Academy

Form Pilates Academy

Offering over 450 hours of Pilates Teacher Training Programs in unique and all-inclusive courses that prepare students to teach in a variety of settings, including Physiotherapy clinics and private Pilates studios.

Mat Pilates Teacher Training Coming Soon!

Mat Pilates Training Course Outline

To become a fully qualified Pilates Instructor, students must successfully complete all 3 Mat Teacher Training Modules (Levels, I, II and III). Successful completion of each module requires attendance for all course work, completion of written and practical examinations and all practical hours as outlined below. The final exams will be held 1-3 weeks after the completion of the third module to give students time to practice and prepare for the exam. Students must achieve 80% or higher on the final exams to pass. Enrolment in these courses does not guarantee successful completion.

Mat Level I (28 hours)

Introduction to Pilates

Pilates Principles

FORM Teaching Pillars

Professionalism, Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics

Movement Science and Anatomy Foundational Exercises

Level I Mat exercises, variations and modifications

Mat Level II (22 hours)

Level II Mat exercises, variations and modifications

Mat Level III (20 hours)

Mat Level III Mat exercises, variations and modifications

Special Populations

Modifications for common injuries, surgeries, and systemic conditions

Pilates Stretching Exercises

Examinations (5 hours)

1 hour: Level I Written Exam

1 hour: Level II Written Exam

1 hour: Level III Written Exam

2 hour: Final Practical Exam

Practical Hours (90 Hours)

Practical hours are an integral part of the learning process. The Mat Pilates course will introduce anatomy, theory and the exercises of mat Pilates, however it is important that students embody the work and practice in a learning capacity before entering the work place as an instructor. FORM Pilates Teacher Training Program requires students to complete Observation, Practice Teaching and Self-Practice hours prior to becoming a qualified instructor.

Observation (25 hours)

Observation hours are defined by watching experienced instructors teach group classes or private sessions. Students do not participate in class while observing. Observation is a very helpful way to understand verbal and hands-on cueing, exercise balance, use of voice and how to lead a class. Form Body Lab will allow trainees to observe our mat classes with a maximum of 1 trainee per class.

Practice Teaching (35 hours)

Practice teaching hours include teaching Pilates to friends, family, or fellow trainees.

Self-Practice Sessions (30 hours)

Note: 20 hours prior to course commencement + 10 hours during the course, between the commencement date and the final exam; 30 hours total

Students are required to have a minimum of 20 hours of personal Pilates practice (in a studio or clinic setting) before the training and complete a minimum of 10 classes during the course and before the exam. Classes taken at other studios can count towards these classes. Please contact us at academy@formbodylab.com for questions or concerns about your self-practice hours. The goal is to apply the detailed technique you are learning to your practice and to participate in class with the viewpoint of a teacher. Maintaining a personal Pilates practice is an essential part of being a strong and effective instructor.

Total hours:

Lecture Hours (70) + Practical Hours (90) + Examinations (5) = 165 hours

Comprehensive Mat Pilates Teacher Training Pricing

$2999 + GST +Materials

(Materials: TBA)

Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training Coming Soon!

Prerequisite: Mat Pilates Teacher Training Certification

Apparatus Training Course Outline

To become a fully qualified Pilates Instructor in the Apparatus modalities, students must successfully complete seven equipment modules (Reformer I, Reformer II, Reformer III, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, Auxiliary Equipment). Successful completion of each module requires attendance for all course work, completion of written and practical examinations and all practical hours as outlined below. The final exams will be held 1-3 weeks after the completion of the final module to give students time to practice and prepare for the exam. Students must achieve 80% or higher on the final exams to pass. Enrolment in these courses does not guarantee successful completion.

Reformer (40 hours)

14 hours: Level I exercises and modifications

10 hours: Level II exercises and modifications

10 hours: Level III exercises and modifications

5 hours: anatomy and movement science

1 hour: sequencing and teaching methods

Cadillac (24 hours)

18 hours: exercises and modifications

5 hours: anatomy and movement science

1 hour: sequencing and teaching methods

Chair (18 hours)

12 hours: exercises and modifications

5 hours: anatomy and movement science

1 hour: sequencing and teaching methods

Barrel (18 hours)

12 hours: exercises and modifications

5 hours: anatomy and movement science

1 hour: sequencing and teaching methods

Auxiliary Equipment (10 hours)

10 hours: exercises and modifications

Examinations (10 hours)

1 hour: Level I Reformer Written Exam

1 hour: Level II Reformer Written Exam

1 hour: Level III Reformer Written Exam

1 hour: Cadillac Written Exam

1 hour: Chair Written Exam

1 hour: Barrel Written Exam

1 hour: Auxiliary Equipment Written Exam

3 hours: Final Practical Exam

Practical Hours (165 hours)

FORM Pilates Teacher Training Program requires students to complete Observation, Practice Teaching and Self-Practice hours prior to becoming a qualified instructor.

Observation (50 hours)

Observation hours are defined by watching experienced instructors teach group classes or private sessions on various pieces of equipment. Students do not participate in class while observing. Observation is a very helpful way to understand verbal and hands-on cueing, exercise balance, use of voice and how to lead a class.

Practice Teaching (80 hours)

Practice teaching hours include teaching Pilates to friends, family, or fellow trainees.

Self-Practice Sessions (35 hours)

Students are required to practice on the equipment for a minimum of 35 hours before taking the final exam. The goal is to apply the detailed technique you are learning to your practice and to participate in class with the viewpoint of a teacher. Maintaining a personal Pilates practice is an essential part of being a strong and effective instructor.

Total hours:

Lecture Hours (110) + Practical Hours (165) + Examinations (10) = 285 hrs

Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training Pricing

$3999 + GST +Materials

(Materials: TBA)

Pre-Requisites

FORM Pilates Academy’s Teacher Training Program is an enriched program, fostering instructors who will be able to go on to teach in any setting, including specialized or rehabilitative clinics. To ensure your preparedness for your Pilates instruction journey, and to maintain the efficacy of our coursework, we require that potential students have an established repertoire in Pilates and meet certain prerequisites prior to joining our teacher training program.

Rules & Guidelines

  • The prices above do not include GST or the cost of materials.
  • There are no refunds within one month of the course commencement.
  • There are no refunds or deferrals once the course has begun, no exceptions.
  • Modules must be taken in sequence.
  • Any missed class hours must be made up before the examinations at a cost of $110 per hour. Exceptions or reduced rates may be made available if classes are missed due to reasons related to Covid-19, but is up to the discretion of the Academy.
  • If you are sick or self-isolating due to Covid-19, you will be provided the opportunity to attend class virtually in lieu of doing make-up classes.
  • To ensure a good fit, all potential students must apply to this program. An application can be downloaded here.
  • An application does not guarantee admittance and requires an application fee of $125. The application fee is non-refundable, regardless of admittance. The application fee covers the cost of our faculty reviewing your application, audition, phone interview and personalized course preparedness plan.
  • Students must obtain instructor’s insurance in order to practice teach students. Axis Insurance provides FORM Pilates Academy teacher trainees with their teacher’s insurance.
  • Payment plans may be available upon request. Please contact us directly to inquire.

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