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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Passion for Pilates Becomes Studio Success: Body Be Well Pilates in Red Hook and Catskill, NY

Jun 05, 2014 04:49PM

Chelsea Streifeneder with client

Chelsea Streifeneder took up Pilates as rehabilitation for her dance-related injuries—and soon she was as passionate about Pilates as she was about dance. She went from taking a single Reformer class to owning two bustling studios in the Hudson Valley, one in Red Hook and one in Catskill, NY. On July 1, she and her team will celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Red Hook location.

Body Be Well Pilates offers a wide range of class packages, including privates, semi-privates and group classes like Pilates Mat, Group Reformer, Group Chair and Jumpboard. It’s the only studio in the Hudson Valley that offers SpringTone, which Streifeneder calls “the ideal resistance training class.” The studio also offers a comprehensive teacher training program once a year. “We teach a contemporary approach that preserves the essence of the original technique but incorporates today’s knowledge and principles,” she says. The classes are small and have high contact hours, with review and anatomy provided.

The best thing about Pilates is that everyone can do it, Streifeneder notes. “It doesn’t matter what kind of shape you’re in or how old you are; Pilates complements everything you do. It’s truly cross-training for life.”

Body Be Well Pilates is located at 7578 North Broadway in Red Hook, NY (845.758.0790) and 401 Main St. in Catskill, NY (518.943.0333). For more info, visit or email [email protected]