Peggy Levine

New York, NY 10025-7264

I had taught prenatal and postnatal fitness for 20+years. Now I specialize in the 40-75+ clientele. I had my own studio for 18 years until I began to work at the two colleges. Students who had been with me for over 20 years refused to let me retire. I now rent space to work with them and the classes have ballooned. I am truly blessed to be able to teach so many wonderful women. I have a hybrid class Pilates/Core Sculpt. In addition I teach two levels of cardio. My newest is my Empty Nesters/Baby Boomers. I have also opened my classes to men. It is truly exciting to be able to enable people to be the best that they can physically be. I am never going to stop moving! I now teach at Columbia University group fitness and Mat Pilates. In addition I teach strength and balance chair and standing classes to seniors at the Washington Hts/Inwood 'Y' and at the Allen Pavillion of NY Presbyterian Hospital. During the Covid 19 Pandemic I am teaching virtually to students from the Hospital, Columbia U. and the students who used to attend my classes at the dance studio.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BFA, Dance Performance, Ohio State University

Certifications / Trainings

EEI - Senior Fitness Specialist
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EEI - Senior Fitness Specialist
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EEI - Senior Fitness Specialist
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EEI - Brains and Balance Past 60 Specialist
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Master Instructor Pilates Institute of America - Pilates Mat 1 & 11, Pilates on the Ball
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross
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Expires: May 02, 2019
Barnard College
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Expires: May 31, 2011

AED Certified

American Red Cross
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Expires: May 02, 2019
Barnard College
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Expires: May 31, 2011

Liability Insurance

  • Sports and Fitness Insurance

Additional Information

Rate

$2.00 / hr, Personal training $125/hr, there are discounted series for group classes, otherwise $25 per lesson

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

31+

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by natalie hurst on Mar 13, 2012

    For years I was unable to do Pilates because of an old back injury--because I didn't have much core strength, I couldn't do the exercises without feeling a lot of back pain. Peggy helped me learn how to access my core muscles so that I could gradually build up the strength I needed to do all the Pilates mat exercises without pain and without fear of reinjuring myself. Her vast knowledge of anatomy coupled with her dancer's understanding of how bodies move enable her to find creative ways to get everyone moving, no matter your age or injury history. After almost two years with Peggy I am stronger, fitter and 20 pounds lighter. Anyone who's ever had trouble mastering Pilates should try Peggy's classes. You won't be disappointed.

  • by Susan Rubin on Mar 09, 2012

    Peggy truly cares about her students. She realizes that we need to be fit to carry on in our daily lives and so flexibility, strength and good alignment are all goals she has for her students. She offers challenging classes in a warm, energetic environment. She loves what she does and it shows.

  • by User on Mar 07, 2012

    Peggy is a terrific teacher and understands movement and the body like no other I've had. One of her greatest strengths is the ability to personalize the instruction even in a large class. She is always on the lookout for her students' safety and gives adaptations for those with problem areas or injuries. She focuses on form, frequently explaining the reasons for it, so that it doesn't feel like the movements are being performed by rote. She constantly adjusts the degree of difficulty and changes the exercises from class to class just enough to keep her regular students challenged.

    Peggy is a wonderful teacher and any student of fitness will benefit from her classes.

  • by Lora Kahn on Mar 04, 2012

    Peggy Levine is an extraordinarily knowledgeable, thorough, and conscientious fitness and exercise teacher. Even in a large class she has the ability to focus on the needs and abilities of each individual student.

    A legend on the Upper West Side of New York City, Peggy's extensive and loyal following is well deserved!