Gail Giovanniello, PMA® CPT
Advanced Senior Teacher
Mind Your Body Fitness™
Gail Giovanniello has fascination for the limitless potential of movement and healing in the human body and how incorporating fitness can permeate one’s entire life. Having been a professional dancer for ten years, Gail now dedicates her life to keeping other people moving and feeling good. Her decades-long devotion to fitness has intrigued her to pursue multiple methods, however Gail finds the Pilates method to be the most effective exercise for any physical level.
Gail has a keen eye which promotes focus and attention to detail along with an in-depth comprehension of anatomy for movement. Her extensive background as well as on-going Pilates continued education allows her to assist people with a broad range of physical concerns: post-injury rehabilitation, sports conditioning and prenatal exercise as well as posture and overall muscle toning.
Gail is also the Director of Mind Your Body Pilates Teacher Training and offers prospective Pilates instructors a comprehensive Pilates educational training in Pre-Pilates as well as on all Pilates apparatus including Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels.
Gail uses guidelines established by the Pilates Method Alliance, which offers the only psychometrically validated, third party professional certification exam in the Pilates field. Gail is certified by the PMA and recently served as a panelist in an industry-wide determination of what makes up knowledge and skill requirements for students who enroll in Pilates teacher training programs worldwide. Gail will also be a guest teacher of Classical Pilates Mat Classes as the PMA Convention in October of 2013.
Gail believes in continuing the traditions of precision, breath, control, and alignment set forth by Joseph Pilates in the 1950′s by receiving Heritage Training from Cara Reeser, a disciple of Kathy Grant, who studied directly with Joe Pilates. Gail is a third generation descendent teacher of the Pilates method, receiving wisdom handed down carefully and specifically from past master to present master and keeping the continuity and exactness of the method intact.
Gail has also trained for over five years with Deborah Lessen, a teaching disciple of another Joseph Pilates direct-line student, Carola Trier. Gail also studied with Kelly Kane, founder of Core Integration, who incorporated anatomical knowledge to improve strength and stability. Gail first trained with Julie Sorrentino of Balanced Body NYC in the old-fashioned and standard way of Pilates instructors of the time, where studio owner trained student and the student worked under a contract for the studio.
Gail grants profound and overall attention, interest, and concern for all her clients and gives tireless care to the upkeep of her two studio locations. The personal sense she adds makes clients feel like they’re working out in a large living space, affording an ease uncommon to most exercise environments.
Mind Your Body Pilates was recently chosen as Studio of the Month in Peak Pilates News.
Founded in 1995, Mind Your Body is one of the first Pilates and GYROTONIC® studios on the Upper East Side. The two studios, each located on second floors overlooking Lexington Avenue in the 90′s, are bright and airy, but still private and cozy. Her studios reflect the personal touch you’ll receive in everything from greetings from desk staff she personally trains to the fitness professionals she personally selects, encourages & keeps apprised of the latest exercise trends.
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Gail is fully trained on all the Pilates apparatus, including reformer, trapeze table, and chair as well as the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower and Jump Stretch Board. Gail is also certified in Thai Yoga body work, which is a form of massage evolved from the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda, yoga, and Thai Buddhism.
Gail is also an avid cyclist, and loves downhill skiing, scuba diving, and rhythm tapping! She is an absolute master of her craft. You’ll enhance a sense of self from her classes, feeling strong, looking tall and moving with ease.