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Renee Chen

Owner of RPBK, Specialist Instructor

Renee's Pilates journey began amidst the demanding hours of Wall Street. Searching for the ideal workout, she stumbled upon Pilates - an extraordinary exercise regimen that not only cultivated her strength, but also alleviated her persistent pain and stiffness. In a serendipitous turn of events, Renee made the bold decision to bid farewell to her job to complete the esteemed Real Pilates Teacher Training program.

Empowered by her passion for Pilates, she resolved to bring Real Pilates to her cherished community in Brooklyn. As Pilates reshaped her physique and redirected the trajectory of her life, Renee is excited to share the unparalleled beauty of this practice with her clients.


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Keykey Gu

Specialist Instructor

Keykey came to Pilates to complement her weekly chiropractic treatment and alleviate lower back pain. Having experienced the magic of the method in her own body, Keykey truly believes that incorporating Classical Pilates into your workout routine might be the most effective and long-term solution for rehabilitation and muscle strengthening.

Her approach to teaching is largely influenced by her experience in Financial Services and the Hospitality Industry. Expect a warm greeting and a focus on body alignment and precision for each movement during her sessions. She aims to challenge her clients and guide them to achieve the best version of themselves physically and mentally through the Classical method.


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Kendall Butler

Specialist Instructor

Kendall has always had a love for movement and her passion for dance eventually led her to New York City. After joining the team as a Real Pilates Client Coordinator, she quickly fell in love with the Pilates method as it helped her regain full strength from a shoulder injury. As she witnessed firsthand the transformative power of Pilates, Kendall became fully immersed as a teacher.

Today, Kendall's classes strike the perfect balance - challenging yet approachable - tailored to people of all ages and backgrounds, fostering strength through functional movement. Her unwavering commitment to her clients' unique fitness goals reflects her belief in Pilates as a potent tool for enhancing physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life - an embodiment of the idea that movement is medicine.


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Hannah Tran

Specialist Instructor

Hannah‘s Pilates journey, spanning over 10 years of practice and 7 years of teaching, has led to notable achievements including features in Women's Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost, and other global publications. She has made a visual impact with her appearances on billboards in Times Square NYC and LA in 2023. Hannah's online presence is equally impressive, with millions of views and over 130,000 followers on her YouTube channel Moving Mango Pilates, as well as her dedication reflected in 10,000 hours of teaching Pilates to a diverse clientele.

Hannah completed five different Pilates teacher trainings in NYC, San Francisco, Thailand, and Vietnam, including her comprehensive 600-hour classical training at Real Pilates. When not teaching, Hannah enjoys exploring the world through travel and hiking, and loves spending time with her poodle. Her sweet personality and commitment to her clients' strength and fitness goals embody her life's philosophy of empowerment through Pilates.


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Meron Ippolito

Specialist Instructor

Meron earned her Pilates Certification from the Equinox Comprehensive Training program. The program focused on teaching Classical Pilates with special attention to proper queuing, set up, and in-depth anatomy lessons. She loves every aspect of the Pilates practice, and especially focuses on its ability to help correct posture and immobility caused by sitting at desks and computers for too long.

As someone who worked from home during the pandemic, she experienced the negative effects of prolonged sitting on the hips, hamstrings, shoulders, neck and back. She turned to Pilates to keep her body feeling its best. Meron is excited to bring her knowledge and passion to Real Pilates, and hopes to help clients feel stronger, more flexible, confident and connected to their bodies.