All instructors at The Pilates Principle rent the studio for their private and semi-private lessons.  Private lessons are bookable directly with the instructor.  Group classes are bookable directly through our website.

Online classes via ZOOM that you can access live, or later!

Scroll down to view schedule – click “book now” next to your desired class.  You’ll receive an email with the Zoom link prior to class!  Easy Peasy.

**Can’t attend at the time(s) we are offering?  No problem! Register, and we will send you the recording of your class for your viewing at a later time!**

Nuhar also has pre-recorded Pilates mat and stretching classes for $11/month.

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Be well. ~Nuhar

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Why Choose Us?

The Pilates Principle was founded in 2003 by Nuhar Jaleel, a licensed physical therapist, and a Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise instructor. For many years, we have been delivering unparalleled instruction in the Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise methods. Our staff is not only highly educated in anatomy and biomechanics, but we know how to modify the classical Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercises for many conditions, such as lumbar or cervical disc issues, spinal stenosis, osteopenia / osteoporosis, pre-natal / post-partum, and neurological involvement. Any body can do Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise with the proper instruction. Whether your goal is rehabilitative/therapeutic, sport specific, or general fitness, we can deliver the appropriate exercise for you.


Our GYROTONIC® studio

is now located downstairs

alongside the Pilates studio!


Pilates, GYROTONIC® Exercise, or Both?

The Pilates system’s strengths include providing an initial abdominal (core) awareness, and the nature of the equipment and the choreography provide clear postural awareness. Pilates also delivers ample opportunity for weight-bearing and closed-chain exercise, especially on the Reformer and the Wunda Chair. Most of the movements are more linear in nature.

The GYROTONIC® system is helpful in addressing muscle imbalances for those who do unilateral sports (golf, tennis, hockey, etc.). It increases range of motion in multiple joints, and most of the moves feel like a tangible stretch due to the nature of the equipment. It has a strong focus on spiraling or rotational movements of the trunk and extremities.

Some people really like the feeling of the spring resistance in Pilates. Others prefer the aquatic-like resistance of GYROTONIC® exercise. Both provide strength training without impact or strain on the joints. Both methods have apparatus-based exercises, and mat-based exercises that don’t utilize any equipment; the mat portion of GYROTONIC® exercise is called GYROKINESIS®.

In 2000, the Federal Court in Manhattan declared the word “Pilates” to mean an exercise method, not a trademarked brand name. This means that gyms, instructors, certification companies, and equipment manufacturers are free to use the word Pilates without adhering to any specific standard. So, prospective clients must do their research to make sure they are seeing an experienced instructor; you cannot rely on the name “Pilates” alone. In contrast, the term “GYROTONIC®” is trademarked by its creator Juliu Horvath. Therefore, there is no confusion as to what a GYROTONIC® instructor’s training has entailed.

Studio FAQ

If you want to get started with private instruction, Nuhar typically sees every new client for his or her first lesson if you feel you need the expertise of a physical therapist.  Nuhar’s professional experience has taught her to be efficient in choosing which exercise system will educate the client most effectively and attain the clients’ stated goals.  Both Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise will leave you feeling looser, taller, and less tense in the neck and low back.  Many people experience very quick relief of low back pain and increased mobility in the spine.

Q. What is your cancellation policy? Q. How long is each session, what should I wear, what should I bring? Q. How often should I take classes / lessons?

What is your cancellation policy?

There is no cancellation policy for any of our group classes that don’t require the use of apparatus (Pilates Mat Classes, GYROKINESIS®, etc.), as they are drop-in by nature.

For any classes limited in capacity due to the number of apparatus, or for any appointments (private/semi-private lessons), there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. There is some leniency on the policy due to certain circumstances, but generally speaking we do uphold the policy so our instructors can be paid for their time.


Group Classes: Group Classes start at $8 and go up to $40 each, depending on the type of class (apparatus or mat), and depending on the capacity. Please see “GET SCHEDULED” for Group class times and rates.

Private lessons range from $55 to $100, depending on the experience level and qualifications of the instructor.
Semi-Private lessons (2 or 3 ppl) start at $35.
30-minute private lessons are also available, starting at $40.

Nuhar Jaleel, Studio Owner

Licensed Physical Therapist, certified in Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise

Private: Private lessons at the studio start at $55 for an hour, $40 for a half-hour.
Semi-Private: Semi-private lessons (2 or 3 ppl) start at $35 for an hour.
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578 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

The Pilates Principle
578 Loudon Road     
Latham, NY 12110     


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