About Lolita San Miguel
Primary Teacher Training:
Lolita San Miguel Pilates
New York-born Lolita San Miguel celebrates in 2010 her 52nd anniversary of practicing the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. She received her first certification from Carola Trier
, Joseph Pilates’s first disciple to open her first studio and then trained and apprenticed with Joseph & Clara Pilates
and is one of the only two known practitioners to have been officially certified by them and awarded degrees by the State University of New York to teach the Pilates Method.
One of the four “Distinguished Elders” of the Pilates Method Alliance, she has also been certified by Polestar Pilates Education and was awarded a PMA Gold Certificate.
After a distinguished career in dance with several companies she was a soloist with the Metropolitan Ballet for over ten years and ballet mistress for Ballet Hispanico for three years, Lolita San Miguel moved with her husband to Puerto Rico in 1977, where she founded Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, now Puerto Rico’s finest ballet company – and was its Artistic and Executive Director for 28 years. Ms San Miguel also founded Pilates y Mas, Inc. in Puerto Rico in 2000 to teach, train and certify teachers in association with Polestar Pilates Education. She retired from Ballet Concierto in 2005 to dedicate more time to teach, train and give conferences and seminars on the Pilates Method.
Ms San Miguel's successful Pilates Master Mentor Program
is held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she resides, as well as in New York City and is in discussion to offer the Mentor Program in Spanish in Santiago, Chile.
Ms San Miguel is in great demand throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, and has international students and teachers come to train with her.
Lolita's DVD Lolita Shares Her Pilates, Mat I
is a brisk seller. She has since added seven additional DVD's
to the series: Reformer I, Reformer II
, Lolita’s Pilates Body Walk, Pilates Mat Repertoire Workout, Cadillac, The Pilates Chair
and most recently, The Pilates Arc and Barrels.