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Whether you want to increase your knowledge of Pilates, obtain certification, open a studio, or increase your present studio’s business, here are the latest ways to fulfill your desires from Pilates pros who are in the know.

Simona Cipriani’s studio located at Purchase College, SUNY, introduces college students to Pilates, certifies instructors in mat and apparatus, and offers anatomy courses. A variety of group classes are offered, including mat, tower and a Reformer and mat combination, along with privates and semiprivates. A PMA continuing-education workshop is offered on January 31. Through the newsletter and social media, apprentices will keep a journal documenting their journeys through the certification program.


Career-oriented Pilates students can choose from many instructional videos available for immediate streaming at video.pilates.com. The online Education Finder® connects to courses for Balanced Body Barre™, BodhiSuspension System®, CoreAlign®, MOTR® and others at more than 160 authorized training centers around the world. Pilates on Tour® enters its 12th year providing industry-leading continuing- education conferences. Check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and the website’s blog for the latest news.


S. Pasadena, CA www.bootybarre.com

After the huge success of its first Pilates and Bootybarre retreat in the Dominican Republic, the company offers a second retreat from April 21 to 25 at Dreams Spa and Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Bootybarre is now launching a pre- and postnatal course, plus Bootybarre slider workshops and even more programs in Pilates and barre fitness education. Due to a surge of interest in barre programs in the U.S., new online training and membership for Bootybarre instructors is available to keep classes taught at a high level of competence. Creator Tracey Mallett is launching a new fusion fitness certification format in the spring called Svelte-U, a true foundation of Pilates-meets-movements from dance with the flexibility of yoga and the inspiration of barre work. There will be online and live education in select areas.


New York, NY www.rebekahrotstein.com

Buff Bones®, the medically endorsed system of movement for bone health, enters its fifth year, with trained instructors in more than 20 countries. Along with the Instructor Training course, owner Rebekah Rotstein and her faculty provide free online monthly videos and business support, as well as an online video library with workouts. Involvement with the International Osteoporosis Foundation brings cutting-edge information to the licensed instructors on topics such as arthritis and other conditions, along with exposure to new clients. Check for updates at Buffbones on Facebook and @RebekahRotstein on Twitter.


Nationwide www.exhalespa.com/barre-teacher- training

The 40-hour barre teacher-training program gives students the tools they need to lead their own class. The training has a high industry standard and is not a franchise model. After training, students possess high-quality skills to create their own brand, class, and barre style. The program includes all materials, a monthly playlist, continuing education and first- year certification. Prerequisites are not required. Visit Exhale Spa’s Facebook page.


Worldwide www.exhalespa.com

Founded in 2002, Exhale has earned a position as a leading lifestyle brand in the spa and well-being sector with award¬winning mind/body fitness classes and spa and healing therapies. Guests transform mind and body with exclusive yoga and core fusion programs including core fusion barre, barre and cardio, boot camp, cardio, extreme, sport and yoga. The spa therapies and services allow guests to experience ancient and new revitalizing treatments such as facials, massages, waxing and healing in relaxing sanctuaries.

Although fitness DVD’s are becoming few and far between, thanks to the trend toward subscription-based video websites, here are some standouts from the past year.


instructor Balanced Body- certified Cassey Ho, the creator of POP Pilates and Blogilates, teaches at 24 Hour Fitness locations in Los Angeles, CA. level intermediate-advanced

Eauip Men mat

She’s cute, she’s hip, she’s on YouTube, she’s got a cool line of activewear, she’s a damn good teacher and best of all— she gets you. Three intense ab workouts make you feel like you’re working out with your best bud, who understands that looking great is important.

33 minutes, $9.99 Ogorgeous Inc. www.poppilatesdvd.com

The well-being experience is rounded out with bridal boot camps, well-being retreats, nutritional programming and the Exhale Institute, a suite of teacher-training programs.


Tucson, Arizona www.fletcherpilates.com

Fletcher Pilates® announces its newest continuing-education courses for Pilates professionals, featuring the redesigned Guillotine Tower with a full syllabus of movements and programming on this unique and highly effective apparatus. Following Joseph Pilates’ vision to “first educate the child” and PMA guidelines, the company offers a comprehensive Fletcher

Pilates Youth Program to help teachers develop safe and effective Pilates programs for children of all ages. The complete Fletcher Pilates Movement Library is now available online, making reference to Fletcher Pilates techniques just a click away.


Asheville, NC www.fusionpilatesedu.com

This year, online company FusionPilatesEDU.com celebrates the 100th episode of “The Pilates Show,” a free web show that posts twice weekly with Pilates tips, techniques, Q&As and lifestyle segments, plus weekly humor with “The Pilates Dork” comic strip. Fusion offers innovative online continuing-education workshops from Marie Jose Blom, Madeline

Black, Mary Bowen, Elizabeth Larkam, Lesley Powell, Tom McCook and others on a variety of topics.


San Diego, CA www.jenniferkries.com

Jennifer Kries’ state-of-the-art, boutique studio Maison Intime boasts classical equipment designed expressly for her headquarters. The new year continues her Teaching to Inspire mentorship program and teacher-training course.


Worldwide www.johngareytv.com

John Garey TV specializes in fun and creative online programming for Pilates and fitness professionals. There is the Move of the Day, plus master classes and single¬exercise workshops complete with notes. Debuting this year is The John Garey Show, where Garey interviews industry leaders in a fun and personal way.

instructor Certified by the PhysicalMind Institute, Ellen Barrett is based in New Haven, CT, and teaches private sessions. level beginner-intermediate eQUiPment 1- to 3-pound hand weights, mat

“Fluid” is the key word here in terms of Barrett’s seamless fusion of ballet, yoga, Pilates, strength training and stretch, all performed barefoot. When you need a workout that doesn’t pound the life out of you, this no-stress, uncomplicated program reminds you that moving is a joy.

30 minutes, $15

Seth D. Stein Productions



Palm Beach Gardens, FL www.lolitapilates.com and www.lolitaslegacy.com

First-generation teacher Lolita San Miguel returns with her Pilates Master Mentor Program™ in Florida from March 29 to April 2. Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training Program™ is starting in Brazil, France, Germany, Kiev, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Finland in addition to several cities in the U.S.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada www.merrithew.com

MERRITHEW™ continues to emphasize the importance of mind/body exercise in 2016 by introducing innovative products that make it easier for home exercisers to restore, rebalance and strengthen their mind/body connection in the gym, at the office or on the go. New content and materials are offered in seven languages, including new fascia-focused programming. Soon to launch is an enhanced interactive web and social experience to keep the community informed, connected and engaged.


San Luis Obispo, CA www.mindbodyonline.com and www.mindbodyonline.com/express

A provider of web and mobile business management software for wellness providers, Mindbody offers all-inclusive, web-based software that allows business owners to manage their operations from anywhere at anytime. Core functions include client management, scheduling, staff management, as well as payroll, sales, reporting and marketing. Mindbody Express is the company’s mobile business management app, which allows business owners and instructors to manage clients, classes and run transactions all from their mobile phones. The company recently released Class Check-in by Mindbody, a mobile app that can be stationed on tablets throughout a studio to allow students to check in. This solution is ideal to reduce lines and improve flow, especially for studios that hold multiple classes simultaneously. Self check-in enables instructors to devote more time to preparing the classroom and helping new students, rather than being tied to the front desk.


Los Angeles, CA www.peakpilates.com

This year, the new Peak Pilates® Afina Collection will be available for purchase for studio or home. In addition to new equipment, the international team of skilled master instructors will continue to offer workshops and programming at a network of host sites and education centers around the world, designed to help professionals build strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and power. Peak Pilates hosts the fourth-annual Pilates Empowerment Summit on June 2 and 3 in.


instructor STOTT PILATES®- certified Patricia Friberg is based in Westlake, CA.

level all eQUiPment mat, small fitness ball, loop band

Achieving a tight rear is dependent on core activation with precise mind-muscle control of the glutes and abs. It sounds tricky, but Friberg masterfully shows you how to make your muscles work in harmony—and prevent injury to boot.

73 minutes, $19.95 Fit Life Productions www.patriciafriberg.com

Miami. Follow the latest news and promotions from Peak Pilates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Overland Park, KS www.pilatesinstructoracademy.com

Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy now offers an exercise science-based Pilates teacher¬training certificate and continuing- education courses in webinar format. The detailed and quality teacher-training classes were developed by a team of master Pilates instructors with more than 60 years of combined experience in the industry and are delivered directly to a computer or mobile device. The webinars allow students to learn at their own convenience, from anywhere in the world. PBPIA is building a national and international presence with coursework recognized by the PMA, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and the National Strength Conditioning Association.


Pittsburgh, PA www.phipilates.com

PHI Pilates Studio shares the Yur Back program created by physical therapist Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby with seven DVDs for home enthusiasts and the Yur Back teacher licensure program. The book Reforming Human Movement (2015), a compilation of 94 exercises on the Reformer, is now available at the website. Keep posted for the opening of a second PHI Pilates Studio in the south hills of Pittsburgh.


New York, NY www.physicalmindinstitute.com

TheMethod Pilates® is now The New Pilates™ with a new delivery system for Pilates certification based on learning from multiple teachers. Also new is TYE4 choreography available on videos for Pilates matwork, barre, yoga, fusion and Standing Pilates®, as well as Bone Up™, a workout for osteoporosis. Parasetter®, Marika

Molnar’s Roller System for the 21st Century will be available in February. It consists of dual rollers, a detachable head support, a unique “rib wrap,” which is also usable separately to protect the kidneys, and an ankle restraint to facilitate correct positioning.


Carpinteria, CA www.pilatesanytime.com

This global online resource offers more than 2,000 Pilates videos featuring top instructors from the world over, with new videos added daily. For just $18 a month, members can find inspiration by watching unlimited Pilates classes and tutorials of all levels on their computer, tablet, smartphone or TV. Try it free for 30 days with code PSCONNECT.


Worldwide www.pilateseducationinstitute.com

The Pilates Education Institute helps studio owners implement a successful teacher-training program with materials such as the Pilates Teacher Training Business Kit and the support of its experienced team of professionals. The new year brings the launch of a Host Studio Affiliate program in addition to the Independent Affiliate program, so now there will be two ways to experience the benefits of increased profits from the addition of teacher¬training income, more highly qualified instructors, less turnover and increased client retention.


Costa Mesa, CA www.pilatesinteractive.com

The online resource for Pilates professionals offe rs an interactive video library of the entire Pilates repertoire, available at any time, anywhere there is an internet connection. It contains more than 350 Pilates exercises, each in high-quality video, with detailed instructions. The filtering is sophisticated for instant access to.


instructor Erica Ziel is Stott Pilates-certified and based in Ankeny, Iowa, where she teaches out of her home. level all eQUiPMeN mat, light (2-4 pounds) and heavy (5 pounds) hand weights.


The premise here is a wise one: Don’t wait until after the baby’s born to get in shape. Four customizable workouts are geared to keep you strong (or make you stronger), so you can carry that extra weight with ease.

72 minutes, $19.99 CoreAthletica Inc.


Any exercise. Each exercise is cross¬categorized according to level of expertise, muscle focus, apparatus and BASI Block classification. BASI Pilates Founder Rael Isacowitz provides expert exercise cueing. The company offers a dynamic library of supplementary instructional videos, updated monthly. The first month for first¬time subscribers is free. Use access code basi2016.


Hermosa Beach, CA www.pilatesology.com

Dedicated to authentic Pilates, this online site offe rs videos taught solely by instructors who were trained by Joseph Pilates or his protege Romana Kryzanowska. With upwards of 750 classes in the exclusive, growing collection, the site has more classes with Kryzanowska’s most respected teachers than anywhere else. Membership provides unlimited access, including full-length workshops for teachers and targeted programs such as Pilates for Runners and the 30-Day Challenge. Owners Alisa Wyatt and Jack Coble have new content.

Some of our favorite Pilates- related hashtags on Instagram: planned for their popular Interviews section such as the upcoming series on Joe Pilates’ cabin and studio in Becket, MA, as well as additions to the new Business Tips and Apparatus Maintenance sections. Plans are underway to offer PMA CEC workshop credits this year. Enhanced user interaction will be evident with videos such as a new Chapters feature (already in action for all workshops), plus the ability for members to comment, bookmark and tag videos. The site becomes user-friendly with an automatic mobile version to make finding classes easy for tablet and smartphone users. The Community area will add a searchable list for recommended classical studios and teacher trainings along with new ways to share Pilates videos, questions and needs.

New York, NY, and worldwide www.pilatesonfifth.com and www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com

Owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp are celebrating 15 years in business (and the completion of new construction on their building) by planning new online workouts for streaming and download to any device. Additionally, two ebooks, The Art and Craft of Cueing for Pilates students and professionals, and Survival Guide for Pilates Studio Owners, are in the works. Aspiring instructors across the globe can complete their Pilates education at one of 42 Pilates Academy International satellite centers. As a free supplement to the live training, detailed education videos and workouts can be streamed directly from any computer or mobile device. Twelve more Pilates Academy International training centers will be added this year. Also, Ultimate Pilates Workouts will feature workout plans for users as well as online PMA CEC workshops.


Worldwide www.polestarpilates.com

The new Polestar® online platform consists of videos, downloads, and online discussion where students can discuss course material off-site. The company is rolling out two new

courses, Polestar Running and Oov for Pilates. Both courses contain online and in-class components that help with assessing and improving movement. The newest venture, Polestar Studio Franchise, is a plug-and-play business model, powered by the Polestar brand.


Worldwide www.powerpilates.com

This classical Pilates educator continues to release consumer online workouts through its video network and online professional workshops with a partnership with Leaders in Fitness. Power Pilates believes that being a teacher is a lifelong learning process and this year the curriculum committee launched their graduate program, which is a rigorous program that extends up to three years, challenging their most senior teachers with online examinations, original research and proficiency evaluations. Power Pilates continues to cultivate a diverse group of elite trainers, expanding the classical teachings to a broader scope of individuals with new training center expansion in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.


Worldwide www.suzannebowenfitness.com and www.barreamped.com

Suzanne Bowen is the creator of Suzanne Bowen Fitness, a streaming website for workout videos and nutrition advice. Bowen is known for her signature BarreAmped workout, an internationally taught barre method that is licensed to more than 350 studios and hundreds of trainers worldwide. BarreAmped is a body-shaping barre program that combines dance, Pilates, yoga and Bowen’s classical Lotte Berk training. This year, Bowen offers additional BarreAmped certifications in the U.S for BarreAmped, BarreAmped Bootcamp, BarreAmped Cardio and BarreAmped Fire. She will be releasing two new DVDs: BarreAmped Extreme Sculpt and

BarreAmped Stretch. Visit Suzanne Bowen Fitness on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Three second-generation Romana Kryzanowska-certified Pilates instructors own and operate this educational organization, whose mission is to preserve the integrity of Joseph Pilates’ method by maintaining a standard of excellence. It continues the rich tradition of the classical Pilates methodology by offering teacher certification through The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program with certification centers throughout the U.S., continuing- education seminars, a signature interactive archival seminar with exclusive, rare footage of Joseph Pilates’ teaching, and a unique Bridge Program that offers Pilates instructors, who have been certified through other programs, the ability to become certified in Joseph Pilates’ classical methodology.


instructor Alanna Zabel, a Stott Pilates- and ABS Pilates- certified trainer, is the founder of AziamYoga and creator of Yoga Barre.

level intermediate-advanced eQUiPment mat

There is no denying that the discipline of yoga is worthy of achieving total-body strength, flexibility, muscle control, focus, better posture, increased energy, improved balance and stress reduction. This workout is the perfect complement to your studio time.

80 minutes, $13.47 Anchor Bay www.amazon.com


Corporate flagship studio in Boca Raton, FL; worldwide www.xtendbarre.com

Xtend Barre has more than 180 studios worldwide. This year, Xtend Barre allows students to #XtendAnywhere thanks to their online membership in collaboration with CosmoBody. The program will run via the website. Xtend Barre® Online will feature a series of signature Xtend Barre movements with five-, 10-, 15- and 20-minute workouts, allowing students to participate wherever and whenever they can. Membership will also provide access to healthy recipes provided by nutritionists and well-known contributors. Three membership options are available: Essential, at $15 per month; Elite, at $50 for six months (includes access to cosmbody.com); and VIX at $99.99 for 12 months (includes access to www.cosmobody.com and an Xtend Barre resistance band). CosmoBody features more than 200 workout videos that Elite and VIX members can access, including exclusive Xtend Barre workouts specifically created for its site.

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