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

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 Read More

Courtney Lewis

Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Courtney moved to New York to study dance and train at The Ailey School.  Her love of the body and movement led her to Pilates.  She received her Pilates apparatus, mat, and personal training certifications Read More


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Leah is a native of Brooklyn who studied at New York University.   She is a classically trained dancer who began a career in fitness after a serious knee injury. With hard work and determination she was able to heal herself with corrective exercise and opt out of surgery. This experience prompted her to complete. 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

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

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

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Isaac Owens is a man of many different hats.  As a professional dancer,  cheesemonger, amateur chef, and fitness fanatic, he allows each of his experiences to flow into the next.  He received his Pilates Mat Certification in 2015 under the tutelage of Hank Hanstad from The Lab. 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

reitmanOr 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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