Master Instructor Trainer (Level II)
Trish Garland left Kansas at 15 on a Ford Foundation Scholarship to perform with the San Francisco Ballet. Later Trish found her way to New York, becoming a Broadway veteran at 20, in such shows as “Cabaret” “Follies,” Shows with Bob Fosse (“Liza with a Z”). It was the production of “A Chorus Line” that led her to Los Angeles, where Trish sustained an ACL knee injury during a performance in 1977. After her injury and continued Pilates training, Trish became certified by Romana and was honored to be asked to participate in her first training video. As her personal mastery of the Method developed, she began to share it with others, building a clientele across the country.
Trish was handpicked by Romana to carry on the work of Joseph Pilates. She opened Trish Garland Pilates in 1990 – a training center in Los Angeles launched to bring authentic Pilates to beginners and advanced students – and to foster the next generation of qualified Pilates instructors. Trish Garland Pilates is also the “hub” for continuing education in the region.
As she continues to share her knowledge with both clients and trainers in her Los Angeles studio, she appears as a guest instructor throughout the world at seminars, dance symposiums and personal studios. Trish, a Buddhist, along with her husband George Drucker, a strategic communications guru, lives in Los Angeles but is a citizen of the world – both spiritually and creatively.