Education & Certification
Hosted in Mission Viejo, California

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

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses, contact John Garey Pilates 562.598.8585, fax: 562.598.8764, email or write to 6539 E. PCH, Long Beach, CA 90802

YMCA, Mission Viejo
27341 Trabucco Circle,
Mission Viejo, CA

phone: 562.598.8585
fax: 562.598.8764

presented by John Garey Pilates, Licensed Certification Center
Long Beach California

visit John Garey Pilates Studio at

Instructor Trainer:
JOHN GAREY, owner of The John Garey Pilates Studio in Long Beach, CA, holds a MA in Adult Fitness from New York University. He is a former U.S. National Aerobic Champion and has been studying and practicing pilates for more than 8 years. John is a STOTT PILATES certified Instructor Trainer and an international fitness presenter.

Getting There
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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

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.

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