Rebecca Phillippo

Rebecca Phillippo

Pilates Practitioner/Studio Owner

Rebecca arrived at Body Wise Studio NY in 2011 as a client of master trainer and studio owner, Joy Puleo. She met Joy through the non-for-profit, Body Wise Connection. Pilates was integral in helping her recover, build strength and confidence back in her own body after surgeries and treatment for cancer. She was inspired through her work with Joy, to continue practicing Pilates at the highest level and become a certified instructor. Rebecca went on to complete her Comprehensive Pilates certification under Balanced Body University. She continues her studies through hands on workshops and keeping up on all the new research and training techniques.

She brings with her a background in competitive cross country and endurance mountain bike racing. She has always been involved in fitness on some level. If she is not in the Pilates studio or out on her bike, you can find her hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Her athletic background, coupled with the academic and hands on curriculum of the Balanced Body University, provides her useful insight for the needs of all types of clients. She enjoys working with both men and women clients of varying fitness levels from post rehab; to clients looking to improve their everyday strength and flexibility and athletes looking to improve performance.

Rebecca founded Forward Movement Lifestyle Pilates and Movement Studio and continues her work with Body Wise Connection as it is her way to stay connected to other cancer patients ; work with other studio and practitioners to help teach the gift that is the healing power of Pilates that she was able to receive.

Donna  Resmini

Donna Resmini

Pilates Practitioner

DONNA RESMINI a new instructor to the area has joined our studio and will be available for small group classes and privates.

Donna became involved in Pilates over 24 years ago and owned and operated her own award winning studio in Rhode Island prior to relocating to the Westchester area. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, and backgrounds. Donna left corporate America in 2000 and began her love affair with Pilates. She is a Stott certified instructor and has comprehensive training in all equipment, as well as pre/post natal pilates, pilates for golf, pink ribbbon breast cancer program, , and special injuries populations. She has trained athletes, golfers, runners, equestrians and rowers. She has worked with individuals from all walks of lives who are recovering from shoulder surgery, knee and hip injuries, back surgeries, diastasis recti abdominal issues, and cancer survivors. She has enjoyed working with clients of all ages from as young as 14 years of age to 92 years young, and loves teaching them the emotional and physical benefits of pilates.

She resides in the Westchester area and enjoys exploring new spots and being able to be part of her grandchildren’s lives in NY. She loves to cook, dance, and glorious sunsets on the Hudson. Her philosophies on growing old are “you can either walk thru life, or have life walk thru you"

Theresa Faherty

Theresa Faherty

Pilates Practitioner

In 2004 when Theresa was making a career change her passion for being in good physical condition drew her to Pilates
After completing a Mat 1 weekend course she was intrigued and continued her education at the Physical Mind Institute, NYC. In Feb 2005 Theresa received her certification from Physical Mind Institute. She taught at Body Wise Studio in Chappaqua NY from Dec. 2004- May 2015.
As she continued to learn and practice Pilates she realized that inner strength comes from within the deep layers of the core. In 2007 she established Inner Strength Pilates Inc.
Theresa attended workshops at Body Wise studio instructed by Joy Puleo, who is her mentor and currently a Balanced Body educator. She attended various conferences including, Mind Body Spirit, Pilates on Tour, and FAMI at Mt Sinai. She completed The Balanced Body University bridge program in 2011.
In June 2015 she joined Rebecca Forward Movement Lifestyle.
Theresa’s clients include a wide range of women and men from age 15 to 85. She has worked with post therapy clients, athletes and people who suffer back pain. Many of them have practiced Pilates with her for more than 5 years.
Theresa enjoys many outdoor activities including golf, biking, hiking, swimming and pickle ball.
She is an advocate for the Pilates Anytime online service as an exercise and training tool.
Pilates has taught Theresa that less is more and how to work the body effectively and efficiently from the inside out.

"Relax & Breathe"
Theresa Faherty