Our Specialist on Diabetes and Exercise

Patricia Massey Welter

Patricia Massey WelterBalanced Body Master Instructor, Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), Certified GYROTONIC® Instructor. Patricia is a “Second Generation Pilates Teacher” and “Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™”. Patricia completed the Pilates Master Mentor Program with Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel, the only living “First Generation” Pilates teacher who worked with and was certified to teach Pilates by Joseph Pilates himself. She is both a Balanced Body Pilates Master Instructor and CoreAlign Master Instructor. and teaches instructor training modules two to three times monthly at Suncoast. Patricia currently presents and teaches nationally and internationally, and was a presenter at the International Pilates Day Memorial & Convention in Monchengladbach, Germany, the birthplace of Joseph Pilates, held May 6 – 9, 2011.

As a long time insulin dependent diabetic, Patricia created and teaches specialty Pilates instructor training course Diatrology, which discusses both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the physiological effects and complications of diabetes, how exercise helps to improve and control blood sugar, and teaches instructors how to train clients with diabetes.

Patricia, who has been a trainer in the area for over thirty years, brings a wealth of training and experience in Pilates as well as other exercise disciplines and holds numerous certifications in Pilates, personal training, fitness, post-rehab fitness and aquatics. Her many certifications, qualifications and trainings are listed below. Patricia has worked with clientele ranging from individuals new to Pilates to teenagers to post-rehab to professional athletes, including National League Pro Baseball Players, PGA Pro Golfers, Triathletes, Pro Skaters, runners and tennis players. 

Idea Master - Personal Fitness Trainer

Patricia’s Primary Pilates Training Certifications

  • Patricia has been awarded the designation of  “Second Generation Pilates Teacher” and “Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™” after working as a seasoned Pilates instructor in a two year master mentor program directly with Ms. San Miguel
  • Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) 
  • Second Generation Pilates Teacher
  • Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™
  • Balanced Body Pilates Master Instructor
  • Polestar Pilates

Patricia’s CoreAlign Certification

  • Balanced Body CoreAlign Master Instructor
  • Balanced Body CoreAlign Instructor  (trained under Jonathan Hoffman (developer of the CoreAlign), Nora St. John, Joy Puleo and Portia Page)

Patricia’s Continuing Education Pilates Training

  • Worked extensively with Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel, completing Lolita’s Pilates Master Mentor Program and has continued to studio with Lolita since
  • Studied with Balanced Body Education Program Director Nora St. John
  • Completed Fletcher Pilates Guillotine workshop with Kyria Sabin Waugaman
  • Patricia has worked extensively with Siri Dharma Galliano, Pilates trainer to the stars Uma Thurman, Carrie Ann Moss (for Matrix 2 and 3), Jessica Lange, Sting, Madonna and many others. Patricia has also completed numerous workshops with Siri
  • Stott Pilates (with Moira Merrithew, PJ O’Clair, John Garey, Stefania Della Pia)
  • Polestar Pilates (with Polestar founder President Brent Anderson PhD, PT, OCS)
  • PHI Pilates (with founder Christine Romani-Ruby)
  • Patricia has over thirty years of Pilates continuing education credits, including workshops with renown Pilates Teachers listed above as well as Mari Windsor, Alan Herdman, Julian Littleford, Kevin Bowen and Kathy Corey
  • Completed CoreAlign® Instructor Training Levels I, II and III with developer Jonathan Hoffman, Nora St. John and Portia Page, and joined CoreAlign Faculty in January 2016

AFAA Certifications

  • Fitness Practitioner and Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Weight Training Certified

AAHFP Certifications

  • Post Rehab Fitness Trainer

OTHER Past Certifications

  • Arthritis Foundation Certified Aquatics & P.A.C.E. Instructor
  • White Belt NIA Instructor (hosted and completed NIA teacher Intensive at her studio in 2000 with NIA creators Debbie and Carlos Rosas)


  • PMA (Pilates Method Alliance)
  • Board Member of The Pilates Initiative
  • IDEA
  • American Diabetes Association Ambassador

Former Wellness & Fitness Director

  • Total Wellness & Rehab

Former Fitness Director

  • Palm Harbor Medical Associates


  • Arthritis Foundation Board Member
  • Arthritis Foundation Regional Program Director

Mentor on www.TheWeightLossNation.com

   Featured on The Weight Loss Nation Podcast representing Pilates exercise

Featured in National Fitness Publications

  • Contributes regularly to the Balanced Body CORE Newsletter
  • Featured in May 2022 Balanced Body CORE Newsletter as winner along, with her Pilates trainee Kelli, in the “Teachers Move the World” contest 
  • Quoted in March / April 2020 issue of Pilates Style magazine article “Beyond Pilates” in the Pro Zone Tips for Teachers
  • Quoted in the November / December 2019 issue of Pilates Style magazine article “Dealing with the New Year’s Eve Resolution Crowd”
  • Quoted in the September / October 2018 issue of Pilates Style magazine
  • Featured in the IDEA Member Spotlight in the July / August 2017 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal
  • Quoted in the April 2017 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the February 2017 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the January / February 2016 issue of Pilates Style Magazine
  • Featured in February 2014 Pilates Style Magazine Success Story article “The Way, Way Back”
  • Quoted in the October 2014 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the April 2014 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Personal Training for Tennis Players”
  • Quoted in the March 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the February 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the November / December 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”
  • Quoted in the November / December 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”.
  • Quoted in the March 2009 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”.
  • Quoted in the March 2008 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”.
  • Quoted in the November 2007 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Tricks of the Trade”.
  • Quoted in the October 2007 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Partners and Small Groups in Mind-Body Training”.
  • Quoted in the July / August 2007 IDEA Fitness Journal on “Conquering a Negative Mood”.
  • Quoted in “Your Body” online article on working with a partner in January 2006.
  • Interviewed and was featured Personal Trainer in March 2005 IDEA Fitness Journal in the article “Empathizing with Client Limitations”.
  • Featured in the November 2005 IDEA Fitness Journal under the personal trainers who “Inspire the World to Fitness” section.
  • Interviewed for “Your Body” June 2005 online article – “Watch Your Thigh’s Fives”.
  • Wrote monthly article for Panache Vue’, a Tampa Bay area magazine, for the several years

Television and Radio Segments

  • Featured in Channel 8 television exercise & fitness segments with Irene Maher and Yolanda Fernandez as well as on past Channel 8 Health & Fitness Fest television segments
  • Featured on “That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly” 1250WHNZ AM radio on November 29, 2016

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