Peak Pilates® 2016 Catalog - Page 92

EDUCATION GINA LANG Peak Pilates Master Instructor ® SUCCESS STORY Gina Lang, an avid dancer and gymnast, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 20 years ago. She found Pilates soon after, and through the method, education and community she found at Peak Pilates , she received her certification and later became a Peak Pilates Master Instructor. ® Where did you first learn or hear about Pilates? I first heard about Pilates from a Mari Winsor commercial. I was diagnosed with MS in 1993 when I was 33–years–old. As my health declined, I decided I should try Pilates to help improve my daily life. Peak Pilates came to our facility and Zoey Trap taught Level I Comprehensive. ® What was your Peak Pilates Pathway? ® It was harder for me with MS to learn advanced Pilates, but I did pass Level I, II and III and became a Peak Pilates Comprehensive Evolve Program The Peak Pilates Evolve CEC Program allows certified instructors to earn CECs by taking private lessons with Peak Pilates Master Instructors at their Education Centers or facility. Each private lesson awards 0.5 CECs per lesson hour petitioned with a maximum of 6 CECs every two years. ® Conferences & Tradeshows Throughout the year, the Peak Pilates brand earns an even greater following at various conferences and tradeshows around the world, where attendees will be able to earn CECs. At our flagship event, the Pilates Empowerment Summit (PES), instructors and enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to gain insights from top Pilates professionals, heighten their Pilates practice and earn the 14 CECs required every two years to maintain their certification. Newsletter Quizzes Every quarter, a continuing education quiz is pub lished in the Peak Pilates Newsletter to offer instructors an at-home opportunity to read about theoretical and practical concepts with a corresponding quiz worth 2 Peak Pilates CECs. MASTER INSTRUCTORS At Peak Pilates, our fundamental goal is to bring Pilates to everyone in a manner that is both accessible and inspiring. The heart of our educational program belongs to our trio of educational developers — Colleen Glenn, Clare Dunphy and Zoey Trap — who together bring over 70 years of combined experience in the Pilates and fitness industries. In 2000, the three were challenged to create a new paradigm for classical Pilates education that would deliver it in an accessible, easy-to-follow format. Their diverse skills and backgrounds made them the perfect team to take on the task. They developed a program that allows teachers to unlock the 92 PEAK PILATES ®