in bodyART™, a functional, strength and myofascial training workout based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine of Yin and Yang and the 5 Elements.
A former professional ballet dancer with such renowned companies as Ballet West and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Deborah trained in dance styles at an early age ranging from classical ballet to contemporary. She continues to be inspired by her students and is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals and an overall sense of health and well-being. She finds joy in working with people of all ages and backgrounds including dancers and athletes.
"We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Deborah since 2001, soon after we opened Pilates on Fifth in NYC. We were immediately impressed by her innate knowledge of the body and healthy movement, as well as her quest to learn more. Her teaching style is kind, compassionate and informative. We are so proud that Deborah has been an esteemed instructor for our Pilates Academy International Teacher Training program since its inception in 2006. Her integrity and her command of Pilates are the embodiment of what we consider an exemplary representative of our program."
Kimberly and Kathryn Corp
Founders, Pilates on Fifth, NYC
Deborah helped change my life and my perception of what the healthy body is. With each training session I feel that I am attending a university of how to look at my own body as a system that needs tuning and maintenance in order to operate in the optimum mode. I always leave the studio feeling refreshed and stronger, ready to accept the challenges of the day.
I began training with Deborah after an injury. She also worked with me during and after my pregnancy. She is professional, motivating, and encouraging and every session is engaging, challenging, and personal. Deborah's awareness of the whole body is truly amazing. I leave each class feeling renewed and refined.