Our Studio

Bodywise Pure Pilates is Central New York's premiere classical Pilates studio.

Within our studio, you will find the gold standard of Pilates equipment, expertly engineered by Gratz Industries. Whether you choose One-on-One Sessions, Duet Sessions, or  Group Classes,  we will help you achieve your specific fitness goals. One-on-One and Duet Sessions are appointments that can be requested by clicking on the Schedule With Us tab above and then clicking on the Appointments tab. The Group Class schedule is below. Slots can be reserved by clicking the Schedule With Us  tab and clicking on the Classes tab. 

Mondays 9:15-10:00am Classical Pilates Mat   

5:30-6:00pm Barre Class

Wednesdays 9:15-10:00am Classical Pilates Mat

Fridays 9:15-10:00am Tower Class

Saturdays 8:00-8:45 Tower Class

9:00-9:45 Barre Class


Schedule your appointment or class today!  


Valerie Lopata - Bodywise Pure Pilates owner

From 1998 until 2001, Bodywise founder Valerie Ezzo Lopata, trained in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning under Romana Kryzanowska (protege of Joseph Pilates, master teacher and internationally recognized Pilates elder) She received her certification from The Pilates Studio in 2001, and opened the doors to Bodywise Pure Pilates.

Since then, she has continued her education by attending workshops with Pilates leaders Alycea Ungaro, Bob Liekens, Peter Fiascia, Sari Mejia Santo, Juanita Lopez and Mari Windsor.

From 2013-2014, Valerie was one of five certified Pilates instructors to be chosen to work under Alycea Ungaro of Real Pilates NYC for the inaugural year of her Synthesis Mentor Project.

In the winter of 2019, Bodywise Pure Pilates became a host studio for Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates Teacher Training.

Valerie brings with her 20 years of experience working with clients young and old, from professional dancers and athletes to those new to fitness programs.

Welcome to the studio! 



Originally called Contrology, Pilates was created in the early 1900's by Joseph H. Pilates, a German gymnast and physical trainer, who built the practice to achieve complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. 

Incorporating mat and apparatus training, the practice builds flexibility, strength, and muscle control. Pilates training also improves muscle tone, balance, posture, and deep core strength.

Numerous studies show the benefits of Pilates in physical rehabilitation, back pain, and lumbar stabilization. 



Click here for in-depth descriptions of all the equipment we use at Bodywise.