This workshop covers creative programming designed for Pilates participants who are athletic and looking to improve strength and balance. It includes a full-body workout with challenging fitness-based moves, hitting all of the major muscle groups, while adhering to the historic Pilates principles as well as the contemporary principles of alignment. Although the exercises range from beginner to advanced, the programming is mostly intermediate level.



  • Learn new and creative exercises on the Pilates Chair.
  • Explore a full body Chair program that is also fluid, fun and challenging.
  • Learn exercises using the Chair that are traditionally performed on other Pilates apparatus and in the fitness world.


  • Increase the programming options for those that practice on the chair regularly.
  • Understand the biomechanics, proper form and execution and programming options for each exercise.
  • Cover regressions and progressions, as well as the “why” for all of the exercises.

WHAT YOU’LL USE: Split-Pedal Stability Chair

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About John Garey

John is the creator of John Garey TV—the most comprehensive online Pilates and Training Studio available. With over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry and 25 years of teaching Pilates, John not only reaches thousands online but has delivered his teachings to students and other instructors in over 20 countries worldwide. John is a sought after Teacher, Mentor, Speaker, and Trainer.

John earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from New York University. He’s studied extensively with Pilates legends such as Moira Merrithew, Elizabeth Larkham and Rael Isacowitz. He is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance, as well as a certified Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise. John created programs and workouts for some of the biggest names in Pilates and Fitness while also starring in hundreds of Fitness and Pilates videos. He has contributed to and appeared in many international publications, including Pilates Style Magazine, Men's Fitness, Shape, and GQ.


We will send you a Zoom Link for the workshop 48 hours before as well as the workbook.


  • This workshop counts for 2 NPCP CEC's. You will receive the CEC certificate within three days of attending.
  • Can't make it live? The workshop will be recorded and made available for 30 days. If you are not attending the workshop live, you will still be eligible to receive CEC's but will have to take a quiz to prove participation after watching the recorded workshop.
  • As to not miss out on the live teaching element, please ensure your zoom, computer and video are working properly prior to the workshop.
  • This is a lecture demo and you can follow along with John as he teaches. If you have access to a reformer feel free to follow along with him.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]