Lavinia Barbu

New York, NY 10012

Health and fitness professionals are among the best positioned to help deliver brain-healthy exercise plans based on neuroscience and give their clients the tools they need to thrive at any age. I was challenged by movement since early childhood when I was introduced to ballet classes then basketball and eventually recruited into the professional rowing team. While I studied psychology in college I was drawn to the human mind and nature. I discovered Pilates later in life when I was going through some personal challenges and traumas - ever since it helped my mind and body to experience living in the present moment - the only place that true self can be found. I added Yoga to my Pilates regimen as a healthy living style. I practice every day. I encourage my clients to ad Pilates and yoga to their fitness regimen to improve brain structure, function and cognition, not only their fitness level.

Fitness and health professionals are leading the charge against cognitive decline. Exercise is one of the most agreed-upon strategies for reducing the risk of developing dementia and slowing cognitive decline. Research after research demonstrate that approximately 80% of the brain’s gray matter is modifiable by exercise and physical activity. Pilates and yoga can improve your cognitive functioning.

For clients interested in taking the fitness to the next level - Pilates can strengthen your core and improve balance and flexibility. I offer Pilates session 101 in the NYC Midtown area. I can help you on your transformation journey to achieve your personal goals. In less than 10 sessions you can feel the Pilates effects on your body, in 20 sessions you can see them. You will get a confident mind in a healthy body. Contact me for a Pilates session today and let me coach you through a life changing experience.

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About Me


  • MSW, NYU - New York

Certifications / Trainings

Core Pilates NYC - Mat System (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Pending Verification
Core Pilates NYC - Apparatus System (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

AED Certified

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  • Lockton

Lavinia's Locations

Pilates boutique

57 Street
New York, NY 10022

Pilates and Mind & Body @ The Happy Guide

Within 5.00 miles of 10012 (Mobile Training Radius)

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