(917) 843-0331

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Welcome to Zarhcos, a one of a kind Pilates Studio located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Pilates promote both the physical and mental well -being through a unique combination and balance of strength, stretch and control techniques. At Zarhcos, we merge traditional with more modern methodologies to promote marked improvement. Explore our site to learn more about us, our services, our team, and so much more. Join us at www.zarhcosnewyork.com today and experience the positive changes that your determination can make.



The Journey

Zarhcos is a Pilates Studio founded by Jose A. Ruiz Carreton, a Second Generation Pilates Instructor, in 2018.

Zarhcos opened in 2004 their's first Pilates Studio in New York.

In 2002, Jose becomes an independent student of Romana Kryzanowska, a protege of Joseph H. Pilates, at his Studio in Manhattan. In the same year, Romana began her prestigious Pilates Certification Program at Drago's Gym, where Jose eventually received his certification and began teaching alongside her teacher, Edwina Fontaine, Jerome Weinberg, Sari Mejia (Romana K. daughter), and Cynthia Shipley for more than 6 years. 
In 2013, Jose worked with Bob Liekens and collaborated on the epilogue of the book "Voices of Classical Pilates" by Peter Fiasca.

*Second Generation teachers are Pilates teachers certified
by Elder Romana Kryzaonowaska.



"The movement is not movement at least there is something that doesn't move"



Monday to Friday 
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm



5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Saturday 10:00 am



53 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

(917) 843-0331



Don’t Take Just our Word For it

Tami Maldonado

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

When I started taking Pilates classes it was simply to workout-what I learned was a new way to use and communicate with my body. Jose's style of teaching is gentle, thorough and detailed. He helps you to learn the intricacies of how to complete the Pilates movements correctly and safely while still allowing for progression and growth. Not only have I healed injuries and become more flexible than I ever thought possible, I now understand how to use and organize my body in the most powerful way. Jose pushes you to test your body and see what it is capable of while still honoring limits. Zarhcos Pilates is a beautiful, modern and comfortable studio that has become my happy place. Starting Pilates at Zarhcos and learning from Jose has been humbling, empowering, a little scary and yet beautiful all at the same time. Pilates has changed my life and I intend to dedicate a lot of energy and time into learning and absorbing as much information from Jose as I can, for many many years to come.     

Karl Peter Hermann

American actor, producer, and writer.

  I can’t recommend José A. Ruiz highly enough. He is deeply knowledgeable, wonderfully attentive, and fiercely committed to his work. Add to that an impish sense of humor and an elegance of heart and spirit, and you have quite a teacher. And quite a person. He’s also ridiculously strong. But, as he said early in our work together, “It’s not about how strong you are, it’s about how organized you are on the inside.” That is valuable advice not only for my Pilates work but also for my life, and it’s a good example of what I always take away from our sessions: wisdom for the body, wisdom for the journey. José shares both generously, and with the earned insight of one who has traveled a long, elegant journey himself.

Taylor Antrim
Senior editor at Vogue and the author of the novels "Immunity"  and "The Headmaster Ritual".

I’ve been training with Jose for several years and am continually amazed at his depth of knowledge in classical Pilates, his rigor and patience, the way he keeps our sessions varied and interesting. I have seen dramatic changes to my body in terms of strength and flexibility—and most importantly I enjoy training with him.

David M. Cohen

Retired Executive

“I have been taking Pilates for many years.  In my experience with Jose, I find that he aspires to achieve Joe Pilate’s goals, he individualizes and varies his approach in each session tailored to the capabilities, needs, and interests of the client.”

Lauren Smith


  I've been practicing Pilates for over 15 years and have experienced a diverse array of styles and teachers—Jose, with his authentic, classical training, ranks among the best of instructors. He is the perfect mixture of strength and warmth, consistently encouraging me to push my limits. I've been empowered to try things I never thought I could do, and I owe my newfound strength and confidence to his challenging program.

Kate Reuther
Founder and director of Uptown Stories.

(working on it)

Judith Stuchiner

English Teacher

Jose is an incredible Pilates teacher; in fact, he is the best instructor of Pilates with whom I have studied.  First, he is super-knowledgeable.  
He knows and understands the exercises at such a deep level and his breadth and depth of experience in teaching the various levels of Pilates are so impressive.  Second, he is extremely perceptive.  He notices the subtleties of the particular way his students do the exercises-- whether they are doing them well, or not so well--and he helps them improve by offering them just the right amount of correction and encouragement.  Third, his dedication is superb.  One time, my back was hurting me; when I emailed him, he quickly scheduled another appointment and helped me work through the pain.  Finally, he truly believes in Pilates and, more generally, in the importance of physical movement in the maintenance of one's health and vitality.  But--and maybe this is the most important thing about him--he always keeps Pilates fun.  So when you're working with Jose, Pilates is never drudgery and misery; it may be hard but it is still fun



Dr. Gregg Rubinstein


Graduating the State University of New York at Albany and New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Rubinstein founded 57th Street Chiropractic in 1993 and he has served as President of the New York Chiropractic Council Manhattan District for numerous years. He serves as a board member of Friends of Fresh and Green Academy, a non-profit organization that does extensive charity work in education in Ethiopia.