MeJo Wiggin began her extensive study of Pilates in 1990 with Master Teachers Romana Kryzanowska, Bob Liekens, Sari Mejia Santo, Jay Grimes, and Kathy Grant. She began her teaching next to Romana in 1995 at Drago's Gym in New York. With the success of her own Pilates studio in Greenwich, CT and 14 years of continuous study and mentor ship with Romana, in 2003 MeJo was hand picked and Certified as a Level III Teacher Trainer to help train the next generation of Romana’s Pilates instructors.
Today, with over 25 years experience, MeJo Wiggin is a full fledged Pilates Guru with an international reputation. She is recognized as one of the leading Pilates Teacher Trainers and practitioners in the world and has been sought after by Pilates professionals and fitness institutions to teach seminars throughout the US, Europe, China, Australia, S. America, and Russia.
“MeJo has a strong voice and passion like Romana. She uses great energy with simple, clear cuing in order to get you to feel it, just like Romana! This is incredible teaching! Thank you MeJo.”
- Junghee Won, Teacher Trainer, USPA
Romana would often refer to her work as "poetry in motion" and gave MeJo a Gold Card in recognition of her advanced abilities. She was one of three female artists Romana selected to film Romana's Pilates Mat DVD series and Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition. MeJo is featured in Pilates Revealed with Jay Grimes and she hosted/produced her own videos 20 Minutes, Twice a Week and The Gratz™ Arm Chair.
MeJo taught full time at her own Pilates studio in central Greenwich Connecticut for over 22 years. Upon opening her own studio in 1996, she quickly became recognized by doctors and chiropractors for her ability to rehabilitate injuries through the Pilates Method. It was not uncommon for doctors from the prestigious New York Hospital for Special Surgery to refer their patients to MeJo. Often, it was used to help the ailments of patients in attempt to avoid surgery. In addition, many professional athletes, celebrities, actresses and supermodels continue to seek MeJo's hands-on sessions to keep their bodies in peak performance.
MeJo is still a strong advocate and example of the Classical Pilates Method. She is an ambassador of Gratz Industries – Joe Pilates original equipment manufacturer, teaches at three Classical Pilates Training Schools in the U.S., and have developed a Continuing Education course "The Classical Syllabus®", for pilates instructors worldwide looking for a better understanding and application of the Classical Pilates Method. MeJo still teaches private sessions, but her mission is to continue teaching seminars and educating Pilates instructors worldwide in the many benefits of the Classical Pilates Method.
MeJo with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska.
"Poetry in Motion."
- Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska's description of MeJo's work.