" The road to becoming a Pilates instructor. Why Should You Do it! "

Classical Pilates Education

{Part of the Pilates Method Alliance Registry of Schools}
Offers 2 Paths to a Career in Pilates:

To Become a:

Pilates Mat & Apparatus Instructor

We Offer the Following Programs:

This is our foundation course where you learn the principles and basics of teaching.

This course expands your repertoire of exercises and teaching skills. We include props like ball, foam roller, magic circle and talk more about teaching multi-level.

This is the final mat course which introduces the most advanced exercises, many of which you won’t teach until your clients progress to this final level of Pilates.

The course covers Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Barrels, and more. The 600 hours is made up by the 18 hour weekend trainings, a monthly 4 hour meeting, home study, tests, observation, workouts and practice. We provide free online videos and manuals to review for home study. After completion of the course which takes about 5-9 months depending how quickly you do your hours, you will receive a 600 hour certificate.

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Classical Method &
Why it’s important to be trained classically

Joseph Pilates originally developed his method, which he called “contrology,” as a sequence of controlled exercises to strengthen and stretch the body, connect to the core and bring the individual into proper alignment, in order to improve mobility and decrease pain. Joseph Pilates established 6 core principles of Pilates: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath and Flow. It is proven that Joseph Pilates system and principles work to help keep bodies balanced and aligned. Therefore, Classical Pilates Education strives to uphold Joseph Pilates’ legacy by molding future instructors who teach intelligent, safe and effective workouts as Pilates was intended to be taught.

How To Prepare

The best way to prepare our Teacher Training Program is to take as many classical pilates sessions as possible, live or online, to familiarize yourself with the method as much as possible prior to training. Once you register for the program of your choice, we will email you a system order to memorize as well as free online videos to study. If you need guidance as to which classes to take, email us at info@classicalpilateseducation.com. You will receive your Teacher Training manual(s) on the first day of the training.

How the training works overall

Whether you are training to become a Pilates Mat or Comprehensive Pilates instructor, you will be guided along your journey by qualified and committed Teacher Trainers.

If you are taking our Mat Teacher Training program, you will take the mandatory training weekends which will consist of workouts, discussion, practice teaching, and an evaluation.

If you are taking our Comprehensive Mat & Apparatus Teacher Training program, you will also participate in the mandatory Teacher Training weekends. Training weekends are taught progressively from beginner to advanced, each weekend building upon the last. Apprentices learn to progress clients effectively and to modify for any injuries or other limitations.

By the end of the program, apprentices are not only prepared to teach the complete sequence of exercises that Joseph Pilates developed in a progressively challenging way, but also to formulate an intelligently designed exercise plan to ensure the workout is tailored to the needs and goals of each specific client.

Outside of the mandatory training weekends, the education continues through self study in the form of online videos, workouts, meetings, exams, and observation. By the time you complete your final evaluation or “test out,” you will have accumulated over 600 hours of practice and observation, leaving you well equipped to pass the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP) and begin teaching immediately thereafter.

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