Would you like to be a Pietra Fitness Instructor? Do you prefer working and learning in a group rather than on your own? Our first Online Group Training is currently underway, and a new session will begin in January 2020!  The following dates and times pertain to the present session, but we will update the information for next year’s session sometime this summer. Contact us for information!

Pietra Fitness Instructor Training (P-FIT) formally launched in 2017 as a self-paced training. (Click to learn more about P-FIT.) You can now experience P-FIT in a group setting with monthly Group Study Sessions. It is the same dynamic training! There is no added cost, but definitely added value!

We are initiating P-FIT 9-MONTH ONLINE GROUP STUDY in January 2019. The purpose of the Group Study is to:

  • connect with others in training
  • focus on specific topics in the P-FIT Program
  • enhance your training experience
  • help with  accountability
  • improve your mastery of Pietra Fitness while growing in your spiritual life

During the Group Study Session, Pietra Fitness certified instructors, special guests, and other qualified professionals will break open specific learning points in the P-FIT Manual that you worked on prior to the session. We will conduct a deeper dive on subjects such as: instructor voice, class format, practice teaching, posture strengthening, spiritual formation, pose form & technique, etc. There will also be time for Q&A. You will go through as a group and concentrate on specific modules each month. The 9 Month Study Group is optional, but highly recommended for the most transformational results.

Just as Jesus rested and grew in Mary for nine months, let him do the same in you for these life-changing nine months of training, after which, like Mary, you will be prepared to bring him into the world. 


All Group Study Sessions are done online and will meet on the 2nd Saturday (except May 4th!) of the month from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. There is coursework for each module that should be completed before the group meets. Posture Conferences (Conferences focusing on the poses) and the Final Exam are included in the study sessions on the following dates: May 4th, June 8th, July 13th and September 14th. These dates are MANDATORY ATTENDANCE DATES. If it is necessary to miss one or more of these sessions, you will need to make them up with a one-on-one online conference at $30.00 per conference.



January 12th Modules 1 & 2
February 9th Modules 3 & 4
March 9th Module 5
April 13th Module 6
May 4th (MANDATORY) Module 7: Includes Posture Conference
June 8th (MANDATORY) Module 8: Includes Posture Conference
July 13th (MANDATORY) Module 9: Includes Posture Conference
August 10th Modules 10 & 11
September 14th (MANDATORY)     Module 12 & Final Written Exam


At the end of the 9 months, you will have completed everything needed for certification except for the Practicals. The Practical Exams are online conferences of you leading a 1 hour PF class to one participant. Through the training, you will be more than ready for this! It would be best to schedule the Practicals right after September 14th, but you will have until the end of November, 2019, to have them completed for certification.




Annie lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband Evan and is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She loves teaching Pietra Fitness at her parish, has a counseling degree and is completing research in this field, and is busy taking care of their new son George. Annie is looking forward to the instructor training because it is a great way to connect with up and coming instructors! Annie is a Foundation 3 Pietra Fitness Instructor and is CPR/AED Certified.


Betsy, CPT, Pn1, CPR/AED & Foundations 3 Pietra Fitness Instructor, practices Pietra Fitness in various parishes in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC where she also resides with her husband, Craig. Betsy owns an integrative personal training and nutrition coaching practice specifically geared toward women and their specific health goals. Betsy finds her work with Pietra Fitness to be a wonderful fit for her clients, as well as an important part of her own wellness in mind, body and soul. Betsy is the Team Leader for the Group Sessions, and you will be seeing her every month.



Cathy lives in Waconia, MN. She is married and the mother of 2 sons. Cathy feels blessed to share Pietra Fitness as a way to develop strength of body, mind and soul so that we may glorify God with our entire human person. She is super excited to be part of this training to grow more instructors not only in her home state of Minnesota, but all across the world! She currently teaches classes in her area and surrounding communities and offers workshops on physical, mental and spiritual wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. One of her favorite verses is Romans 8:28 “All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called according to His purpose”. Cathy is a Foundation 2 Pietra Fitness Instructor and is CPR/AED Certified.



Chris and her husband, Jim, live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have 4 children and are members of Immaculate Conception Parish. Chris was the very first Pietra Fitness Certified Instructor, and has been helping for many years as the business manager. She has been teaching for almost 5 years and currently offers 4 classes throughout the week as well as works part time in the parish office. She is pumped about the 9 month group program because the ministry of Pietra Fitness is on fire. Chris has her MBA, is a Foundation 3 Pietra Fitness Instructor, AFAA/NASM Group Fitness Instructor and CPR/AED Certified.



Elizabeth and her husband live in Houston, TX. She is a Foundations 3 Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor and teaches local classes there. Elizabeth is looking forward to the 9 month program for many reasons. She loves getting to know the women and men going through the training program. A real community is formed! She also loves learning more about the Faith and Pietra Fitness from the discussions. She can’t wait to get to meet the new instructors in training! Elizabeth is CPR/AED Certified.


Patty is a cradle Catholic who discovered the genius of Catholicism in her 50’s, and Pietra Fitness was a huge factor in that growth! She is extremely grateful and humbled to be a part of Pietra Fitness. Patty lives in St. Charles, IL, and teaches and shares Pietra Fitness at 3 different parishes. She is also available to share Pietra Fitness wherever she is invited to teach or speak. The training program ignited a flame in her that she never knew was there, and hopes everyone can experience the same! She is thrilled to be a part of the group training program because she loves this beautiful spiritual practice. She looks forward to connecting with the new instructors in training! Patty is a Foundations 2 Pietra Fitness Instructor and CPR/AED Certified.



Rachel lives in sunny Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is married and has four wonderful, active children and a mini Australian Shepherd who loves to work out on the mat with her! She is looking forward to the 9 month training because she has a passion for spreading her love for Pietra Fitness and feels it brings such a blessed balance of body, mind and soul. Rachel is a Foundation 3 Pietra Fitness Instructor, CPR/AED Certified, AFAA Group Fitness Certification, NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist, AFAA Perinatal Certification. She is currently helping to develop the PreNatal/Post/Natal Program for Pietra Fitness.



Tara, a beloved daughter of the king, wife to Bryan for almost 24 years, and mother of two miracles, lives in Covington, LA. She is a Foundations 3 Pietra Fitness Instructor, certified CPR/AED, and a certified Optavia health coach. She is an ambassador for whole body wellness, in fact her husband claims that she is a supplement and health junkie. She is excited about this nine month training program and accompanying those in training on this personal journey to whole body wellness and retreat for the soul.



Karen is from Cincinnati, OH, and is the Founder of Pietra Fitness. She is grateful for the opportunity the 9 Month group Study Sessions will give her to walk this journey in a more personal way with those going through the training.





Our patron saint for the P-FIT 9 Month Online Group Study in 2019 is Saint Pope John Paul II. Please join us in praying for all of those discerning the training and for all those who will go through the training. St. Pope John Paul II, pray for us!



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