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John Garey Fitness & Pilates
6547 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803

Contact:
t: 562-896-5153
f: 480-393-4714

John Garey
Master Instructor Trainer
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Heather Lawson
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Mary Jo Ketterhagen-Ida
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Julia Bourne
Instructor Trainer

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Eden Paul
Instructor Trainer
Jamie Casey
Instructor Trainer
Chase Owens
Instructor Trainer
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John Garey Fitness & Pilates

ABOUT: The newly expanded studio features designated rooms for a variety of workouts and programs. The 5,800 square foot facility features the following spaces: Reception/Pro Shop, Private Pilates Training Room, a Loft for our Barre classes, Group Fitness Room, Group Pilates Equipment Room, Personal Training Room, and a designated Spinning™ Room. Our fully-equipped fitness and Pilates studio features STOTT PILATES® equipment including 3 V2 Max Plus Reformers, 4 Rack & Roll Reformers, 6 SPX Reformers, 1 V2 Max Rehab Reformer, 1 Cadillac, 2 Spring Walls, 12 Split-Pedal Stability Chairs, 2 Ladder Barrels, Arc Barrels, Spine Correctors and a variety of other top of the line fitness equipment. We specialize in fitness education, including STOTT PILATES, TRX, CORE†, ZEN•GA, SPINNING, and JGFIT - a program designed to prepare people to become certified personal trainers.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
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ADVANCED
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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
Summer 2014 | September 5-7, 12-14, 19-20
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Summer 2014 | August 1-3, 9-10, 15-17, 23-24
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Fall 2014 | October 3-5, 11-12, 17-19, 25-26
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1    25 hours
Summer 2014 | July 7-11
Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm
   
Fall 2014 | December 12-14, 19-20
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1    15 hours
Summer 2014 | July 17-19
Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-5pm
   
Fall 2014 | November 21-23
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1    10 hours
Summer 2014 | July 15-16
Tuesday-Wednesday 11:30am-5pm
   
Winter 2015 | January 2-3
Friday-Saturday 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
Fall 2014 | September 21
Sunday 11am-5:30pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Summer 2014 | July 21-23
Monday-Wednesday 11am-5:30pm
   
Fall 2014 | October 31-November 2
Friday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm
   

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Summer 2014 | July 12
Saturday 11am-5:30pm
   
Fall 2014 | December 21
Sunday 11am-5:30pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Summer 2014 | July 20
Sunday 11am-2pm
   
Winter 2015 | January 3
Saturday 11am-2pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Summer 2014 | July 20
Sunday 2:30pm-5:30pm
   
Winter 2015 | January 3
Saturday 2:30pm-5:30pm
   

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
Summer 2014 | July 24-27
Thursday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm
   
Fall 2014 | November 8-9, 15-16
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm
   

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.

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Fall 2014 | September 27
Saturday 11:30am-7:30pm
   

ZEN•GA™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement - Breathing Workout 11am-2pm 
Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Flowing Sequences 2pm-4pm 
Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength  4:30pm-6:30pm 
Sunday September 28 ZEN•GA™ Intro to V2 Vinyasa Flow on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer  11am-1pm 
Sunday September 28 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines  4pm-6pm 

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.

CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Fall 2014 | September 27
Saturday 11:30am-7:30pm
   
 

CORE™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday September 28 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with the Fitness Circle® 1:30pm-3:30pm

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
Fall 2014 | October 18
Saturday 11am-7pm
   

Total Barre™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday October 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 1
12pm-4pm 
Sunday October 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 
4:30pm-6:30pm 

Workshops

STOTT PILATES workshops designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, are ideal as an introduction into the method or as continuing education. All workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credits through both STOTT PILATES and ACE and none have prerequisites.

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement - Breathing Workout 11am-2pm 
Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Flowing Sequences 2pm-4pm 
Sunday July 20 ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength 4:30pm-6:30pm 
Friday September 26 Optimization of the Shoulder Complex  12pm-4pm
Friday September 26 Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab 4:30pm-6:30pm 
Saturday September 27 Optimization of the Lumbo Pelvic Region: Part A  12pm-2pm 
Saturday September 27 Optimization of the Lumbo Pelvic Region: Part B  2:30pm-6:30pm 
Sunday September 28 Intermediate Stability Chair™: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting  11am-1pm 
Sunday September 28 ZEN•GA™ Intro to V2 Vinyasa Flow on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer
11am-1pm 
Sunday September 28 Reformer for the Older Adult 1:30pm-3:30pm 
Sunday September 28 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with the Fitness Circle®  1:30pm-3:30pm
Sunday September 28 Studio Circuit Training 1:30pm-5:30pm 
Sunday September 28 ZEN•GA™ Fasical Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines  4pm-6pm 
Sunday October 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 1 
12pm-4pm 
Sunday October 19 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 
4:30pm-6:30pm 

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.