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Ripley Grier StudiosOctober 2013
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Happy Fall, y'all! Working our way toward New York's favorite holiday! I know the rest of the world thinks we love New Year's best, but we know better. Halloween has everything we love: junk food, high fashion, and barely veiled innuendo...
It's going to be a fantastic fall here at RG. Big welcome to Broadway's Matilda, as well as the touring companies of Hello Dolly and West Side. The big musicals love our huge studios on the new 17th floor, and for the rest of us, there are $19 piano rooms with a river view all their own!

Our founder and namesake Patricia Ripley celebrates her birthday this week. Show her some love if you see her (she's the blonde with the great Chi!)

Jerry and Rosie at the cafe are cooking up a whole new line of soups to warm your bellies when the weather starts to turn, and if you're here in the morning, grab a fresh-baked scone. You've been good. You deserve it.

John Norman
Ripley Grier Studios
In the Spotlight: AKT In Motion

Ripley-Grier would like to extend a very warm welcome to Anna Kaiser's AKT INMOTION, conducting private sessions at our 72nd street Studios. AKT INMOTION's philosophy of "Movement With a Purpose" was born out of Anna Kaiser's personal passion and journey as a celebrated fitness authority.

Anna began her fitness career at the elite Reebok Sports Club/NY and The Sports Club/LA, teaching ballet, body conditioning, and dance cardio. From there, she served as Chief Content Officer for fitness personality, Tracy Anderson, establishing the format and vocabulary for the programs, and serving as the preferred trainer for VIP clients. Anna also starred in workout videos including Beachbody's Insanity and The Denise Austin Series, and she co-created and co-produced Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be. Anna has also appeared in music videos for pop stars such as Shakira, toured internationally with the cast of Fame!, served as a principal dancer in Disney's feature film Enchanted, performed in the 50th Anniversary of Broadway's West Side Story, and lit up the stage at Carnegie Hall for Showboat.

Anna's scholastic background reinforces her credibility as an expert. Anna earned a BFA in dance from the University of California in 2002 (Cum Laude) and studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to earn teaching certificates in Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine).

From these experiences, Anna realized the potential of multi-disciplinary cross-training and dance, but also envisioned a way to evolve personal fitness and teaching into a progressive approach that could challenge your body safely and successfully through every level of fitness. Anna's diverse background, vigilance to client needs, and unremitted passion for fitness and helping others, are just a few of the qualities that set her apart.
Actor's Tool Box - Audition Technique for Young Performers
Jody Prusan is the creator of Connecting Talent and the Actor's Toolbox workshop. As a Theater Industry Veteran and educator Jody has over 25 years of acting experience and credits to her name.   With her refreshingly personal approach to developing the actors with whom she works, Jody offers an invaluable-and rare-combination of experience, skills, and nurturing to her students of all ages, helping them shape and define their acting path. Her October workshop at Ripley-Grier features Brad Ross,

a busy vocal coach, pianist and composer working

in New York City.  His music has been performed at The Kennedy Center, The Long Wharf Theater, The Milwaukee Rep, The York Theater Company and by The Philadelphia Orchestra.   


The workshop is October 6th and October 13th from 10am - noon at RG520. Limited enrollment. For more info, contact Jody at or call 917-519-7622   

Remembering Sandy


Soon it will be a year since Hurricane Sandy changed our city forever. From Manhattan to Long Island, we were all reminded of the terrifying power of nature, our need for each other, and the harsh new realities of climate change. We salute those who gave aid, and mourn the loss of 74 souls, and countless homes and businesses. May this fall be a peaceful one in our City by the Sea.
New Weekday Morning Specials at RG520 and RG939! 
Weekday morning specials are back at our flagship location and our 939 8th ave location! Get 40% off when you book before 11am on the 16th, 17th, or 10th floor at 520 8th ave any studio at 939 8th ave. We open at 8am, so be the early bird!  
*Restrictions apply, so ask your booking agent for details. 
New WiFi at 520 Brought to you by

Ripley-Grier has partnered with Backstage Magazine to bring you improved WiFi connectivity at out flagship 520 8th ave location. Just select "Ripley-Grier" from the available networks, and follow the onscreen prompts. No more funky password to remember!