Taylor's Tailored Approach to Teaching
Taylor Gordon is certified Pilates instructor, teacher trainer, and professional dancer based in NYC. Her approach to teaching applies the precision and accuracy of alignment to the joy of movement so that all clients meet their individual goals, whether that’s sculpting and toning, recovering from an injury, or improving balance and flexibility. Taylor creates custom workouts for students of all ages and abilities, designing an exercise flow that keeps moving and improving.
Taylor believes there’s a fine line between stressing and stretching muscles and she aims to tailor sessions to eliminate pain. She is experienced with clients with challenges such as extreme weight loss, torn ACL, hip and knee replacements, chronic back pain, glaucoma, blindness, and MS, as well as with healthy weekend warriors, professional dancers, and athletes. Through her work clients improve functional movement, develop deep core strength, and refine their ideal body aesthetic.
Taylor has over a decade of teaching and performing experience in NYC. She holds mat and apparatus certifications from Pilates Academy International where she now trains new teachers as a Certifying Instructor. She is an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor and Functional Training Specialist with up-to-date CPR/AED/First-Aid certifications. Her dance credits include Radio City, Lincoln Center, off-Broadway, commercials, national and international tours. She is also certified in Zumba, Masala Bhangra, AxleCore, and has further training with CoreAlign and SilkSuspension. A writer as well, she holds a BA in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master’s Degree in Publishing from Pace University with a Teach English as a Foreign Language certificate.
Taylor currently teaches in NYC for Pilates on Fifth, Crunch Fitness, The Mercedes Club, The Pilates Movement, and The United Nations Ballet Club. Her workout videos are available on Amazon. With Crunch, she has appeared on The Today Show, worked out on TV with Shaun T of Insanity, and taught special summer classes at South Street Seaport. She has assisted choreographer Jeremy McQueen in setting work on students at The American Ballet Theatre JKO School and The Ailey School and has substituted at Peridance and Gibney Dance. She spent 4 years on faculty of Third Street Music School and was a teaching assistant at Ballet Academy East NYC. Taylor has guest taught ballet and musical theater in Japan, China, India, Bali, Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has staged classical repertoire as assistant to master teacher Kat Wildish for the Performing in NY Showcase, for which she is Associate Director. She has also taught Dance History at the high school level for The School for Young Performers and the Ballet4Adults Certification Program.
Pilates Academy International
Pilates reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, mat, and advanced work,
American Council on Exercise
Group Fitness &
Functional Training Specialist
Axle Core Workout
Teach English as a Foreign Language
Additional training in CoreAlign
and Silk Suspension
Marymount Manhattan College
BA in Communication Arts
Master's Degree in Publishing