About Pat Guyton
Primary Teacher Training:
Pat discovered Pilates while working as a dancer and as a choreographer for gymnasts, dancers, bodybuilders, and ice skaters. In 1985, a health club in Boulder, Colorado hosted an evening lecture and demonstration featuring the Pilates method on the reformer by Stephan Frease. As Pat says, "I was captured! My work with athletes and dancers usually involved postural evaluation and correction as an integral part of the process inherent in training a superior artist of any sport or discipline. I was seduced by the methodology and system of Pilates. The concept of using equipment was not foreign to me given that I taught on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault. I began taking classes and have continued to practice and teach."
Pat has been teaching Pilates for 24 years. She has had the opportunity to work with First Generation Master Teachers Bruce King, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen
and Ron Fletcher
. In 1995, Pat met Ron Fletcher
. She studied and became his apprentice teacher for eleven years. Pat has presented at many studios and conferences nationally and internationally and served on the Pilates Method Alliance Board of Directors from 2002 until 2008. Pat is a Franklin Method® Level III Educator.
Pat works with a full spectrum of clientele from seriously injured patients and advanced athletes seeking performance enhancement. She mentors teachers and students of all lineages in the application of the Pilates principles for movement and health. Pat enjoys running, hiking, skiing and scuba diving.
Joseph Pilates's mission is current for today! People are living longer and are enjoying more vitality and health than any preceding generation. Pilates offers an exercise system for everybody.
"The history of Pilates continues to be written by each student who will study and continue to practice this work. May your journey be provocative, filled with joy, and prosperity." - Pat Guyton