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Season 2, Episode 6 – Guest: Cathie Murakami

Episode 6 features, Cathie Murakami.  Cathie is the GYROTONIC® and Pilates Department head at the world renowned Rancho La Puerta Resort a & Spa located in Tecate, BC, Mexico.  She is fascinating and I know you're going to enjoy this interview!

Meet Cathie


Apprenticing at the prestigious Alan Herdman Pilates Studio of London, Cathleen returned to the USA to develop and coordinate Pilates programs at the Rancho la Puerta, The Golden Door Spa, the Santa Barbara Athletic Club and the Honolulu Athletic Club. Cathleen is featured in over 10 instructional DVD’s, and author of Morning Pilates Workouts. Find her “live” on the website:

Cathleen was the first presenter to introduce Pilates to the fitness audience in 1994 at the World IDEA Convention in Las Vegas and continues to work with them and present now.  Additionally, she has presented for the Pilates Method Alliance at their annual convention and is associated with the Asia Fitness Conference in Bangkok and Telluride WOW in Telluride, Colorado..

Facilitating instructor training courses since 1993, her courses are often attended by already certified instructors who are excited to discover the depth of information she has to offer.

Extensively certified, her credentials include ACE, ACSM, Alan Herdman, Physicalmind, Long Beach Dance, PMA, Ashtanga Yoga Center/Encinitas, Erich Schiffman, GYROKINESIS®, GYROTONIC®GYROTONIC® Level 2 training exclusively taught by Juliu Horvath. Cathleen has completed the GYROTONIC FOR GOLF®, GYROTONIC FOR SHOULDER®, GYROTONIC FOR HIP & PELVIS®, & GYROTONIC for HIP REPLACEMENT®. All rehabilitative oriented workshops.

Cathleen currently is the GYROTONIC® and Pilates Department head at the world renowned Rancho La Puerta Resort a & Spa located in Tecate, BC, Mexico

Show Notes

Premieres Sunday, September 25
John's Monologue: (Begins at 0:14)
Meet Cathie: 
(Begins at 2:21)
Inspiration Segment: (Begins at 14:16)
Fun Segment: (Begins at 23:37)
Training Segment: (Begins at 31:47)
Final Question: (Begins at 36:54)

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4 Responses to Season 2, Episode 6 – Guest: Cathie Murakami

  1. Kristi Cooper September 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    You not only “retained the information” with your notes Cathie, you reverse engineered the exercises for those of us who could never learn from a manual on the first go. You were so important to me and my teaching in very formative years of it. I’ve never been able to match your ability to break exercises down as calmly and effectively as you do on my own. I did learn how to look at the movement and the person to better assess what to do next from you and I am certain I use the words you gave me 1994/5(?)-1997 every time I teach. You are 4 stars in my world every time! Thank you. Great interview!

    • John Garey
      John Garey September 28, 2016 at 5:10 am #

      Kristi – Thank you so much! Cathie is a treasure! I had such a great time with her on the show and she is a true star! Thanks for your comments! And for watching – that makes me soooo happy!

  2. Ken Alan March 2, 2017 at 7:36 am #

    Nice interview and nice comments from Cathleen Murakami. I’ve seen a couple of your shows – they are well-planned and produced. You have a natural, unforced, captivating manner. I hope you have continued success with this endeavor. Best wishes to you and to Cathleen.

    • John Garey
      John Garey March 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you so much Ken! I appreciate that – Cathie is a great guest! 🙂

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