Past Event: The U.S.P.A.®, LLC Presents: “A Day of Continuing Education 2017” at The Pilates Loft

The U.S.P.A.®, LLC Presents: “A Day of Continuing Education 2017” at The Pilates Loft


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.
Privates/Duos Available with David Freeman or Jennifer O'Mara

Cost: Cash Only
Private: $125.00
Duo: $195.00

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"All Things Spine" with Jennifer O'Mara
This seminar will provide a comprehensive study of the movement of the spine in various disease states giving the instructor a broader base of knowledge in developing a session plan. Which traditional exercises work and when to modify. Learn some tools to help educate your client on achieving a pain free practice.

Credit: 3 credits

Time: 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
"Its A Matter of "Principles" with David Freeman
As Instructors, it is imperative that we teach to the 6 Principles of Pilates. But how often do we plan a program for our clients with these 6 principles in mind? Are we going to work on Flow and Precision today? Or will it be Breathing and Concentration? Certainly, we cannot expect a beginner or for that matter an intermediate to grasp all 6 Principles at once. Which of the principles should we emphasize and when? Are there certain exercises that warrant more Flow than Precision? More Concentration than Breathing? Which Principles will accomplish the primary goal of the exercise? This Seminar examines the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Systems with an eye towards the 6 Principles and their application. The Seminar will be interactive with the seminar participants interacting with the Seminar Provider.

Credit: 2 credits

Time: 3:00 a.m. - :30 p.m.
""Sports Specific Training Pilates Style" with Jennifer O'Mara
Working with professional, amateur and recreational athletes has been a major focus for Jennifer over the past 16 years. This workshop will focus on using the classic principles of Pilates to enhance performance and reduce the incidence of injury. Techniques will be given to address fast and slow twitch muscle fiber recruitment and how that applies to different sports and activities.

Credit: 3 credits



Instructor David Freeman

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)


Jennifer O’Mara

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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About The Pilates Loft Arlington

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.

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The United States Pilates Association® LLC. (“U.S.P.A.®”) |

About The United States Pilates Association® LLC. (“U.S.P.A.®”)

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.

The United States Pilates Association® LLC. (“U.S.P.A.®”)






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