Joseph Pilates' chosen successor, Romana Kryzanowska, trained
Jan Leahy, the owner of Henry Street Pilates. Jan was certified
after 700 hours training. Since then she has taught students and
trained teachers all over the world.
In Paris, she helped train the country’s first batch of
Kryzanowska-certified teachers, and in South Carolina she
implemented her own teacher-training program. Since moving to New
York, she has managed one of the most successful Pilates studios in
Cut to 8 successful years later, she expanded HSP to corner
space on Henry and Warren. No matter where she is on Henry Street,
Jan remains a neighborhood fixture and a fitness rarity: a boutique
fitness owner expanding during an influx of fitness chains and a
master instructor who can make you laugh while she’s kicking your
Describing herself as a teacher she says: I am all about the
flow, the laugh and the next level. My vibe is part rock star and
part been there done that, let’s move on.