Nuhar Jaleel is a licensed physical therapist, having graduated from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She started The Pilates Principle in 2003 after completing her full, 600-hour certification in the Pilates Method of exercise through The New York Pilates Studio in Manhattan, under the apprenticeship of Romana Kryzanowska, Ton Voogt, and Michael Fritzke. She completed her GYROTONIC® Level 1 and Level 2 Certification in 2009, and 2011 respectively. She also completed the Jumping Stretching Board, and the Leg Extension Unit certifications for GYROTONIC® exercise.
Nuhar grew The Pilates Principle’s name by teaching 11-hour days in a 400 square-foot studio while concurrently designing the plans for our custom, 2,500 square-foot studio, which we inhabited in 2007. Nuhar expanded the studio to renovate and inhabit an upstairs space in the same building in 2009. We now have two fully-equipped studios, one downstairs for Pilates, and one upstairs for GYROTONIC® exercise.
Nuhar received the Business Review’s 40 Under Forty Award in 2014. She served as contributing editor for the Pilates Triadball™ exercise manuals, authored by Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt. She serves on the Board of Directors of three local organizations: 15LOVE and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, and Woodland Hill Montessori School.
Nuhar teaches Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise 6 days a week, and leads a large staff. She is a wife to an amazing husband, and a mother to a beautiful little boy. She is thankful to her parents and her older brother who have been such an inspiration in shaping her compassion, her drive, and her willingness to succeed in love, in life, and in business.