"Pilates is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercises repeated daily 'ad-nauseam.' Neither does it demand your joining a gymnasium, nor the purchasing of expensive apparatus. You may derive all the benefits of Pilates in your own home." - Joseph H. Pilates, 1934 Return to Life Through Contrology
Jessica Newshel is a certified Pilates instructor offering private and semi-private Pilates sessions in her Westport, CT studio complete with classical Pilates apparatus. Jessica provides over 10 years of experience to a diverse population of Pilates enthusiasts and beginners. In 2021, Jessica was named "Best Fitness Instructor" in Westport Lifestyle Magazine's Readers Choice Awards. See above links for more information about Pilates and sessions & rates.
Jessica is an excellent Pilates instructor--not only is she very knowledgeable about Pilates but she is very flexible in terms of customizing a work out that's safe and appropriate for her clients. I'm stronger and straighter and in much better shape since working with her and people have noticed! I also appreciate that she cares about empowering her clients. In addition to being a patient and experienced teacher, she is also a smart and lovely person and I look forward to my sessions with her.
Best money I've spent in ages, Jessica Newshel is amazing. If you've considered Pilates or even done a class and not understood what all the fuss is about, this is the way to go. I went to Pilates Girl because I had an injury keeping me from my typical cross training classes, to check it out (skeptical of all the Pilates hype), and to learn what to focus on before trying a big class. I keep coming back to her over a year later! Game (and body) changer.
I've been seeing Jessica once a week for over a year. I started Pilates because of a back injury and it’s honestly the only thing that has worked to manage my pain. Jessica is knowledgeable and can tailor a session to my body’s needs that day. She has a great sense of humor, is patient with beginners and knows how to push you without injury. It’s the only workout I never miss!
Jessica is awesome! She is professional, super flexible (schedule wise as well as agility). She works with my individual needs and keeps every session interesting, current and pushes me to do better. She also has a very sweet personality to boot! I've done private as well as duet sessions with her. Whatever your needs are, she can customize the workout for you and I love that about her.