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The Pilates Guild®

Since 1993 The Pilates Guild® has been an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Authentic Pilates™ passed on and continued through the New York Pilates Studio® and the The New York Pilates Studio Teacher Certification™ program . Under the direction of Sean Gallagher, PT and with the most comprehensive archival documentation available, Mr. Gallagher seeks to maintain Authentic Pilates in its purest form by:

  • Licensing the New York Pilates Teacher Certtification™ Program
  • Serving as an umbrella for all Pilates Guild® certified teachers and members
  • Providing support in areas of education, counsel and public promotion
  • Educating the public and fostering consciousness through movement
  • Upholding the philosophy and principles set forth by Joseph and Clara Pilates
The purpose of the Pilates Guild® is to maintain a recognizable foundation for licensed, Pilates Guild Certified Instructors™ PGCT™ and an international network whose collective work is consistent and of the highest quality. The Guild provides referral services for Certified Instructors and studios, insurance discounts for individual instructors and studio, discounts on merchandise and equipment, educational materials and marketing support.

A Certified Instructor's membership in the Pilates Guild® is maintained by yearly payment of dues, fulfilling continuing education requirements, adhering to the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and a signed membership agreement.

The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild® are in a unique position to transmit the teachings of Joseph Pilates through our teacher certification program and continued professional membership. Because the Pilates Guild® links its trademarks with its Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and quality control, the public can be sure that their Certified Instructor meets these standards.