Clare Dunphy Hemani is the founder of Progressive Bodyworks
, based in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Her roots in the field of human movement began at Northeastern University where she earned a BS in Physical Education in 1985, and she holds certifications from the Pilates Method Alliance (now NCPT), ACE, and the Pilates Guild.
In 1995, Clare began her Pilates studies under Romana Kryzanowska (first generation Master Teacher) and has since studied with several other teachers. Clare is a presenter on Pilates Anytime and Pilatesology. She hosts two free video channels on vimeo for students and teachers interested in supplemental learning to keep the work vibrant in their practice. She is also co-author of the Peak Pilates Comprehensive Education Program, where she mentored many teachers and teacher trainers between 2001-2013.
Clare’s studio, Progressive Bodyworks, is a unique space where students and teachers around the world come to hone their technique and study the art of teaching. Committed to preserving the authenticity and tradition of The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, her approach is refreshing, energetic, and supportive.
Clare brought her evolving talents to her more recent program Pilates Avatar, which is a comprehensive audio program designed for practitioners of all levels to help them gain ownership of their practice.
Most recently, Clare has been elected as an Education Commissioner for the NCPT. Her gift is her willingness to share knowledge generously and explain concepts with clarity. Her message is simple: Get more people doing Pilates!