Lawson Harris

Lawson Harris has been an innovator in the fitness industry for 30 years. She is the Founder of The Lab; a place to reinvent yourself thru Pilates based fitness and balance your body thru Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture and Bodywork. Read More

Sofia Antelo

Sofia is a pilates instructor and personal trainer and soon to be world class tennis player.  She has been in the fitness industry for many years and has seen it all!  At the Lab they call her the Dominatrix. Read More

Ashley Barenz

Ashley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and has called Brooklyn home since 2008.  She completed her certifications in Vinyasa yoga with Dana Baptiste; Pilates Apparatus, Mat and TRX with Lawson Harris; and Personal Training at The Lab. Read More

Desira Barnes

Desira is a California grown artist who has been in NYC since Feb ’09 pursuing a career in Pilates, Modern Dance, and Choreography.  Desira has a background in dance and began her training in San Jose California. Read More

Duane Gosa

Duane began practicing Pilates while earning his BFA in Dance from the University of Akron in Ohio. After graduating, Duane moved to NYC to join the contemporary modern company Jennifer Muller/The Works and has taught and performed nationally/internationally with the company. Read More

Ashley Monroe

Born in South San Francisco California, Ashley Morgan Monroe began studying dance at age 3 with a formal 14 years of Tap. At the age of thirteen, Ashley started to study Hip Hop, Modern, and Jazz, which continued throughout college, and until today. Read More

Mandi L. Neubecker-Phillips

For the past 14 years in NYC, Mandi L. Neubecker-Phillips has been helping people improve their health and fitness through dance, Pilates and personal training and continues to mentor as a certifying Pilates instructor.  Read More

Jose Angel Supulveda

Jose Angel Sepulveda is a Certified Pilates Mat and Machine Instructor through The Teaching Lab under Lawson Harris.  Jose hails from the island of Puerto Rico. Read More


Jess Taylor

Jess is known for her ab-busting workouts, badass shoulder rubs and standup comedy.  Her attention to detail and knowledge of the human body not only make her clients feel stronger and healthier, but they walk away feeling much more  Read More

Louie Marin

Louie Marin is originally from San Jose, California. He received his B.F.A. with High Honors from the University of Florida New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl.; and received his Pilates Mat and Apparatus Certification in 2011 under the direction of Mandi Neubecker-Phillips from The Lab. Read More

Kristen Riani

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa, Kristen’s passion for movement and fitness began atthe age of 5 when her parents signed her up for her first dance class. She went on to train intensively in ballet, jazz, modern, acrobatics, and tap. It was during her early training that she was first Read More

Ben Glassman

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Connecticut, Ben has always considered New York home.  A licensed Coast Guard captain and avid sailor, his love of the ocean is equaled by his passion for fitness. Having received an AFAA Personal Training certification in 2011, his career pursuit is built out of a lifetime Read More

Sandy Sisco

Sandy hails from “Strong Island” New York, and they don’t call it that for nothing. She’s a pint-sized pilates instructor, and personal trainer with a larger than life personality. We’d say don’t let the tattoos fool you, but in reality Sandy really  Read More

Hank Hanstad

Always fascinated by the human body’s capacity for movement, expression and change, Hank has spent the last 16 years as a contemporary dancer, choreographer, yoga practitioner and teacher. This all led to him to the Lab and a career in fitness/bodywork.  Hank is certified  Read More

Alex Lopez

Alex Lopez leads a dual life in Music and Fitness.  A former competitive gymnast, Alex has coached boys and girls competitive gymnastics in both his home state of Wisconsin and New York.  Alex completed his Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music, studied Pilates Mat Read More

Chaliya Rivers

Brooklyn bred, Chaliya is as sweet as pie but tough as nails; she will do whatever it takes to encourage others to achieve their goals, push beyond fear, and understand that nothing is impossible. Chaliya has spent nearly the past decade using dance and movement as a way to empower individuals  Read More

Mariana Castandeda-Lopez

Mariana is a trained dancer with a BA in dance and philosophy from Goucher College with concentrations in dance science and dance therapy. Her passion for bringing the physical and mental realms of life together naturally led her to Pilates. She is certified in Pilates Apparatus, Mat and personal training Read More

Jessica Ho

Born and raised in Malaysia, Jessica Ho has had an eclectic background as a movement artist. Jessica started her movement training with Ballet at the age of 4, winning numerous awards at Malaysia’s national level Classical Ballet Competition   Read More

 Or Reitman

Or Reitman was born and raised in Israel and moved to NYC to pursue a career as a professional dancer. After graduating 2 years from the “Alvin Ailey” dance school, Or has been chosen to perform with renowned New-York based dance companies such as: “Rave” for   Read More

Ernesto Palma

Born in Costa Rica, Ernesto began dancing at the age of 11 learning Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia dance styles.  He won all the talent shows in High School!  Ernesto’s professional career began at the age of 16 when he was invited to join the National Folklore Dance Company and toured through out  Read More

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