Originally from Chicago, Spencer Baker moved to New York to pursue his dreams of being an artist. While going to graduate school, he also pursued a passion for dance and fitness. After finishing his MFA degree in 2002 from Hunter College he decided to get certified in Pilates.
He started a Pilates program at a Physical Therapy clinic in Forest Hills. Soon, his clients ranged from athletic, to elderly and sometimes disabled. He realized his life as a creative artist, had morphed into another dedication, for Rehabilitation and helping people with injuries.
In 2006, he opened his own Pilates Studio, Spencer Pilates Arts in Forest Hills. The studio currently has over 70 classes a week, and also features Barre and specialized classes and workshops. It was been voted “Best of the Boro” multiple times by the Queens Courier.
His teaching is inspired by his studies of Anatomy and Physiology. He tries to imbue each exercise as if it were an act of creativity. He has been certified by the Pilates Method Alliance.