Owner & Certified Pilates Instructor
Jennifer Mongeluzo built The Pilates Centre, LLC based on her enjoyment and aptitude for helping people become more in tune with their bodies. This certified trainer will help you achieve new heights in your sport and develop a healthier mind, body and spirit. Jennifer’s drive and motivating personality allowed her to develop an athletic, creative and dynamic teaching style.
An avid marathon runner and cyclist herself, Jennifer has a deep understanding of the relationship between Pilates and endurance training. Jennifer is currently training in Muay Thai, otherwise known as Thai Boxing. She is learning to harness this Southeast Asian martial art form by incorporating the ‘eight points of contact’ philosophy into her own holistic training methods. Jennifer is also an amateur boxer.
With a bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Michigan, Jennifer began her career in the New York area as a fitness instructor. She taught at prestigious New York health clubs, including Crunch, New York Sports Club, Synergy, Vertical Club and Equinox. In 1998, she moved to Aspen, Colorado, where she was an instructor at The Aspen Athletic Club, The Aspen Club and Snowmass Club. Jennifer later rejoined the Equinox team of the metropolitan area and managed the Pilates studio at the Mamaroneck, New York club. She also taught a variety of unique group fitness classes while there, including Bosu Boot Camp, Pilates Mat and Sport, Cycling and Body Conditioning.
Jennifer has appeared on Good Morning America as a fitness instructor and has been featured as a fitness model for several advertising campaigns, including Westchester Family Magazine and Westchester Magazine. Jennifer has been featured inThe Hour Magazine as well as The Connecticut Post. The studio has been filmed on numerous occasions by Channel 12 News while training AHL hockey players. She is currently a featured fitness model and ambassador for famed retailer, Lululemon athletic and fitness clothing wear.
Jennifer received the 2004 Equinox Group Fitness Team Player award and the 2005 Best of Connecticut Pilates Award. The Pilates Centre has also won the Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut award in 2010 and 2011. Her certifications include Aerobics and Fitness Association of America®, Mad-Dog Spinning, Body Pump, Rebound, Hatha Yoga, BarSculpt and Master Trainer of Half-Moon Pilates.
After two years of intense training Jennifer is now a Certified Second Generation Pilates Master Trainer under the tutelage of First Generation Master Trainer Lolita San Miguel, who is one of two people ever Certified by Joseph Pilates. She is the only living First Generation Master trainer today.
Come and experience all of what Jennifer can bring to you and your workout.