Amy Taylor Alpers Co-Founded The Pilates Center(TPC)
and The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program (TPCTTP) 30 years ago, 1990, in Boulder, Colorado.
When not traveling the world to teach, she remains part of the core faculty of their program, mentors advanced teachers, teaches classes and sees private clients – virtually and online. In addition to teaching TPC sponsored workshops, Amy has presented numerous times at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting, Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour and Passing the Torch. She has also filmed many classes for Pilates Anytime and Pilates On Demand.
Amy was born in Youngstown, Ohio where she began classical ballet at age two. She attended The Juilliard School for Dance, danced with the Garden State Ballet in New Jersey, and received a B.A. in Dance and a M.A. in Dance History from New York University. In addition, Amy taught ballet at various dance schools in New York City for ten years before launching her Pilates career.
Both Amy and her sister Rachel studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York City. They received their Pilates teaching certificate from there in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel founded The Pilates Center. The sisters then created and established The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 1991. The school has since expanded to include an Intermediate Program, Advanced Program, Bridge Programs, Master's Program, Post Graduate Program, and a Mentorship Program. In addition, TPC now has “Licensed Teachers” and “Host Advisors” established all around the world. Their teacher training programs are online world-wide - iTPC.
Amy and her sister wrote Everything Pilates Book, published in 2002. She was a founding board member of the PMA and sits on the board that created the PMA Certification Exam.
In 2011, Amy, her sister Rachel, and Ken Endelman of Balanced Body, developed CenterLine, – a line of equipment designed for classical Pilates and based upon the specifications pioneered by Joseph Pilates.