PRI Integration for Pilates (Chicago, Illinois) Pilates Central in the beautiful city of Chicago was definitely the center of the Pilates universe this last weekend as we were blessed to launch the long awaited PRI Integration for Pilates course. I want to thank the awesome group of dynamic professionals who traveled from virtually every part of the United States, as well as Switzerland and Japan, to be with us. This new course is a powerful addition to the affiliate course line-up and something we were so excited to finally get it off the ground after working so hard on the new manual and course presentation for the last 2 1/2 years.
A big thank you to our two amazing Pilates affiliate course consultants, Donna Parise Byrne and Sarah Petrich. Your professionalism, hard work and persistence definitely paid off putting this course together because the first rendition was a fantastic hit after selling out over 7 months ago. It was an honor to get to learn from you and with you as we teamed up during countless conference calls, video conferences and personal meetings to create and pull all of this together. Seeing the finished course manual in print and seeing the course presentation unfold made me so proud to serve as the director of the affiliate program and to work with such talented people. I loved to see you two shine!
The highlight of the course was definitely all the time spent on the actual reformers experiencing all the new techniques. The last couple hours on day one and virtually all of day two got us out of our chairs and onto the reformers in the lab. Donna was hooked up to a loud speaker most of the second day and she directed everyone through each reformer technique as if each person was one of her personal clients. Her insights and experience in the lab were complimented by Sarah's insights and creativity to make it awesome for everybody.
Some of the great feedback from the course attendees includes: "This was my absolute favorite PRI course to date. Very well organized. Lab was so helpful", "The information was invaluable. Being new to PRI, I left feeling inspired and eager to continue my PRI education", "I loved the class, loved the materials and the instructors were excellent", "It was fantastic to have several hours of practice in small groups to better understand the exercises. I plan to apply this information in the clinic on Monday", "This manual rocked! It was well organized and very detailed. Loved the charts Sarah" and "This course really helped me get it".