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Frankfurt am Main

Workshop with Lesa McLaughlin | Train like a Teacher

Coming exclusively to PRIVATE PILATES in October 2024. Is a perfect workshop for a Pilates enthusiast or anyone who might be considering our Teacher Training Program.

Workshop with Lesa McLaughlin | Train like a Teacher
Workshop with Lesa McLaughlin | Train like a Teacher

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Frankfurt am Main, Schifferstraße 14, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

About the event

If you want to become a classical Pilates teacher, look no further. Attend our pre-training course with one of the most popular Pilates educators from the US: Lesa McLaughlin from Excel Pilates DC.

Train like a Teacher will give you an overview of the Teacher Training Program that we are offering  in 2025 at Private Pilates.

Date: October 12th and 13th 2024

Saturday, October 12th

BLOCK 1 - 14.00 -16.00 Matwork

BREAK 16:00-16:30

BLOCK 2 - 16:30-18.30 Reformer

Sunday, October 13th

BLOCK 3 - 10.00 -13.00 Cadillac and other Pilates studio equipment

Cost: 460€ incl VAT for both days

Train Like a Teacher

will deepen your knowledge of the Classical Pilates method of body conditioning with this intensive weekend focused on learning the work of Joseph Pilates from a teaching perspective.

This workshop is for any intermediate level or higher student who wishes to expand their knowledge of the Pilates system by closely examining the Pilates principles, layering process, key issues and the purpose and benefits of the individual Pilates exercises. Focus will be on advancing your personal Pilates skills while examining the progression and genius of the system.  Emphasis will be on Mat work and Reformer work and Cadillac with a touch of the other apparatus.

Lesa McLaughlin BIO

Lesa 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 and is a Second Generation Teacher. She received a Gold Certification by the Pilates Method Alliance in 2005. She holds a BFA in Dance from George Mason University (1984) and has taught dance, movement, and exercise for over 40 years.

In 1998, she co-founded Pilates at Excel Movement Studios (now Excel Pilates DC), a 5,000-square-foot Pilates studio in Washington, DC. In 2002 she opened a satellite studio in Annapolis, MD, with then-business partner Kerry De Vivo. She has worked with clients for 29 years in The Pilates Method Of Body Conditioning. Ranging in age from 10-90, clients have included athletes such as dancers, gymnasts, swimmers, ice skaters, runners, golfers, equestrian jumpers, and bodybuilders, all working to achieve better performance or to gain a competitive edge. Lesa has also worked with clients at a rehabilitative level as well as for injury prevention. Conditions and issues have included herniated discs, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, MS, knee surgery prevention, knee and hip replacement, and pregnancy.

In 2001 she collaborated with Kerry DeVivo to create and establish a comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program at Excel Movement Studios in which she developed the curriculum, program outline, and training manual. Currently, she teaches all system levels as well as continuing education.  Lesa McLaughlin’s experience is that of a Master teacher. She considers her strength in teaching to be a deep understanding of the work of Joseph Pilates and helping each client to see, feel and reach their fullest potential. Lesa considers the work of Joseph Pilates to be an inspiration. She has experienced personally the depth and power of the work and considers her ability to practice and teach Pilates a true privilege. 

The most satisfying aspect of her Pilates experience is to see daily, through her teaching, the meaningful impact it has on others.

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