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., NSCA-CSCS®.
Enja is certified by the one and only Bob Liekens († 2018) and had the privilege to work by his side for 8 years. Her expertise is the deep, 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 practice.
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, which enables her to mentor Pilates apprentices and junior teachers in the classical Pilates repertoire. She also teaches workshops at Pilates conferences and fitness industry summits. In November 2018, Enja was the principal representative for Classical Pilates at Physiopilates' 6th Annual conference in Salvador, Brazil, which was so successful that she has been re-invited to the 2019 conference.
Enja completed her M.S. in Exercise Science in 2016 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.
From 2015-16, Enja served as kinematics expert and co-author for several studies by NYU School of Medicine's Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab (Automated Tracking and Quantification of Autistic Behavioral Symptoms Using Microsoft Kinect).
Enja's passion for scientific research and Pilates led her to the creation of www.pilatesscience.org, a platform dedicated to present the latest scientific Pilates research in an easily understandable manner.
In August 2018, Enja joined the Exercise Science faculty at Lehman College as a lecturer, honored to pass on her knowledge about exercise at an academic level.