The Values that Drive John Garey Pilates
Make fitness approachable & accessible
Transparency & Freedom of Information
Never Stop Learning &
John Garey is on a mission to make Pilates fun and approachable
He wants everyone who is interested to experience Pilates—and share his love of fitness. He wants more Pilates teachers out there in the world inspiring health and wellness. John believes in transparency and freedom of information: he offers breakdowns of classes and exercises and loves answering questions about fitness.
John is driven by personal movement and transformation. It’s why he pursued a path in health and fitness. On that path, he’s never stopped learning. Personally, he’s drawn to books, authors, and leaders that help him grow. While he has an eclectic taste in subjects, it all has to do with balance. That desire to grow, learn, and balance percolates through his work as a teacher as he honestly shares what he is working on or going through.
“I am always looking for ways to improve–
as a human, a teacher, and a mover.”
– John Garey
Meet Our JGTV Team
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Meet John Garey
John Garey is a renowned pilates instructor and fitness expert. He has traveled the world sharing his love of Pilates and health—and helping people find joy in movement and their inner strength through Pilates as a practice. His philosophy is centered around making workouts fun and approachable.
John Garey got his start in the fitness industry in the mid-’80s—he hasn’t stopped since. First, a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from NYU, then a fitness center job in Weehawken, NJ. That was the job that got him hooked on teaching group exercise. As they say, the rest is history.
John Garey is traditionally trained in Pilates. Yet, he’s developed his own style over time—and that style has moved and shaped Pilates at large. He brings athleticism and fun into his approach. People keep coming back for more because they love it and it brings them joy (not to mention the positive impacts on your body and mind).
Meet JOana Menses
I’m JO. BodyRoots Founder, LiquidRoots Retreats Leader, 20 year New Yorker/Azorean, and self-proclaimed Karaoke Queen.
I love being the first Azorean most people meet and like the off-the-beaten-path paradise I was fortunate to be born in, I help people move “outside the box”. As a 20-year full-time Fitness Pro, I strive to combine movement in ways that compliment all of my certifications to make you forget you’re working. You have enough jobs. To me, movement is poetry and every BODY should have the honor of writing its own.
Always grateful, but endlessly hungry for growth and new challenges, I invest in my craft by searching out and training with the best coaches, with the goal of passing along all that I’ve learned. I feel privileged to combine the best of my island roots with my North American and European worlds while realizing my ancestors’ hard worked for dreams. I am all about balancing our Power with our Pause and welcome the opportunity to help others find their own life’s movement poetry.
Meet Sheri Long
Sheri has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2001 and a Pilates educator since 2009. For over 40 years, Sheri has been connected to movement and has an extensive background in dance, fitness, and health. Sheri has taught in South Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Brazil, and throughout the United States. She has created workshops targeted towards Specific populations and many practical workshops. She has had the honor of presenting Workshops at numerous conferences including the Pilates Method Alliance Conference in 2016, 2017, 2019, BASI Pilates Learn From the Leaders United States in 2016 and 2019, BASI Pilates Learn From the Leaders South Africa in 2018, Contrologia Brasil International Conference in 2016, 2017, and 2018, February Fitness International Meeting Leon Spain in 2019, and The 5th Athens Symposium in 2014.
Sheri continues to participate in ongoing education to refine her skills and teaching ability. She brings a commitment and passion for learning, believing the path to excellent teaching is through the experience of an avid student. Sheri also owns her own studio in El Segundo, California where she provides private sessions, semi-privates, small group classes and now online classes and sessions.
Meet Tasha Edwards
Tasha, a Chicago native, has been training clients and teaching fitness on a local, regional and national level for over 15 years. With degrees in sociology and Counseling and over 25 speciality fitness/wellness certifications including a 250 yoga certification and a 500 hour comprehensive Pilates certification. A mother of two, Tasha can be found reading a book, dancing or listening to music.
Meet Joe Williams
Joe is a fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor. He began his career in 2001 as a fitness consultant and group exercise instructor. His dynamic style, yet detailed approach to instruction has helped a multitude of clients with varying levels of fitness experience. In addition, Joe is also Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He teaches group classes as well as private and semi-private sessions.
Meet Jamie Casey
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Meet Danielle Payne
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