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The Pilates Guild®

Since 1993 The Pilates Guild® has been an international organization dedicated to the preservation of  Joe's Contrology 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 pilates archival documentation available in the world, Mr. Gallagher seeks to maintain Joe's Contrology 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
  • Integrating seamlessly with the Pilates Source to provide the educational foundation for Pilates progress for generations to come®
The purpose of the Pilates Guild® is to maintain a recognizable foundation for licensed, Pilates Guild Certified Teachers (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.
  • Discounts on merchandise and equipment.
  • Leasing of Sean Gallagher's Pilates Arcives for studio use.
  • Educational materials and marketing support for studio teachers and their clients.

A Certified Instructor's membership in the Pilates Guild® is maintained by yearly payment of dues, fulfilling continuing education requirements, adhering to the Pilates Source Code of Ethics, Pilates Source 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 Source® through the Pilates Guild® links its trademarks with its Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and quality control, the public can be assured that their Certified Instructor meets these standards.