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Pilates Teacher Training & Continued Education

2019 JG Fall Conference

STOTT PILATES Continuing Education Credits!

September 7 & 8

Featuring STOTT PILATES CEC Workshops.  Join Master IT Melanie Byford-Young and Lead IT  Mary Jo Ketterhagen-Ida for 2 days of workshops including programming for clients with postural issues, the shoulder region, and seniors.  Put some variety in your workouts with our jumpboard interval training workshops, conditioning for golf and rotation sports, and more.

Scroll down for more details.  Can’t make our Fall Conference?  No worries. Save the date for our Winter Conference: December 7 and 8

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.

  • 2019 Spring Conference
    2019 Spring Conference

    2019 Fall Conference
    September 7-8


    Early Bird:  Save 10% if you sign up before August 4
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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.  

Fall Conference in Long Beach, CA September 7 & 8, 2019

Saturday, September 7

Sunday, September 8

Meet The Trainers

Mary Jo Ketterhagen-Ida

Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew

Mary 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.

Melanie Byford Young

Master Trainer on Rehabilitation for Merrithew

Melanie Byford-Young was first introduced to Pilates while working in an out-patient physiotherapy clinic, and has since become an innovator in the field of Therapeutic Pilates. She specializes in unwinding complex injuries and working with a wide-range of rehabilitation clients.

In 2001, Melanie co-founded Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, Oregon, and started instructing STOTT PILATES courses and workshops. Over the past eighteen years, she created a series of training and education curriculum, including the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation courses, Therapeutic Pilates Workshops for Pacific Northwest Pilates, and on-line courses for Medbridge Education. She has taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Brazil and Asia, and has made guest appearances at conferences including IDEA World Fitness, Body Mind Spirit, John Garey Fitness and Pilates, and at the Merrithew UK Symposium.

Melanie was originally a licensed physical therapist, graduating from McMaster University in Ontario with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 1991. She also earned her post graduate Certificate in manual and manipulative physiotherapy Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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:

  • 2-Hour Workshop: $110
  • Early Bird discount 10%: Pay just $99 per 2-Hour Workshop. Save 10% off of the 4 and 6 hour workshops as well.  Early Bird Special Discount ends August 4, 2019.
    (NOTE: Early Bird Special does not apply to the Total Barre Foundations Day Course)

RULES AND RESTRICTIONS: No transfers or refunds. For more information, call the Education Hotline at (562) 430-3006.

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!