East Cobb Pilates Instructors Receive Top Honor

They say that those who can’t do teach, but Mary Jo Falvey and Elizebeth Ellison prove otherwise. STOTT PILATES® has given its highest certification designation to these two local Pilates instructors. Falvey and Ellison are the first STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor Trainers in the state of Georgia and are part of a group of only 200 Instructor Trainers worldwide.

The certification allows Falvey and Ellison to train instructors in the STOTT PILATES curriculum. “We are really excited to be able to teach this method of Pilates,” Falvey says. “There is a shortage of qualified Pilates instructors in Atlanta, and this certification program allows us to meet the demand.”

Stefania Della Pia, the Assistant Program Director of Education at STOTT PILATES, says of certification, “Mary Jo and Elizebeth are amongst the most qualified STOTT PILATES Instructors in the world and are key figures in representing the brand in Georgia and the world.”

Between them, Falvey and Ellison have 25 years of Pilates Instruction and Personal Training experience. Each holds a Personal Training Certification from the American Council on Exercise and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Instructor Trainer candidates must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of documented Pilates instruction, be recommended by another Instructor Trainer, and submit videos of their teaching repertoire. After the application process, finalists receive an invitation to attend specialized instruction at the STOTT PILATES headquarters in Toronto, Canada.

Della Pia applauds the hard work of Falvey and Ellison. “Both Mary Jo and Elizebeth’s attention to detail and precise cueing and correcting are exceptional,” she says. “They both have a professional yet extremely approachable and patient manner that makes them excellent Instructors and Instructor Trainers.”

reposted; original post from July 17, 2008