- 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 Conditioningthis unique trinity of a balanced body, mind and spirit can ever be attained. Self confidence follows.Joseph Pilates
Vivian Piccone JungOwner/Instructor
Vivian Piccone Jung is a classically trained, third-generation Pilates practitioner. She holds full apparatus certification from the PhysicalMind Institute and has been teaching Pilates since 2005. Her primary training is the lineage Joseph Pilates->Romana Krysanowska ->Sari Mejia Santo (Romana’s Pilates)->Vivian. Vivian is also a certified Pilates Method Alliance teacher.
Vivian studied dance while growing up and also loved the visual arts. Before becoming a professional ballroom dancer, she graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia with a B.S. degree in Design. She initially took up Pilates to improve her dancing technique but soon fell for it in its own right. Settling on Long Island, Vivian undertook in-depth Pilates training under the mentorship of Liz Gillies and several years later joined the apprentice program at Romana’s Pilates. She was director of Riverhead Pilates in Riverhead, NY from 2012 – 2013. She currently owns two beautiful studios; True Pilates LIC and Port Jefferson Pilates.
As she considers learning to be a lifelong process, Vivian continues to train under master Pilates instructors as well as studying Tai Chi and Aerial Arts at the amazing Circus Warehouse. Her major influences in Pilates are Sari Mejia Santo, Cynthia Shipley, Yuka Tomita, Jamie Trout and Jerome Weinberg. In kinesiology and anatomy she studies with Kate Cianella and Irene Dowd. Vivian is also grateful to Madeline Black, and Deborah Lessen for their influences on her work.
Vivian appeared as a supporting member for Liz Gillies in the “Trainer’s Edge: Body Lift” workout DVD.
Over the years Vivian created classes combining Pilates with other disciplines such as The Strip Workout, a class that combined sexy dance moves with Pilates mat (Newsday Newspaper mentioned her class in an article titled Everyday Woman is Going Exotic ) and Fusion Pilates, a class that brought martial arts together with Pilates.
Vivian was one of the first video podcasters in fitness (2006) when ITunes started hosting video podcasts. She created a video podcast show that ran from 2006 to 2007 called Hottie Workouts that was listed in the top of the fitness category for several months. On this program she not only taught workouts herself, she brought expert instructors to teach dynamic, 8 minute or less, sessions for the general public. She produced the videos, and directed shoots for other instructors. (Here is a link to a brief article that talks about her show, now off the air, titled Featured Podcaster:
Vivian wrote a monthly column for The Port Times Record of Port Jefferson, NY on health and fitness. (A couple of her articles are listed HERE.)
Vivian continues the innovative spirit of Joseph Pilates, bringing her love of Tai Chi and Aerial Arts to her teaching. She welcomes students of all ages and all levels of fitness. Her goal is to promote a vibrant, creative and supportive atmosphere at True Pilates LIC.
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.