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BodyART with Becca Pace and Marissa Merliss

  • HUB seventeen 114 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

BodyART™ is a holistic, functional, mindbody workout combining strength, cardio, flexibility and classical breathing techniques.  Based on the principles of Yin and Yang and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bodyART™ training creates a dynamic link between - active and passive movement creating a greater sense of balance in the body. Many of the movements in BodyART™ are inspired by yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts and tribal dance creating a synergy of physical training and mental relaxation. Classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering multiple levels of difficulty for each exercise in this challenging barefoot workout.  BodyART was created by Robert Steinbacher.

Becca Pace is a well renowned NYC Fitness Instructor who comes from a theatrical and dance background. Becca began her fitness career teaching Barre and Deep Extreme for Equinox for several years before transitioning to teaching bodyART and other functional training formats at Body & Pole, Lifetime Sky Athletic Club and Broadway Dance Center. Becca can also be seen on instructing daily live streamed workouts and is the creator of Barre Harmony, a comprehensive barre fitness program for Daily Burn. When Becca was first exposed to bodyART and it's creator Robert Steinbacher, a new focus of health and wellness emerged. She connected whole heartedly to it's message and it's holistic approach to movement, she's thrilled to be able to share this intelligent, functional, healing form of movement in NYC and abroad. Learn more about Becca at

Marisa Merliss is a sought after fitness and wellness professional in NYC coming from a background as a Professional Dancer, Fitness Model and Registered Nurse. After struggling with debilitating injuries early in her career Marisa explored alternative modalities and discovered The Melt Method by Sue Hitzmann ( and BodyArt by Robert Steinbacher. The life changing healing she found through these methods led her to become an Advanced Melt Method Instructor, bodyART Master Teacher, Pilates Mat Instructor, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She has learned to weave her healthcare knowledge with her love for fitness to promote optimal physical performance, injury prevention and recovery. Marisa currently teaches at Lifetime SKY Athletic Club, Body & Pole, Core Pilates NYC, and workshops across NYC and the United States. Go to to learn more.

Becca and Marisa’s newest venture is REVIVE Restorative Retreats, a company they co-founded in early 2016. They could not be happier to team up and share the healing and restorative benefits of the MELT Method, bodyART, and Pilates in beautiful locations around the world. For more info go to