I can recall that when I first visited Essex Pilates, I loved the space immediately. Then meeting you, my 7th Pilates instructor over the course of 15 years, was indeed a pleasure.  Your professional focus and up beat demeanor was reassuring and invigorating to me.

After two major surgeries, one of which was a total knee replacement, you served both as my Pilates instructor and my rehabilitation guru.  No other instructor with whom I have worked could begin to match your skill set, informed by your understanding of the musculoskeletal system. You have routinely made the creative modification necessary for me during these challenging periods …

I am so grateful to you for loving what you do!

With affection,

D. Harbison, MD., P.C.


Essex Pilates is the caliber studio that I am fortunate to have found.  As a physical therapist, I appreciate the purpose and benefits of Pilates. I had looked for a studio and instructor to assist me in preparing for my wedding. As a professional who analyzes movement and crafts exercise to meet individual needs, I was looking for a professional to do the same in return.  Katy has exceeded my expectations at observational skill and interpretation.  And, man, can she tailor a work out to target all the weak areas! I kept up with my Pilates as I prepared for surgery and I know it is the reason I recuperated as quickly as I did. I got more out of a single one-on-one session than I would have gotten out 2-3 outpatient physical therapy visits because the medical landscape has therapists pushed for volume.  Essex Pilates has so much to offer as the backbone or supplement to health and wellness.  This picky therapist gives her full support!

A. Risigo


Essex Pilates & Wellness has changed my life. With private and group classes that are tailored to the individual or the group, you move faster to your target.  For me and my husband, we are now pain free, flexible, strong in our core, have a great sense of wellbeing and feel and look 10 years younger!

New wellness programs have enhanced the already fabulous Pilates and Yoga program. I strongly recommend Essex Pilates to my friends, family and patients.

 M .Govil, M.D.


I originally started with Essex  Pilates & Wellness to help me recover from the fatigue and weakness associated with my breast cancer treatments. Then a year later,  I broke my leg.  As soon as I received my orthopedic surgeon’s permission, I went back to Essex Pilates & Wellness to try and get my leg and body back into shape so I could once again work with my horses.

By providing me with modifications, I was able to take group classes and enjoy the company of others. They excel at making everyone comfortable and safe and yet push us to go a little farther each session. The instructors, through their caring and professionalism, helped me get through two very difficult years and emerge stronger mentally and physically.

Thank you,

P. Daragon