Alana Reed began studying The Pilates Method at Skidmore College in 1995 as a student in the dance department. Upon graduation, Alana moved to New York City and earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from The Columbia University School of Social Work. In 2001 Alana was certified to teach Pilates by Romana Kryzanowska, one of 4 living original protégés of Joseph Pilates and the leading Pilates instructor in the world. Alana has traveled throughout the U.S. to study Pilates with the most experienced and innovative teachers in the industry. She works with many different populations including many pregnant and post-natal clients, clients with low bone density and osteoporosis, athletes, weekend warriors, as well as beginners. Alana now focuses on teaching private clients at studios on the East Side of Manhattan and in private homes and in businesses throughout the city. Alana has pre/post natal certifications, teaches Pilates for Buff Bones as well as Pilates Method Alliance Certification. Alana has been featured as a Pilates expert in many publications including The New York Times, UrbanBaby, StrollerTraffic, Fitness, Seventeen, American Baby, Woman’s World, Details, Modern Bride, NY Resident, Big City Moms and Westchester Parent. Alana was also a recently a featured guest on Martha Stewart Radio.