​​PILATES & ESSENTRICS

1682 Alternate 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

727-698-8800

Jean Marie Fitness

​​Jean Marie Fitness, founded in 1996 by Jean Marie Deferrari will help you gain the strength, stamina and vitality to meet the demands and challenges in your life.  Jean's goal is to help individuals improve and/or restore their physical fitness and achieve optimal health & wellness.  Jean accomplishes her goal through her fitness and nutrition programs, specifically Pilates, Essentrics, corrective exercise, and Shaklee's scientifically researched nutrition programs.


About Jean

Jean teaches individuals how to build a strong foundation of health and wellness by being physically active and making nutritious and healthful food choices.  Jean is passionate about teaching others how to improve their health and prevent disease through exercise, lifestyle modifications and nutrition changes.  Our bodies are designed to age naturally and heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic aches and pains are not natural parts of aging.

Call Jean to schedule a 30 minute studio visit and free consultation.  If you're interested in beginning private sessions with Jean, she has these immediate openings for one-on-one private, sessions:


  • Mondays at 2pm and 5pm
  • Tuesdays at 10am and 1pm 
  • Wednesdays at 1pm, 2pm and 5pm
  • Thursdays at 1pm
  • Fridays at 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm 




Education, Certifications & Achievements

​Red Cross Lifeguard Certification  and Water Safety Instructor (1980-1985)

Bachelor of Science (B.S),  Business Administration; Rowan University, NJ  (1988)                                                                                      
A.A, Paralegal Careers, Legal Assistant, Tampa FL (1989)  

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (1994-2016)                                                                                                                                                  

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer (1995-2016)  

Nutrition & Wellness Consultant/ Shaklee Independent Distributor (1996-2016)  

ESPN Fitness America Pageant Competitor- Florida  (1996-1999)

ESPN Fitness America National Pageant Competitor- Redondo Beach, CA (1998)                               

IFPA Personal Trainer, Palm Harbor, FL  (1997)                                                                                                                                                   

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Palm Harbor, FL  (1997)                                                                                                                            

ISSA Certified Fitness Therapist, Palm Harbor, FL (1998)                                                                                                                           

Chek Institute- Scientific Back Conditioning, Scientific Core Conditioning, Program Design (1998-2002)                                                                                                             

Stott Pilates Mat (2001)                                                                                                                                                          

Stott Pilates Reformer (2003) 

Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition- Basic Nutrition (2008)

Anatomy & Physiology I & II - St.Pete College, FL (2010)                                                                                                                                                                                               Power Pilates Mat  (2011)                                                                                                                                                                 

PHI Pilates Mat (2012)                                                                                                                                                                       

TRX Suspension Training (2012)                                                                                                                                                                               

Essentrics/Classical Stretch-Level 1 Certification with honors  (2012)                                                                                                 

Essentrics/Classical Stetch-Level 2 Certification with honors (2013)                                                                                                 

Essentrics/Classical Stretch-Level 3 (2014)                                                                                                           

Essentrics/Clasical Stretch- Level 4 (2014)                                                                                                                                                                            

PHI Pilates YUR (your back under construction) Back Pain Certification (2015)                                                                                                                                                         National Academy of Sports Medicine CES- Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (2016)                                                                                                        

Health Ways FLEX Fitness Instructor (September, 2016)