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1 year ago
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Jenn Seracuse, Pilates instructor

Pictured in Washington Square Park in New York City

Lululemon Pants ($102,
Lululemon Sports Bra ($54,
Nike Sneaker Wedges ($145,
All Saints Leather Jacket ($540,

How did you get into Pilates?
I discovered Pilates as a student while studying for my BFA in musical theater (I originally moved to New York to pursue that). Teaching Pilates actually started as a day job to help me support that career. It wasn’t until I was faced with some issues with my health that I decided to make the career change to Pilates full-time. 

What health issues were you dealing with?
I have Crohn’s Disease, which about five years ago flared up very badly, and I ended up needing colon resection surgery, sidelining me from auditions for a while. It was a really difficult time for me, and honestly, Pilates got me through it. Because I had been doing Pilates before my surgery and then also used it to rehab after, my recovery time was much shorter than I expected. I actually came back even stronger than before and felt amazing. I realized during that time that teaching Pilates was the thing I was most excited to get back to.

How did you end up at your current studio?
Right around the time I decided to go full-time Pilates, I met Jeanette Simon, who at the time was getting ready to open what is now FLEX Studios. We actually met and became friendly at another studio I was working for. Little did I know that our first interactions were in fact a job interview. She approached me a few months after we met and offered me the director of Pilates position, which I immediately accepted

What is your pre-workout beauty routine?
I love CoTZ Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 sunscreen ($20, It’s an amazing tinted moisturizer/primer that I found via Birchbox. Wearing sunscreen daily is a must for me, and I love how sheer this feels. It also doesn’t run into my eyes when I sweat. It leaves my skin with an even and a polished finish, so I don’t have to wear much else. 

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