"Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the
ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile
endeavor." Joesph Pilates



Rebekah Aramini Lupo has over sixteen years of experience in the Fitness Industry. Rebekah began training in Pilates over thirteen years ago. She has had numerous teachers including the Master Teachers who trained directly with Joseph H. Pilates. Rebekah’s training encompasses a wide range of styles and integrative movement system. Rebekah is enthused about sharing her knowledge of Pilates and fitness. “The exercises are derived from the program first developed by Joseph H. Pilates. They focus on working the deeper muscles to achieve efficient and refined movement. They deliver both stretching and strengthening in a non-impact, balanced system of body/mind control. Pilates can be individualized to suit everyone’s needs. It is truly powerful for the mind and body. The results are amazing.”

Rebekah introduced the Pilates program to the Hoboken YMCA. She directs the both the Pilates and Yoga program at the YMCA. Rebekah teaches in Hoboken and NYC. She teaches Mat, small appartatus, bosu-Pilates classes and private lessons on the reformer/tower. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PRIVATES CONTACT REBEKAH AT Rebekah@BodyIllumination.com or go to Contact page.

Pilates Mat ClassPilates is a method of physical and mental conditioning. A method is a means used to attain an end -- the conditioning of the mind and body into a fused state of readiness. Developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, he originally called his method contrology -- the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.

A low-impact yet highly intense workout, Pilates is ideal for everyone, young or old, those who are extremely fit or out of shape, as well as those who have chronic pain, injuries, or asthma.

Joe describes Pilates (contrology): "Contrology is not a system of haphazard exercises designed to produce only bulging muscles. ... Nor does Contrology err either by over-developed a few muscles at the expense of all others with resulting loss of grace and suppleness, or a a sacrifice of the heart or lungs. Rather, it was conceived to limber and stretch muscles and ligaments so that your body will be as supple as that of a cat and not muscular like that of the body of a brewery-truck horse, or the muscle-bound body of the professional weight lifter you so much admire at the circus.

Contrology develops the body uniformly...

Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.

Contrology is not a fatiguing system...

Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily "ad-nausem".

"Pilates is addictive and so is Rebekah!!! As a mother of three young children, finding time to exercise is always tough...however,the energy Rebekah demonstrates in class and the workout definitely make it worth the effort!!! With Rebekah, I quickly learnt to really enjoy the physical and mental benefits of her classes. Pilates challenges my body to become stronger and more flexible and my mind to become more focused and positive"
Irit Maor

Reformer pic"I had never tried Pilates before, but one class with Rebekah and I was hooked! She gave me a much better understanding of not only the exercises themselves, but how they were benefiting my core, and ultimately shaping me with a better mind and body."
Michelle Rhodes