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The Willow was founded by Jennifer Shea in 2002 with the help of Gina Addeo. Jenna moved to Staten Island in December 2001 from East Hampton, NY where she worked full time as a Pilates/Dance teacher at the renowned Gurneys Inn Resort and Spa. Following September 11, 2001, Jenna wanted to use her expertise to help heal victims of this tragedy but found that nowhere on Staten Island was a facility for her to find employment.
She began private training to Ms. Addeo who was so pleased with her results, she helped Mrs. Shea start the very first Pilates studio on Staten Island. Jenna named it "The Willow" because willow trees symbolize resilience, just what this community needed.
629 North Railroad Ave
Staten Island, NY 10304