The Art and Science of Contrology

The Art and Science of Contrology® Pilates Instructor Training Program (ASCPIT®), directed by Second Generation Pilates Teacher Trainer Simona Cipriani, is committed to standard classical Pilates. While the ASCPIT® is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Joseph Pilates, the trainers are also equally dedicated to teaching proper mechanics and physiology. The training programs are offered across the United States and internationally.



Master Teacher, ASC

25-years Pilates Instructor, Simona, was trained at and was certified by the New York Pilates Studio and studied extensively with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska, who trained directly under Joseph H. Pilates and inherited his gym.

Established by Simona in 1996, The Art of Control Pilates Studio (currently sited in Stamford, Connecticut) has a very wide clientele base across New York and Connecticut ranging from professional dancers and athletes to even Hollywood stars.

Being a dancer for more than 45 years herself, Simona has performed in both Europe and the US, and frequently appearing on the television as dancer and Pilates Instructor.

Since 2006, Simona has been a faculty member of the State University of New York, teaching Pilates and developed her Pilates Certificate programme, The Art and Science of Contrology®. She teaches this programme internationally and has presented at workshops and conferences all over the world.

Simona is also a Licensed Massage Therapist for more than 20 years and was even part of the Massage Therapy Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She is also a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner since 2009.

Simona has an extensive professional membership with several organisations such as the non-profit Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Febias Alumni and Friends Association in North America (FAFNA) and the Authentic Pilates Union (APU) where she served as the former Head of Membership Committee.

Simona has published numerous articles on Pilates and conceived a Pilates DVD series for Pre-Pilates to Advanced levels and is currently in the process of publishing a book on Pilates Mat and Small Apparatus.




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