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LindaFit Pilates Online Mat Teacher Training Program Continues This Fall  This summer  Linda celebrated the 16th anniversary of her LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program. Due to the current health crisis, it is now the Online LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program and Linda will teach her 65th milestone training this fall.  Linda will continue to offer a special covid price for the Sept-Oct 2020 Online LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training.  Like the spring and summer programs, it  will be conducted entirely through Zoom with 15, two hour sessions. The group-8 student maximum, will meet online twice a week and meeting days and times will be selected by the group.  It is important now to be safe and at home, so take advantage of this time and get LindaFit Pilates Online Mat certified. The spring and summer Online LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Programs had students participating via Zoom from Japan, Austria, India,  California, Connecticut and New York.  Indeed it’s a small world after all…and zoom works!!!!

New-LindaFit Live Pilates Classes Online! Linda is now teaching her own LindaFit Live Pilates Online classes through zoom on Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm.  to sign up email linda@lindafit.com. Classes are $12 Venmo @linda-Vigo-1  Linda is also teaching Pilates Mat on Mondays, 11:30am-12:45pm for BDC Live.  To sign up visit Broadway Dance Center

LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats  Our May 2020 “La Bella Primavera retreat was cancelled due to the corona virus.    We were very sad but hope to reschedule one day soon.   For future LindaFit Retreats send an email to linda@lindafit.com to join our LindaFit Lifestyle Retreat subscriber’s list.

LindaFit Pilates YouTube Channel: Become a subscriber today by clicking here! LindaFit Pilates offers Pilates plus, barre, yoga, sculpt, cardio workouts and more.  Private Skype sessions are available on request. For the latest information on Zoom/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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.