A space for care, community & connection

The Balance Room is dedicated to creating a diverse space where we encourage thoughtful self-care and connection to the world around us. Beyond fostering healthy movement, we believe in our intrinsic connection to nature and our surrounding community. Helping our students build a healthy and sustainable life through movement allows us to spread the message of wellness far beyond our small studio!

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Enhance mindfulness, reduce stress and improve focus.


We believe life isn’t about balance, but balancing.


Build and maintain strength in mind, body and spirit.


Discover how resilient your body and mind truly are.

Hi, I’m Mari Rubin

This section will be short and sweet, because this whole operation is not about me, it’s about you and all of the wonderful people who have made The Balance Room a reality. But, I’m sure you’re wondering who I am, where I come from, and why I love what I do.

I’m a Philly transplant, originally from New England. Growing up, I was never particularly athletic and I was never a dancer….trust me, you don’t want to see me dance! I just loved to move, and exercise became an important part of my life as a teenager because I loved how empowering it was; movement reminded me that I had agency over my body which made me feel strong and powerful. Discovering pilates amplified these feelings a few years later, and a good friend encouraged me to go through a teacher training course.

I originally became certified in Mat I & II through Balanced Body, and retook my mat certification along with a comprehensive 450-hour equipment training through Drexel Pilates under Jennifer Morley. I am a fully certified TRX trainer, and a Level I Movement for Trauma facilitator through Jane Clapp.

Ultimately, I’ve found throughout the years that there’s no such thing as balance, only balancing. My hope is that through movement, I can help you find the tools necessary to live the most genuine, authentic and vibrant life possible.

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Our instructors are just like you

Meet our team of knowledgeable, friendly instructors. We’re here to champion, guide and support you throughout your entire journey.

Thalia Baraniuk

Julie Donofrio

Mary Cait Durnin

Tracey Galloway

Katrina Halkidis

Colleen Kropp

Karlee Markarian

Lilly Mcgonigle

Gabi Montoya

Hannah Murphy

Jessi Perna-Ellis

Ava Pizzi

Kristin Vendel

We would love to hear from you

At The Balance Room, we warmly welcome all who come through our doors.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about our classes and offerings.

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