“Melina’s classes are high energy with detailed instructions and modification options for a safe and efficient workout. One of the best Zoom hours in my day, thank you Melina!
After a 20 years as a professional stunt woman beating up my body, I need to train with someone who understands balancing injury and a dynamic workout. Melina’s deeply knowledgeable about the musculoskeletal system, yet her instructions are clear, easy to follow and I can see and feel the results!
Melina changed my mind about Zoom workouts. Her nonstop instructions, helpful tips and high energy keep me engaged from Logon to Leave Mtg. In a short time frame and without travel, I stay fit and strong. I can’t imagine lockdown without you Melina!
I could say I miss the gym but thankfully Melina brings it right into my home these days. Her classes are a well rounded workout that revives my energy, fits into my day and I don’t find myself making flimsy excuses to skip it, unlike a trip to the gym!”
Eileen, Professional Stunt Woman
“Melina makes me a better athlete. Period.
For the past two years, and in preparation for my first, second and now third Ironman-distance triathlons, Melina has been an integral part of my training and recovery, and I honestly believe I couldn’t don’t without her.
Melina is an attentive listener and consistently translates my words into an effective treatment. Her knowledge of the body amazes me – as often times the pain I feel in one spot needs to be treated somewhere entirely differently. She always finds the solution.
She is the utmost professional, and operates a comfortable, clean, welcoming, reliable and efficient studio – which matters given my busy work and training schedule.
I recommend her to anyone – whether doing your first race or as a multiple Ironman finisher – without reservation.”
“Training with melina is more than just a pleasure. Her focus and attention helped me to improve my conditioning and strength to be able to surf the best and biggest waves of my life alongside some of the top Surfers in the world in Fiji.”
“Where do I begin with my gratitude, admiration and astonishment for Melina’s therapeutic ability? After years of Kungfu, lacrosse, snowboarding, and life, I’d developed significant stiffness in my right heel. I just figured it was a natural result of years of activity. Generally, it would loosen up, after walking a bit and starting the day, but as time progressed, it worsened and began to limit my mobility. It was tight during workouts and tighter after.
I spoke to Melina about it casually, one day after coaching youth lacrosse practice, and she gave me a 20-minute session on the spot. She first assessed my range of motion, then my strength, then gave me 2 exercises to do that brought immediate relief to years of pain, that, frankly, I’d gotten used to. I continue to do the exercises (one is for strengthening and the other for stretching), and I’m now able to run, jump, and play all the sports I mentioned above with no pain. What’s even more important is that after exercising, I have a regimen to do to directly address my heel, so I know it’s healing (no pun intended).
I am extremely grateful for Melina and her skills. I’d go see her for any body work issue, and I feel certain that she’s be able to point me in the right direction for improvement.”
“I tried many other virtual exercise classes, but I stopped looking after finding Melina. Her Pilates classes have been life-changing, as they not only are very challenging and fun but also ensure proper form. They have made me much stronger, well-aligned and consistently injury-free—a state that I have never been in as a competitive triathlete and soccer player. I would highly recommend Melina’s classes to all athletes!”
“Melina Mackall’s therapeutic massage appointments and prescribed at-home stretches are my secret weapons in the struggle to keep my body flexible and injury free. Melina is a very talented and caring practitioner. Working with her has allowed me to continue to enjoy all the physical activities that make life fulfilling and joyful.”
“Melina combines fundamentals of her background in dance with Pilates, GYROTONIC® Exercise and manual therapy to create masterful one-on-one classes that are dynamic, creative and uniquely tailored to the specific needs of my body. Having trained with her for over 12 years, her artistry has tremendously benefited my body alignment, strength and flexibility. These are essential factors that allow my body to move with ease and elegance, and remain pain free. I often recommend her to both friends and clients, and I feel very fortunate and honored to call her teacher and continue to learn from her. ”
Marcelo Coutinho. Certified Advanced Rolfer® at Village Rolfing, NYC.
“Pilates training with Melina is what keeps me limber, balanced, and pain-free in all the other physical activities I do, from tennis to running to cycling to mountain-climbing. Melina’s approach to pilates is extremely client-centered and holistic. I find I constantly incorporate in all aspects of my daily routines and athletic outings the techniques she has cultivated in me for proper breathing, posture, and positioning. As a result, I am more attuned to my body and how to avoid injury. And best of all, pilates with Melina is plain fun and shows real results in terms of strength and conditioning.”
Jodi, Law Professor
“For the past 15 years, Melina Mackall has been my ultimate “go to person” for pilates and body work. Whether for general well being and maintenance, or specific issues, she has always been able to provide me with the utmost satisfaction and results. She has weathered my many “physical’ storms of strained muscles, aches and pains, pre and post operative needs, aging…always with competence, professionalism and a true commitment to giving me the maximum in good health. Thanks to Melina I walk tall and have the strength of someone half my age. Don’t walk, RUN to Melina, it is never too soon.”
“My wife and I have been going to Mackall Studio for almost 2 years and wouldn’t dream of of going anywhere else. Melina’s background in Pilates, GYROTONIC® EXERCISE, and massage therapy make her uniquely qualified to address a range of issues while providing a workout that never gets old. And, she is great at explaining body mechanics to help us think about form and posture, which has meant less tension and greater balance overall. The studio itself is pristine and inviting, the equipment first-rate. But in the end it’s Melina herself that keeps us coming back—her knowledge, warmth, and professionalism make it easy for us to put our health in her hands.”
“I have had trouble in the past finding someone who understands my body. Melina Mackall is perfect in that regard. She is a professional by every measure. She does credit to our profession. As a pilates teacher she has made me feel completely connected to my body. I feel as though I have energy flowing throughout every limb.”
Dori Bortniker LMT, NCBTMB, ARCB
“Melina is a wonderful pilates teacher and message therapist. Working with her in the last two years has greatly improved my health and well being. I cannot recommend her too highly. If you visit her once my guess is that you will become a regular.”