ABOUT CANDLESTICK
PILATES

We have been changing bodies on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for over 15 years! We were founded as The Center Studio in 2005. The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan hired Hallee Altman as the first Pilates Instructor prior to their opening in 2002, and in 2005 she became a tenant of the building- managing her own Pilates studio while also teaching in their fitness center. The Center Studio thrived inside the JCC, but efforts to expand or add additional services were thwarted by space constraints.

In 2019, The Center Studio relocated to West 83rd Street and it became immediately obvious to Hallee and her instructors that we had outgrown our name. The Center Studio pays homage to where we have been… Candlestick Pilates highlights our vision for growth and the potential for reaching new heights.

CANDLESTICK noun
can•dle•stick | / ́kandl stik /

: A STRONG, STABLE SUPPORT THAT
EXISTS IN VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES

: A BASE FOR A CANDLE… THAT MELTS

: AN ADVANCED PILATES EXERCISE THAT
PROVIDES A NEW PERSPECTIVE AND
REQUIRES STRETCH, STRENGTH,
CONTROL, AND HIGH CEILINGS

CANDLESTICK PILATES

A CLASSICAL PILATES STUDIO PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL INSTRUCTION,
COMBINED WITH A CURRENT PERSPECTIVE ON MOVEMENT,
THAT MAKES STRONG, STABLE BODIES IN A STUDIO WITH
AWESOMELY HIGH CEILINGS.