is a method of exercise designed to both physically and mentally condition
students by using set patterns of movement in limited repetitions. It
is the ideal preparation for any ballet dancer before class.
is one of the most highly trained and experienced Pilates instructors
in the country. She is certified under the Pilates Guild. Ms. Pardi, whose
career in Pilates spans over 15 years has a following that includes corporate
professionals, performing artists and athletes including Norma Kamali,
Katrina Killian, Fredericka Van Stada, Natasha Richardson and Dominique
Ms. Pardi studied
with Carole Trier 1986-1988. Her training to teach Pilates began in 1988
at the Original Pilates Studio under Romana Krysanowska, the world's
most renowned Pilates instructor and teacher trainer. Pamela began teaching
for Romana that same year. In 1989, the studio closed and Ms. Pardi was
placed to teach for Romana at Drago's Gymnasium where Romana Krysanowska
began an international teacher's program. Ms. Pardi continues to teach
at Drago's Gymnasium today.
pardi also teaches at JRW Physical Therapy where she has been since
1997, as well as conducts mat classes at LA Sports/Rebok and Ballet
Arts in City Center.