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 Manhattan.
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 butt.
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.