Resources for Fitness Professionals

English speaking fitness professionals, personal recommendations
CPR Certification and
Health Network International
Getting Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Paris fitness events
European fitness events

Personal recommendations

Fred Hoffman, Reebok representative, presenter, fitness instructor, CEC provider, email: or see

Alison Benney, group fitness instructor, community fitness coordinator, email:

Jerry, personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, tel:

Heike Brunner, personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, Pilates/Callanetics-based, tel:, email:

Pam Hennebert, facility fitness coordinator and instructor,

Terri-Lynne McFayden, fitness instructor, presenter and certified Pilates and Spinning trainer,

Andy King, director of Chameleon Fitness, offers personal training services, plus pilates and yoga group classes, email:, or see

Laura Maile Blancq, Pilates instructor in the American Balanced Body tradition, also certified in Reiki and Thai massage. Get in touch by email at

CoreBody Pilates centre, private and group classes, mat and equipment, plus teacher training, and now offers rolfing. Several locations, including 131 rue St. Denis, 1st arr., tel:, and 76 rue des Saint-Peres, 7th arr, tel:, or see the website:

L'Academie Americaine de Danse a Paris (bilingual), Pilates adult classes and children's dance, 5, rue Rousselet, 7th arr., tel:

Natasha Conklin, certified in Yamuna, or body-rolling, also offers personal or small group classes in Pilates mat classes and yoga, tel: 01.4325.6342, or email:

Centre de yoga du Marais, 3rd arr., Michelle Jacobi,, tel:, email:

Marie-Rose Bardy (French), yoga, group or individual, 7th arr., tel:

Elsa Reis (French), certified yoga professor, offers personal classes and workshops, tel:

Meritxell Farre, New York Open Center certified teacher, offers Dynamic Yoga classes, in group or personal settings, tel:, or email:

Julie Platus, spiritual yoga, 17th arr., tel:

Evy Jester, certified massage therapist, 5th arr., tel:, email:

Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle, registered reflexologist and massage therapist, tel:, email:

Pedro de Alcantara, long-time Alexander Technique teacher and workshop organiser, tel:, email:, or see:

Alexander Technique teacher/presenter/writer, Alexis Niki, offers monthly workshops in addition to private sessions, tel:, email: or see

Rolfing, anyone? The Centre d'Integration Structurelle, with Jessica Blean and Nicolas Molino, offers Structural Integration, rolfing, myofascial/deep tissue massage and outcall visits. Intro session, 50 euros, by appointment only. For more info see their site: or call

Food services: Need a personal chef you can understand? Or perhaps someone to teach you how to cook healthy? Two English-speaking food specialists have recently hung out their shingles in Paris:

Cuisine Simple is run by a certified natural chef who specialises in holistic nutrition. Check out Joshua's site or contact him at tel:, or

Dice and Spice was created by a registered dietician, who offers personalised cooking instruction and nutrition discussions for groups or individuals. Contact Stacy at or tel.

Paris fitness events

Salon du Mondial Body Fitness, annual fitness convention, held in Paris. See here for description.

Salon du Bien Etre, trade show for alternative medicine.

Salon Marjolaine, annual trade show dedicated to organic food and the environment, held in November, Parc Floral, Paris


Getting training and earning Continuing Education Credits can be challenging, but not impossible. The annual Reebok convention provides CECs recognized by a number of fitness organisations, HNI offers some courses that may be accepted, and Fred Hoffman provides CECs for ACE. Then there is always the possibility of attending a fitness convention somewhere else in Europe. See for a list of over 65 events around the world.

ACE (American Council on Exercise) calendar of workshops and events

IDEA Health and Fitness Association, "Fitness Central" for the US

Sara City, friendly competitor to IDEA for six fitness conventions per year, see their schedule here

ACSM, American College of Sports Medecine, annual health & fitness summit

NASM, National Academy of Sports Medicine

AFAA, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America - for their international calendar of events see:

YMCA fitness training: getting certified in the UK

Stott Pilates certification, London, with international listings

The A-Lyne Centre de France offers Pilates teacher training, and provides a list of its instructors' classes. 35, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 3eme, Metro Temple, Republique, tel: 09.5411.9138, or

Everyone's getting certified to teach Zumba - this international site gives certification dates, teachers and class locations around the world -

European fitness events

Altitude Fitness Convention, at Val d'Isere, organised by Eva Winskill and Fit Studio, Lyon - information at or tel:

Fitness Forum, Multitrax hosts the annual Fitness Forum in London.



Karen Voight's homepage, my favorite, with her fitness tip of the month and award-winning videos.

Gin Miller’s tips for pros page

Fred Hoffman, sign up for his newsletter

Chameleon Fitness, for personal training advice