Founder & Master Instructor
G Pelliteri, Owner and Instructor, attended undergraduate and graduate school at Arizona State University and received her degree in Education and Exercise Science. Ms. Pelliteri has an extensive career in various capacities within the fitness field which allows her to offer a unique perspective and creative methods in her teaching and instruction.
After receiving her K-12 teaching certificate following her academic studies, G taught physical education for the Cartwright School District, developing a non-competitive fitness program for 1st through 6th grade school children.
G was hired by the Lincoln Institute for Athletic Medicine on the campus of John C. Lincoln Hospital to create a fitness test protocol for healthy adults. G’s design for the protocol was implemented with great success. In addition, Ms. Pelliteri provided support and aid as an exercise physiologist in the rehabilitation of professional athletes with a number of professional teams.
She was also contracted by the Greyhound-Dal Corporation as the company’s Corporate Wellness Director. While G was engaged with Greyhound-Dial, the company was awarded the State of Arizona’s Corporate Wellness Award.
During a ten year period Ms. Pelliteri served as a part-time Activities and Fitness Director aboard Royal Cruise Line’s M/S Crown Odyssey. She has traveled throughout the world teaching and promoting fitness in over 55 countries. In 2006, she provided fitness and wellness lectures aboard the Regent Seven Sea’s Cruise Line in Scandanavia and Russia. At the same time, G was a part-time physical education faculty member at Glendale Community College teaching Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries along with instructing various fitness classes.
Ms. Pelliteri was appointed by Arizona Governor Rose Mofford to the Governor’s Council for Health, Physical Fitness and Sports and served for several years on the Board of Director’s.
In 1991, Ms. Pelliteri and her former business partner founded Arizona Sports Physical Therapy. At ASPT she served as the company’s Exercise Physiologist and provided support and aid to the physical therapist in rehabilitating patients. After four knee surgeries from a snow skiing accident and a car accident injuring her back, G began taking Pilates classes and was astounded at the benefits and results she experienced. She performed months of training in New York, San Francisco and Toronto, Canada to perfect the Stott and Polestar Pilates methods and techniques. In 1999, G became certified to teach Stott Pilates.
In January 2000, Ms. Pelliteri founded the PILATES INSTITUTE OF SCOTTSDALE and located the 2500 square foot facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Originally, the core of the curriculum was Stott Pilates Classes.
In July 2002, she began studying GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® disciplines. After rigorous training and practice, she became certified to teach GYROTONIC® methodology from Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method Creator/Inventor. GYROTONIC® classes were added to the curriculum expanding the range of offerings for clients. G has since completed both the GYROTONIC®application for Golfers workshop along with GYROTONIC® Level 2 pre-training.
August, 2007 found G in Boulder, Colorado completing the ANATOMY IN CLAY Training with the Zahourek Method. Her increased understanding of anatomy and principles of human movement add an additional dimension to her teaching methodology. She is now certified to teach the ANATOMY IN CLAY course to students and teachers interested in developing their knowledge of anatomy.
In 2007 and 2008, G served on the Board of Director’s for the Sister to Sister, the only national organization that provided free cardiac screenings for women. One of the Foundation’s priorities is reaching women with a limited awareness about heart disease, including underserved and underinsured women.
In December 2008, G completed her requirements for the PILATES METHOD ALLIANCE National Pilates Certification and passed the national exam. 2009, G and the Pilates Institute began offering a Pilates Mat Curriculum course to those who are seeking instructor certification in mat pilates. In addition, she received Continuing Education Provider status from the AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE. G continues to immerse herself in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method and learning new ways to assist the body through movement and alignment.
Ms. Pelliteri currently consults with several large corporations including the Tri-West and Dial Corporations. She offers a wide variety of workshops including: Ergonomic Efficiency at the Workplace, Health and Wellness in the Corporate Culture, Prevention and Treatment of Over-Use Syndromes and Improving and Strengthening the Back. She is available for day or weekend retreats.