We Are Super Inspired To Lead You To The Pilates Body Of Your Dreams!

Iva Bengu, Principal Pilates Instructor

Iva is a native of Albania who found her passion for Authentic Pilates in 1998 when she moved to New Jersey after receiving her Bachelors in English Literature at "Montana State University".  She has been with 'energy' from the beginning learning from World Class Authentic Instructors.  You can depend on her to change your life through Pilates.  Her strength shines through in her teaching.  Expect to get deep into your powerhouse when being challenged by Iva.  She truly believes in the five components of Pilates:  Strength, Flow, Lengthening, Control, Stamina and incorporates these beliefs with every movement.  She was certified by "Keeping the Method Pure" with 800 hours of apprenticeship study in Authentic Pilates Method.  Walk away from Iva's sessions feeling like you were taught and not only instructed.

Lisa Gratale, Principal Pilates Instructor and Director of 'energy' Chiropractic and Pilates

After years of Pilates training and experiencing the life-changing effects Joseph's work had on her, Lisa Gratale wanted to carry on the Pure, Authentic teachings of Joseph Pilates and make his method accessible to those in the Bergen County area.  'energy' was born!!!  Since its inception in 1998, 'energy' has become the area's premier center for Authentic Pilates.  'energy' has had the privilege of training Olympic Athletes, Company Ballet Dancers, Opera Singers, Philharmonic Musicians, Broadway Actors, Directors of Prestigeous Productions, The Rockets, Music Producers to name a few.  'energy' is recognized by Romana's Pilates'.  Lisa was trained and certified in "Authentic Pilates" by Romana Kryzanowaska in New York City at "Drago's Gym".  She is also a New York Licensed Massage Therapist.  Lisa's mission is to impact the lives of the masses through "Contrology" known today as "Pilates".  You will experience from her teachings, a greater understanding of the connection between the mind and body.  Be ready to have fun discovering your ability to be strong and well. 

Director of 'energy' Chiropractic and Pilates Studio:

Dr. Peter A. Gratale, D.C., C.S.C.S.; appointed President of the "International Chiropractic Association for Sports & Fitness", Healer, Author, Teacher, Fitness Authority and leader in the wellness revolution, an electric and captivating speaker, Dr. Peter A. Gratale has the ability to connect with any audience as though speaking to them one-on-one.  His topics of health, wellness and fitness have been improving peoples' lives for almost 20 years.


Dr. Peter A. Gratale is the founder and director of 'energy' Chiropractic & Pilates in Teaneck, New Jersey, a Chiropractic health care practice begun in 1986.  He and his wife, Lisa a certified Pilates Instructor, co-own 'energy' a training facility specializing in Authentic, Romana's Pilates and CoreMasters.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from "Upsala College", he graduated from "New York Chiropractic College" with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.  Dr. Gratale is a post graduate educator affiliated with "Life Chiropractic University" and "Cleveland Chiropractic College".  He also serves as Director of the Chiropractic Exercise Unit at "Preakness Healthcare Center", a long term care facility. 


Dr. Gratale is also known to America as "Dr. Pete" from ESPN's popular TV fitness show, "BodyShaping", where, for the last decade, he has instructed the public on health, fitness and exercise.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the "National Strength and Conditioning Association" and serves as Chiropractic constultant to many area gyms and health clubs.  In 1999, he was named the International Chiropractors Association's Outstanding Sports and Fitness Chiropractor of the Year


Now Dr. Pete Gratale has taken human performance and wellness to a new level with "CoreMasters", an integrated program that trims your body, clears your mind and moves your spirit!  More than a simple workout regimen, "CoreMasters" is a revolutionary lifestyle that is transforming the lives of people all across America.

764 Palisade Ave., Teaneck NJ 07666