About

JEFF PRALL

Upon completing his MFA in Dance from Temple University in 2001, Jeff continued to teach and dance professionally, but never lost his love for how the body worked. In 2002 Jeff became certified to teach Advanced Pilates Mat, going on to become fully certified on all apparatus in 2003 by the Physical Mind Institute in New York City. Since then, while teaching Pilates full time, Jeff has constantly expanded his knowledge of the body.
He has studied many exercise forms including yoga and weight training, and has completed an extensive advanced certification in 2007 with master teacher Karen Carlson. During this program Jeff was used consistently as a demonstrator for many of the most advanced forms, and continues to do so in Karen’s subsequent certifications for other trainers. Jeff incorporates his knowledge of movement, anatomy, and both therapeutic and functional training into his Pilates teaching.
-Recently Jeff was honored to be listed as:
“One of Ten Pilates Instructors You Should Know” in Philadelphia Magazine.
-Review of Jeff at Yelp.com >

JODY PRALL

Jody Prall began her love of movement at the tender age of 9, when she began ballet lessons in Binghamton, NY. Jody continued her dance training as a dance major at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, receiving her BFA in 1996. It was there she was first introduced to Pilates, as well as dance conditioning, anatomy and kinesiology. In the next 4 years, Jody danced professionally while continuing her studies in pilates. In August of 1999 Jody completed a full apparatus certification under Stacy Donelly in San Francisco, CA. Upon moving to Philadelphia in the Fall of 1999, Jody began a full time pilates teaching career.
Along with her love of Pilates and dance, Jody has studied yoga, weight training and was an avid runner until 2008, when she was forced to give up dancing and racing because of hip and spine arthritis. Though her arthritis was found to be caused by an auto-immune disease Jody’s personal struggle with pain management and functional movement have led her to dive deep into the rehabilitation and functional sports training aspects of pilates. As a full time instructor under the guidance of master teacher Karen Carlson, Jody’s knowledge of the body has flourished.
Jody completed Karen’s master training program in 2007 and has continued to be one of Karen’s primary form demonstrators in subsequent training programs.In recognition of her teaching abilities Jody was named “Best Pilates Instructor” in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” issue in 2004. Jody’s comprehensive approach to movement, along with her watchful eye with allows her students to attain their goals. Whether the goal be to train for a first marathon, or to simply sit at a desk comfortably for work, Jody will create a program specifically for the individual.