The Reformer is the backbone of the Pilates method and is the most widely utilized apparatus. The advanced workout is both challenging yet inspiring and offers many variations of the traditional exercises that are often "left in the closet." During this workshop we will review the super advanced exercises, including many archival exercises not often seen or used.
Instructor: Bob Liekens
Bob Liekens, originally from Belgium, traveled to New York City in 1983 to further explore his dance career. That same year, he started his Pilates training at The Pilates Studio. Fascinated by the Graham technique, he initially pursued studies at the Graham Center for Contemporary Dance. In 1991, he became one of the first certified teachers in the technique. Subsequently, he taught for two years at the school.
In 1986 Romana Kryzanowska invited him to teach the Pilates method. Starting in 1993, he has been instrumental in building her teacher-trainer certification program. He co-created the training manual and originated the current exam system. For several years now, Bob has been invited, both nationally and internationally, to conduct teacher-training seminars, workshops, and continuing education programs.
In September, 2000 he became a director at Power Pilates and was an integral part of the Power Pilates Teacher Training Certification Programs. Bob also practices yoga and in 1999 became a certified yoga teacher.