Join us for a day of special Continuing Education Seminars* with U.S.P.A.® Teachers of Teachers, David Freeman, and Jennifer O'Mara at our Arlington, VA U.S.P.A.® Instructor Training Center, The Pilates Loft.
This Continuing Education Seminar will qualify as Continuing Education for The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program. Attendance will qualify as credits towards Continuing Education
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Pilates Loft Arlington, 3444 Fairfax Drive, Suite 2, Arlington, VA 22201
Contact: Alia Staples, United States Pilates Association™ LLC
Phone: (703) 566-9623
Event Information: The United States Pilates Association® LLC. (“U.S.P.A.®”)
*All Continuing Education Seminars are subject to cancellation, rescheduling, change of topic and/or instructors at the discretion of the U.S.P.A.®. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling only, registered attendees will be afforded a refund.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Cash Only
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Credit: 3 credits
Time: 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Credit: 2 credits
Time: 3:00 a.m. - :30 p.m.
Credit: 3 credits
Department: Teacher of Teachers, U.S.P.A.® Center Director, U.S.P.A.® Principal Director
David Freeman is a principal and Teacher Trainer for the United States Pilates Association ® LLC (U.S.P.A. ®). He began his Pilates training in New York in the mid 1990s. His bad back brought him to the doorsteps of the New York Pilates Studio ® Teacher Certification Program. David trained extensively with and was certified in 1999 as an Authentic Pilates ™ Instructor by Master Teacher and Elder Romana Kryzanowska. He is the owner of The Pilates Institute ™ of Ft. Lauderdale established in 2001. His studio is a Teacher Certification Center for the U.S.P.A. ®. and its New York Pilates Studio ® Teacher Certification Program. David has been a Teacher Trainer since 2005 and he is actively involved in the educational programs of the U.S.P.A. ® and teaches seminars and workshops throughout the United States. David has also trained and observed with Pilates Elders Lolita San Miguel, Mary Bowen and Jay Grimes and Master teacher Bob Liekens.
Now with more than 20 years of Pilates experience, David at the age of 72 is convinced that his Pilates training has been instrumental in curing his back issues and keeping his Mind, Body and Spirit in balance. David is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center and is currently retired from the practice of law devoting his time and attention to the Pilates Methodology. David’s essay ‘My Voyage Through the World of Pilates” has recently been published in “Voices of Classical Pilates” a collection of essays from 28 Classical Pilates Teachers, edited by Peter Fiasca, Ph.D., Amy Babia Bergesen, Ph.D and Suzzane Michelle Diffine, M.A. David can also be heard at Pilates Anytime, being interviewed on the influence of Romana Kryzanowska on the Pilates Methodology (subscription to Pilates Anytime needed to access interview) Pilates Anytime with David Freeman on Romana Kryzanowska. David has also been featured in the September/October 2016 Issue of Pilates Style Magazine In their Powerhouse Section entitled “Fountain of Youth”. Powerhouse – David Reprint (1) (2)
Department: Teacher of Teachers, U.S.P.A.® Center Director
Jennifer O’Mara has owned & operated The Pilates Loft since 2003. A graduate from the University of Florida, Jennifer’s background is firmly placed in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. She studied Pilates under and was certified by Romana Kyrzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, in 2000. With a specialization in spine care, Jennifer found an easy transition from helping people find relief in the physical therapy arena to using Pilates to strengthen and eliminate most pain associated with the back and neck.
With a physical background beginning in gymnastics as a youth, power lifting through college and marathon training currently, Jennifer uses Pilates as a form of cross training to improve flexibility and core strength.
In 2009, The Pilates Loft was named a United State Pilates Association ® Teacher Certification center for The NY Pilates Studio ® Teacher Certification Program. Jennifer has attained the status of Teacher Trainer for the U.S.P.A. ®.Since that time, she has continued her education with Brett Howard, the Director of Education for the U.S.P.A. ®, and continues to pass that knowledge on to her instructors and apprentices.
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For the past twelve years, The Pilates Loft had one location in the heart of Orlando, Florida. Owner Jennifer O’Mara opened the studio in 2003 and it quickly became one of the premier Pilates studio in Central Florida. Jennifer’s background is firmly placed in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. She studied Pilates under and was certified by Romana Kyrzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, in 2000. Jennifer always wanted to own her own business and opening a pilates studio fulfilled not only her entrepreneurial spirit but also her desire to help people achieve a higher level of health and wellness. The Pilates Loft Orlando was named a Certifying Center for the United States Pilates Association (USPA) and Jennifer a Teacher of Teachers.
In 2014, The Pilates Loft opened their second location in Arlington, Virginia. Under the leadership of Alia Staples, the Arlington location also serves as a Certifying Center for the USPA. Both locations are proud to train Apprentices that will be the next generation of Certified Pilates Instructors to carry on Joseph Pilates’ work in it’s purest form.
The Pilates Loft Arlington
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As the longest standing pilates teacher training program, we are able to offer our participants the unique opportunity to learn directly from the industry’s most experienced teachers who are Second Generation Pilates Instructors, trained and certified by Elder Romana Kryzanowska. The U.S.P.A. ® is owned and operated by Second Generation Instructors with acombined 60 years of Classical Pilates Experience.
Our apprentiship-style training is based entirely upon the original work of Joseph Pilates. Through observing, practicing, teaching and assisting, teachers-to-be master a deep understanding of the full Classical Pilates repertoire, develop strong teaching skills and learn a large variety of progressions and modifications that prepares them for working with a wide range of client needs. Our faculty of highly experienced Teacher Trainers, have over 100 years of Classical Pilates teaching and training. This esteemed faculty provides mentorship and guidance to participants throughout the program to ensure continued progression and optimum opportunity for learning. No other program can match the experience of our Classically trained instructors.
Graduates complete our program as skilled qualified teachers with a deep knowledge of the Work, a strong confidence in their abilities, and most important a strong sense of Spirit. Because of this, our graduates are highly sought after and we achieve a 100% successful hire–rate!
We aspire to offer a rewarding and positive journey of discovery that embodies the Classical Pilates mantra of Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit.
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