Urbanfront PILATES is a Rittenhouse Square, Center City Philadelphia boutique Power Pilates studio, setting the standard in Classical Pilates exercise. Our experience, education, and personal approach make Urbanfront PILATES the premier studio in Philadelphia.
We offer diverse programming and a flexible class schedule to accommodate everyone's busy life. Whether looking to begin an exercise program, intensify your current workout, or become a serious Pilates student, Urbanfront PILATES can meet your needs.
Our goal is to inspire and empower Every Body through movement!
Karen Z. Pecarsky
Owner / Power Pilates Teacher Trainer / PMA Certified Teacher
Karen has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Her career in fitness began as an aerobic instructor and personal trainer, progressing to a group fitness director and program coordinator. She has designed, developed, and implemented movement programs at both ends of the spectrum; from advanced fitness levels to aquatic and land rehabilitation.
In 1998, Karen began her training in the Classical Method of Pilates. After completing 700 Pilates Method apprentice hours, she pursued the opportunity to continue and advance her studies with Power Pilates. She earned a Level 3 (advanced) certification in both mat and apparatus. In July of 2009, Karen took her Pilates work to the next level becoming a certified Power Pilates Teacher Trainer (a teacher to the teachers!). She is also certified (Level 2) Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner. In addition she has studied movement anatomy with the famed Ms. Irene Dowd, and she is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance.
Karen was appointed a Philadelphia Ambassador by Lulu Lemon Athletica for her dedication to creating healthy lifestyles for all Philadelphians. In 2008 she was elected to the Board of Directors of Rittenhouse Row.