(Past Event) Reality Pilates/Part Two: Continuing Education Workshops with Kerry De Vivo

Reality Pilates/Part Two: Continuing Education Workshops with Kerry De Vivo At Excel Pilates Annapolis


This year, we continue the conversation of "Reality Pilates" with new topics. These topics are designed to support us, as Pilates teachers, in tackling the day in/day out "reality" issues we face in sessions.

This event is designed for certified Pilates teachers as well as apprentices who have have completed a minimum of half of a training program.

Credit: 4 CECs



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Excel Pilates Annapolis

Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Location: 11 Annapolis Street, Suite A, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Phone: (410) 897-0550

Email: mail@excelpilatesannapolis.com

Website: ExcelPilatesAnnapolis.com



Friday, October 20th, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Same Old - Same Old/workshop
How do we keep the returning client engaged in their session? In this workshop we explore how to maintain integrity in a session, and appropriate layering, while keeping a client from becoming mundane/robotic/absent minded/chatty. Using the tools provided by Joe Pilates, we'll keep clients engaged and coming for more.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meaningful Magic Circle Mat/workout
In this session, we will be moving! Yes, having a magical time with magic circle mat. We will look at how the circle can make meaning of the powerhouse in exercises.

Light fare will be provided after this session.

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
STAND UP!/workshop
So much of a Pilates workout occurs seated, lying down or inverted. In this workshop we design sessions to finish standing so clients can walk out of the studio, upright, lifted and taking their work into their day. Experience, or review, Clara Stretches, Castanets, the Standing Arm Weight Series and more. These exercises will also tie in with our Same Old-Same Old workshop.





About Kerry De Vivo

Owner of Excel Pilates Annapolis, is the only second generation* Pilates teacher in the Annapolis area. She is a certified teacher of The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning by The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO (1995) and by Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio in New York, NY (1996). She has a MFA degree in Dance and a BS degree in Arts Management and is Pink Ribbon Program certified. Kerry is currently serving as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Authentic Pilates Union. Kerry celebrated her 20th year of teaching Pilates in 2015.

Kerry began studying Pilates in 1986 with Steve Giordano at SUNY Purchase. In 1998, after completing her Pilates certifications, she co-founded Excel Movement Studios, a 5,000 square foot Pilates studio, with Lesa McLaughlin in Washington, DC. In 2002, she co-founded Excel Pilates Annapolis. The DC and Annapolis, MD studios now operate as affiliate studios along with Excel Pilates Northern Virginia.

Kerry is co-director of Excel's Pilates Teacher Training Program established in 2001. The Pilates Teacher Training Program at Excel is dedicated to providing high quality training in the original work of Joseph H. Pilates. It is a comprehensive and in-depth one year training program requiring a minimum of 700 hours of hands-on training in all levels of the Pilates mat and apparatus work. Kerry works directly with apprentices to help them reach their goals of teaching Pilates. In 2009, Kerry helped develop Excel's Pilates Teacher Mentor Program designed to offer high level continuing education to area Pilates teachers.

Kerry is co-author of the research study, The Benefits of The Pilates Method for Shoulder Stabilization in Dancers, which was presented at the Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers in Aspen, CO. She is co-author of Excel's Pilates Teacher Training Program Manual and Excel's Pilates Mat Guide. Kerry is also a featured contributing writer in Peter Fiasca's book, Voices of Classical Pilates and has a contributing interview in Fiasca's most recent book, Voices of Classical Pilates II, The Men's Work.

From 2009 - 2011, Excel Pilates Annapolis was an official studio of The Pilates Center's Masters Program. During this time Kerry participated as an approved presenter for continuing education workshops for The Pilates Center's Masters Program.

Kerry has taught the Pilates Method to clients who range in age from adolescents to seniors, applying Pilates in its original form for performance improvement, injury prevention, rehabilitation and fitness. Her clients have ranged from professional athletes including runners, dancers, gymnasts, football players, cyclists, golfers and rowers, to individuals with specific health issues, to those simply looking for an alternative fitness program. Kerry has worked with clients in pre and post-surgical situations.

Kerry has presented workshops on Pilates at Physical Therapy clinics and at the University of Colorado/Boulder, the University of Maryland/College Park, the University of Florida/Gainesville, and Shenandoah University. She taught Pilates in Relation to Modern Dance, a semester long class at George Washington University. Kerry was a Panelist on the Careers in Dance Board, representing Pilates, for the 8th Annual Dance Medicine Symposium at Goucher College in March 1998. In addition to Pilates, Kerry had a professional career in dance. She served on the dance faculty at George Washington University and the University of Maryland at College Park. She performed with Deborah Riley Dance Projects for three years as a principle company member and has performed with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Adrienne Clancey and Mim Rosen. Her choreography and performances have been viewed in Colorado, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C, the U.K. and Australia. Kerry's teaching is inspired by the life's work of Joseph Pilates as well as her clients. "It is a gift to work with a client for years and assist them in their journey to meet their fitness goals. Pilates is a sound method of body conditioning that is rich with detail and powerful with results. It is a method that is applicable to all bodies." Kerry is dedicated to the original Pilates method and to offering clients an empowering fitness experience. She only employs teachers who share the same commitment.



Excel Pilates Annapolis

About Excel Pilates Annapolis

Our Commitment to You and to The Original/Classical Pilates Method Excel Pilates Annapolis is a traditional, classical Pilates studio. We focus on offering sessions that incorporate the full Pilates Method with both mat exercises and working on the Pilates apparatus. We offer one on one, duet and trio sessions to maintain focus on the individual.


Our mission is to empower all participants in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning to be in control of their own health and well-being, and to provide a supportive atmosphere in which clients may grow, learn, and be guided toward reaching their fitness potential.

We are strongly committed to the power and depth of the original, classical Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, a highly evolved and in-depth program that originated from the life's work of Joseph H. Pilates. We strive to share with, and inform clients of, the power of the Classical Pilates Method by offering sessions with experienced, professional teachers in a safe environment.

Excel Pilates Annapolis






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