Book Katie Desmond

After a 17-year career in advertising, Katie decided that it was time to focus on something more meaningful to her, and with a direct impact on other people’s lives. She left her job to pursue Pilates—a system that she attributes to ridding her lower back pain, helping her recover from a broken foot, and improving her golf swing.

Katie was introduced to Pilates in 2011 while searching for a fitness routine more engaging than just “going to the gym”. As a former gymnast, she was immediately sold on Pilates because of its inherent combination of strength training, flexibility and balance control. As a Type A personality and former project manager, she was attracted to its clean, orderly system and focus on isolated movements. Katie is fascinated by the patterns in the human body and how the everyday wear and tear of work, stress and daily living can be impactful. She loves observing her clients benefit from the immediate positive effects of a challenging workout, and how the system of Pilates creates change beyond the studio door.

Katie is certified by the United States Pilates Association™, a licensee of the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program, the first and oldest Pilates professional training program in the world. She currently trains under Brett Howard, Director of Education of the USPA and second generation teacher certified by Joseph Pilates’ protégé Romana Kryzanowska. She also trains with Tetsuo Yoshida—3rd generation teacher, and Teacher Trainer for the USPA. Katie holds a BS in Marketing from Fordham University and resides in Jersey City with her husband.