Frances Darnell

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Frances Darnell is a certified Pilates teacher under the master Kelly Kane of the Kane School of Core Integration. She is a mutli-passionate athlete who enjoys cycling, yoga, surfing, hang gliding, running, and salsa & swing dancing. She has found Pilates to be the best conditioning method for all of her cross training. Her philosophy in teaching is to share the joy of moving. She works together with her clients to support them in achieving their health and fitness goals. Frances specializes in working with runners, golfers, triathletes, prenatal and postpartum conditioning and people of all ages looking to get stronger, increase flexibility, prevent injury, and improve their well-being.

Frances holds a B.A. in Dance Performance and Sustainable Development from Sarah Lawrence College. She continued her movement studies in Cuba and New Zealand and found that her Pilates practice increased her body awareness, gave her a stronger core, and made her an efficient and powerful mover. She took her love of movement to new heights, becoming a certified hang gliding instructor, who has been featured on MTV. It was while coaching people to fly where she discovered her passion for teaching.

Her additional training includes studying anatomy and movement with Irene Dowd, certification in foot fitness by Yamuna Body Rolling, certification in pre-natal and post-natal exercise by Debbi Goodman, MSPT, and she is a qualified Tupler Technique Instructor specializing in diastasis recti rehabilitation.

She is an alumni Ambassador for lululemon athletica, has led workshops and has been a key note speaker on abdominal conditioning and rehabilitation. She helps individuals make healthy lifestyle choices as an Indpenent Wellness Consultant with Nikken. Currently Frances lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she continues to explore Pilates, health and wellness.

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About Me


  • BA, Dance Performance and Sustainable Development, Sarah Lawrence College

Certifications / Trainings

Kane School - Equipment Training: Basic Training Phase I & II
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Kane School - Comprehensive Pilates Mat Training
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Frances's Locations

New York Athletic Club

180 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019-1562

Dynamic Core

Within 5.00 miles of 11211 (Mobile Training Radius)

Pilates Garage

441 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Bridge Pilates

147 Front St, Suite 225
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

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Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish



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