Thank you for your interest in the Pilates Technique Certification Course. We are excited that you have chosen to become a Pilates Instructor. And we are excited to teach you all the wonderful things Pilates can do for you.
The training program was so comprehensive and the teaching so precise that I learned Pilates better than I've learned most anything in my life.
Our goal is to create intuitive, confident, thinking instructors. Your training will cover the Pilates system as a whole, then broken down into the detailed work of the technique of each exercise and the purpose. You will learn how to progress a client through the Pilates system with regards to that particular body. We are going to give you the tools to be able to train a wide variety of bodies, as every body that comes to Pilates is different. Joseph H. Pilates intended his method to be taught in five different levels, as a system of movement. The Pilates Technique teacher-training program is designed with that in mind.
- For each of the 5 levels:
- Five 10-hour lectures based on the 5 levels of Pilates.
- Each lecture will cover all of the exercises on all of the Pilates Apparatus.
- Each lecture will cover one of the following topics:
- Basic Principles of Pilates
- The History of Joseph Pilates
- Creating a session for your client
- Safe and appropriate spotting techniques
- Developing an eye for teaching
- Voice Cues and Commands
- Pregnancy and Special needs
- Safety and maintenance on all the equipment
- 36 Observation Hours per Level
- 22 Practice Teach Hours per Level
- 22 Self Workout Hours per Level
- 80 Total hours per level: 400 hours total for all Levels combined.
In addition, you will be required to complete 20 hours of Studio Management hours before completing the course.
You must complete at least 44 hours of the minimum 80 hours per level before moving on to the next level. It is best to try to complete the 80 hours per level if you can, so that when you take your final exam, you will be completely done with the program. We know that it is tough to meet these rigorous requirements, especially if you work. Here is a sample schedule for a person who works 9 to 5, so that you can see how it can be done:
- Mon: 6pm-8pm – one hour practice teach, one-hour self-workout.
- Tues.: 6pm-8pm- 2 hours of observation
- Weds: 6pm-8pm – one-hour practice teach, one-hour self-workout
- Thurs.: 5:30pm-8:30pm - 3 hours of observation
- Fri: 6pm-8pm - one hour practice teach, one hour self-workout
- Total hours for the week: 11hours x 6 weeks per level = 66 hours per Level
Saturdays are also very good for completing hours; some students get 5 to 6 hours done in a day. Know that if your hours are not complete by the level 5 exam, there are 2 months to make up hours before the final exam.
Once you have completed the Training Program, you will be eligible to be included on the www.josephpilates.com instructor referral list as a graduate of the program; this is inclusive in your program. Prospective clients and studio owners will then be able to contact you via our site! We also provide job placement guidance and resume referrals upon request.