Jennifer Ruggiero Owner/Instructor

Jennifer’s love for movement started at the early age of seven. A native of Westchester County, she studied ballet and modern dance for over twenty-two years. Jennifer was first introduced to Pilates in 1995, while earning a BFA in Dance Performance at SUNY Purchase. Recovering from a stress fracture in her foot, she took Pilates sessions in place of her technique classes. After noticing the amazing result of her rehabilitation, she pursued teacher training upon graduation in 1998. She completed the intense 600 hours of training under Romana Kryzanowska, a Master teacher trained by Joseph Pilates, and completed her training in April of 2000.

Jennifer’s teaching experience began at SUNY Purchase with the Purchase Dance Corp. As a performing member, Jennifer was also the rehearsal director for the children in the annual production of “The Nutcracker” for The Purchase Dance Corp.

Jennifer taught Pilates and was the Program Director of Brooke Siler’s re:AB Pilates for five years.  She has also taught Pilates at Peridance, Drago’s Gym, The Pilates Studio, Equinox, New York Health and Racquet, and Casa Day Spa.

She has continued her Pilates education with the late Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Santo, Brooke Siler, Bob Liekens, Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Cynthia Lochard, Sandra Zeuner and Cary Regan, as well as attending many conferences for teachers.

Her love of movement and teaching others has inspired her to open The Pilates Movement. Jennifer opened The Pilates Movement in January 2006. 

In 2014 Jennifer completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at ISHTA Yoga under the direction of Alan Finger and in 2017 completed Restorative Yoga teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater.