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Known for its in­no­va­tive and body-re­defin­ing method, ChaiseFit­ness was de­signed and founded by mother-daugh­ter duo Lau­ren Piskin, a for­mer gold medal­ist fig­ure skater, and Rachel Piskin, a for­mer bal­le­rina with the New York City Bal­let. Their en­ergy and decades of pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence is the driv­ing force be­hind the unique hy­brid work­outs at ChaiseFit­ness, which blends the sculpt­ing and strength­en­ing meth­ods of Pi­lates, bal­let, car­dio and strength train­ing. As a long-time pro­fes­sional Pi­lates in­struc­tor, Lau­ren al­ways wanted to “get Pi­lates off of its back and bring it into the mod­ern up­beat vibe of New York City,” but it wasn’t un­til Rachel’s bal­let ca­reer came to an end that she started de­vel­op­ing a way to make that hap­pen. Rachel was strug­gling to main­tain the healthy life­style she al­ways had from dance, so she and Lau­ren be­gan to ex­per­i­ment and cre­ate a new type of work­out that even­tu­ally gave her an even stronger and health­ier physique. ChaiseFit­ness and the Rein­ven­tion Method were born from Lau­ren’s pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence was re­fined by Rachel’s per­sonal jour­ney to help ev­ery­one cre­ate long lean mus­cles, in­crease flex­i­bil­ity, and trans­form their bod­ies.

What makes ChaiseFit­ness stand out is the unique patented sys­tem de­signed with an over­head bungee sys­tem and a state-of-the-art fit­ness chair. This sys­tem pro­vides the frame­work in which new pro­gram­ming is con­tin­u­ally de­vel­oped (right now there are 10 types of classes) fus­ing to­gether Pi­lates, bal­let, strength train­ing and aerobics. Fo­cus­ing on build­ing long, lean, and sculpted mus­cles, clients im­prove their pos­ture, spinal health, core sta­bil­ity and strength due to the over­head bungee sys­tem and use of re­sis­tance bands. ChaiseFit­ness is still a fam­ily busi­ness, that lends it­self in cre­at­ing a strong sense of com­mu­nity, which is why it is im­por­tant that it al­ways has small class sizes to en­sure all clients get hands on corrections, con­nect with the in­struc­tor, and most im­por­tantly learn how to work in proper form.

With celebs such as Vanessa Hud­gens, su­per­mod­els Anne V and Jes­sica Hart who have been trained in the method, it is for ev­ery­one. The col­lege stu­dent, the work­ing pro­fes­sional, young moms as well as clients in their 60’s and 70’s. The method is low im­pact with a fo­cus on build­ing long, lean strong mus­cles, im­proved core strength, en­hanced pos­ture and spinal health. Classes can be done at all the dif­fer­ent phases of one’s life: wed­ding, preg­nancy, post natal, re­hab­bing an in­jury and of course, just the daily work out to keep you in amaz­ing shape all year long.

ChaiseFit­ness launched in 2012 with lo­ca­tions in the UES and Flat­iron. They ex­panded their fran­chise model in Madi­son, NJ and plan to open of a stu­dio in Maple­wood, NJ in early 2019.

At the Flat­iron stu­dio, all of the sig­na­ture classes with in­ti­mate class sizes (max 12 per class) as well as pri­vate ses­sions. There are over 10 types of class of­fer­ings which in­clude: Chaise Rein­ven­tion; a sig­na­ture class in­cor­po­rat­ing the fit­ness chair and over­head bungee sys­tem, ChaiseCar­dio uses the same equip­ment with the ad­di­tion of car­dio aer­o­bic in­ter­vals, and one of the most pop­u­lar classes BandSculpt us­ing var­i­ous re­sis­tance bands to sculpt and strengthen the body. At the Up­per East Side lo­ca­tion you can still ex­pe­ri­ence in­ti­mate group classes, and have a full tra­di­tional Pi­lates floor ded­i­cated to of­fer­ing pri­vate ses­sions and small re­former classes. Unique to the UES lo­ca­tion is the abil­ity to take pri­vate ses­sions in all the var­i­ous mo-

dal­i­ties - an hour ses­sion can in­clude work­ing on a re­former, TRX, and wrap with the chair and bungee sys­tem.

Both lo­ca­tions of­fer clients tow­els, a fil­tered wa­ter sta­tion, dig­i­tal lock­ers, and se­lect hair and face prod­ucts so guests can re­fresh post-sweat ses­sion.

In Fe­bru­ary 2018 Chaise On De­mand's plat­form de­buted. Clients can ac­cess all of the con­tent through the desk­top or the ChaiseFit­ness app, which of­fers pre-recorded fit­ness videos such as 7min ab blast or a 20 min full body chair work­out. Clients also get ac­cess to live streamed stu­dio classes. The con­tent is up­dated monthly so clients are con­stantly chal­leng­ing them­selves from the con­ve­nience of their homes.

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