Certification Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

fall 2006 | Sept 7-9 | Sept 14-16 | Sept 22-23
Thurs, Fri, 1pm-6:30 pm; Sat 12pm-5:30pm; except Sept 23 9am-2:30pm

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

fall 2006 | Oct 13-15 | Oct 21-22 | Oct 27-29 | Nov 4-5
Fri, 1pm-6:30 pm; Sat 12pm-5:30pm; Sun 10am-3:30pm

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

fall 2006 | Oct 10 | Tues 1pm-7:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops



Sept 10

Exam Prep

Oct 1

Postural Analysis

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses email or call Margaret Velez or Gabrielle Gutierrez at 212-581-8151 or fax 212-581-2344

A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)

Volar Pilates
1841 Broadway suite 500
New York, NY 10023

phone: 212-581-8151
toll-free: 800-71VOLAR
fax: 212-581-2344

visit Volar Pilates at

The Studio
Light-filled and intimate, Volar Pilates is equipped with 4 mat / reformers, a cadillac, stability chair and ladder barrel plus changing room.

Instructor Trainer
Owner/manager of Volar Pilates and former professional dancer, MARGARET VELEZ's drive and dynamic personality have kept her on the cutting-edge of the fitness industry throughout her career.

Margaret's SalsaAerobics class was the first of its kind on MTV and Baltimore Magazine voted the Volar Stretch class as one of the Top 10 exercise classes in the city. She has made numereous television appearances including Fox-TV’s Good Day New York, Latin Access on NBC-TV, Tiempo, Edicion Especial, Eyewitness News and NBC’s Today Show. As a former fitness editor for Latina Magazine, Margaret has written articles on all aspects of the fitness industry.

The first Latina STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, Margaret has taught in Spain and Chile and has lectured at industry conventions worldwide. She teaches pilates, movement and exercise classes at Gilda’s Club for Cancer Survivors, Dance Theater of Harlem and at her own studio in Manhattan.

Winner of the AMEX 2006 Promise Award for successful woman entrepreneurs, Margaret's drive, perseverance and zest for life has fueled both her professional success as a businesswoman and her personal success as a breast cancer survivor and mother.

Getting There
Take A, B, C, D, 1 trains to 59th street, Columbus Circle M104, M5 bus to 59th street see map

There are many hotels in the area, please consult the internet.

The intensive courses above are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.

For a list of required (and optional) course materials click here

To download the application form for certification courses at Volar Pilates please click here

You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.

STOTT PILATES is recognized by the American Council on Exercise, Can-Fit-Pro,
the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario as a continuing education provider.

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