Pilates Full Studio (Mat & ALL Apparatus) Certification Curriculum
Our Pilates Full Studio Certification consists of 4 three-day intensives for a total of 12days consisting of 72 contact hours. This course covers all levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) on all the Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs and Barrels) as well as the Pilates Fundamentals and Matwork. Intensives One and Two focus on the Fundamentals, Matwork and Reformer. Intensives Three will be dedicated to the Cadillac/Trapeze table, and Intensive Four will focus on Barrels and Chair. You will learn the classical work of Joseph Pilates as well as variations and modifications for each of the exercises. This course will equip you to teach a broad spectrum of clients from high-energy health club settings to clients with more therapeutic needs.
In general, intensives 1/2 and 3/4 are conducted over two consecutive 3 day weekends. There is an option to pursue certification in Reformer and Matwork only. Additionally, for those already trained in
- Learn the system philosophy and 6 original principles of Joseph Pilates
- Learn the 34 Fundamentals that act as building blocks for all Pilates exercises
- Learn all beginning, intermediate and advance Pilates exercises both on the mat and apparatus
- Proper sequencing, modifications, and variations for all exercises
- Client evaluation and program design
- Group Class formats, verbal cueing, tactile cueing, rhythm and pacing
- Postural analysis, contraindications, special populations, faulty movement patterns
Traineeshould be proficient in Pilates to an intermediate level (Level III) having attended at least 25 classes or privates by a certified instructor preferably on both mat and apparatus.
- Trainees should have a working knowledge of basic anatomy
- We realize that not all communities have access to a Pilates studio. Many of our trainees are the first in their community to open a studio. If Pilates classes are not available in your area, we can recommend books or videos for self-study.
- A Pilates Primer: The Millennium Edition (Return to Life & Your Health)
- Anatomy of Movement (Blandine Calais-Germain)
- Anatomy of Movement: Exercises (Blandine Calais-Germain)
- A Busy Person’s Guide to Easier Movement (Frank Wildman)
- Note: the above three books available through Momentum
- Momentum Training Manual (included in the tuition fee)
- 72 contact hours (12 days, 6 hours/day)
Courseis divided into 4 segments with a significant break between the first two and last two intensives to allow integration time.
- CEU’s for PT’s/OT’s as well as other disciplines may be available
- For CECs, attendance is required and certificate of attendance provided.
- For certification purposes, an additional 408 apprenticeship hours are required.
- Personal workout/review 53 hours
- Classes or Privates with a certified instructor: 100 hours
- Observation = 75 hours
- Practice Teaching = 130 hours
- Assistant Teaching = 20 hours
- Total 450 hours (including 72 contact hours)
All instructors (for assistant teaching, observation, & classes/privates) must have been certified for at least one year and approved by the educational director. Cost of classes/privates
Apprenticeship period begins following the completion of Intensive One (no previous Pilates sessions can be applied toward apprenticeship requirements).
Trainees have TWO years to complete apprenticeship requirements and certification exam.
Basic Course Tuition:
$2400 for Intensives ONE and TWO (Matwork & Reformer)
$750 for Intensive THREE (Cadillac)
$750 for Intensive FOUR (Chair & Barrels)
NOTE: Admin fees may apply to
$500 deposit** due with registration plus materials cost
** $350 of the deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable
Payment schedule may vary by training location.
Certification Exam: $250
NM Sales Tax applicable for trainings conducted in New Mexico. Prices above do NOT include the sales tax.
Examfee is $250 and is scheduled individually by each trainee when ready
- All apprenticeship hours must be completed before taking the exam.
- Certification Exam may not be taken until a minimum of 9 months after completing the coursework
- The certification exam is written, practical, and oral.
- 16 continuing education hours required every two years to maintain certification ($25 recertification fee)