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Premier Pilates and Yoga

YM_DeborahHarris_AJ2_cmykIn 2003, Premier Pilates and Yoga opened the very first fully equipped Pilates studio in Central New Jersey. Deborah Harris, a transplant to the area, arrived to share the knowledge and skill she acquired at the New York City Authentic Pilates Training Program and the Pennsylvania Ballet Pilates Studio. From a humble start, the studio grew steadily to become a home for five full-time Pilates instructors and to offer numerous classes. Premier has evolved into a community center for multiple therapeutic modalities, such as Yoga, Pilates, Prenatal Yoga and the MELT Method.

It didn’t take long for the studio to start garnering local recognition. First, came the features in the Courier News. Then, the studio was featured on BravoTV’s “The Better Half,” before being showcased on StyleTV’s “Jerseylicious.“ This year, Deborah Harris was flown out to the international Pilates conference to be interviewed for a special piece in the upcoming issues of Pilates Style – the premier professional magazine for Pilates professionals.

Finally, Deborah was selected as a Top Ten Finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Search Competition. This is a preeminent international competition among some of the most respected Pilates instructors. “It was an honor to be selected by an outstanding panel of judges” said Harris. “Regardless of whether I win or not, it is simply amazing to be recognized by the leaders in the Pilates industry for my teaching ability.” When asked about what drives her, Ms. Harris went on to say that “it is incredibly gratifying to be a part of someone’s journey of healing, or helping a client reach a fitness milestone they never dreamed possible.”

Pilates is a holistic approach capable of restoring function, promoting physical and mental health. This health-boosting approach to well-being is deeply ingrained among the outstanding team of instructors at Premier. Whereas Alanna is able to tap into her dance expertise to enhance her Pilates teaching, Kathy shares the additional insights from her background in personal training. Jeanette took her Pilates expertise to another level by enrolling in and completing a competitive US Pilates Association Training program. Each of the classically trained Pilates instructors at Premier is adept at crafting a unique Pilates experience for each client.

The Premier Pilates team is available for private sessions, duets, Mat, Tower and the legendary Reformer classes. If you haven’t tried Pilates at Premier, you haven’t experience Pilates at its best!

Premier Pilates & Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd. Warren, NJ 07059. 908-754 5901. Yoga-n-Pilates.com.

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