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Pilates Continuing Education

2020 Fall/Winter Conferences

Who's ready for the return of in-person workshops?!? We're back and ready to go!


November 14 and 15: ZEN-GA (Foundation Course, Equipment!) and Workshops -  Long Beach, CA 

December 5 and 6: STOTT PILATES® Workshops - Long Beach, CA

All Featuring STOTT PILATES®,  ZEN-GA® Workshops and all earning your STOTT PILATES and Pilates Method Alliance CECs! 

Join Lead ITs Mary Jo Ketterhagen-Ida and Melissa McNamara for two separate 2-day workshops! Details below!  Reserve your spot now! 

Current Specials

  • Early Course Registration Special
    Early Course Registration Special

    Sign up and pay in full for an Intensive STOTT PILATES course at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date and save $200.  If you sign up and pay in full at least 3 weeks prior to an Advanced STOTT PILATES course, save $50.

  • 2020 Spring Conference
    2020 Spring Conference

    2020 Spring Conference
    May 2-3; May 30-31


    Early Bird:  Save 10% if you sign up before April 1
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How do I enroll?

For Workshops/CEC Conferences: You may register online or call our team at (562) 430-3006.  

For STOTT PILATES Courses: Please fill out the on-line application form and we'll call you to answer any questions and sign you up.  

ZEN-GA® Workshops | November 14 and 15 | John Garey Pilates, Long Beach CA

Back by popular demand, we are offering Zenga Foundations on the Reformer and mat-based ZEN-GA workshops

Saturday, November 14

Sunday, November 15

STOTT PILATES® Workshops | December 5 and 6 | John Garey Pilates, Long Beach, CA

Saturday, December 5

Sunday, December 6

Meet The Trainers

Heather Lawson

Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew

Heather is a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer for Mat and Reformer, Cadillac Chair and Barrels, as well as Injuries and Special Populations. She is a Lead Instructor Trainer for Total Barre, and is a featured performer and instructor in many Merrithew videos.

Mary Jo Ketterhagen-Ida

Mary-Jo-ActionMary Jo is a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer  for our studio.  She has been in the fitness industry for 20 years helping clients reach balance in their lives. In addition to being STOTT PILATES® Fully Certified, she is ACE certified, PMA certified and also has a degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin. Mary Jo teaches STOTT PILATES® courses at John Garey Fitness & Pilates and different hosting sites in Southern California.

John Garey

Creator of John Garey TV
Merrithew™ Ambassador & Continuing Education Provider
Master Instructor Trainer Emeritus for Merrithew™

Pilates Teacher Training - Long Beach, CA

John Garey is the creator of John Garey TV.  He is also the Founder of John Garey Fitness & Pilates.  John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and earned his MS in Physical Education from New York University.

As a Merrithew™ Ambassador & Continuing Education Provider and Former Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, John is an integral part of the programming team specializing in their premiere brand, STOTT PILATES®.   John is also certified by the Pilates Method Alliance, as well as a Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise.

John has starred in hundreds of Fitness and Pilates videos. He is an International Pilates and Fitness Presenter, teaching instructors in more than 15 countries and counting, and throughout the USA. He has contributed to and appeared in many international publications, including Pilates Style Magazine, Men's Fitness, Shape, GQ, and the LA Times.

Workshop Pricing:

  • Foundations Courses: $390 (7 CECs)
  • 2-Hour Workshop: $130 (2 CECs)
  • 4-Hour Workshop: $275 (4 CECs)
  • Early Bird discount 10% | Ends 1-month before scheduled workshop
    (NOTE: Early Bird Special does not apply to the Total Barre or ZEN-GA Foundations Day Courses)

RULES AND RESTRICTIONS: No transfers or refunds. For more information, call the Education Hotline at (562) 598-8585.

Pilates Teacher Training & Continued Education

Whether you want to achieve STOTT PILATES® Certification, to improve your technique by taking a targeted Pilates teacher training course, are interested in learning advanced Pilates methods or are seeking continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain certification, you have come to the right place!

John Garey Pilates is the only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Orange County and provides an extensive range of year-round Pilates teacher training courses.

Led by some of the most experienced instructors in the area, courses and workshops at John Garey Pilates Teacher Training offer high-quality instruction to help you become the very best Pilates instructor possible.

Pilates Teacher Training

John Garey Pilates Teacher Training offers all you need to become a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, Fitness Trainer, Pilates Instructor, expand your Pilates and fitness knowledge, earn CECs, and so much more. Our comprehensive range of teacher training programs are well organized and intense to ensure you are as successful as possible.

STOTT PILATES teacher training programs include full certification courses, workshops, intensive sessions, and targeted programs to help you study, learn, and prepare for certification.

STOTT PILATES courses include:

  • Mat Courses – Advanced Mat and Intensive Mat Plus
  • Reformer Courses – Intensive Reformer and Advanced Reformer
  • Cadillac Courses – Intensive Cadillac and Advanced Cadillac
  • Chair Courses – Intensive Chair and Advanced Chair
  • Barrels Courses – Intensive Barrels and Advanced Barrels (includes Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Small Barrel)
  • Injuries & Special Populations Courses (a must for any Pilates Teacher)

In addition to Pilates teacher training, we offer teacher training for CORE™, ZEN·GA™, TOTAL BARRE™, Fitness Trampoline, Cycling, TRX Suspension Training®, and much more.

Courses provide solid foundational knowledge and skills plus expert and friendly instruction. You can expect to feel empowered, inspired, and mentored at every Pilates teacher training course from John Garey Pilates Teacher Training!

Our Pilates teacher training courses are held at our Long Beach headquarters studio as well as our Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Newport Beach, and Claremont, California hosting locations. Learn more about STOTT PILATES Certification, Pilates teacher training, and how to get started at John Garey Pilates Teacher Training!