Linda Farrell (she/her) has been teaching Pilates mat for the last ten years at Equinox and the Broadway Dance Center. Students marvel at how long and lean they feel after one of her inspiring classes. Linda’s clear articulation, poise and precise cueing make for her unique style and distinguish her as one of the most popular Pilates Mat teachers in New York City.
Linda’s initial training was at the Pilates Studio of Physical and Mental Body Conditioning (Studio) in New York City where she studied with master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska. After completing her certification in 1993, Linda worked for the Studio training students on both the mat and apparatus. Soon after, she discovered she had a unique talent for describing and articulating the mat exercises to her students. Linda took this skill with her to the Equinox Health Clubs where she pioneered the Pilates program introducing the first mat class in the winter of 1994.
Achieving great success and acclaim for her Equinox mat classes, Linda left the Studio and devoted her time and energy to developing the Pilates mat program at Equinox. Within a short time, Linda implemented a Pilates Mat program at Broadway Dance Center. Today the Pilates Mat class is one of the hottest, most crowded classes at Equinox, and the Broadway Dance Center, with demand for classes increasing.
Linda Farrell’s popularity and success as a Pilates Mat teacher have propelled her to the forefront in her field. Linda has conducted teacher-training workshops at major fitness conferences such as the East Coast Alliance, the Broadway Dance Center, and the Fitness Factory. She has appeared as a Pilates expert in diverse media such as The Regis and Kathy Lee Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and has been featured in the magazines Elle, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Shape and Fitness. Linda also has her own series of Pilate’s tapes and DVDs called Core Conditioning.
Linda is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, a certified yoga teacher through the White Lotus Foundation, and an ACE certified personal trainer. She holds an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College.
Linda’s reputation and regard by others as a “teacher’s teacher” have inspired her to develop her own Pilates Mat Certification Program. The program is especially designed for group fitness, or dance instructors wishing to add the Pilates Mat workout to their teaching repertory. Non-teachers are welcome to apply, but will be accepted only if they successfully meet the prerequisites for the program.
Former students and teaching peers have taken the program and have praised Linda for her focus, clarity, and thoroughness in presenting and teaching the mat exercises. This intensive program includes 6 full weekends of training giving one the necessary skills and tools to teach an effective Pilates Mat class.
For more information on Linda’s classes and programs, please visit www.LindaFit.com or see advertisement in November issue of Pilates Style magazine. Read less