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Ivon Dahl; Master Level Pilates Instructor, has taught a unique innovative fusion of The Three Schools of Pilates for over three decades.
Highlights of Ivon's rich background include: PhD. Physical Sciences, Masters in Education, Multi-award winning bodybuilder, earning over a dozen titles [including ‘Mr. New York City’], Protégé of Bruce King [Pilates instructor taught by Joseph Pilates], Professional dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company and Movement Specialist for the National Endowments Of The Arts.
Ivon designed and successfully ran the first fitness facility to incorporate a Pilates’ studio & weight training gym, "considered to be the most beautiful gym anywhere". As Program Director he developed individual exercise programs fusing Pilates and bodybuilding concepts and instructed the gym's Personal Trainers how to apply these programs, elevating them to an elite status in the fitness industry.
Making Pilates more available to health and fitness professionals, Ivon is the Master teacher for "International Pilates College” a not for profit education corporation and is the program director for International Pilates Certification. Marketing Pilates to broader audiences, Ivon is published in books and international articles as well as a consultant for video and television exercise programs.
Ivon's dedication and heartfelt spirit is displayed in all his endeavors.

Ivon Dahl
DoB: 12-29-1953

IPC Pilates Master Ivon Dahl began his Pilates vocation in 1972 as a protege of Bruce King; an original instructor for Joseph H. Pilates

International Pilates College; 1-on-1, Mentor and Comprehensive workshops
National Endowments for the Arts, Artist in the Schools Program MSA
French Ministry of Culture; certification staff
University of Nebraska; guest teacher
Duke University; American Dance Festival; guest teacher
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance; faculty

Martha Graham Dance Company
The Moving Company
Quincy Edwards Dance Theatre
Soloist; European Tours sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture
Walter Nicks Dance Theater- Guest Artist
Chuck Davis Dance Theatre- Guest Artist
Mesa Civic Ballet Company- Guest Artist
Night Life Jazz Show- Tours

University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles Community College                                                                                                                                                                            
University of Nebraska at Omaha                                                                                                                                                                  
Ashford University, London, GB
Connecticut College, New London
International Pilates College Inc. 
Bruce King- Pilates Mentor

Physical Sciences, Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Science in Health and Nutrition
Red Cross; CPR/1st Aid
Yoga & Private Fitness; NFTC
IPC Pilates Master Instructor
Licensed Massage Therapist; Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports, Lymphatic, Deep Tissue, Acupressure for Sports & Dance Injuries, Thai-Massage

Bally Fitness Inc. Aerobics Fitness Instructor; AFAA, IDEA
National Physic Committee- Bodybuilding Judge
Pilates Instructor, since 1972
International Pilates Certification
National Fitness Trainers Certification

Body Building Competition Awards

2 awards-BEST POSER AWARDS- Metropolitan NYC Bodybuilding Competition, Mid-Atlantic Classics

3 awards-OVER-ALL WINNER- Mr. El Paso, Mid-Atlantic Classics, Today’s Physique Championships

7 awards-FIRST PLACE- Mr. New York City, Mr. El Paso, Today’s Physique Championship, Mid Atlantic Classics, NYC Metropolitan Bodybuilding Competition, Huntington Beach Classic, Golden West Classic

5 awards-THIRD PLACE- Tri-State Championship, Mr. San Antonio, East Coast Open, Mid-Atlantic Mixed Pairs

1 award-FIFTH PLACE- Eastern USA Championships

Business & Affiliates
Ivon Dahl, Inc.
National Organization of Credibility Assurance; member
American College of Sports Medicine; member
International Pilates College; board of directors
International Pilates Certification; Program Director
Body Basic Aerobic Studios; founder
Angel City Gym; founder
Pilates Method Alliance; original charter member (non-active)
Society for Gay and Lesbian Community Inc.- Board of Directors
Guide Dogs of America- Volunteer Puppy Raiser

Creative Projects
‘The Pilates Bible,
The Pilates Dictionary,
The Pilates Encyclopedia,
International Magazine Articles,
The Pilates Nomenclature,
Kids’ a literary-art magazine

T.V. / DVD & Video Production Consultant
‘Abs Obsession’,
Toning Pilates
Audio tape; Self-Hypnoses/Motivation

Fine Arts
Golden Key Recipient