Amy Young: Certified Pilates Instructor & Lifelong Dancer

I’m still in awe of the simplicity, genius, and effectiveness of Pilates.

In 2001, I hobbled into the studio as an injured dancer in my early 20’s. At the time I had no idea what I was in for but Pilates was well-known in dancer’s circles as the ‘fountain of youth’ for bodies. 

I went all in and began studying the method voraciously with Romana’s Pilates master teacher, Juanita Lopez, in Chicago in the early part of my apprenticeship.  

Later I would spend over 200 hours observing Romana Kryzanowska, one of Joseph Pilates proteges, and her staff at Drago’s Gym in New York City. 

My body and mind became completely and utterly transformed in a matter of under two years. What was a painful and unnerving spinal condition called spondylolisthesis became all but unnoticeable with consistent Pilates practice. 

Now, with 20+ years of teaching under my belt, I believe Pilates is unlike any other movement modality out there.  

The power of the method lies in its amazing orchestra of well-designed exercises, neuromuscular training, and control with the assistance of springs, straps, barrels, boxes, and mats.

Not only am I the recipient of incredible results from studying this exercise system, but I also love to teach my clients how to experience this profound transformation for themselves. 

Amy Young began studying the Pilates method in 1999 as rehabilitation for a recently diagnosed chronic lower back condition; spondylolisthesis. Amy earned her original teaching certificate with Romana Kryznowska, Juanita Lopez and Sari Pace in New York City, and has taught for over 15 years in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.


Amy has studied with Niedra Gabriel, Jay Grimes, Siri Galliano, Mari Windsor, Dana Santi, Cara Reeser and many more. With a blend of skillful cueing, guided imagery and a little bit of humor, Amy inspires her clients to their highest potential.

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