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Upcoming Workshops:


Train Like a Teacher/Reformer Workshop
Taught by Lesa McLaughlin
Pilates Workshop for Level 2 Reformer and Up 
Saturday February 24, 12:30-2:30 PM
Explore your Pilates workout from a teaching perspective. 
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to see and learn teaching skills that will support a deeper level of understanding of the Pilates method.  Through close examination of both the application of key issues and the benefits earned, you will learn even more about why you do what you do in your workout.
Each workshop student will be a teacher, so be prepared to share what you know and learn more about how to progress. Participants must have completed a minimum of 2 Level 1 Reformer classes or an existing client working at a minimum of level 2. If you are unsure of your level, check with your instructor for guidance.  This workshop is limited to 10 people.
Cost: Register by February 15 for a discount! 
Before 2/15: $40 per person
After 2/15: $55 per person


Previous Workshops Held at Excel:

AndreaPilates_LOGO-smWEB.jpgPILATES Continuing Education with Andrea Maida

A Weekend for Teachers

Excel Pilates DC welcomes Andrea Maida in order to offer a weekend of continuing education in December 2016! Focusing on the Cadillac, the Mat, and the Reformer, Andrea will emphasize the genius of Joseph Pilates' original sequencing and return to the fundamentals in order to build challenging progressions that enable clients to access the more difficult exercises. 

What is one thing that can be accomplished, or whittled away at, in your client's session? ONE thing. Choose wisely: Which exercise, on which apparatus, in what order, where does it fall in the sequence, and why? This continuing education will give you the tools you need to continue to answer these questions in creative ways that draw upon the original wisdom of the Pilates Method.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

  • Advanced Mat Class 2:00-3:00PM
  • (Workshop) A Cadillac Refresher: The Unsung Heroes 3:30-6:30PM $150 (3 PMA CEC's // 3 APU CEC's )

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

  • (Workshop) On the Order of the Pilates Mat Exercises 11:30AM-1:30PM $100 (2 PMA CEC's // 2 APU CEC's)
  • (Workshop) On the Order of the Pilates Reformer Exercises 2:00-6:00PM $200 (4 PMA CEC's // 4 APU CEC's)


  • Full Weekend: $400 (5% discount for APU members) 9 PMA CEC's // 9 APU CEC's
  • Individual Workshops and Classes: As Marked (5% discount for APU members) 

Private instruction ($150 one-on-ones; $75 duets) is available by appointment on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd.

Registration is CLOSED

Call the studio at 202-269-3020 or email to register for a workshop or book a private appointment!

Learn more about the individual workshops HERE.

FREE Intro to Pilates Mat for Men

Taught by Excel Pilates DC owner Lesa McLaughlin

Excel Pilates DC
DATE: May 5, 2016
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: 3407 8th St NE

"The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of doubt taking the very best preventive medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature." -Joseph Pilates

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Stretch with Pilates Workshop

Maximizing the stretch potential of your Pilates workout. Open to all levels.

May 8, 2014
Taught by Lesa McLaughlin
$20 or use your Pilates Mat Card

Reformer Mat Workshop

Want to kick your workout up a notch? Come experience the reformer exercises on the mat in a workshop.  Reformer mat is a great way to work your abs intensely and will give you new insights to take to your apparatus sessions. Participants must be working at an intermediate level or above on the reformer and should like a challenge!

May 1, 2014
Taught by Michelle Mendelson
$20 or use your Pilates Mat Card. 

Continuing Education for Pilates Instructors

The Barrels
High Barrel
Spine Corrector
Small Barrel

Friday, April 11, 2014

Taught by Lesa McLaughlin 

A Workshop for Your Hips

March 6, 2014
6pm - 8pm

This workshop will teach you to safely open your hips, legs and lower back by exploring the anatomy of movement in the hip joint.  Learn how the hips are related to the core muscles of the trunk and pelvis from where we get stability and safe and effective freedom of movement. 

No yoga experience necessary--this workshop is for anyone who wants more movement in their hips!  But bring a yoga mat, block, and belt if you have one.

Cost: $30 -- Or sign up using your yoga card (2 sessions deducted)
Pre-registration is required.

Intermediate/Advanced Reformer and Arm Chair 

Continuing Education Workshop
February 9, 2014
10:00am - 3:30pm 

Intermediate/Advanced Reformer and Arm Chair continuing education workshop, taught by Mejo Wiggin at Excel Pilates DC.

The Intermediate/Advanced Reformer will cover the details of the most commonly taught exercises on the reformer. Variations and modifications will be discussed so that students understand why they are given and who would most benefit.

The Arm Chair is one of the most under utilized pieces of apparatus in the studio. The Arm Chair portion of the workshop will cover the many exercises that can be done on the arm chair. You will be amazed at the variety of exercises and how much your students can benefit!

MeJo Wiggin began her extensive study of Pilates with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska in 1990, and began teaching next to her in 1995 at Drago's Gym in New York. With the success of her own studio in Greenwich, CT and 14 years of continuous study and mentor ship with Romana, in 2003 MeJo was hand picked to become one Romana's Teacher Trainers to help train the next generation of Pilates instructors.