Charly Wenzel

Charly W.

New York, NY

Lesson Details

Pilates

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have more than seven years of experience as a Private Fitness Consultant, customizing my workout to the specific needs, goals and abilities of each individual client. I have taught group classes at The Ailey School, Dance New Amsterdam and Empire Fitness Advantage.

I'm a certified Stott Pilates instructor.

About the class:

Pilates Fitness Fusion is a 60 minute body conditioning class that includes elements of Pilates, Yoga and other strengthening and stretching techniques. It is a well-rounded and diverse training program that is designed to improve the overall conditioning of the body by putting equal emphasis on upper and lower body strength, flexibility, body alignment and balance.
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About

Charly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 0

Teaching since:
January 2002

I'm a professional dancer and I have trained in a variety of dance techniques since the age of six. Throughout my dance career I have become aware of the importance of cross-training for optimal conditioning of the body for the purpose of injury prevention.

I'm a certified Pilates instructor and I have more than seven years of experience as a Private Fitness Consultant, customizing my workout to the specific needs, goals and abilities of each individual client.
I created Pilates Fitness Fusion, which integrates elements from my years of dance, as well as from Yoga, Zena Rommett’s Floor Barre, Feldenkrais, Pilates and Gyrokinesis. I also draw from the fluid forms of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Alexander Technique. The result is an incredibly diverse and specialized fitness program.

Pilates Fitness Fusion will help you to strengthen and sculpt your whole body, shed excess weight and address postural imbalances, so that you can be
FIT, HEALTHY and PAIN FREE!

*** Lesson Details ***
In order to improve each student’s overall conditioning, an equal focus is put on upper and lower body strength, flexibility, body alignment and balance.
My private sessions, as well as my group classes include key exercises of Pilates, Yoga and other strengthening and stretching techniques, which allows for a well-rounded and diverse training program.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Thera Bands, Exercise Ball, Pilates Ring, Pilates Mat

*** Specialties ***
Pilates Mat, working with clients of all ages

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Experience

Ballet Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Cobble Hill Ballet

Rehearsal Director
May 2015 - Present
Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance

Dance Captain
Mar 2015 - Present
The Shadow Box Theatre

Dancer and rehearsal director for the production of "The Earth and Me" by The Shadow Box Theatre.

Pilates Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
Private Studio

Dancer, Rehearsal Director, Associate Artistic Director
Jan 2004 - Present
Naganuma Dance

Ballet Instructor
Mar 2008 - Mar 2009
Purelements an Evolution in Dance

Teen Ballet Instructor, Teen Jazz Instructor
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
Logrea Dance Academy

Ballet Instructor, Jazz Dance Instructor, Hip Hop Instructor, Tap Dance Instructur
Sep 2005 - May 2007
Art Plaza Dance Studio

Education

Certificate
Sep 2003 - Sep 2012
The Ailey School
Diploma
Sep 2000 - Aug 2003
Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance
RAD exams
Sep 1994 - Sep 2001
Royal Academy of Dancing

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Pilates Instructor
Dec 2013
Stott Pilates

Awards

Best Experimental Film
Oct 2015
Coney Island Film Festival
Award for Harmony of Music and Movement
Jan 2015
Magikal Charm Experimental Video Fest
Best Dance Choreography
Feb 2014
Wild Rose Independent Film Festival

Photos & Videos

Choreography Reel.
Photo by Charly W.

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7 Reviews

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PS159 S. Jun 8, 2017
Yoga · In studio

Charly came to my school and she was excellent. She was so positive and full of spirit

Anna Grassini Jan 22, 2016
Stretching · In home

So excited to work with someone who is willing to help me get better while understanding my limitations and without judging me. It was one of the best exercise experiences I have ever had!

Linda Dec 13, 2015
Pilates · In home

Charly is the best!

After giving birth to two children, it is not easy to get back in shape and I honestly think, that it would have not been possible if it weren't for Charly.

She is very sensitive to the health issues one faces and knows exactly what to do and what not to do. At the same time she gently pushes you enough to actually make the big difference. I am now back to the way I was before having the kids - just that now I am even little stronger.

But it is not just the strength and shape of your body, but Charly will also help you adjust for any imbalances in your body.

I was very sad when I moved from Brooklyn and was not able to take her class anymore, but I am still doing a lot from our routine, that helps me stay fit.

She is wonderful!

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Nina Dec 12, 2015
Pilates · In home

I started Pilates with Charly about half a year ago. Charly is a patient teacher and explains in detail how to perform each movement. I have learnt so much about proper body alignment and how to execute each exercise with proper form. Charly’s attention to detail makes all the difference! I feel extremely confident training with Charly and have recommended her to my friends and family.

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Alice Dec 10, 2015
Pilates · In home

Charly is a terrific Pilates teacher. She has come to my home for a class and I love the way she tailors her instruction to individual needs and capabilities. She is very sensitive to possible injuries by frequently asking if something hurts or is uncomfortable. Her instructions are clear and the class moves along at a comfortable pace. She is also a really nice person -- the best!

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Nomi C. Nov 21, 2015
Pilates · In home

I really enjoy my pilates lessons with Charly!

She is a great and motivating teacher with a deep understanding for the alignment of the body. It is a pleasure for me to have an instructor who spots and corrects even my minor mistakes. Charly helps me build myself up strong and balanced.

Something else I really appreciate about Charly is that she's always on time and arrives well-prepared for the lessons. We have done a vary of different exercises and she always mixes it up.

If you want a thorough and professional Pilates instructor, I can highly recommend Charly.

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Caroline R. Aug 17, 2015
Yoga · In home

Really Great Experience felt really great after words.!!

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