The training is separated into five modules. Students can register for either a Mat Certificate course (Module 1 only) or a Comprehensive course (all five Modules)
MODULE 1 (24 seminar hours + 5 Test Out hours): Mat Certificate course + Group Fitness Skills
MODULE 2 (27 seminar hours + 100 student hours): Beginner Level Exercises and Teaching Skills + Anatomy 1 + Voice Training 1
MODULE 3 (48 seminar hours + 200 student hours): Intermediate Level Exercises and Teaching Skills + Anatomy 2 + Voice Training 2 + Special Cases
MODULE 4 (27 seminar hours + 100 student hours): Advanced Level Exercises and Teaching Skills
MODULE 5 (12 seminar hours + 50 student hours): Business Skills + Anatomy 3 + Voice Training 3
TOPICS OF STUDY
- CLASSICAL PILATES
Students will thoroughly learn the comprehensive repertoire, from beginning to advanced-level exercises, including how to make the practice suitable for any individual. Our program follows the method that Joseph Pilates originally created in the early 1920s, while applying modern fitness knowledge to this system.
- TEACHING SKILLS
Students will develop a confident and personal teaching style, effective cueing techniques and powerful client communication skills.
- CAREER SKILLS
Students will learn how to succeed as a Pilates instructor, learning how to build a business, maintain that business and retain clients.
- GROUP FITNESS
Students will learn how to successfully apply Pilates to the group fitness arena by learning how to create the appropriate atmosphere and content for an exciting, dynamic group fitness class.
- INTEGRATIVE ANATOMY
Students will learn in-depth biomechanics and anatomy, how it pertains to Pilates, and how to appropriately handle special cases and injuries.
Students will learn vocal skills specifically directed to the Pilates professional.
There are two options for participation in the program:
- Mat Certificate course: Module 1 can be taken as a stand-alone module. At successful completion of Module 1, you will receive your Pilates Mat Certificate. Time commitment for this is two weeks.
- Comprehensive Course: Modules 1-5 are completed as a package. This is the best course if you want to become a fully-trained Pilates instructor on all equipment and apparatus. You must complete all 5 modules, 450 student hours (made up of observation, self practice, and practice teaching), and pass the corresponding exams. Time commitment for this is six months to one year, depending on the pace at which you complete your student hours. 450 student hours completed on your own schedule. Complete ten hours/week, and you will finish in 12 months. Complete 20 student hours/week, and finish in six months.