What does this mean? It means that ALL the Pilates instructors at The Pilates Center have completed at least a 500+ hour, comprehensive and 3rd-party certified teacher training program. They are fully educated on all apparatus and repertoire fundamental to advanced level.
Why is this important?
In the Pilates industry, there are no governing requirements to call yourself a Pilates Instructor which results in varying degrees of quality instruction studio to studio. And working out on a reformer doesn't necessarily mean you are doing Pilates.
For the client, working with a highly trained instructor translates to not only a SAFER experience, but a better experience.
So, I’m particularly excited to announce a new face you’ll be seeing in the studio. Meet Grace O’Gara!
Grace had a love for movement and fitness from a young age, and grew up taking karate and kickboxing classes, as well as dancing at Atlanta Ballet. However, it was not until she entered Texas Christian University School of Classical and Contemporary Dance and was required to take Pilates for her BFA that Grace found a love for Pilates and the functional understanding of her body and movement it offers.
TCU’s School for Classical & Contemporary Dance is an extremely competitive program. It’s more than 650 hours long, limited to ten participants per cohort, and is by application only.
The program's comprehensive training includes history, philosophy, ethics, functional anatomy, and physical practice.
Grace is comprehensively trained in Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac/Tower, Ladder Barrel, and various other props. She is well versed in both Contemporary and Classical systems, and has been highly trained in how to manage physical conditions or injuries that require modifications or deletions from practice.
Grace is graduating in May of 2023 with her BFA in Ballet, BA in Political Science, and Pilates Teaching Certificate, and is so excited to be starting her professional Pilates journey with The Pilates Center.