Owner

Audrey Laurelton, RDN

Audrey Laurelton - Best Pilates Instructor in the USAudrey acquired a fundamental understanding of the integrative roles of fitness and nutrition in healing and optimizing healthy bodies through classical dance training and performance. While in college, she discovered her keen interest science: specifically anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Her study of Pilates imparted an appreciation for the intrinsic rewards of helping others learn how to achieve their goals for fitness, nutrition, and vibrant health.

When not at the studio, Audrey enjoys spending time in her home kitchen. "I love cooking and experimenting with new foods and flavors. Since I have food intolerances and frequently modify recipes to fit my dietary restrictions, I like the process of making sure my food still tastes great. Having food intolerances has really been an opportunity for me to experience dietary challenges as a potential client might."

Education and Training

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Purchase—where she studied Authentic Pilates under Romana Krysanowska, Joseph Pilates’s world-renowned protégé—Audrey continued her studies by earning a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Montclair State University, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the College of Saint Elizabeth. Additionally, she holds a certificate in Integrative Nutrition from the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Since her Pilates study with Krysanowska, and Master Trainers Sari Mejia Santos, Michael Fritzke, and Ton Voogt, Audrey has accumulated over 10,000 instruction hours with clients: teaching the strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance exercises that define the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. In 2001, she became a certified Gyrotonic® instructor, studying under Master Trainers Leda Franklin, Jennifer Daly, and Chantal Deeble-Jackson, completing her certification with Julio Horvath, the creator of Gyrotonic®.

Audrey is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health counselor, and also has certifications in Yamuna Body Rolling and as a level 2 Reiki practitioner. Additionally, Audrey is a member of the New Jersey Dietetics Association (NJDA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA).