STOTT PILATES(TM) Education Expands in San Francisco to Satisfy Instructor Certification Demand The Almaden Valley Athletic Club and Northern California STOTT PILATES

Certification Centers Open New Training Facility



    SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Almaden Valley Athletic Club in
 San Jose (AVAC), the Bay Area's premier, award winning family facility that
 offers total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages, along with
 Northern California STOTT PILATES Certification Centers, today announced the
 opening of the CORE Pilates On 17th facility, to meet the growing demand for
 instructor certification in the STOTT PILATES method. AVAC provides the
 exclusive license for Northern California STOTT PILATES Certification Centers,
 which provides education for individuals to become certified STOTT PILATES
 instructors.
     AVAC will provide CORE Pilates On 17th with more than $40,000 of STOTT
 PILATES equipment in a new 2,000 square-foot facility appointed with
 floor-to-ceiling mirrors.  The facility will be owned and directed by
 Instructor Trainer Chandler Moore, former Pilates Program Director at Presidio
 Sport and Medicine in San Francisco and STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer for
 Northern California STOTT PILATES Certification Centers. Moore holds a B.S. in
 therapeutic dance with an emphasis in sports medicine and psychology. She
 completed the STOTT PILATES certification in 2002 after graduating from
 Southwest Missouri State University and became a STOTT PILATES Instructor
 Trainer in 2003. In addition to offering pilates education, CORE Pilates On
 17th will instruct private and group training for the public.
     "I'm thrilled to be opening the studio and training individuals under the
 STOTT PILATES method," said Moore. "Now residents in San Francisco, whether
 they're beginners, enthusiasts or physical therapy patients, can benefit from
 STOTT PILATES' innovative programming which offers a more mindful and
 beneficial exercise regimen."
     According to American Sports Data, Inc., the pilates industry grew
 96 percent in 2002 and another 102 percent in 2003. With more than 9.5 million
 participants in 2003, pilates is the fastest growing fitness activity in the
 world. In 2003, 144 students became certified instructors by the Northern
 California STOTT PILATES Certification Centers and is expected to exceed
 200 in 2004.
     "We're extremely excited about our latest expansion," said AVAC owner and
 Northern California STOTT PILATES Certification Centers licensee, Joe Shank.
 "There is a tremendous demand for quality pilates instructors in the athletic
 club industry, private studios, and physical therapy clinics. AVAC has
 certified hundreds of trainers in the STOTT PILATES method, thus providing
 thousands of people with the means to achieve their fitness goals with this
 preferred method."
     CORE Pilates On 17th will be the third facility Northern California STOTT
 PILATES Certification Centers has opened in 2004. Others include Livermore's
 Streamline Body Works located at the Livermore Valley Tennis Club and
 SpareTime Clubs, Johnson Ranch located in Roseville, bringing the total to
 four sites with the original Northern California STOTT PILATES Certification
 Center in San Jose at AVAC.
     CORE Pilates On 17th is located at 3388 17th Street between Mission and
 Valencia in San Francisco. For more information call 415-553-7722.
 
     About AVAC
     The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), is the Bay Area's premier,
 award-winning family facility that offers total health, fitness and wellness
 programs for all ages. AVAC's resort-style facility features luxurious
 amenities, pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a
 1,500 square-foot ChildCare facility with play-to-learn activities. The
 6,000 square-foot Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment with
 Cardio Theatre as well as MicroFit assessment. Certified instructors and
 personal trainers teach group classes and one-on-one training. AVAC's the
 exclusive licensee for Northern California of STOTT PILATES Certification
 Centers, and houses its own 1200 square-foot STOTT PILATES studio for
 certification courses, private instruction and group classes. AVAC offers a
 retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard
 outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC
 hosts a year-round tennis program on its 11 lighted tennis courts. AVAC is
 home to the largest Senior Wellness program in the Bay Area that fosters
 senior fitness with workshops, seminars, group exercise classes and social
 events. For more information, please visit http://www.avac.us .
 
 

SOURCE Almaden Valley Athletic Club

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