"I have known Emily since 2008. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her profession is limitless. Emily displays a positive energy which is shared with everyone she comes in contact with. I am stronger in so many ways because of her. Thank you, Emily."
" You can work with Emily Arce at New Body Pilates,
or you can take Pilates at another studio.
The same way you can dine at a
Michelin 3 restaurant,
or you can eat at a burger joint."
"I have been working with Emily for seven years and have found her to be a master at Pilates instruction. She is a professional who is very knowledgeable, caring and detail oriented . I feel very confident that what she recommends during her instruction is beneficial and tailored to the best outcome for the client . She is an astute listener and considers client's medical issues in developing their Pilates program of work. I used to have chronic back pain but since I have been working with Emily, I am now pain-free! She is a master at her craft. I would highly recommend her to anyone suffering from chronic back pain or wanting to learn the art of Pilates. She is, by far, the best professional master Pilates Instructor in Tucson!"
Janet Ohm, PhD (abd), RN, CCRC
"I was skeptical, at first, about going to Emily for my lower back, hips and knee pain because other modalities did not seem to address my specific muscle and spine problems. While going to Emily for just over one year, I no longer experience the constant pain in my body. Emily has been a true GIFT! Her attention to my areas of pain, the patience, expertise, and genuine concern have given me a new outlook on maturing - plus, she makes the body work FUN! Thank you, Emily! You are a gift in my life."
"After searching for a new training method to help my lower back pain I found Pilates. I met Emily in 2009, and have been training with her for years now and love every minute of it. Emily is professional, engaging, and intuitive. Her training with Ron Fletcher has given her the master skills and knowledge to help her clients benefit from the comprehensive Pilates method. As a result, I give her a standing ovation for her guidance in helping me transform my body for a better body full of strength and balance. She is fun and personable. Thank you, Emily!"
"Regular private sessions at New Body Pilates targeted the leap over other attempts toward fitness. Muscle memory, imprinting, and focus on symmetrical alignment helped me with an injury that physical therapy only initially addressed. Adding other physical exercise is easier due to correct recruiting of muscle. I’m healthier, more fit and toned. I will always methodically keep my Pilates program as a first routine in physical regimen.”
"New Body Pilates indeed!
Emily literally changed my body...
from the way I stand, sit, sleep and even how I work with other trainers. Emily and her teaching have changed me. I have practiced Pilates for many years: no one has been as knowledgeable and skilled as Emily.
She is amazing - a Tucson treasure!"
"Emily is very knowledgeable about body mechanics and movement. I found her teaching style to be clear and easy to follow. As a native New Yorker, my only wish would be to transport her to NYC so that I could continue working with her!!"
"Emily provides balanced instruction, accommodating mixed abilities and personalities. Her manner and style of teaching makes everyone comfortable. Wish she would move to CT!"
"As a Pilates novice, I found Emily a patient, supportive and knowledgeable instructor. Sessions at her studio are an absolute priority whenever I am in Tucson."
"Emily is so detailed in her approach to Pilates. Does not take her eyes off of you. Spotting your movement to make sure you are getting absolutely the most out of your session. Have had great Pilates in lots of cities. She is a professional extraordinaire.”
"Love the atmosphere, professionalism and simplicity. Emily delivers an experience unlike any other Pilates teacher I have worked with.”
"I regained 1" in height and increased my bone density working with Emily! Yes, a New Body indeed!”
"She has an impeccable eye for detail. After one session, I felt a difference in my body.”
"The body knowledge I gained while working with Emily is unmeasurable. I have much more awareness and significantly less pain. She has literally changed my life.”
"Hard to imagine a “New Body” at 66. Emily has been my coach and inspiration to move through the challenges of time. Thank you, Emily, for the journey and continued successes.”
"Emily’s knowledge, experience, well-trained eye, and understanding of the body, make her an outstanding Pilates professional.
The private sessions with her have helped me achieve my goals of improving my ballet technique, learning to move safely and freely, and correcting muscular imbalances that were affecting my everyday life.
I leave every session with a broader understanding of my body’s needs and capabilities and feeling lighter, taller and happier."
"I have been practicing dentistry for 40 years. The constant posturing while working with a patient has completely misaligned my spine. I was going to a chiropractor at least twice weekly BEFORE I met Emily.
Working diligently at New Body Pilates has improved not only my posture but my many aches and pains. Emily is a joy to work with and encourages me to new levels of fitness and stamina- I wish I had started this 20 years ago. On another note, my golf game has improved significantly!"
Dr. Gerard Schmidtke
"I have always loved Reformer Pilates but never really took it seriously enough to make a significant difference in my posture and my flexibility. I have been working with Emily regularly for about 5 months and I notice such a change in my mobility. Emily is a delight to work with as she constantly pushes me to work harder to become longer and leaner. Emily is my 'go to girl' for fitness. I am hooked. Many thanks, Emily, for all that you are!"
"My husband has always been an endurance athlete. His issues were mostly from tight muscles. Since he started doing Pilates under Emily's masterful guidance, he has transformed into an even fitter, longer, stronger, taller and more flexible man. He even reached his goal of touching his toes!"
"My wife started Pilates six years ago to help with her scoliosis and fitness regimen. Adding private sessions with Emily has taken her to a whole new level. I can see her body changing. She looks and feels great. You know what they say, 'A happy wife is a happy life'.
"Thank you, Emily! You truly have changed our bodies and our lives."
Ed and Lorri Gaffney