Who we are

Vivian Piccone Jung

Owner / Instructor

Chrissy Picarello

Instructor

Chrissy teaches the Authentic Pilates Method of Contrology and loves watching her clients transform and build better bodies. She is a Classically trained, third generation Pilates instructor [Joseph Pilates – Romana Krysanowska – Sari Mejia Santo]. She is a proud graduate of the world renown Romana’s Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program where she studies under Sari Mejia Santo and Cynthia Shipley as well as Jerome Weinberg and Jamie Trout. 

Chrissy currently trains with The Pilates Studio Brasil, Inelia Garcia. She completed several workshops with Inelia Garcia and has ongoing lessons weekly with Daniel Azambuja and Jose Miguel Garcia. Chrissy is also constantly updating her kinesthetic learning and has training in teaching Pilates for clients with Parkinson’s, MS and other auto immune dysfunctions.

She is always learning and evolving her practice. Chrissy is passionate about helping her clients change their bodies. She believes the mind body connection can empower a deeper, more intelligent approach to fitness, and that the principles of Pilates can be incorporated into all aspects of movement and everyday life. She feels fulfilled when someone finishes their lesson feeling invigorated and ready for the rest of their day!

Chrissy is also an expert in essential oils. She has created hand sanitizer sprays and other great essential oil remedies available for purchase in our treasure chest. She has remedies and helpful tips on her personal website.  She carry’s Young Living Essential Oils- available on her site. Authentic Method Pilates Pilates uses her oils to clean and sanitize our equipment and keep the studio smelling great.

Chrissy is also a senior teacher at Symmetry Studio in Southampton, NY. She divides her time between both studios and enjoys working with clients from around the world. When Chrissy is not teaching Pilates she loves to cook, especially Italian food, and spend time with her family.

Daniel Azambuja

Instructor

Chrissy teaches the Authentic Pilates Method of Contrology and loves watching her clients grow into better versions of themselves. She is a Classically trained, third-generation Pilates instructor [Joseph Pilates – Romana Krysanowska – Sari Mejia Santo]. She is a proud graduate of the world-renowned Romana’s Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program where she studied under Sari Mejia Santo and Cynthia Shipley as well as Jerome Weinberg and Jamie Trout.

Chrissy currently trains with The Pilates Studio Brasil, Inelia Garcia. She completed several workshops with Inelia and has ongoing weekly lessons with Daniel Azambuja and Jose Miguel Garcia. Chrissy is constantly updating her kinesthetic learning and has training in teaching Pilates for clients with Parkinson’s, MS, and other autoimmune disorders.

She is always learning and evolving her practice. Chrissy is passionate about helping her clients change their bodies. She believes the mind-body connection can empower a deeper, more intelligent approach to fitness, and that the principles of Pilates can be incorporated into all aspects of movement in everyday life. She feels fulfilled when someone finishes their lesson with a rejuvenated readiness to tackle the rest of their day!

Chrissy is also an essential oil expert. She has created hand sanitizer sprays and other healing essential oil remedies available for purchase in our treasure chest. She has remedies and helpful tips on her personal website chriscpilates.com. She carries Young Living Essential Oils- available on her site as well. Port Jefferson Pilates uses her oils to clean and sanitize our equipment and keep the studio smelling refreshed.

While juggling these many roles, Chrissy is a senior teacher at Symmetry Studio in Southampton, NY. She divides her time between both studios and enjoys working with clients from around the world. When Chrissy is not teaching Pilates she loves to cook—especially Italian food—and spend time with her family.

Chris

Chrissy Picarello

Instructor

WHY IT WORKS

Authentic Pilates Method is a mind and body conditioning system. The complete system, how we teach it, is a total body reconstruction process that results in increased circulation, correct posture, balanced muscle strength, increased flexibility and mobility, and a united mind, body and spirit for the best functioning body we each can attain. Most chronic pains are associated with degeneration caused by poor posture and lack of circulation.

Correcting these issues takes an expert teacher and a focused student, but when the body is corrected, many issues simply disappear. By stimulating the brain and connecting the mind and body for natural balance of the psychosomatic relationship in the body, many neurological issues
can be alleviated. The complete system that we teach here at The Authentic Method Pilates is the system that works on the whole body every time you exercise.

Chronic Pain Relief
Increasing Will
Increasing Balance
Increasing Flexibility
Increased Muscle Endurance
Combating Localized Fat
Stress Control
Motor Coordination

Attention Deficit
Weight Loss
Joint Stability
Prenatal / Postnatal
Muscle Strengthening
Improving Posture
Improved Sleep
Edema Reduction