Preparing for your first Session

When you think of Pilates you might picture a bunch of women in tight clothes, performing super flexible, unattainable exercises. But the truth is, Pilates is a very professional, client-centered practice. Men, women, and teenagers can reap the benefits of the mat or equipment based practice.  Most exercises are very similar to something you may have performed with a physical therapist or personal trainer and actually, most clients continue their postoperative work with us!

“So what really happens here?” you wonder.

Private & Group Pilates

You will be welcomed by Cindy, our studio manager or your instructor and you will be asked to sign in. 

For group classes, you will enter our second studio space where mats will be laid out for you.  The instructor will lead you through a series of mat-based exercised, using your own body weight and occasionally small Pilates equipment like a ring, flex band or arc barrel. 

For private Pilates sessions, you will be invited to sit on the reformers and tell your instructor any pain or injuries you are experiencing.  They will guide you through a series of movements catering to your fitness goals and modifying for any injuries or limitations.

Your Pilates workout can be challenging or gentle, sport specific or geared toward your health goals. Clients love the long, lean effect Pilates has on their bodies.  Some clients have experienced an increase in bone density and balance with fewer fractures yearly, less joint and lower back pain and have healed postpartum pain and incontinence. Don't take my word.. see what our clients are saying HERE.


What do I bring to Pilates?

We provide mats, water and the equipment for your workout.  Please wear yoga or toe-sox for sanitary reasons and to protect your feet from slipping with Pilates exercises. 

What to wear to your first session?

You can wear comfortable clothing.  For men, we encourage a tighter short under loose shorts, as some of the reformer exercises are performed lying on your back.  No shoes are needed.

How do you sign up?

You can sign up for group classes & privates on-line with Mind-body online.  You can also call (845-809-5995) or email ( or make an appointment to stop by and see the studio! 

Cold Spring Pilates

Tara Gregorio Pilates & Wellness is located on Route 9 north, heading toward Fishkill.  We are in the Cold Spring office park right before Jaymark Jewelers on the right-hand side.  Please park on the east side of the building and walk up to the second floor. Suite 205.  If we are teaching a client, please wait on the black leather couch until we are done. 

Are there any new client specials?

We have two Introductory Packages.   We offer drop-in rates as well as packages for group classes and privates.  Please make an appointment to meet us so we can find the best solution for your fitness goals.  

Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

Do arrive on time, even 10 minutes early to get acquainted with our studio.  Please shut off your cell phone and leave it at the door.  Allowing yourself one hour without any distractions can be freeing!

Don't be a no-show! Please call or cancel your session in Mind-body online if you cannot attend.

Do let your instructor know about any injuries or limitations you may be working with.  She will be happy to provide modifications for you.  Please let us know if you have had a c-section or abdominal surgeries- we can offer safe modifications for you!

Do clean your mat and put everything away at the end. 

Smile, enjoy and ask questions.  Everyone has been in your place before!

We look forward to meeting you.  There is no time like the present to begin a new journey of health & fitness.

Warmly~ Tara Gregorio, Owner

Tara Gregorio

Tara Gregorio, Owner, and Founder of Tara Gregorio Pilates & Wellness is a seasoned veteran with 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry. A STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Tara has led thousands of teachers- in-training through the certification process. Tara’s knowledge of Pilates, movement, and health is both deep and varied. In addition to teaching instructor level, equipment-based classes, she teaches workshops on topics ranging from anatomy and special populations to athletic conditioning and injury.

Tara’s clientele seek her out for her expertise in pre- and postnatal fitness, breast cancer recovery, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and injury rehabilitation. Tara has a B.S. in Fitness Management and is ACE, Pink Ribbon, STOTT PILATES and 200-hr Living Yoga Certified.

A holistic health practitioner, Tara is also a herbalist and homeopath with over seven years experience and training. Tara develops her own natural remedies, which she features in her product line, TG Herbals. TG Herbals, founded in 2014, is a diverse and growing line of tinctures, bug sprays, salves, and herbal tea blends. A mother of active, three-year-old twins, Tara also specializes in remedies for teething, colic, diaper rash, mastitis, insomnia, pelvic floor incontinence, and diastasis recti.

 Tara makes her home in Cold Spring, New York. She accepts clients in her studio for fitness, injury rehabilitation, and herbal consultations.  

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