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Legacy Teacher Trainer

katrina foe

personalized pilates est. 2001
lolita and julian modified
Katrina with Julian Littleford & Lolita San Miguel

Katrina's background

Katrina Foe has been teaching Pilates since 1999. She loves Pilates now more than ever and continues to find more depth and power in the work. Her greatest joy comes from watching her clients experience profound changes in their bodies and seeing her students light up when they understand another aspect of Pilates.

Through her degree in Modern Dance, Katrina discovered Pilates and what it could do for her body. While completing her physical therapy internship with an emphasis in Kinesiology she discovered that Pilates incorporates both her love for general fitness and rehabilitation. While still an undergraduate, she began her Pilates training by taking the mat and equipment training through the PhysicalMind Institute. She continued her training with Stott Pilates by taking their comprehensive training program and traveling to Canada to study at their headquarters with Moira Stott. She was one of the very first Pilates instructors to be certified through The Pilates Method Alliance and they have had her teach at several of their annual conferences. Katrina has also been awarded the title 2nd Generation Master Pilates Instructor by Lolita San Miguel, who is only one of 2 people left alive that was trained by Joseph Pilates.

Opening Personalized Pilates

Katrina opened Personalized Pilates in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2001 and has enjoyed watching the studio expand to help more clients enjoy movement and feel good in their bodies. She has been conducting Pilates teacher training since the studio opened as well as offering continuing education workshops across the country at private studios, gyms and conventions. The Balanced Body program that Katrina teaches is a 500-hour comprehensive Pilates training program on all of the Pilates equipment including the mat, Reformer, Cadillac/Tower, Chair, Ped-a-Pul, Arm Chair, Foot Corrector, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, Bean Bag and Toe Corrector. She has also developed a complimentary education program called Liftoff that helps mentor instructors in training anywhere in the world while they complete a Pilates comprehensive teacher training program. Her Accelerator course then helps experienced instructors take their teaching skills to the next level.

Katrina values learning and has continued her education through a variety of workshops and conferences through a myriad of different Pilates schools. She has taken workshops from Ron Fletcher, Mary Bowen, Kathy Grant and Lolita San Miguel who all were trained directly by Joe Pilates himself. Katrina is also a Master Trainer for the Bodhi system and Bosu which are pieces of equipment that add fantastic balance and stability challenges.

Internationally, Katrina teaches at many Pilates conventions including Pilates Method Alliance, Pilates on Tour, Pilates Style, Pilates University and the MS Fitness Convention. She traveled to Florida many times to teach the Anatomy in 3D as part of Lolita San Miguel’s Masters Program for Pilates instructors as well as having personally studying with Lolita. As part of Lolita’s program, Katrina was also able to study personally with Julian Littleford and Brent Anderson.

Katrina on Pilates Chair
Kellen, Delaney, Tobin, Hadleigh, Ainsley & Whitley
Cassidy

Personal & Family

Inspired by her personal journey of healing her breast cancer naturally, she has continued her education and become a functional nutritional therapist through the Nutritional Therapy Association and is board certified in holistic nutrition. She has also taken advanced training to read and interpret lab work functionally through Restorative Wellness Solutions where she now serves as faculty as well. She works with private clients around the world to help them on their health journey. She works to address leaky gut, parasites, diabetes, hormone imbalances, osteoporosis, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune conditions, infertility, cardiovascular inflammation, cancer, adrenal dysregulation, the menopause transition and in general bring balance to the body.

Katrina is the mother of 5 beautiful girls and 2 handsome sons. She has been blessed to have been able to practice Pilates through all her pregnancies and have most of their births at home. Although her love for Pilates is vibrant, it does not compare to her love for her children which are her greatest joy. Katrina is passionate to help raise up the next generation to understand how to take care of their bodies both through movement and nutrition.

What people are saying...

Katrina has taught over 1000 students since becoming a Pilates teacher trainer in 2001. Here is a small sampling of feedback from some of her students.

"Katrina is the best!! Great communication skills, thorough knowledge of the subject matter, incredible cueing and visual imagery presentation!"

John Doe

Codetic

"The personal instruction and experience that Katrina Foe provided was AMAZING! It was truly one of the best training modules that I have participated in, and I enjoyed Katrina’s passion, excitement and energy. I also appreciated her personal stories and connections with Joseph Pilate’s proteges, and felt a much deeper connection to his legacy and the history of Plates."

John Doe

Codetic

"Excellent class. Katrina is a wonderful teacher. Explanations are very clear, questions are encouraged and answered thoroughly and thoughtfully. I would love to take another class from her."

Jane Doe

Codetic

“Katrina Foe is as gifted with her knowledge as she is with her genuine graciousness. Katrina has an exceptional understanding of the muscles and how they work and apply to exercises. Working hands on with the clay was extremely helpful to grasp a better understanding of the muscles. I truly enjoyed this class and highly recommend taking it with Katrina. Katrina was super generous with her time. Thanks Katrina!”

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina was absoluetly Great!! She is very knowledgable and made me feel at ease!She was so friendly and welcoming that I really took away more from the class than mat information – I truly had a great experience and am looking forward to learning much more!!"

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina is an incredible instructor. She explains concepts thoroughly and is a master at cueing and visual imagery. I can’t wait to take the rest of the coursework!"

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina is wonderful! My experience at Personalized Pilates was very professional and enjoyable."

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina is a fabulous teacher who gives more information than even the book. She is constantly giving extra modifications to make the exercise both easier and harder. I would highly recommend her to anyone."

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina is an excellent teacher. She is very good at sharing her knowledge and many years of experience with her students. She’s excited about Pilates and that energy comes across….I look forward to my next module."

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina Foe was an incredible teacher. Her teaching style was easy to understand and implement. The course was above my expectations. Thank you!"

John Doe

Codetic

"Katrina is an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable in anatomy and kinesiology. Her interaction with students (at all skill levels) makes the material very retainable."

John Doe

Codetic

"Experiential learning is the best and Katrina did an excellent job. I especially loved how she was able to tie the anatomy to movement and make important connections that enhanced the learning situation. Thank you!!"

John Doe

Codetic

Katrina's Bio

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

College attended and degree earned: BFA in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University

Years teaching Pilates:
 since 1999

Years taking Pilates:
 since 1996

Trained by:  Lolita San Miguel through Lolita San Miguel’s Master Mentor Program; Nora St. John through Balanced Body; Zoe Stein Pierce through the PhysicalMind Institute; Rise Karns, Laureen Dubeau and Moira Stott through Stott Pilates.

Other related certifications/credentials:  Balanced Body Faculty Teacher Trainer; Pilates Method Alliance Gold certified (gold  means she was one of 150 people that took the test before there was even a study guide for it); ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor; AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor; Bosu Master Trainer; Pfilates Pelvic Floor Specialist; Pilates for Golf certified; Anatomy in Clay Teacher Trainer; studied with Eric Franklin for 6 week intensive at ADF; Certified Nutritional Therapist through the Nutritional Therapy Association; Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition; Restorative Wellness Specialist;

Continuing Education: Lolita San Miguel’s Master Mentor Program, Pilates Method Alliance Conference 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, Pilates on Tours in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Can-Fit-Pro 2002, Body Mind Spirit 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006, IDEA 2003 & 2004, Fletcher Spine Corrector Training, Anatomy in Clay 5 day training, Physicalmind teacher training training, Balanced Body faculty training, Pfilates Certified, 2016 cadaver lab with Tiffany Cruikshank; various private workshops at Personalized Pilates including with Mari Winsor, Julian Littleford and Elizabeth Larkam; Mastering the Thyroid Apex Seminar; Mastering Brain Chemistry Apex Seminar.

Pilates Speaking Events: Pilates Method Alliance 2014, 2018 Pilates on Tour 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019 Pilates Style Conference 2007, Arizona Pilates Alliance 2007 & 2008, MS Fitness Convention in Mexico 2005, Pilates University in Mexico 2005 and many workshops at Personalized Pilates!  Katrina also taught most recently at the Pilates Method Alliance conference in Las Vegas in 2018 and Pilates on Tour conference in Seoul, South Korea in 2019.

Katrina and Larry Foe with their kids

Hobbies: cooking, sewing, playing with my children, snowboarding/skiing, doing Pilates!

Children:  so far 5 girls and 2 boys – Hadleigh 12 years, Delaney 11 years, Ainsley 9 years, Whitley 7 years, Kellen is 5 and Tobin who is 3, and little Cassidy who arrived in September 2019!

You can watch 2 year old Hadleigh Foe doing Pilates on YouTube!

Philosophy statement:  Pilates is not just a set of amazing exercises.  It is a whole way of life that should affect every aspect of your being.

Favorite Pilates exercise and why:  
Short Spine because it just opens my spine up in such a delicious way.  I sure miss it when I’m pregnant!

How Pilates helped me:  
I was having a lot of back pain that had been treated unsuccessfully until Pilates.  Through Pilates my asymmetrical foot structures were addressed and corrected which straightened out my pelvis/spine and miraculously healed my back.  Pilates’ whole body view really changed the way that I look at healing as well as how my body functions.

Why I enjoy teaching Pilates:  
I love helping people learn to enjoy moving in their bodies.  Movement should be fun and enjoyable for everyone!

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