Performing Arts Physical Therapy The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles
Performing Arts Physical Therapy / The Pilates Studio® of Los Angeles, established in 1992, is an internationally recognized professional organization and creator of the world's first, most respected Professional Authentic Pilates Teacher Certification Program. PAPT / The Pilates Studio® of Los Angeles is independently owned, operated, and founded by Veteran Physical Therapist and Principal Pilates Master Teacher Trainer Melinda Bryan (previously known as Mindy Boehnert – Bryan), and by co-founder Kaz®, Pilates Authority (Los Angeles, California, USA).
PilatesCertificationOnline.com is a subsidiary of Performing Arts Physical Therapy (PAPT) and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles. It was created to provide world-class Pilates education and certification to a global audience.
Established in 1992, Performing Arts Physical Therapy and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles is the leading professional organization renowned for creating the world's first professional Pilates teacher certification program.
PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles, founded under the leadership of Dr. Melinda Bryan, is a hub for expertise and excellence in the field of physical therapy and Pilates. With over 34 years of hands-on experience, Dr. Bryan has distinguished herself as a premier Pilates master teacher trainer, earning certification from the leading authority in the Pilates community, Romana Kryzanowska.
Throughout Dr. Bryan’s illustrious career, with the power of PCO, she has trained over 1400 Pilates instructors. Dr. Bryan's expertise and knowledge of Pilates have earned her recognition and the status of a best-selling author. Her passion and dedication to the discipline are evident in her commitment to training and educating future Pilates instructors.
PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles were also founded under the leadership of Kaz, a renowned Pilates expert and certified instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Pilates industry. A graduate and close friend of Romana Kryzanowska, Kaz has established himself as a trusted authority in the field through his work as the creator of PilatesCertificationOnline.com. These combined credentials and achievements make Dr. Melinda Bryan and Kaz a formidable force in the Pilates world.
In 1992, PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles and New York held the legal licensing for Pilates in the US and were responsible for maintaining the purity of the method. This legacy of quality and expertise has made PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles the leading authorities in the Pilates world and highly sought-after speakers and teachers. The Pilates trademark was owned by these companies and was ultimately canceled.
The roots of the Pilates method can be traced back to its founder, Joseph Pilates. Although he taught many students, including prominent figures in the Pilates community, one stood out above the rest: Romana Kryzanowska. She was chosen by Joe Pilates himself to carry on his teachings and was considered his most experienced apprentice. In his will, Joe Pilates left his method to Romana, who later sold the trademark, and was eventually purchased by the owner of PAPT/The Pilates Studio.
In 1992, Dr. Melinda Bryan arranged a meeting between Romana and several leading orthopedic surgeons in Los Angeles to discuss the safety and programming of Pilates exercises and routines. This meeting was a turning point in ensuring the safe practice of Pilates and marked the birth of structured Pilates teacher training and certification. The certification program, offered by PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles in partnership with Romana, was the first of its kind and set the standard for professional Pilates certification programs worldwide.
PAPT The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles is known for hosting an annual Pilates certification program led by Dr. Melinda Bryan and Kaz. With the help of Romana and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, they have continuously improved and perfected the certification process over the years, attracting students from all over the world. Today, Dr. Bryan continues to put each student through 600 hours of on-site and online training, applying her extensive physical therapy knowledge to the Pilates method while ensuring its authenticity.
Kaz, who developed a close relationship with Romana over the years, deeply understands the Pilates method from a fitness and business perspective. With this understanding, he revolutionized the fitness world by making Pilates accessible to people everywhere through the launch of PilatesCertificationOnline.com.
Today, PilatesCertificationOnline.com is at the forefront of bringing the Pilates method to people worldwide, with over 10,000 members as of 2023. The certification program is delivered by one of the world's foremost Pilates experts and master teacher trainers, Dr. Melinda Bryan. The program is structured to equip students with a thorough understanding of traditional Pilates and the competencies required to become certified Pilates instructors.
Whether you're a fitness professional, physical therapist, or simply someone interested in the Pilates method, PilatesCertificationOnline.com offers an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills.
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