As an instructor and teacher trainer, Larry has been a driving force in the Pilates community in New Orleans.
In 1996, he began his studies in New york with the renowned master teacher Romana Kryzanowska. In 2001, he opened his own studio ‘Uncle Joes Pilates’, a full service Pilates studio that reflects the traditional teachings of his world famous mentor. Larry is a committed teacher who is dedicated to getting clients to realising their potential for a lean strong physique. A certified group exercise teacher and personal trainer he also danced with the New Orleans Ballet Ensemble.
Anthony began working with Romana Kryzanowska in 1979 at the Pilates Studio on West 56th St. in New York City. Introduced to Romana because of a dance related injury, he rehabilitated and was invited By Romana to teach beside her. It was a time before Pilates text books and videos when each teacher learned all the exercises on all the equipment and had to execute them with proficiency. Anthony was one of the original 8 teachers, who were the first to be certified by Romana in the mid 1980s.
Anthony cites Romana's positive influence as the enduring force that stays with him daily. In his words, "I always refer to her as I teach. She was very generous with her knowledge to so many teachers and would spend many afternoon hours a week sharing her knowledge with us. I hope I can always be that generous. As Sari said of Romana, 'She brought out the best in everyone'. And it is true. One could not have asked for a better teacher."
Anthony holds advanced degrees in Dance and Music.. He has run his own studio in Princeton, New Jersey since 1989 and also teaches eat TPNY. Besides conducting seminars and workshops, he is passionate when sharing his decades of experience with apprentices and teachers- helping to reveal the art and science of 'our work'.
Anthony has a long history of working with clients who have physical issues (Muscular Dystrophy, MS, overextended ligaments). Three have been published in Pilates Style Magazine. This coming year he will be working with the U.S. National Rowing team at his Princeton Studio.
JAVIER PÉREZ PONT
Javier Pérez Pont worked as a professional dancer for over fifteen years, both as a soloist and principal dancer, in several European dance companies.
In 1994, he discovered the Pilates Method and, after two years, was inspired to become an instructor himself, studying with legendary teacher-trainers Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejía Santo. After earning his certification, he opted to spend two more years working alongside his teachers in order to deepen his knowledge, eventually rising to Level II in the international organization as a teacher-trainer.
In late 1999, he and his partner Esperanza Aparicio Romero returned to Spain, choosing Barcelona as the location for their first studio, with the endorsement and support of their two mentors.
In 2002, they started the Instructor Certification Programme in Spain under the tutelage of the aforementioned master teachers. Since then, Javier Pérez has introduced the Pilates Method at countless conventions all over Spain and internationally, in addition to speaking about it on television and radio.
Currently, in addition to running his studio and Instructor Certification Program, he continues to collaborate with Romana's Pilates by teaching at international seminars and workshops.
In 2005, Esperanza Aparicio and Javier Pérez Pont published the first book by Spanish authors on the Pilates Method, with the title The Authentic Pilates Method, The Art of Control. It was not only a bestseller in Spain but also throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The work has been translated into Portuguese.
In 2013, they published, under the HakaBooks imprint, a series of seven volumes in Spanish as eBooks collectively entitled Contrology. Pilates Physical Culture Collection . The books cover Pilates "apparatology" techniques and have been translated into both English and Portuguese.
The same year saw their publication of the first biography of the inventor of the method. Hubertus Joseph Pilates. Biography represents a before-and-after in knowledge about the life of the inventor of Contrology. It also debunks many of the myths repeated over the years about Joe Pilates, presenting the facts about his eventful life and the history of the Method. The work has since been translated into English and Italian.
Today Javier Pérez continues to travel the world doing outreach for Contrology in its original form and speaking on the biography of the master.