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BodyART with Becca Pace and Marisa Merliss

BodyART™ is a holistic, functional, mindbody workout combining strength, cardio, flexibility and classical breathing techniques.  Based on the principles of Yin and Yang and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bodyART™ training creates a dynamic link between - active and passive movement creating a greater sense of balance in the body. Many of the movements in BodyART™ are inspired by yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts and tribal dance creating a synergy of physical training and mental relaxation. Classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering multiple levels of difficulty for each exercise in this challenging barefoot workout.  BodyART was created by Robert Steinbacher.

Becca Pace is a well renowned NYC Fitness Instructor who comes from a theatrical and dance background. Becca began her fitness career teaching Barre and Deep Extreme for Equinox for several years before transitioning to teaching bodyART and other functional training formats at Body & Pole, Lifetime Sky Athletic Club and Broadway Dance Center. Becca can also be seen on instructing daily live streamed workouts and is the creator of Barre Harmony, a comprehensive barre fitness program for Daily Burn.

Marisa Merliss is a sought after fitness and wellness professional in NYC coming from a background as a Professional Dancer, Fitness Model and Registered Nurse. After struggling with debilitating injuries early in her career Marisa explored alternative modalities and eventually became an Advanced Melt Method Instructor, bodyART Master Teacher, Pilates Mat Instructor, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Becca and Marisa’s newest venture is REVIVE Restorative Retreats, a company they co-founded in early 2016. They could not be happier to team up and share the healing and restorative benefits of the MELT Method, bodyART, and Pilates in beautiful locations around the world.


Earlier Event: July 31
Union Square Greenmarket
Later Event: August 1
Paragon Tuesday Night Run Club