To further expand its comprehensive wellness program, the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle has teamed with the top Pilates center in the southeast — Pure Pilates — to provide resort guests, club members and locals with the best instruction South Florida has to offer. As part of this new partnership, the 300-acre resort added a Romana Pilates® studio (one of only a handful found in the United States) that features top-of-the-line Gratz equipment within its award-winning Willow Stream Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive.
Pure Pilates at Fairmont Turnberry Isle is overseen by owner and certified instructor Karen Winselmann, whose long list of clients include professional baseball and basketball athletes, the British Olympic Swim Team, aspiring ballet dancers and ice skaters. Pure Pilates hosted the worldwide annual Romana’s Pilates® Conference in both 2009 and 2010. In addition, the acclaimed center has been entrusted for the past two years with arranging the Grand Master Extravaganza, a continuing professional education for hundreds of instructors.
Classes and private sessions will be led by Jaclyn Bachor, who recently moved to Miami from New York. Both Winselmann and Bachor trained under Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates, and teach the same system of exercises and philosophies originally developed and taught by the renowned inventor and his wife, Clara Pilates.
“When we were first approached by Fairmont Turnberry Isle about this unique partnership, we knew right away this would be an excellent fit,” said Winselmann. “The addition of a renowned Pilates’ program to the resort’s large array of world-class amenities provides a great draw for locals looking for a day or weekend getaway. Plus, this is the only Romana Pilates® studio in the Aventura area.”
Private lessons and group classes are available Sunday through Saturday by appointment only. Mat classes are kept to a maximum of six people. To book a class or private session, call the Willow Stream Spa at 305-933-6930. Pure Pilates also has a studio in Fort Lauderdale.