​​​Pilates    .    Essentrics   .     Nutritional Programs  

 Fitness Retreats    .   Faith & Fitness

1682 Alternate 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683     (727) 698-8800

​​​​Jean Marie Fitness founded in 1996 by Jean 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 Pilates, personal training, corrective exercise, fitness therapy, Classical Stretch/Essentrics programs and wellness seminars,  fitness retreats and Shaklee's scientifically researched, nutrition programs.  

About Jean

Jean teaches individuals how to build a strong foundation of fitness and nutrition with a combination of all of the the following:

  • Pilates method of exercise
  • Essentrics/Classical Stretch method of exercise
  • Resistance Training
  • and Shaklee Nutrition

Our bodies are designed to age naturally and heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic aches and pains are not natural parts of aging.   You can achieve a better life, better body and better health with exercise, nutrition and the right mindset. 

Call Jean for more information and to schedule a free, fitness consultation by phone.      

Jean Marie Fitness  & Pilates

Education, Certifications & Achievements (from earliest to most recent)

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

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)  

Certified Praise Moves Instructor (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 Back Certification (2015)                                                                                                                                                        

National Academy of Sports Medicine CES- Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (2016)                                                                                                        

Health Ways FLEX Group Fitness Instructor (2016)