Juan Carlos Peñuela





About Pilates

Who was Joseph Pilates?

Joseph Pilates was a genius well beyond his time, he didn’t just develop a brilliant approach to fitness that includes over 500 exercises; he also engineered all the equipment, specifications and tuning required to teach them properly. There is no debate that his original approach can work wonders when applied by a qualified instructor who understands how to develop and tailor a True Pilates workout specific to your body and capabilities. When applied correctly, it will make you look, feel and move better!

Pilates has been the workout of choice for dancers, gymnasts and fitness enthusiasts for decades.

What is True Pilates?

True Pilates it’s the exercises and philosophies of Joseph and Clara Pilates as handed down to protégé Romana and her daughter Sari.  Through True Pilates you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then, through proper repetition of its exercises, you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your mental and subconscious activities.  You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, suppleness, natural grace and ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. 

About Romana's Pilates

Long ago Romana Kryzanowska made a commitment to Joe and Clara Pilates to continue their life's work, and Romana's daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, also shares her mother's lifelong passion for teaching the Pilates method; she also had the opportunity to train directly with Joseph and Clara Pilates, and has been teaching at Romana's side for over three decades.

Romana’s Pilates certified instructors go through a demanding training regimen that includes hundreds of hours of observation, rigorous training and thorough performance evaluations over a period of several months and must successfully pass performance assessments that cover all the key pieces of Pilates equipment.

ALL Romana's Pilates instructors and instructor trainers are handpicked, guided and directly mentored by Level I Instructors' Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Mejia Santo and Juanita Lopez.  These efforts were undertaken in order to offer you the highest quality instructors in the industry and to prepare you for a lifetime of learning or teaching Pilates the way Joseph Pilates intended.


Pictured: Juan Carlos Penuela & Romana Kryzanowska

To contact Mr. Penuela in regards to his Pilates teaching schedule & or to book workshops/sessions with him please email Penue4@aol.com for additional information.