Pilates and the Cyclist

by Marci Clark |   Date Released : 30 Dec 2004
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Marci Clark

About the author: Marci Clark

Marci Clark, co-founder and Training and Education Director of SPIN Pilates, is an international presenter on fitness and wellness programming with over 19 years in the fitness industry. She began her career by becoming an aerobics instructor after receiving her Bachelors in Communication from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As the fitness industry evolved, she was able to quit her day job in sales and open her own personal training business before moving on to become the Fitness Director for STRIVE Fitness in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

In 1999, Clark received her Pilates certification from the PhysicalMind Institute and went on to study with acclaimed instructors from Ron Fletcher, Romana and STOTT. That same year, she launched one of the nation’s first reformer programs at STRIVE and co-founded a local training and placement service for Pittsburgh area instructors. The business grew into PHI Pilates— the first organization to cater to facilities and fitness professionals. Under Clark’s direction, PHI educated over 10,000 instructors and made a once exclusive form of exercise more accessible to the general public.

Clark’s business acumen and industry experience have made her a sought after consultant. She has helped numerous facilities launch successful and profitable Pilates programs by advising on areas such as scheduling, pricing, staff training and programming for special populations. She is widely published in the areas of Pilates, fitness programming and business applications and has served on the board of directors for several industry organizations including NEHRSA and AFPA. In addition to her Pilates expertise, Clark also holds ACE and AFAA personal training and group exercise credentials and is a certified Spinning instructor.

In 2006, Clark left PHI to co-found SPIN Pilates in conjunction with Mad Dogg Athletics, creator and steward of the renowned Spinning indoor cycling brand.

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