Deborah Lessen, PMA®-CPT, is an acknowledged leader in the Pilates field. A former professional dancer and teacher, she was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates’ first protégé, Carola Trier. Ms. Lessen founded the Greene Street Studio in 1983 which nurtures a broad base of clients in the Pilates method for general conditioning, performance specific training, injury prevention and post-rehabilitation. Ms. Lessen is a founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance, serving on the Board of Directors from its inception through 2008. She was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the PMA Pilates Certification Exam. She served as Chairperson of the PMA Certification Commission from its inception through 2014. Deborah Lessen Pilates was launched in 2012, providing high-end equipment and studio accessories based on that created for Carola by Mr. Pilates.
The lower limb supports the pelvis which, in turn, supports the spine and upper stories body. Correcting poor muscle use in the lower limb can minimize, if not correct, a variety of problems from pronation to knock-knees, hyper-extension and beyond. The result is improvement in the alignment and function of the pelvis and upper body. […]