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Kathy Corey Pilates is one of the original founding companies of the Pilates Method. Devoted to quality education and the highest standards, Kathy Corey Pilates is recognized internationally as a leader in the Pilates community. Our teachers are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of Joseph and Clara Pilates work and realize that the study of the work is a life long process.

Whether you are looking for a certification program, basic training, continuing education workshops, or a Pilates program at home, Kathy Corey Pilates can meet your needs. We specialize in personalized packages for every level of fitness. We believe in Pilates and will work with you to make you a believer too.


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Founded in 1979, Kathy Corey Pilates is a leader in educating teachers in the art and science of Pilates. Kathy Corey Pilates Workshop and Certifying Teachers come to you with a minimum of 15 years of Pilates teaching experience. The sum total of this experience has created a program that is unsurpassed by any other. There is no substitute for experience.

Kathy Corey Pilates provides thorough, all-inclusive training programs for every stage of your training. From the thorough understanding of the basics of Pilates to certification and advanced training workshops, we offer a full range of educational packages. Our on site training at your studio offers a convenient and flexible program to suit your needs.

An outstanding performance—of anything—can take your breath away. There is something profound that captures you in the moment of a great performance. It is a focus, a correctness and at the same time an effortlessness, that goes beyond words. In that body, mind, spirit moment you are living the Pilates principles. This is the essence and beauty of Pilates and the philosophy of Kathy Corey Pilates.

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Kathy Corey is a Master Teacher who began her career with the Pilates Technique in 1979.   She has been the leading expert in the Pilates community for over 30 years.  She is the Director of Kathy Corey Pilates. The Kathy Corey Pilates Certification Program is taught at locations across the United States and her continuing education programs are taught in twenty-four countries. In 2004, she designed the innovative CORE Band™, which is used in studios around the world.  The Core Band™ Mat Class is recognized as an enhancement to the traditional mat exercises. 

Since 2007, Corey has been a member of the IDEA Pilates Task Force.  She is on the Contributing Editor Board for IDEA Pilates Today and invited to be profiled as an IDEA Expert. 

She is an Advisory Board Member for Pilates Style Magazine and a member of the Board of Advisors for the American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA).

Corey was appointed to the faculty of the University of Alcalá, Spain, the first University to incorporate Pilates into a Master of Science degree program.

PilatesAnytime.com has invited Kathy Corey to be a “Distinguished Instructor”.  Pilates Anytime is a global Pilates Studio, created for people all over the world to explore Pilates with highly skilled, well-trained instructors.  

Corey is PMA Pilates Gold Certified and she has been selected by IDEA as one of ten people in the world “Who Inspire the World to Fitness,” the fitness industry’s highest form of recognition. 


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Cecile LeMoine Bankston began studying Pilates in 1983 and she has been teaching Pilates for 19 years. She is the Assistant Director of Kathy Corey Pilates.

As a former professional dancer, her innovative teaching style has led her to be an international presenter of workshops and master classes, including the Body Mind Spirit Educational Conference, the Pilates Method Alliance Conference, the Inner IDEA Conference, and the IDEA World Fitness Convention. Bankston has worked with professional athletes, dancers and rehabilitative clients. She has designed programs for the Louisiana State University Athletic training department as well as the Louisiana State University Women’s Tennis Team. Her workouts have appeared in Dance Spirit Magazine, and Women’s Health.

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Veronica Ponieman is a professional dancer with over 20 years of experience that has trained in many different areas in relationship to art and acting. Part of this training was undertaken at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York, the Centre De Danse Du Marais in Paris, and at the San Martin Contemporary School in Buenos Aires. She was an educator and the director of the Pilates Institute in Latin America until 2008.

Personally trained by Michael King, Malcolm Muirhead, and Nuala Coombs , while as a tutor teaching their workshops in Argentina and abroad and  trained under Kathy Corey in the United States, Veronica Ponieman  is an official teacher of the COREBAND Program in Latin America. She is an international presenter of the Pilates work in countries such as Russia, England, Brazil, Japan, Uruguay, Ireland, Paraguay, Australia, and the United States.

Along with Michael King, Veronica is a creator of a new exercise program called SPIRALS, which has been very successful in Europe and Japan.

Veronica is the director and creator of VP Educacion Continua Latino America, which is internationally supported by Michael King Pilates and Kathy Corey Pilates for Instructor Training.




Daughter of renowned Master Teacher Kathy Corey, Amy Corey has been studying the Pilates Method for 30 years and has been teaching for over 20.  She is a certifying instructor for Kathy Corey Pilates and teaches on all equipment at all levels. She develops continuing education programs and appears in numerous Pilates training videos and books.

Amy Corey also holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and is a professor at Gonzaga University. She has incorporated the academic study of Pilates philosophy, technique, and genealogy into her work on culture, the body, gender, and body image.