Pilates Abs, Arms & A$$


This class is taught by:

Nicole Long


Nicole is a classically trained and fully certified Pilates Instructor who completed her training at Equinox in New York City. She has been teaching mat classes since 2015 and is thrilled to share her love for Pilates with her new community of Philadelphians!
Nicole found her love for Pilates after an injury put a halt to her running and typical gym workout. Pilates is low impact and can be modified for all injuries, weaknesses, and inflexibilities. She loved the notion of Pilates being for everybody’s, every body! Nicole teaches her classes with flow from start to finish and believes each class or session needs to be a full body workout!
Catch Nicole teaching group classes or on the equipment in the studio!  

Marisa Illingworth

Marisa started her journey at Thrive as a work/study student, and from the first day fell in love with the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the studio. She was drawn to Pilates because of its ability to deeply and uniformly challenge the whole body at once, while prioritizing safety, stability, and the overall health of the body. She felt it perfectly complimented her dance career as a way to gain strength and heal her back after suffering from a slipped disc. Marisa is certified from Drexel Pilates under the direction of Jennifer Morley, a 450 hour program including mat, mixed equipment, and reformer. In addition to practicing and teaching Pilates, she is a freelance dancer in Philly and a graduate from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. She is so excited to challenge students to be their best selves, and couldn't be more honored to join the team of incredible teachers at Thrive!

Colleen Kropp

Yin Yoga Instrutor

Colleen is originally from the Greater Philly Region, but just recently moved back in 2010 after spending time in Manhattan, where she earned her BA in English Lit from NYU and later worked in the city while prepping for the grad school life that would bring her back in Philly. She is currently a doctoral student of 18th c. English Lit at Temple University. She maintains both a very active and restorative yoga practice and has been a member of the PPY family since May 2012.
 
Colleen is one of the Yin instructors at PPY, having received her certification in 2011 from Wake Up Yoga in South Philly. Besides reading 18th c. novels and practicing yoga, she enjoys biking and walking around the city with her Shepherd-Rottweiler, Sappho. 
Strengthen and lengthen in this open-level Pilates mat class targeting your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) body parts. Feel strong, sexy and empowered to embrace your beautiful body!

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Oct 18 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Marisa Illingworth
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Oct 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Kate Abernethy
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Oct 23 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Colleen Kropp
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Oct 25 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Marisa Illingworth
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Oct 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Kate Abernethy
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Oct 30 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 01 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Marisa Illingworth
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 01 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Kate Abernethy
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Nov 06 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 08 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Marisa Illingworth
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Thu Nov 08 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Kate Abernethy
    at Thrive Pilates