The best Pilates teacher training program depends on the needs of the practitioner. The easiest way to find the best fit for you is to understand your options and how they align with your goals, decide a cost you are comfortable with, and ask the right questions to make sure a program is reputable.
What are the different types of Pilates certification?
There are numerous types of Pilates teacher training courses. Typically, Pilates certifications will come in mat instructor training, reformer instructor training, mat, reformer instructor training, or comprehensive instructor training.
The best Pilates teacher training for you depends on your needs. Below are our top three choices for Pilates teacher certifications that we trust and love. We’re going to break it down for you between full comprehensive certification and modular.
- Full Comprehensive Certification
- Romana’s Pilates
- United States Pilates Association
- Modular Certification
- Peak Pilates
- Polestar Pilates
The Pilates teacher certification cost can range anywhere from $100 for a mat certification to over $3,000 for a comprehensive Pilates certification. The price truly depends on where you get your certificate and what type of certification you get.
How to pick a Pilates teacher training program
There are countless options out there for Pilates teacher training programs. It is essential to do your research to ensure the one you are taking is reputable.
As you research, consider the following questions before making your decision.
- Do they require a combo of teaching, classroom, and observation hours? (if not, think twice about them)
- What is the location, date, and time of the training?
- Is your apprenticeship with the program or a studio of your choosing?
- What are the costs and the cancellation policy?
Ultimately, you will need to use these questions to determine which program fits your needs the best.
How long does it take to complete Pilates teacher training?
The time it takes to complete a Pilates teacher certificate depends on the program you choose. On average, you will need to invest at least 450 hours over a period of six to twelve months into obtaining your certificate.
Where do all these hours come from? Class time, observation, practice, and apprentice teaching hours accumulate quickly. You then will have to pass a written and physical teaching assessment.
The instructors at the MatWorkz Pilates Studio have an extensive understanding of the certification process.
All of our instructors participate in continuing education and have earned multiple certifications to ensure they have comprehensive Pilates training to meet differing individuals’ needs.
If you have questions about Pilates teacher training or are new to the world of Pilates, contact us.
We’d love to guide you on your journey.