Move Your Body and Mind into Wellness and Health

Come in and experience exceptional instruction in Classical Pilates Method. Build strength, flexibility and concentration in our warm, supportive atmosphere. No matter your fitness level, you'll be successful at True Pilates LIC.

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The Studio

True Pilates LIC provides a refreshing, fun and non-competitive atmosphere in a serene space overlooking the Manhattan skyline. You may meet other teachers and students working together in the studio at the same time, just as Joseph Pilates did in his studio on 8th Ave.


Fully equipped with Classical Pilates System apparatus (that’s kept spotless) including reformers, trapeze table (Cadillac), ladder barrel, wonda chair and spine corrector from the classic equipment manufacturer Gratz and Basil.


Upstairs from LIC’s vibrant Circus Warehouse (where you’ll enter and sign a release), the studio space is light and clean, well organized and friendly.

  • It’s the best way to start the day doing Pilates with Vivian.

    Miri C
  • It’s my pro-active stance against aging & the best thing I do for my body.

    V. A. T. (Retired teacher)
  • I always feel energized and strong after my Pilates sessions.

    Heather P
  • It strengthens my core & balance, keys to staying fit in my 80’s!

    Sybil L (Singer)

Training Options & Pricing

True Pilates LIC specializes in individually-tailored private instruction. It's the best way to learn Pilates and improve quickly, whether you're getting back to health or honing your marathon skills. We also offer a range of other options for students...


Whether you’ve practiced pilates before or not, your introductory workout at True Pilates LIC includes a personal postural evaluation and health history brief. You’ll experience our studio and teaching style, see if it’s a good fit for you, and enjoy a private pilates session. 50 minutes.

Please email or call or text 917-841-4401 to schedule an appointment.

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A great way to get going with us! After completing your Intro Evaluation Session, get a great deal on your first five private sessions plus a free gift for only $375. One per person.

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Private Instruction

Individually tailored. All levels.

Single: $88
Five Pack: $425
Ten Pack: $830
Twenty Pack: $1635 (must take two private sessions a week)

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Duet Sessions

Advanced. Must book with partner.

Single Duet: $96
Five Pack: 

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Group Reformer Sessions

Some Experience.

Single: $48

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Mat Classes

Small groups use an array of props for a fun fitness experience.

Single: $35
Ten Pack: $320 (6 month expiration)

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Private. Quick workout on the apparatus for those in a hurry.

Single: $48
Five Pack: $238 (6 month expiration)

In-Home Visits

Train at home on your own equipment. 60 minutes, mileage rates may apply.

Please contact us for pricing.


Studio Policy

  • Socks must be worn when working out.
  • No zippers on clothing, especially on the fanny and lower back.
  • All sessions are secured and paid for in advance.
  • All sessions are 50-55 minutes.
  • All packages have a 6-month expiration date.
  • New students must sign liability releases at the Circus Warehouse desk and with True Pilates LIC.
  • In order to maintain our professional atmosphere and support our excellent instructors,we have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy.  If for any reason a session is canceled within 24 hours, clients will be charged for the session. Absolutely no exceptions. This is a small price to pay to keep the studio running and our instructors eating.

Through the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning this unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows.

Joseph Pilates


Vivian Piccone Jung

Vivian Piccone Jung

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Annie Rodriguez

Annie Rodriguez

Instructor View Details
Vivian Piccone Jung

Vivian Piccone Jung


Vivian Piccone Jung is a classically trained, third generation Pilates Method Practitioner [Joseph Pilates -> Romana Krysanowska -> Sari Mejia Santo (Romana’s Pilates) -> Vivian]. She is a graduate of the legendary Romana’s Pilates training program at True Pilates New York and also has a certificate from the PhysicalMind Institute. Vivian is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher.

Throughout the years, Vivian found that the Classical style of Pilates is the most effective in transforming the body into fitness and health. Because it is important to attain the best knowledge closest to the source, Vivian studies from master teachers who have dedicated their lives to continuing the legacy of the true Pilates Method. Vivian continues to train and study with Sari Mejia Santo, Cynthia Shipley, Cynthia Lochard, Yuka Tomita, Jamie Trout and Jerome Weinberg, among others. She studies anatomy and Kinesiology with Kate Cianella and Irene Dowd.

Vivian has a diverse background that includes art, media production, writing, dance, martial arts, aerial arts and being a mom. Her goal is to promote a vibrant, creative and supportive atmosphere for clients and teachers. She believes that this method is not only effective but most of all fun! She sees her clients blossom into happier, more successful individuals as they increase their physical abilities. Vivian is honored to be able to help people of all levels of health and fitness, all ages and all occupations achieve balance, strength, flexibility, better posture, increased energy, better performance and overall well being with the Pilates Method.

Annie Rodriguez

Annie Rodriguez


Annie Rodriguez is comprehensively trained in the classical Pilates Method from True Pilates New York, where she studied under Sari Mejia Santo, Cynthia Shipley, Jerome Weinberg and Yuka Tomita. She obtained her full certification in Romama’s Pilates here in New York.  She is also an ACE-certified fitness instructor and holds a Master’s in African Dance Studies from New York University. 
A life-long dancer, Annie performed professionally in Colorado and NYC before focusing on teaching Pilates and dance full time. She worked in between New York and Guinea, West Africa for 3 years, where she co-directed a twice-annual, month-long international dance workshop with master dancer Youssouf Koumbassa. 
Annie is passionate about sharing her love of movement and its wide-ranging benefits for body, health and mood with others in a positive, fun setting. She is known for her transformative, empowering method of barre-style fitness and dance classes. In addition, she teaches African dance-based workout, BodyRhythm Dance. 
Annie continues her pursuit of knowledge about body-mind-spirit connection in many aspects of her movement practice, including Pilates, ballet, trapeze, yoga, surfing, and meditation. She is certified in Reiki Level I and most recently has learned to hula hoop.  Annie is a bright, fun and skilled teacher of Classical Pilates Method who can bring out the best in her clients and guide them to success. 


The Pilates Method

Pilates Method is a therapeutic exercise system that combines strength, stretch and control – with the most important element being control. It is a non-impact system of exercises and movements created by Joseph H. Pilates, a visionary in the field of exercise science. Pilates Method can be used to correct posture, increase concentration, help with balance, build internal and external strength, and so much more. Pilates Method is a safe and effective system that can be used by young and old, fit and out-of-shape, athletes or sedentary people. Pilates is most of all FUN! People who practice Pilates feel energized and competent, they are able to fill their lives with more joy because their bodies are healthy and their minds are free.

Read more at Wikipedia



The Studio, Instructing and Demonstating

The Studio, Instructing and Demonstating

Pilates History
Wall photos from studio demonstrating progressions

Wall photos from studio demonstrating progressions

Pilates History
At Jacob’s Pillow

At Jacob’s Pillow

Pilates History
Joseph and Clara Pilates and their teaching legacy

Joseph and Clara Pilates and their teaching legacy

Pilates History

True Pilates?

True Pilates LIC teaching techniques and methods trace directly back to Joseph Pilates via his own proteges, under whom our instructors trained. Like our associates at True Pilates New York, TPLIC@CW ensures clients experience classic Pilates in the pure, restorative form its creator intended.

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Contact & Directions


53-21 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 10111
917-841-4401 (call or text)
See Map Below


Take the #7 Subway to Vernon/Jackson in LIC.
Subway and Walking Directions/Map


We’re in Long Island City, a block from the Midtown Tunnel entrance and upstairs from Circus Warehouse (where there’s plenty of free parking).
Driving Directions/Map



Located upstairs at world-famous training facility Circus Warehouse TPLIC loves our location. Our students love it, too! Entering through the Warehouse, TPLIC students regularly thrill to feats of aerial acrobatic, contortion and dance prowess performed by renowned professionals and aspiring artists, alike. Talk about inspiring!