The Power Pilates Education Program was developed by chiropractor, Dr. Howard Sichel and Pilates Master Teachers Susan Moran, Bob Liekens and Phoebe Higgins, all trained by Romana Kryzanowska in the early 1980’s.
Throughout the 1980’s, Dr. Howard Sichel sent his clients to be rehabilitated by his office neighbor, Pilates Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska at her studio. After Romana’s original studio passed ownership several times eventually to Wee Tai Hom and then closed in 1989 – Dr. Sichel and Phoebe Higgins salvaged much of the equipment and relocated the studio to Dr. Sichel’s chiropractic office. Soon after Susan Moran joined forces and Power Pilates was created. In 2000, Bob Liekens joined Sichel, Higgins, and Moran and Power Pilates became the dominant force in classical Pilates creating an organized, inspiring teacher training program sought out by Pilates and fitness professionals worldwide.
Power Pilates is the only leading Pilates education program that emerged not from an equipment manufacturer but from a knowledge of the method, a passion for the art, and a recognition of its core value in rehabilitating pain sufferers and advancing the fitness goals of its practitioners. Power Pilates was acquired by APOGEE Wellness in 2009.