Instructor Jess Sylvia

Jess Sylvia

Jess Sylvia

With a background in ballet and passion for snowboarding, creative movement has always been an important part of Jess’s life. She fell in love with Pilates unexpectedly while living in Los Angeles in 2014. A friend had invited her to a private session, so she figured she’d give it a shot. At the time, she thought Pilates was just a core-focused mat workout and knew nothing about the concept of a moving carriage. Moments into the class, she felt an instant connection. While adding reformer classes to her regimen of yoga and spin, Jess realized that everyone should incorporate some element of Pilates into their practice. With a desire to learn the ways of the elders, she sought out the closest source: teacher training at Power Pilates. Her certification experience was so impactful, she wanted to share that excitement with others. After a decade on the road as a Corporate Emcee and Product Specialist, Jess moved to New York City in 2019. She traded her high heels for grip socks to devote full attention to her practice. Her combination of a classical foundation, musicality, and precision, brings you an invigorating, dynamic class that’s sure to leave you energized and empowered. Jess believes that the strength, discipline, and challenges you experience in class help to prepare your body and mind for your adventures outside the studio. “Life is a combination of breath and movement. Let’s make ‘em count!”

Jess can currently be found zipping around NYC on her electric skateboard. She’s a sucker for cozy sweaters, french fries, and cherry lip balm.

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