Alexia Simmons (instructor/owner)

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Alexia is above all a passionate devotee and practitioner of Joseph Pilates’ classical exercise system. Her decade of experience repeatedly has proven that the “newer” gimmicks and supposed improvements come and go – but that only Joe’s brilliant, methodical doctrine yields consistent results. 

After taking a few lessons, she knew it was her calling and left her corporate confines for the Pilates Center at Drago’s Gymnasium in New York City. After 600 hours of formal study and rigorous practice, she was certified at The Pilates Studio of New York (now known as True Pilates or Romana’s Pilates).

Her practice is known for its attention to every detail, impeccable professionalism, warmth, and just the right amount of helping clients push themselves beyond what they may have thought possible.  She has gained a respect and recognition in the NYC, Westchester and Connecticut area, where she has cultivated a devoted following and many fast friendships. She has recently been an educational director of a NYC-based Pilates teacher training program, where she revised the syllabus and established guest workshops with notable Pilates figures. Her expertise has been recognized as far away as California, where she is an adjunct lead teacher trainer at Core Arts Pilates.

She maintains regular attendance of seminars that feature renowned industry masters, specialized Pilates education, physiology and anatomy courses, and national conferences.  She lives in Manhattan and has been part of the UES community for 15 years.

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Alexia has been my Pilates instructor for the last 5 years. She is a true professional - a superb teacher, explaining with tremendous expertise each Pilates move, with complete focus on each detail involved with that move.  Alexia makes it fun to learn Pilates and motivates me to improve my skills.  I look forward to my Pilates lessons because Alexia is such an outstanding instructor!! 

I have been studying (doing, practicing?) Pilates for 20 years and didn't think there was anything left to learn.  In each session, Alexia helps me discover something new:  how to lengthen my hips, push evenly between my feet, pull in my abdominals into a "V". Every session is creative, well-planned, and tailored to my body and physical goals.
- Hilary Lane NYC

I came to Pilates on the suggestion of my orthopedist in hopes of relieving the pain I experienced everyday due to my sciatica. It worked. after a few months of Pilates, I no longer woke up to pain. It is a continuing process. That being said, let me tell you about my instructor Alexia. She is firm, she is relentless, and at the same time she is warm and caring....Alexia is able to read your body. She sees if you are a 1/4 inch off your mark. She is able to see if your shoulders are back, your "core" is engaged and your thighs are "wrapped" all at the same time. With a brush of a finger and a reminder to stay "engaged" she has your body doing what it is supposed to do. Alexia is truly amazing. She doesn't miss a beat. I am lucky to have found her. 
- Micki F.

Alexia, yesterday's workout was amazingly deep! I cannot believe how sore my abs are-you know, that good sore? And my bottom, too!!! Not to mention my triceps. It's like I've never worked out before. You were able to target muscles I have never felt before in all my years doing Pilates taking ballet or going to the gym. Whatever we did in my session was really incredible work, so deceptively challenging! I want more, more more. You totally deliver. You rock. It's as simple as that. You are a gifted teacher. Thank you.
- Sara O.

Alexia creates a relationship with each one of her students, finding ways to teach them based on a student’s needs and understanding. When Alexia teaches Pilates it is a ‘we’ not just a ‘me’. 
- Shaunna A.

Dedicated, focused on clients needs, professional.
- Sophie L

Expert, professional and top notch!!
- Anne M.

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Pilates Perfect Studio
9 East 68th St PL1 (Madison)
New York, NY 10065

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Studio Hours
Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday - 9am - 2pm