Meet the Team
Sarah began her fitness career in 2010 at YogaWorks where she became a Certified Yoga Instructor. Shortly after, she was introduced to Pilates and fell in love. She saw the benefits of Pilates through her pregnancies and in 2014, she received her Pilates certification from Simona Cipriani at The Art and Science of Contrology. Simona is a Second Generation Pilates Instructor who studied extensively with Romana Kryzanowska. Sarah has had the privilege to study with many world-renowned teachers including MeJo Wiggin, Blossom Leilani Crawford, Inelia Garcia, Brett Howard, Kathi Ross-Nash and Katie Yip covering extensive and comprehensive work on all apparatus. She continued her education of Scoliosis and Spine Abnormalities with Sonje Mayo, a physical therapist and dancer who worked directly with Joseph Pilates at Martha Graham School in NYC.
Sarah founded Pilates Glow in Westchester, New York in 2015 with a clear understanding and ability to execute Classical Pilates focusing on coordination of body, mind and spirit as taught by Joseph Pilates. She believes that Pilates is for everyone, all bodies and all abilities. Her vast and diverse clientele will attest to her technical eye and understanding of anatomy allowing them to reach their best potential.
Enticed by the graceful, physical demands of Pilates, Lisa Frey initially pursued the method to cross-train and gain core strength. A former dance student and avid fitness buff, she trained with Simona Cipriani at the Art of Control® to further her understanding of the Classical Pilates system. Fully certified in 2015, Lisa teaches both private clients and group mat classes. To her, helping clients discover improved body mechanics and a greater sense of well-being is immensely gratifying.
Heather received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 from Stony Brook University and has been a Physical Therapist at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY for about 15 years. She loves running and has ran several Marathons, as well as completed several Ultra-Marathons. Heather practiced Pilates on and off for a couple of years, but last year she dedicated herself to furthering her own practice and it has now become a part of her life. Still an avid runner, Heather incorporates Pilates into her own personal training to stay strong and help prevent injuries. Heather is a certified Pilates Instructor, but she wanted more, and is now currently enrolled in a 600 hour Classical Pilates program to further her own knowledge and help her clients achieve their goals.
Leah Finkelstein has always been passionate about fitness and living a healthy, active lifestyle. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2006 at Saraswatti's Yoga Joint and is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. When back issues started to interfere with many activities, Leah began to do Pilates on a regular basis and quickly became devoted to the classical methodology. She believes that Pilates has kept her back healthy, strong, and pain-free and is excited to bring the benefits of Pilates to all her students.
Leah received her full certification from the Art and Science of Contrology Pilates Instructor Training Program, under the direction of Second-Generation Master Teacher Simona Cipriani.
Barrie was introduced to Classical Pilates in 2003 in Northern California after her first son was born. She started with early morning workouts at a studio she found within walking distance of her home and quickly felt the profound impact of pilates. At that time, she was finishing her graduate degree at The California Culinary Academy and focused on her work as a personal chef. After moving her family to New Jersey on what would become her first of three bi-coastal moves, she continued her practice with Second Generation Teacher, Karen Schoenberger at The Movement Place and then a few years later with Junghee Won at Chakra in San Diego. Junghee created the first teacher training at The Pilates Studio in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska. Barrie has settled in New York where she is grateful to have trained at Pilates Glow with founder and Principal Teacher, Sarah Martin. When she’s not in the studio or working on her practice, she is out enjoying the outdoors.
Jen began her lifelong love of Pilates in the Mission District of San Francisco in 1999 at Ellie Herman Studios. She studied with Ellie Herman, trained by Pilates Elders Romana Kryzanowska and Kathy Grant. She worked as a Classical Pilates Instructor for many years from California to New York. She has many years of Pilates experience and truly appreciates the Authentic Pilates at Pilates Glow. Her life experiences range from a successful career in advertising to social media work for The Global Peace Movement. Her volunteer work includes gentle massage for patients at Stamford Hospital to end of life care as an End of Life Doula. She is trained and certified in Reiki I and II as well as Channeled Grace Healing and has facilitated Healing Circles and Meditations for World Peace.
Stephanie Younes is a comprehensively certified, classical Pilates instructor. Ithaca College communications graduate and former NYC marketing professional, she began her training through The Pilates Center’s teacher training program at North Carolina host studio, InsideOut Body Therapies. After recovering from an injury and moving with her family back to New York, she completed her training at Equinox, where she continues to teach today. A past RI All-State gymnast and coach, Stephanie loves the full-body strength, flexibility and challenge Pilates delivers and helping her clients heal and grow. Due to her childhood scoliosis diagnosis, she is particularly drawn to the postural support that is a hallmark of the method. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Harrison.