ELLIE HERMAN BARRE METHOD AND PILATES PROGRAM In the 1930’s, Joseph Pilates pioneered his namesake discipline on the Mat and on various equipment which he invented to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone and gain flexibility. The Pilates technique develops strong abdominal & postural muscles to support the skeletal system and act as the “powerhouse” of the body.
Ellie Herman has further developed the system reflecting her eclectic background in yoga, gymnastics, dance and Chinese medicine. Pilates develops a strong center which helps alleviate back pain, prevents injury, & improves performance in all aspects of life. Ellie Herman Barre Methodis a smart, dynamic workout that combines functional exercise with basic dance moves, Pilates mat and Springboard exercises. Brooklyn Barre incorporates props including yoga block, yoga blanket, Gertie Ball, and Theraband. Brooklyn Barre classes are safe for all ages and populations.
Ellie is teaching in Long Island's North Fork: Barre Classes at the Giving Room in Southold. Learn more about Ellie at
Ilissa Shapiro and Beth Bernardo teach strong and intelligent mat pilates classes. Beth has been a Pilates student for over 12 years and has been teaching at the Giving Room for a year. She has 15 years of extensive sales, marketing, curriculum development, training and management experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Beth combines her training and curriculum development experience with her love for, and knowledge of, Pilates and creates a fantastic and fun Pilates class! Beth is certified in Pilates through Power Pilates and in Barre through Beyond Barre.
Ilissa Shapiro received her full apparatus and Pilates mat certification from Pilates Institute of America (500 Hours) and Bachelors degree from FAU. Ilissa started her professional career in Marketing but moved out of the corporate world to pursue her passion in fitness. She has been an instructor for 10 years in Palm Beach, FL & Shelter Island, NY. Ilissa has worked with many athletes, dancers, equestrians & golfers. Ilissa is thrilled to be able to bring her teaching to the North Fork so her clients look and feel great. She brings positive energy to every session & is known for dynamic result oriented workout.