APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers Announce New Wellness & Fitness Professionals

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APOGEE Dietitian, Massage Therapist and Life Coach Offer Personalized Wellness Plans; Power Pilates Partnership Offers Unparalleled Pilates Education and Innovative Fitness Programming at APOGEE

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The partnership with Power Pilates will strengthen APOGEE's world-class Teacher Training and Continuing Education programs and set a new standard in fitness-based wellness programming at all APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers in the marketplace

APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers, located in White Plains and Bedford Hills, NY, have announced the addition of three new wellness practitioners to their staff providing nutritional consultations, massage therapy and life coaching to both APOGEE members and non-members. In addition, through APOGEE's recent acquisition of Power Pilates®, Dr. Howard Sichel, Power Pilates founder, brings his extensive heath and fitness expertise to APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers.

"APOGEE is committed to providing the highest standards in fitness and wellness programming combined with world-class Pilates instruction, unparalleled personalized service and inspired staff to create a lifestyle of complete health for our clients," commented Stacy Ciaravella, APOGEE co-founder. "The addition of these new wellness professionals illustrates our commitment to wellness and prevention through nutrition, movement, stress-management and the highest level of personal services."

PILATES TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
Dr. Howard Sichel, President and CEO of Power Pilates® Joins APOGEE
APOGEE recently announced its acquisition of Power Pilates , a leading worldwide classical Pilates teacher training and certification company with over 100 affiliated studios around the globe. Dr. Howard Sichel, Power Pilates founder brings with him, his first-in-class education team including Vice President Susan Moran-Perich and Vice President of Education, Bob Liekens to APOGEE. "The partnership with Power Pilates will strengthen APOGEE's world-class Teacher Training and Continuing Education programs and set a new standard in fitness-based wellness programming at all APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers in the marketplace," Dr. Sichel explained.

NUTRITION COUNSELING
Jennifer Vagios, MS, RD
Jennifer Vagios, MS, RD, is a registered Dietitian with a contagious passion for healthy living. A Westchester native, Jennifer earned a BS in Foods and Nutrition from Marymount College and a MS in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Teacher's College Columbia University. She has a Certificate in Adult Obesity and Weight Management and is president-elect of the Westchester Rockland Dietetic Association. Jennifer has worked as a clinical dietitian at several New York-area hospitals and wellness centers providing nutrition counseling and education to a wide range of clients. "My approach is very individualistic," says Jennifer. "I don't put people on diets. I give them tools they can use for the rest of their lives."

MASSAGE THERAPY
Kathryn Bitterly, LMT
New York State Licensed Massage Therapist Kathryn Bitterly has been practicing therapeutic massage since 2004. Trained in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, craniosacral, reflexology and sports massage, she has worked with athletes in physical therapy and chiropractic settings as well as soothed the everyday client in spa and private settings. A graduate of The Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY, Kathryn continues to add a variety of massage modalities to her education and keep up with new research and trends. Kathryn continues to add a variety of massage modalities to her education and keep up with new research and trends. Kathryn personally maintains a healthy lifestyle using exercise, nutrition and relaxation techniques to keep her mind and body strong. After years of distance running, she now finds Pilates and yoga to be a healthier and safer exercise regimen.

LIFE COACHING
Staci Rosenberg, LMSW, CEC
Staci Rosenberg, LMSW, CEC, has been practicing as a life coach and psychotherapist since 1997 and has worked with a wide variety of clientele, from early childhood to the elderly, in outpatient psychiatry and private practice both in Westchester and Bronx counties. Staci formed Live a Life by Design, LLC in 2007 and is a certified Life Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and is a professional member of the National Association for Social Workers in the State of New York. "My mission," says Staci, "is for everyone to create the life that they desire through thoughtful methodical introspection and a well-designed roadmap to become the best version of themselves."

Wellness Programs and Services
APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers located in both White Plains and Bedford Hills, NY, offer monthly wellness programs and wellness services that are open to the public.

For more information about APOGEE's full menu of fitness and wellness services, and for the latest in health and wellness news and tips from the APOGEE blog, APOGEE newsletter and podcasts, please visit http://www.apogeelifestyle.com or call 914. 644.8884.

About APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers in White Plains & Bedford Hills, NY:
APOGEE opened its flagship Pilates location in White Plains, NY in March 2009, followed by its second Pilates center in Bedford Hills, NY. An entirely new concept in wellness inspired by the Pilates lifestyle, APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers transcend the traditional Pilates studio or gym. Providing extraordinary environments for healthy living, APOGEE's wellness centers empower people through integrative movement, nutrition and community programs.

APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers in White Plains and Bedford Hills, NY feature state-of-the-art studios and equipment; innovative group exercise classes including yoga, Pilates mat and specialty classes; private and semi-private Pilates instruction; personal training, a Wellness Concierge and numerous wellness amenities including nutrition services, life coaching and massage. The Shop at APOGEE, offering fitness wear and natural body care products, and The APOGEE Café by Myong, offering healthy food selections, enhance APOGEE's total lifestyle concept. For more information about Apogee Pilates & Wellness Centers in White Plains and Bedford Hills, NY visit our website at http://www.apogeelifestyle.com.

About Power Pilates®:
Power Pilates was founded with the goal of providing classical Pilates training that honors the integrity of the methods initially developed by Joseph Pilates. Currently one of the largest classical Pilates education companies in the world, Power Pilates offers teacher training and continuing education programs taught by the premier instructors in the industry. Power Pilates' teacher training process is a clear, supportive and integrated approach that provides the knowledge and tools to empower the industry's finest instructors.

The Company owns and operates three studios and has over 100 affiliated studios around the world. Power Pilates has certified over 7,000 teachers in 10 countries, creating a global community of passionate professionals and Pilates consumers. Visit http://www.powerpilates.com for more information about Power Pilates.

APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers
140 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
914.644.8884
170 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(formerly Women For Fitness)
914.244.1606

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