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we offer customized private/semi private sessions for every type of person: Athletes, Men, Women and Seniors.

Group Classes

We also provide a variety of group classes to further enhance the pilates method. Come join us and experience the True Pilates difference.

We are Certified

Studying with Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter Sari has enabled us to learn the Classical Method and teach it in the same manner as Joseph Pilates, hence staying true to this Method of exercise.

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We teach Romana’s Pilates; a style of Pilates that teaches the exercises and philosophies of Joseph and Clara Pilates.

These teachings were directly handed down to Romana and her daughter Sari by Joseph & his wife Clara. This is what we call “True Pilates”.

Romana Kryzanowska is the world renowned protege of Joseph Pilates and has been teaching the method for nearly six decades. Romana made a commitment to Joseph and Clara to continue their life’s work. She continues to deliver on that promise today by traveling the world and teaching the next generation of instructors. Romana’s daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, shares her mother’s lifelong passion for teaching the Pilates method; she also had the opportunity to train directly with Joseph & Clara Pilates, and has been teaching at Romana’s side for over three decades.

Joseph H. Pilates designed more then 500 specific exercises to uniformly develop the body. When taught by a qualified instructor, the “True Pilates” method works wonders. Your body will be transformed through Pilates. You will look, feel, and perform better then any point in your life.

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Testimonials
Age 57

Cecilia continues to challenge me physically with advanced Pilates moves. While the physical changes have been wonderful, I am most happy about the improvements Pilates has made in my life by challenging my brain. This is evident in my increased endurance throughout an average day, my improved balance and coordination, and even in the gait of my walking. I am a true believer in the benefits that Pilates can make to one's life and plan to continue Pilates for the rest of my life.

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Our Courses
Private Sessions

An assesment is conducted on your first visit. Information regarding fitness goals, weaknesses, strengths, and overall wellness are discussed with certified instructor. A one-on-one session utilizing various pilates equipment to meet your specific fitness goals. Session length is 55 minutes.

Semi-Private Sessions

Two to three student sessions with a certified instructor utilizing various pilates equipment. Session is 55 minutes.

Authentic Stretch and Tone

Group Class
This class is a combination of non-impact, low-resistance floor exercises that will improve strength and flexibility while lengthening and toning muscles. Great for all fitness levels.

Mat Pilates

Group Class
Small group session (5-8 students) with a certified Pilates instructor performing exercises done on the mat and may utilize small props such as the Magic Circle, Weights, and Towel. Session is 55 minutes.

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INSTRUCTORS
Cecilia Dominuez

Cecilia Dominguez is the owner of Pilates Authentica. A native of Corpus Christi, she moved to San Antonio in 1999 to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise/Sport Science from St. Mary's University. Her goal was to attend medical school, however when her brother, Ben Martinez, exposed her to Pilates in 2000, she was hooked. Instead of pursuing a medical degree, she began the rigorous training required to complete Romana's Pilates certification program. She is currently a Level V Instructor. Prior to earning the certification in 2009, Cecilia was a Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor and has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.

Karen Alanis

Karen Alanis has been a fully certified Authentic Pilates instructor since November 2002, and is currently a Level V instructor with Romana's Pilates New York. After a rigorous 600 hour apprenticeship under the tutelage of Juanita Lopez, she received a full certification from Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia-Santos, proteges of Joseph Pilates. Prior to teaching Pilates, she attended Arizona State University for three years as a major in dance, then moved to Chicago to complete her BFA in Dance Performance at Columbia College.

Joanna Lemoine O'Dowd

Joanna is a professional teacher for over 25 years. She has received awards for teaching from UTSA and the Rotary Club International. She graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY with a BS and an Masters from St. Mary's University. Her love for teaching moved into the pilates arena where she studied and received the Peak Pilates Level II certification. Over the years Joanna has also supplemented her Pilates certification with certifications in PiYo, UGI ball, Resist-A-Ball and Spinning classes. Come join Joanna in transforming and restoring your body.