Pilates Certification



The Power Pilates curriculum provides the highest quality internationally recognized Pilates certificate education. Uniform training standards and our Power Pilates Teaching Tools provide an essential blueprint for students to reach their full potential. These tools address the anatomical foundations, ideal and alternative movements, and specific verbal and sensory cues to provide the student with a thorough teaching foundation.

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The Comprehensive training is our most extensive program and covers beginner, intermediate and advanced levels utilizing the Pilates apparatus - Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull and Magic Circle - as well as understanding how to work with Special Case clients (i.e. obesity, pregnancy, back problem, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.). In select areas this program may also be completed as Apparatus I (Beginner), Apparatus II (Intermediate), and Apparatus III (Advanced), separately.


The 12 Day Intensive is ideal for pilates instructors and students who have a strong classical pilates background and/or are at an intermediate/advanced level. This is the ideal program for Bridge participants to further develop teaching skills and confidence as instructors. You must be familiar with the apparatus (Reformer, Chairs, Cadillac and Barrels) as well as the sequence of the exercises. Essentially, this is the advanced format of the Comprehensive program. It includes the same manual, lectures, and exams, but is taught in a 12-day format as opposed to a 5-weekend format. Due to the advanced format, an audition may be required. Apprentice hours begin after the Intensive has been completed.

The Systems Program presents the same material as the Comprehensive training but in a different format. The curriculum includes covers beginner, intermediate and advanced level exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus. The System Training track allows students to complete their education over a longer time period or while meeting other obligations (work, family, etc.).


Power Pilates welcomes experienced Pilates instructors to attend our Comprehensive program through the Bridge option. Your prior Pilates experience must include: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level training on Mat, Reformer, Chairs, Cadillac, and Barrels. As a Bridge participant, you are required to attend the 5-weekend intensives of our Comprehensive program. You will receive the training manual and will participate in the program. Unless notified after your audition evaluation, you will not be required to complete any apprentice hours or attend weekly meetings

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