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Blue Sparrow Pilates
North Beach
1441 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
94133

Contact: Blue Sparrow Pilates
t: 415-398-4425

Marsha Warnke

Marsha Warnke
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Holly-Furgason

Holly Furgason
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Melissa Kennedy
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licensed training center

Blue Sparrow Pilates

ABOUT: Blue Sparrow Pilates was founded in 2007 with the dream of becoming an elite teacher training center. Today we're proud to be the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center for San Francisco, training students from the Bay Area around the globe.
We train confident instructors capable of delivering effective sessions which meet the needs of a diverse clientele. Our training provides the necessary foundation for working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Our graduates go on to work at high-end health clubs and studios around the world, as well as build successful businesses their own.
We offer year round courses for new teachers, as well as continuing education for those already int he field who are looking to expand their repertoire or update their knowledge. Workshops cover topics such as injury rehabilitation, prenatal/postpartum, and sport-specific conditioning.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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STOTT PILATES Available CORE Actice 
TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
INTENSIVE

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Winter 2015 | January 16-18, 31- February 1, 13-15
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Spring 2015 | April 10-12, 25-26, May 8-10
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Mat-Plus™, Module 1 (IMP1)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Winter 2015 | January 16-18, 31- February 1
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Spring 2015 | April 10-12, 25-26
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
​Spring 2015 | May 21-25
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-3pm | Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 9am-2:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Mat-Plus™, Module 2 (IMP2)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Winter 2015 | January 2-4
Friday & Sunday 9am-2:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
   
​Winter 2015 | February 13-15
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Spring 2015 | May 8-10
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Winter 2015 | February 28- March 1, 6-8, 21-22, 27-29
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Spring 2015 | May 16-17, 29-31, June 13-14, 26-28
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer, Module 1 (IR1)

LEVEL: 1      30 hours
Winter 2015 | February 28- March 1, 6-8, 21
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
Spring 2015 | May 16-17, 29-31, June 13-14
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer, Module 2 (IR2)

LEVEL: 1      20 hours
Spring 2015 | March 22, 27-29
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
​Summer 2015 | June 26-28
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-530pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2015 | March 11-15
Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Winter 2015 | February 6-8
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Spring 2015 | May 2-3
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

There are currently no Comprehensive courses scheduled at this location.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Winter 2015 | February 20
Friday 12pm-6:30pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Summer 2015 | June 19-21
Friday-Saturday 12pm-6pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Winter 2015 | February 21
Saturday 12pm-6:30pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Winter 2015 | February 22
Sunday 12pm-3pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Winter 2015 | February 22
Sunday 3:30pm-6:30pm
   

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
Winter 2015 | January 22-25
Thursday 11am-5:30pm | Friday-SUnday 12pm-6:30pm
   

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

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CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training– developed exclusively by Merrithew Health & Fitness™ experts.  This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

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Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2015 | April 18
Saturday 9am-5pm
   

Total Barre™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday April 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 1 9am-1pm
Sunday April 19 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations  1:30pm-3:30pm 

Workshops/Exams

This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday December 27 Matwork Flow with Weights  12pm-2pm 
Saturday December 27 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™  2:15pm-4:15pm 
Saturday December 27 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion  4:30pm-6:30pm 
Sunday December 28 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™, Level 1  9am-11am 
Sunday December 28 Reformer Workout for Men  11:15am-1:15pm
Sunday December 28 Prenatal Pilates on the Reformer  1:30pm-3:30pm 
Sunday April 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 1  9am-1pm 
Sunday April 19 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations  1:30pm-3:30pm 
Prerequisites:
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.