Erika Bloom has been studying Pilates since 1992 and teaching in New York City since 1999. A former professional dancer, she performed internationally with various ballet and modern dance companies for almost 10 years.
She is the owner and founder of renowned New York Pilates studio Erika Bloom Pilates Plus. She has a teaching staff of over 30 instructors and has more than 1,000 clients. Bloom also hosts a sought-after certification program for Pilates instructors at her studio.
Bloom is a regular contributor to Fitness, Shape, Women’s Health, Woman’s World, Teen Vogue, Health, and Prevention magazines. She has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Lucky, Hamptons, Gotham, Social Life, Star, and Pilates Style. She also sells a line of luxury organic Pilates apparel called Erika Bloom Collection.
She holds a 500-hour Pilates certification from the PhysicalMind Institute as well as certifications in foam roller and Physioball, protocols of osteoporosis, muscle imbalance assessment and correction, nutrition, scoliosis, and gait analysis. She is also a certified yoga therapist. Bloom has extensive training and clinical experience in injury rehabilitation and prevention, fascial massage and Rolfing, spinal manipulation, and sport conditioning. She has worked with many athletes, dancers, and celebrities as well as those who are young, old, injured, and healthy.
Bloom studied Pilates with master teachers Doris Hall, Lesley Powell, Shelley Studenberg, and Kuan Hui Chew as well as anatomy with expert Irene Dowd. Bloom holds a bachelor's degree in dance theory and performance and in mathematics. She has also completed postbaccalaureate studies in premedicine.