Pilates Apparatus Program

Pilates at the Darien YMCA

Private and Semi Private Pilates Apparatus

The Darien YMCA is proud to offer private and semi-private apparatus sessions upon request. These session may utilize the Reformer, High Ladder Barrel, the Chair and the Cadillac. Semi privates include 2 people and price is per pair.

Private Session and Member/Non-Member Fees:
1 Session: $95/$105
6 Sessions: $510/$570

Semi-Private Session and Member/Non-Member Fees:
1 Session: $115/$125
6 Sessions: $630/$690

Group Pilates Apparatus

Classes and sessions utilizing the Pilates Apparatus are an excellent way to align your body and strengthen your core. These workouts will strengthen and shape your body, resulting in the desired lean and sculpted look. Our Pilates Group Reformer training utilizes three main pieces of equipment: Reformers, Towers, and Chairs. Max 5 per class.

Participants can sign up per class;
Fees: Member: $35, Non-Member: $45

To book Pilates trainings contact:

Fitness Operations Coordinator

Gene DeNota
(203) 655-8228 Ext 1359

Pilates Personal Trainer Bios

Julienne Camhi
Pilates Personal Trainer

Julienne has over twenty years in the health and wellness industry. Her programs have spanned the age range with Yoga for Kids classes to Tai Chi for Better Balance Senior classes.

In addition to leading and inspiring others to move with Group Fitness classes, Julienne is a certified through ACSM Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and Balanced Body Mat Pilates & Reformer to offer one on one personal training.

Her past employers include Norwalk Community College, Norwalk YMCA, Wilton Senior Center, Director of Group Fitness at Tully Health Center, and General Manager oat Club Pilates Shrewsbury, MA. Julienne has recently returned to CT and we are all very grateful she is here!

"My passion is FITNESS and helping others along their wellness journey!"
Steve Whitaker
Pilates Personal Trainer

Steven Carroll Whitaker brings to the Darien Y over twenty five years experience in the health, wellness & fitness industry. Holding certifications with NASM- CPT, Peak Pilates Level III, 300 Hr Yoga Aura Wellness Center, Floor Barre Method, IIQTC- Tai Chi Easy, AFFA- Prime, ICG- Indoor Cycling, Red Cross- CPR/AED/First Aid.

Steve has over 12 years experience teaching Pilates. Turning to the “Classic Pilates” approach in recent years, utilizing the teaching methodology as Joseph Pilates originally designed almost 100 years ago as a movement system. Using precise connecting flowing movements to develop the powerhouse (core) strength. This traditional flow develops the body into a better balanced, lean and stronger physic as it develops a strong sense of being at the peak of one’s ultimate level of physical conditioning.

Steve also brings to the Y program over 25 years experience as a personal trainer, teaching yoga, Tai Chi/ Qigong, along with various other modalities of strength and conditioning programs.

Karyn Hall
Pilates Personal Trainer

Karyn Hall is a Pilates instructor with the Darien YMCA team. A long time exercise class enthusiast, she has followed the trends over the years from 80’s aerobics to step classes to Zumba. When she tried a Pilates mat class for the first time, Karyn knew she had found a permanent fitness home. Her passion for Pilates led Karyn to pursue certification as a teacher. She received her education at the Kinected Pilates Center Kane School, a rigorous training program combining the classic principles of Pilates with a modern, clinical perspective on the human body.

Karyn teaches Pilates Mat class on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. and Apparatus training, including Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Ballet Barrel in private and small class settings.

When not teaching Pilates, Karyn works as an independent consumer research and marketing strategy consultant. Karyn lives in Darien, CT with her husband and 4 children.