Train Like a Teacher - Excel Pilates

Train like a teacher Excel Pilates



Date: Friday March 29th - Sunday March 31st

Friday March 29th: 3:00p - 6:00p Annapolis
Saturday March 30th: 1:00p - 4:00p DC
Sunday March 31st: 10:00a - 1:00p Northern Virginia

Location: Annapolis, DC, Northern Virginia

(410) 897-0550 Annapolis
(202) 269-3020 DC
(703) 623-8100 Northern Virginia

Email: Annapolis DC Northern Virginia

Website: Annapolis DC Northern Virginia


Train Like a Teacher - Excel Pilates


Thinking of being an EXCELlent Pilates teacher?

Experience what it would be like to be enrolled in the Excel Pilates Teacher Training Program. Empower yourself with hands on participation, real life observation and teaching with our highly qualified faculty. 

Get the maximum benefit and experience the synergy of all three Excel Pilates studio locations, and teacher trainers, by registering for all 3 workshops.

Friday, March 29, 2019 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Explore the Pilates Mat work with Kerry De Vivo  at Excel Pilates Annapolis

Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Explore the Pilates Reformer work with Lesa McLaughlin at Excel Pilates DC

Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. Explore the Pilates Cadillac work with Alexandra Adams at Excel Pilates Northern Virginia

These workshops are for any intermediate level, or higher, student who is considering our teacher training program. $150 per workshop OR $400 for ALL THREE.

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About the Training Program

The Excel Pilates Teacher Training Program is dedicated to providing high quality training in the original work of Joseph H. Pilates. Our comprehensive and in-depth one year training program requires a minimum of 700 hours of hands-on training in all levels of the Pilates mat and apparatus work. Apprenticeship involves seminars, observations, and practice teaching. In addition to Pilates exercises, seminar topics cover anatomy, teaching skills and session design. The program involves readings, case studies and powerhouse-hour workshops, free solo workouts, teaching feedback and a Pilates teaching manual. There are prerequisites and testing requirements.

Our mission is to preserve and share the life's work of Joseph Pilates with the integrity and spirit in which it was taught to us as second generation teachers. Joseph Pilates spent a lifetime developing his method of physical and mental conditioning. The sophistication of his work necessitates intense study.


About Kerry De Vivo

Kerry De Vivo is the owner of Excel Pilates Annapolis and 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 an MFA degree in Dance and a BS degree in Arts Management and is Pink Ribbon Program certified. 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, Kerry co-founded, with Lesa McLaughlin, Excel Movement Studios, a 5,000 square foot Pilates studio 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.




 Excel Pilates Annapolis - Classical Pilates Studio located in Annapolis, Maryland

About Lesa McLaughlin

Lesa McLaughlin is the owner of Excel Pilates DC, the first Pilates studio in Washington, DC. Lesa’s experience is that of a Master teacher.  She has worked with clients for 20 years in The Pilates Method Of Body Conditioning. She was certified as a teacher in The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning by The Pilates Studio in New York in 1995 under the tutelage of Romana Krowsanavska.



About Alexandra Adams

Alexandra Adams is a third generation (considered by some to be second generation) of Joseph H. Pilates. She has practiced Pilates for over twenty years, and has been a certified Pilates instructor for fifteen years. Upon graduation from The Madeira School in 1999, Alexandra went on to attend Goucher College. It was here that she was first exposed to traditional Pilates from Joe’s protege, Romana Kryzanoswka. Alexandra graduated from Goucher College in 2003, with a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Dance Performance and Choreography. After dancing professionally and continuing her study of traditional Pilates from Romana and second generation instructors, she completed the rigorous, comprehensive Excel Pilates Teacher Training Program.




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