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LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program  The winter is coming….This means Linda will teach her 62nd LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program in New York City,  January-March 2020.   A spring training is scheduled for March-June.  See the LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training calendar for all individual dates.

LindaFit Holiday Retreats  This past October 4-6th, LindaFit hosted a beautiful Pilates Plus weekend in upstate New York’s scenic Hudson Valley at the Won Dharma Center in Claverack.   If you missed this fun getaway, you can join Linda and her partner, Mark Wood in May 2020 for “La Bella Primavera”.  Like the beautiful spring, come renew and rejuvenate on a fitness-holiday week in Italy, visiting Rome, Umbria, and Assisi, and experience Italian living in a restored farmhouse, “agriturismo”.  There will be Pilates classes, hiking, excursions, art, history, meditation, wellness sessions, rest, and great Italian food! For more details see LindaFit Retreats and send an email to linda@lindafit.com to join our LindaFit Holiday Retreat subscriber’s list.

LindaFit Pilates Plus  Speaking of subscribers, LindaFit Pilates Plus now has over 3200 YouTube subscribers. There are over 60 plus videos ,including Pilates, barre, yoga, sculpt, cardio and more.  Become a subscriber today. Private skype sessions are available on request.  For the latest information on skype sessions, trainings, and workshops please follow LindaFit Pilates on Facebook and Instagram.

LindaFit Teachers  Linda’s Pilates mat teachers have gone on to teach at boutique facilities like Flex, SLT, Physique 57, Pilates on Fifth, Club Pilates, as well as for major gyms like Equinox, the New York Health & Racquet Club, and Crunch. Other teachers work for dance studios such as the renowned Broadway Dance Center, and Steps On Broadway in New York City. LindaFit teachers are working in gyms and fitness studios throughout the country. International LindaFit teachers are working in London, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, and Greece. Please visit the LindaFit teachers’ page to see where other LindaFit teachers are working.

About Linda Farrell
PMA® NCPT, Linda Farrell has been teaching pilates mat for the last 25 years at Equinox and Broadway Dance Center. Students marvel at how long and lean they feel after one of her inspiring classes. Linda’s clear articulation, poise, and precise cueing make for her unique style and her warmth, kindness, compassion, and humor, distinguish her as one of New York City’s most of the most popular Pilates mat teachers.

Training
Linda’s initial training was at the Pilates Studio of Physical and Mental Body Conditioning (Studio) in New York City where she studied with master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska. After completing her certification in 1993, Linda worked for the Studio training students on both the mat and apparatus. Soon after she discovered she had a unique talent for describing and articulating the mat exercises to her students. Linda took this skill with her to the Equinox Health Clubs where she pioneered the Pilates Mat program introducing the first mat class in the winter of 1995. Achieving great success and acclaim for her Equinox mat classes, Linda left the Studio and devoted her time and energy to developing the Pilates Mat program at Equinox. Within a short time, Linda implemented a Pilates Mat program at Broadway Dance Center. Still teaching at both facilities, Linda happily calls Equinox and the Broadway Dance Center her “home away from home”.

Conferences
Linda Farrell’s popularity and success as a pilates mat teacher have propelled her to the forefront in her field. Linda has conducted teacher-training workshops at major dance conferences such as Broadway Dance’s,  The Pulse- Annual Teacher Workshop, the Annual Dance Teacher Conference and the Star Dance Alliance Conference.  She has also taught at fitness conferences such as The Pilates Method Alliance, Pilatesstyle, the East Coast Alliance, and the Fitness Factory.

Media
She has appeared as a Pilates expert in diverse media such as Live with Regis and Kelly, FOX News, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Pilatesstyle, Elle, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, The Daily News, Shape and Fitness. She also has her own series of Pilates tapes and DVDs called Core Conditioning, her own classic Pilates mat DVD and two Gaiam pilates with props DVDs.

Education
Linda Farrell has developed her own educational programs including a full LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program, established in 2004, as well as workshops in Pilates Mat: Intermediate to Advanced Repetory, Magic Circle, Mini Ball, Stretch Band, LindaFit Mat Variations and  Anatomy-Special Topics.

Personal Development
Since becoming Pilates certified in 1995, Linda has also received Pilates certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and is a certified PMA- NCPT teacher and educator. Linda’s interest in fitness and anatomy go beyond Pilates, as she has been an ACE certified Personal Trainer since 1994 and received a Yoga certification through White Lotus in 2003.

To satisfy her curiosity and enhance her knowledge, Linda has studied regularly with renowned anatomist, Irene Dowd, and at the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City through their special continuing education workshop called FAMI -affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Linda is a FAMbassador for this distinguished  program.

Linda is also a regular Qigong practitioner, an avid ballet dancer, weight lifter and cardio enthusiast.  Linda incorporates these ideas and influences into her into her Pilates classes and LindaFit Pilates Plus YouTube videos.

Background
Linda earned her BA in Economics at the State University of N.Y. in Oneonta, and an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College, graduating magna cum laude from both institutions. She was a bond analyst for three years at Moody’s Investors Service, before pursuing her passion for movement and fitness and becoming a Pilates Instructor and Educator.