Bethany Perry was introduced to the Pilates method while attending SUNY Brockport College. Shortly after receiving her degree in Dance, she moved to New York City to pursue further training in both Pilates and dance. She obtained her certificate from Power Pilates after completion of their comprehensive program in October 2004 and currently maintains her certificate with PMA(Pilates Method Alliance). She has been teaching full time at Candlestick Pilates since October 2005. She is also a certified instructor of the MELT Method, a self treatment technique that lessens pain and restrictions in the body by hydrating connective tissue. This certification has further broadened her knowledge of the body and sharpened her eye in assessing strengths and weaknesses. She also teaches modern dance, a dream fulfilled in September 2017, when she became the newest member of the Simonson/Modern faculty at two prominent dance studios in NYC – Gibney Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center.
Bethany’s focused and motivational style of instructing guides her clients through precise, but flowing, workouts that have yielded remarkable changes in her clients’ bodies. She loves nothing more than when a client experiences in his/her body some of the benefits that she has experienced as a result of doing Pilates: greater flexibility, increased overall body strength, looser joint articulations from better alignment, and a heightened sense of body awareness. When she’s not helping others move, she can be found in a dance, Pilates, or MELT class, in a rehearsal, or possibly on a stage.