After two major surgeries, one of which was a total knee replacement, you served both as my Pilates instructor and my rehabilitation guru. No other instructor with whom I have worked could begin to match your skill set, informed by your understanding of the musculoskeletal system. You have routinely made the creative modification necessary for me during these challenging periods …
Your professional focus and up beat demeanor was reassuring and invigorating to me. I am so grateful to you for loving what you do!
D. Harbison, MD., P.C
I am loving your virtual classes! Working out at home means NO EXCUSES!!! Starting my day with one of your classes means I am set for the rest of the day! Since the beginning of my fitness journey with you my back has gotten 100% better. I love that I know every muscle is worked out by the end of each class.
Thank you so much for keeping me strong!
I have been going to Essex Pilates since 2006! I cannot say enough about Celeste!! She is professional, talented and laser focused on my overall well-being. I continue to attend private sessions twice a week during this pandemic via zoom/FaceTime. Celeste has kept these sessions interesting and full of variety. I admire her dedication to her craft and her unbending commitment to me and her students always, and especially during these crazy times.
I have been working with Celeste at Essex Pilates since 2017. I am taking both mat and private lessons (using the equipment) and I LOVE them both. I have always struggled with back pain and she has helped me tremendously to regain stability in my low back and improve my posture. I am learning to activate my muscles properly and am finally feeling a connection to my abdominals. I feel stronger and, more stable, and more confident when bikini season rolls around. I plant to continue with her for a long time - thank you so so much, Celeste.
A. Valletta, Cranio-Sacral Therapist and BodyMind Coach
Essex Pilates & Wellness has changed my life. With private and group classes that are tailored to the individual or the group, you move faster to your target. For me and my husband, we are now pain free, flexible, strong in our core, have a great sense of wellbeing and feel and look 10 years younger!
New wellness programs have enhanced the already fabulous Pilates and Yoga program. I strongly recommend Essex Pilates to my friends, family and patients.
M .Govil, M.D.
Celeste is one of the most knowledgeable fitness professionals I have ever met. Being a personal trainer I have high expectations and Celeste did not disappoint. My body has become stronger, my movement patterns have greatly improved and I have an extremely strong core thanks to Celeste! I have known Celeste and taken classes from since 2007. Every class is tailored to meet each student's specific needs. When you take a class with Celeste you know she cares. She wants to improve on each student's quality of life. I'm an Essex Pilates and Wellness student for life!!!!!
I began taking classes with Celeste very soon after my hip replacement surgery. That was 8 years ago. Celeste is a highly knowledgeable and careful instructor. Her classes are challenging and at the same time she is fully aware of any problems you might have physically and addresses them. During this time of Covid-19 she has been teaching her classes virtually and hasn't lost any of her expertise in keeping her students engaged and looking forward to the next class.
Essex Pilates is the caliber studio that I am fortunate to have found. As a physical therapist, I appreciate the purpose and benefits of Pilates. I had looked for a studio and instructor to assist me in preparing for my wedding. As a professional who analyzes movement and crafts exercise to meet individual needs, I was looking for a professional to do the same in return. Katy has exceeded my expectations at observational skill and interpretation. And, man, can she tailor a work out to target all the weak areas! I kept up with my Pilates as I prepared for surgery and I know it is the reason I recuperated as quickly as I did. I got more out of a single one-on-one session than I would have gotten out 2-3 outpatient physical therapy visits because the medical landscape has therapists pushed for volume. Essex Pilates has so much to offer as the backbone or supplement to health and wellness. This picky therapist gives her full support!