founder – hallee altman
Hallee has been teaching the Pilates method since 2001. After her first mat class she instantly became hooked, and just as Joseph Pilates guaranteed, saw changes in her body in just ten private sessions. She was driven to learn more, and quickly became inspired to teach others to better understand their body’s boundaries and intensify their workouts while staying pain-free. Certified by Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, Hallee continues her education by taking numerous courses taught by industry leaders.
Hallee is also an advanced MELT Instructor and co-creator of MELT for Pilates: a revolutionary approach that focuses on rebalancing the nervous system and hydrating connective tissue, resulting in greater overall performance of the body. Hallee has worked with numerous clients including those who are Pre/post-natal, post-surgery, athletes, and weekend warriors; those who have an injury, pain, or body discomfort; and those who want to lose weight or counteract the affects of aging.
Hallee graduated summa cum laude from Emory University and authored her first Psychological research study in 1999. In 2003 she earned a Master’s degree in Dance Education from NYU. Prior to opening The Center Studio, Hallee worked as a creative movement teacher and social skills educator, teaching children with special needs to discover the power of movement and nonverbal communication. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and two daughters.