Our teacher training is one of the most comprehensive in the fitness industry. Whether you want to work as an instructor in an established studio or start your own, we will provide you with the education you need to successfully teach your students. We have over 25 years of experience in the Pilates method, exercise science, and managing a thriving business.
Our comprehensive program is taught in the style of a traditional apprenticeship. It includes 450 - 550 combined hours of:
- classroom lectures
- hands-on workshops
- personal tutoring sessions
- observation and assistant teaching
- written and practical tests
- personal practice
There aren’t a lot of “rules” in the fitness industry as far as certifications. Pretty much anyone can take a 3 hour course, print off a certification and can claim to teach Pilates. I can tell you from having experience in the gym and fitness world that most people hiring Pilates instructors at the gym don’t have a clue what the Pilates Method is or if you have legitimate training as a teacher. This is great news for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money, simply want to be able to say they are a Pilates teacher and have no desire to actually have a Pilates practice and teach the method to others. Unfortunately it’s often these teachers who give Pilates a bad name and turn off clients because they get injured or simply can’t do it because it’s too hard (ie the teacher doesn’t know how to teach it to their body!)
One of the reasons I love Pilates is because it works for every body type, every fitness level, and doesn't have age restrictions. I love that I was trained to help either an overweight couch potato who hasn't been to the gym since phys ed class in high school or an elite / professional athlete...and everyone in between. Does this sound exciting? Please call the studio at 860-305-7441 or email us and we will contact you about attending one of our informational settings!