Eugenia has been immersed in Pilates since starting her practice in 1999. She’d been encouraged to try Pilates by her chiropractor after seeking treatment for back and hip injuries sustained from teaching aerobics. Her body felt so wonderfully pain-free after her first lesson that she immediately felt a calling to teach. Eugenia honors and shares her knowledge with humility and hopes to help every client feel the same rejuvenation she received from Pilates. She teaches from the lens of her own inspired practice.
Eugenia’s studies began with Jennifer Kries in NYC and continued at the Physical Mind Institute. She received her Comprehensive Certification in 2005 from Body Precision of Bryn Mawr, PA, a studio founded by a graduate of The Pilates Center. She supports clients who are ready to journey forth and recover from conditions including back and neck pain, knee and hip replacements, breast cancer and stroke.
Eugenia’s Pilates adventures include a 6-year residency teaching Pilates in the Caribbean. She achieved her dream of owning a studio on the Island of St. Martin, teaching locals, international visitors, and celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Salma Hayek and Allegra Versace. She returned to Rochester in 2011 to be near family, continuing her practice at Pilates Plus and most recently Anju. Eugenia frequently participates in continuing education workshops, cultivating her teaching skills to reach clients to the best of her ability. Her recent coursework includes workshops presented by Cara Reeser, Kevin Bowen and Amy Taylor Alpers. Other coursework includes studies on Pilates for osteoporosis, golf, barre fitness, and post-rehab support.
Eugenia grew up in Webster, NY and received a BA in Philosophy from Nazareth College of Rochester. Her pre-Pilates career included over thirty years in customer service and project management at Citibank and Frontier. Eugenia enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren, practicing Pilates, Yoga, and walking. Teaching Pilates is her way of passing on its healing gift to others.
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Kristen Mancuso, CPT, Instructor