"I have to give props to Clarissa Smirnov. Her classes are transcendental. I have left feeling taller, stronger, calmer, straighter, and just better overall. I have begun rearranging my schedule to attend her classes- they’re just wonderful and she has an incredible presence in the room."
-- Joanna M.
"I participated in Clarissa's post-natal small group series from 6 weeks post partum through 4 months and am so glad I did. She has helped me reconstruct all of those deep muscles that had been on vacation for 9 months at the right pace for someone recovering from childbirth. She knows how to push you to get an amazing workout, while protecting your very delicate new-mom bods. If there's one thing you do for yourself after having a baby, do this!"
-- Laura M.
"I joined Clarissa's post natal abs series 8 weeks post partum and loved every minute of these classes. Clarissa helped me rebuild and strengthen my abs and core abs in some ways I was able to locate and strengthen muscles that I had never noticed before, not after years of Bar Method or PT sessions. Clarissa is very thoughtful and careful about your personal capabilities and explains each move and exercise clearly so you are able to get the most out of the session.
I found her to be caring, thoughtful and really invested in helping me regain my post partum strength and well being."
-- Anna Y.
"I have been working out with Clarissa for over a year and my body has been transformed. I have 3 slipped disk and with Clarissa attention to detail and determination to make sure I have proper form my back has not flared up. She makes sure I'm activating my abs and protecting my back from my injury. I can't thank her enough to ensuring that I'm doing the correct pilates moves. I have taken Clarissa Pre Natal Classes, Group Classes and Private Classes. In each one of the these classes I feel that I'm the only one in the class. She also has high energy that makes working out for an hour seem like 10 minutes. She is the best!!!"
-- Michelle W.
"I loved my Postnatal series with Clarissa. A great way to re-establish my core muscles post-pregnancy. Clarissa is a wonderful teacher!"
-- Dana S.
"I highly recommend Clarissa's group classes or private training. I love her style! She pushed me (in a good and positive way) to challenge myself and help correct my form so I got the most out of each workout, which I really appreciate. She has great energy and her cues are easy to follow. I left feeling nice and energized!"
-- Steph S.
"I really appreciate how much thought and attention to detail Clarissa puts into her classes. Her cues are on point and easy to follow and the choreography is extremely efficient so you are able to maximize every minute of class. Her pleasant and patient demeanor makes you feel extremely welcomed and relaxed. She truly cares about her clients. I would recommend her for all levels of students. You won't be disappointed!"
-- Angela S.
"I've known Clarissa from her group classes. She sure loves being a pilates instructor, as she can cause significant improvement on people's body. Personally, I improved my balance and posture as a result of following her classes routinely. I like her clear instructions and well designed routines. She helped me to synchronize my breathing with my movement on the pilates machine. Her positive attitude towards life and enthusiasm is contagious!"
-- Ercan E.
"Clarissa is a wonderful teacher who motivates the class very well, pays close attention to form. I've been taking her pilates classes over a year, enjoy it all the time. I think she has a great style, music choice, nice attitude as an instructor. I always walk out of her classes knowing that I had a really good workout."
-- Nagme U.
"I've been taking Pilates classes for almost 15 years and Clarissa is, hands down, the best Pilates teacher I've ever had. Her classes are well structured and will quickly whip your body into incredible shape: long, lean and strong! Try the reformer classes, they'll give you an amazing core workout and will get you burning right away. Another big plus, she takes the time to personally work with each of her students and makes sure you're in the correct form for the best possible workout.
Always smiling, energetic and inspiring :) definitely will be coming back for a long time!"
-- Amy G.
"5 stars for the lovely and cool Clarissa Smirnov! As a fellow instructor, I am always taking classes around the city. I have taken 100's of group reformer classes and I can honestly say, Clarissa's was one of the best!! There were so many things I loved about Clarissa's classes. She has a-matter-of fact way of teaching and a great ability to challenge everyone in her classes at an appropriate level. Not only is Clarissa a serious professional, she is also personable. Taking classes with her makes it feel like you are working out with a knowledgeable friend. I highly recommend Clarissa to anyone seeking a great instructor!!"
-- Jenise C.