The Pilates Local

is a fully equipped studio in Union Square—a warm and serene environment where you can pursue your personal fitness goals with highly experienced instructors. Offering private sessions and small group classes, the staff prides themselves on providing individualized services to clients of all ages and abilities.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th | 3-5pm

Getting Ahead of the Curve with Tracey Ryan

We’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” While that may be debatable, what’s not debatable is this: the tech age has restricted the way many people move. This two hour workshop offers functional strategies you can apply right away to help re-engage the most neglected areas.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th | 2-5pm

CPR Certification with Sarah Ruback

Join us at The Pilates Local and become certified in adult, child, and infant CPR with our studio friend, Sarah Ruback.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th | 3:30-5pm

MELT Workshop with Marisa Merliss

MELT was created by New York City manual therapist and connective tissue specialist Sue Hitzmann. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller, and four different balls, MELT is designed to reconnect whole-body communication, re-hydrate the connective tissue, and release compression in joints. Come join Marisa Merliss for this 90 minute class where you’ll get to experience an in-depth exploration of the MELT Method.


Sunday, March 3rd | 3:30-5:30pm

Beginner Fundamentals with Tracey Ryan

In this new two-hour workshop with veteran instructor Tracey Ryan, she will demonstrate how to teach, engage and work out a beginner—giving you a blueprint you can use, and build on over time.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st | 2-5pm

Challenging Your Advanced Clients with the Classical Beginner System

This workshop with Susan Moran Sheehy will refresh you on the brilliance of the Beginner System, the “Heart & Soul” of the Pilates Method. We will dive into the two elements of being a leader in the Pilates world of teaching; The Art of Teaching and the Exercises.


Wednesday, June 19th | 2pm-5pm

Foundational Footwork with Deborah Lessen

The intrinsic muscles of the feet can become weak from poor posture and poor shoe choices. Exercising the feet strengthens the intrinsic muscles and provides feedback through the lower limb to the pelvis and spine.
Based on work taught to Deborah by Carola Trier, we will warm up the feet and then focus on footwork and leg alignment within the standard repertoire.


Introductory Packages

Whether you’re new to Pilates or a seasoned practitioner, first time visitors to The Pilates Local can take advantage of one of our specially discounted introductory packages.

Three Private


Two Equipment


Single Mat


  • "As a Chiropractic Sports Physician I need expert referrals for spine & joint exercise plans. Michelle Rinaldi has been my go to expert for pilates exercise regimes for 15 + years."

    —Dr. Duke, Duke Chiropractic
  • "My personal instructor, Kristin Hoesl, is the best instructor I've ever had. She gave me the gift of an exercise practice I actually enjoy, and will be able to do for many years to come."

    —Marie H., client
  • "I have a sports medicine practice in midtown. I have referred Michele Rinaldi and her wonderful instructors many patients over the years. Every single patient I have referred there has had an excellent experience."

    —Dr. Duggan, Duke Chiropractic
  • "Kristin has taught me how to engage and strengthen my core when lifting weights, resulting in both the elimination of my pain and also the ability to lift much heavier than ever before."

    —Leslie B., client since 2015
  • "I have been doing pilates for about 20 years and Michele is simply the best. She's practically a physical therapist as well as an amazing teacher."

    —Elaine F., client since 2017
  • "I'm still having breakthroughs after more than ten years of practicing twice a week! I leave every session feeling a great sense of accomplishment!"

    —Dayna G., client since 2007

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