Certified Pilates Instructor
David Keith is a North Jersey native with an extensive background in dance and group fitness. His training background includes studies in the BFA Dance Program at Montclair State University, Peridance Capezio Center, & Broadway Dance Center. He has performed in many venues across the tri-state area including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. David Keith started his fitness journey after a devastating back injury halted a promising dance career and nearly paralyzed him. He began his studies while employed at Equinox training in multiple barre formats as well as becoming a 200RYT with Yoga Framework under master trainer, Jeff Posner. His injuries are what sparked his interest in becoming a master in low impact modalities that not only changed the body but restored the body as well. David later went on to receive his first 500 Hour Comprehensive Certification in Contemporary Pilates with Pilates Mastery in NYC as well as complete multiple certifications in TRX, TRIGGERPOINT, and FRC.
As a dancer, he was taught that you cannot be a strong contemporary dancer without a solid classical foundation which brought him to pursue his second certification in Classical Pilates. David is currently working towards completing his Bridge to Classical Training at Authentic Pilates Learning Center under the tutelage of master trainers Pam DeJohn, Erica Almodovar, and Gwenn Weirzbicki learning the work as Joseph Pilates intended. When training the dancers at Jacob’s Pillow, the dancers described Joseph Pilates class as bootcamp. This is the exact kind of energy David Keith likes to bring into his classes. With his infectious energy, seamless strengthening flows, and curated playlists he welcomes all levels who are ready to work it out. Praised by many for his intelligent programming; clients have witnessed firsthand how taking class with him has improved their body in function and form. Low impact with a real impact is the standard he lives by and his goal is to get you the results you crave.