Bob and Enja at work at the former Powerpilates HQ on 23rd Street.
Welcome to Classical Pilates NYC, a.k.a. Enja Schenck M.S. – Pilates teacher and teacher-of-teachers. Enja is certified by the one and only Bob Liekens and worked by his side for 8 years. Her expertise is the deep, makes-you-smile, full range of classical Pilates. Her clients are as diverse as classical Pilates is adaptable: M.S. patients, persons with chronic and/or acute conditions or injuries, athletes and Pilates teachers who want to advance their advanced repertoire.
Over the years Enja has earned several specializations, such as working with movement impaired clients and the rehabilitation of many types of spinal conditions.
In 2009 Enja was invited to become teacher-of-teachers under Bob Liekens’ guidance, a year-long program that enables her to mentor Pilates apprentices and junior teachers in the classical Pilates repertoire. She also teaches workshops to Pilates teachers and fitness professionals in Pilates conferences and fitness industry summits, such as in March 2017 for ECA360's annual fitness convention INSPIRE NY2017 in New York City.
Enja completed her M.S. in Exercise Science June 1, 2016 at Brooklyn College, with an emphasis in biomechanics and biomechanical research under Dr. Ben Johnson. She authored several biomechanical review papers, one of which she presented at the Research Forum of 2016's annual conference of the Pilates Method Alliance in Phoenix, AZ. From 2015-16, Enja served as kinematics expert and co-author for several motion detection technology studies by NYU School of Medicine's Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab (Automated Tracking and Quantification of Autistic Behavioral Symptoms Using Microsoft Kinect).
In 2017, Enja created www.pilatesscience.org, a platform dedicated to
present the latest scientific Pilates research in an easily understandable manner,
introduce individual researchers, review studies and educate about research.
She is currently preparing for the NSCA-CSCS® certification, the gold standard for strength and conditioning specialists.