Stay Fit In The Fall


TUESDAY’S 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

with Susan


WEDNESDAY’S 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

with Jen


WEDNESDAY’S 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

with Nicole


THURSDAY’S 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

with Susan


FRIDAY’S 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

with Jen


FRIDAY’S 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

with Susan



THURSDAY’S 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

with Jen


SUNDAY’S 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

with Jen


Happy Thanksgiving!

This class offers a challenging total body workout using the Barre fitness methods and other modalities to tone and shape your legs, buttocks, arms and core. Students are carefully watched for a great personalized experience. Props are used throughout to enhance the quality of movement and power.

This class is taught by Jen Guarino, a certified Pilates instructor giving you a safe and effective workout!

The Turkey Barre Burn

8 AM on Thanksgiving 11/26/20

Essential Oil 101

You’re Invited TO ESSENTIAL OILS 101


April 2, 7:30-8:30pm

Pivotal Pilates 952 Rt#34, Suite 206 Matawan, NJ 07747

“In 2013, a friend had recommended I try some oils. I skeptically tried some, thinking it would be a passing hobby that was interesting.  Within a few days of use, I began to understand why it was slowly growing in popularity. Back in 2013, essential oils hadn’t hit the mainstream yet, and I had to do lots of deep searches to understand what to do with them and how to use them.
In this Essential Oils 101 class, I will simplify the overwhelming amount of information (and misinformation) out there for you.  We will go over safety usages, practical applications, and I will offer empowering solutions to achieve benefits for various ailments! With just the top 10 oils you can solve roughly 80% of your health problems.”

-Lanie Mindlin (guest speaker)

Join Lanie Mindlin for an hour of sumptuous aromas, important information and practical application for how to use a multitude of oils. Cleaning, Cooking, Health & Wellness, Sleeping, Relaxing, Energizing. Relax and learn with us!


Mad-For-Fitness-March Challenge Celebrates International Women’s Day!


This month I want to propose a fitness challenge!
I know how hard it is to stay motivated, keep your fitness schedule and walk away from the cookies! Let’s do something crazy this March.


Attend more than 5 classes a week for 4 consecutive weeks beginning March 2 (Monday) through March 27th (Friday). You’ll be eligible to win a free week of classes here at Pivotal!
(7 classes total used over a 1 week period- any class of your choice).

Since I think that we’ll have more than one winner (hopefully), all eligible winners will be placed in a lottery and the winner’s name will be pulled from the collective. We’ll announce the winner Monday March 30th.

Come on ladies!! Let’s get fit, have fun, drop some unwanted weight and FIRE UP YOUR METABOLISM. Spring is around the corner!

Be Fierce and Fearless!

Have you “Cardiolates” lately??

Cardiolates combines all the cardiovascular and health benefits of rebounding with the core strengthening and aligning benefits of Pilates. Cardiolates rebounding increases core stability, working the deep postural muscles to keep the body upright, balanced, and aligned.

Jen Guarino – Wednesdays 8:00am & Friday 8:00am

Nicole Vinciguerra – Wednesday 7:30pm

Core Crush with Susan Markowitz

This Pilates Mat class moves from foundation to flow throughout. Moving from all the core principles of Pilates into a solid loading of the local and global muscles along the way. You will feel energized, worked and happy

Come Join Susan on Tuesdays at 7:30pm starting March 9th.

Client of the Month

Shari Carpman

“For over 25 years fitness had been an integral part of my life, with weight training and running at the forefront of my exercise routine. However, as I got older, I often found myself in pain or injured following my workouts. It took knee surgery eight years ago and chronic lower back pain to convince me that I had to find another way to keep my body healthy. I had tried many modalities but didn’t find the classes as challenging or conditioning as my weight training and cardio. However, when a friend suggested I try Pilates and invited me to the Pivotal Pilates Open House, curiosity trumped skepticism and I decided to give it a try.
Well, that was six years ago, and I have to admit, from that day on, I was hooked. The moment I walked through the door at Pivotal – into the beautiful, dimly lit, tranquil space, with hard wood floors throughout, an inviting, small lounge area and an expansive array of Pilates equipment throughout the rest of the studio – I knew this was a special place.

Although there are many aspects of training at Pivotal that keep me returning week after week, including, the personalized attention I receive, the vast knowledge of both Susan and Nicole (and their openness to answering all my questions), fun and innovative group classes, privates that continuously integrate new exercises with traditional ones, the most significant of these, is the dramatic improvement in my injury related pain. I no longer suffer from low back pain and my chronic knee pain is practically non -existent. I have learned that you don’t have to choose between a body that looks good on the outside or one that feels good on the inside; at Pivotal you can have both!

– Shari C.

Community Outreach

Pivotal Pilates is connected to our community. We are proud to offer free Pilates & Yoga sessions at the Hudson Ridge Residence Senior Center in Aberdeen, currently run on Thursdays.

“Women are the backbone of this country. We work hard, we play hard. Most of my clients are women. I see how hard they work not only on their fitness but on their wellness too. I salute you. I recognize you and stand along side you in celebration of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!”

February Education, Welllness and Events 2020


Core Muscle Anatomy

Sat/Sun Date: 9/12-13/ – 9/19/20 2020 From: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Step 1 of the Kane School of Core Integration Teacher Training Program. This comprehensive course explores musculoskeletal anatomy and basic kinesiology principles—emphasizing the trunk, hip, shoulder girdle, arm, and neck—as they relate to the teaching and practice of Pilates, yoga, and bodywork. It lays the foundation for further study as a movement professional and is a prerequisite for the Kane School certification program. Throughout the course, students gain hands-on experience via regular palpation of muscles, bones, and ligaments. Students also learn how to practically apply information taught in the course to their movement professional career via analysis of Pilates exercises and an introduction to posture analysis.

Apparatus Training Phase I & II

Sat/Sun Date: 11/7/2020 – 05/2021 From: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (One weekend a month)

Gain a comprehensive Pilates equipment education. Learn choreography on the Pilates apparatus – reformer, chair, cadillac, and barrels – and how to apply Core Principles to every sessions. Interwoven through the training is the story of the moving body—its anatomy and biomechanics as well as its common postural problems and injuries. Students learn in depth knowledge of health joint movement and a hands on approach to give clients the feedback they need to progress.


(Workshops for Movement Professional)

Shoulder Mobility/Stability

Sat Date: 11/21/2020 From: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This 8 hour workshop is divided into two parts.

1) A 4-hour lecture with a 45-minute break including: An overview of joints, bones, muscles and synergist muscles. The common problems and pathology of the shoulder with modifications and programming suggestions are included. 

2) A 4-hour movement section with a 30-minute break reviewing exercises on Reformer, Chair, Floor and Tower for creating functional movement patterns and strengthening post PT.

Tuition: $195

Healthy Hips-Programing, Preserving & PathologiesApparatus Training Phase I & II

Sat Date: 12/5/2020 From: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This 8 hour workshop is broken down into two parts. 

1) Brief Bony Anatomy of the hip Muscles, Bones & JointsCommon Pathologies, Conditions & Contraindications 

2) Programming for Preservation and Strength. Exercises for various joint problems, replacements and common issues using a full range of Pilates equipment and floor exercises.  

Manual and Exercise guide IncludedMeets: Saturday 10am-6pm