What Does it Take to Become a Pilates Teacher?

Pilates teacherBecoming a certified Pilates teacher is no easy task, but it is achievable for those with a passion to help others become more fit using the principles created by Joseph Pilates. Let’s explore the characteristics and skills necessary to become a Pilates Method Alliance Certified teacher and how Pilates Sports Center’s (PSC) Teacher Training Program can provide the skills needed.

Some Experience Required

In order to enter PSC’s teacher training program, participants must have participated in at least 30 hours of well-rounded Pilates instruction. Those who do not have documented instruction from a qualified Pilates instructor can get this experience through PSC at a student discount.

It is very difficult to teach what you don’t know, so having a good, varied experience with Pilates before starting teacher training is important. PSC offers Pilates classes from beginner to advanced so that students of every fitness level can strengthen their bodies and continue to become healthier.

Take Time to Learn

The PSC teacher training program can be completed in 16 weeks, but the program for certification requires 450 hours of classroom instruction, observation, practice teaching, and other projects outside the classroom. In order to complete this program in 16 weeks, at least 4 hours per day of availability is needed.

Before deciding to undertake this training, a good look at your schedule is important. Students with less than 4 hours per day or 25-30 hours per week to devote can take modules separately over a longer period of time.

Pilates teacher

Varied Skills Lead to Success

There are many different skills and character traits needed to become a quality Pilates teacher. Some skills needed include knowledge of Pilates techniques, knowledge of human anatomy, ability to assess students and help them use proper forms and techniques, and ability to complete written exams and other projects that demonstrate their knowledge.

The character traits that will help students succeed include patience with others and self, the ability to accept constructive feedback, the perseverance to keep going when things get difficult, and the drive to continually improve skills and techniques.

Cost Concerns

There is a cost to the PSC Teacher Training Program, but not without great benefit. PMA certified teachers who have completed the PSC program go on to become successful and sought after teachers wherever they go.

If the cost involved with the PSC Teacher Training Program would be prohibitive, there are financing and payment plan options available through PSC. Cost should not keep you from pursuing Pilates teacher training if you have a strong desire to teach Pilates to others.

Classes are now forming at various locations in the Los Angeles area with day and evening options available for classroom instruction. If teaching Pilates is your goal and desire, contact PSC today for more information. The online application can be accessed here. To see the schedule, go to https://pilatessportscenter.com/training/pilates-teacher-training/.

Becoming a Pilates teacher is something that can add great meaning to your life, and Pilates Sports Center would be honored to help guide you through the process of reaching that goal.

Change Lives as a Pilates Teacher

Becoming a Pilates teacher is more than just a way to make a living. When you teach Pilates, you help your students improve their lives. By strengthening their bodies with the forms and exercises created by founder Joseph Pilates, students can become healthier and better able to live a full life.

Those who want to become… Keep Reading »

Firefighters Find Benefits with Pilates

Even these guys can benefit from Pilates.

The benefits of Pilates are wide-ranging, extending even into professions as diverse as firefighting and other public service vocations. For jobs that are physical in nature, Pilates can help workers stay in shape for maximum effectiveness.

When Eden Prairie, Minnesota, firefighters were offered a chance to take a Keep Reading »

Can Pilates Make You Taller?


According to model and former Miss World Rosanna Davison, practicing Pilates has added half an inch to her 5’9″ frame. The 30-year-old from Ireland who won the Miss World competition in 2003 says that adding height is a “known effect from practicing it regularly.”

It is commonly known that the stretching exercises in Pilates strengthen… Keep Reading »

4 Body Benefits to Becoming a Certified Pilates Teacher

photo source: Flickr

Training to be a certified Pilates teacher prepares your body and mind for a new career – helping people become more physically fit, toned and balanced. While working to help other people master Pilates, preparing to be a Pilates teacher can benefit your own body as well.

It is often true that the… Keep Reading »

8 Skills You’ll Learn with Our Pilates Teacher Training

The PSC Pilates Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive program dedicated to preparing students to become certified Pilates Method AllianceTM teachers. The program includes 120 hours of classroom teaching and a total of 450 hours of preparation.
Here is a sampling of the many skills students will learn in this program.

1. Foundational principles and philosophies of… Keep Reading »

Strive for Pilates Excellence: How to Become a Master Teacher Trainer

There is a famous saying about teachers that goes like this: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” This saying is not true of Pilates teachers, who must be solid practitioners of Pilates in order to help others learn and master the techniques and exercises created by founder Joseph Pilates and refined by many… Keep Reading »

Register Now for Cutting-Edge Pilates Teacher Training Programs in Los Angeles

Registration is now open for Pilates Sports Center’s innovative teacher training programs in the Los Angeles area. If teaching Pilates is something you’ve always wanted to do, don’t wait any longer. Sign up today for a teacher training like no other.

Anyone with at least 30 hours of Pilates experience is eligible to train as… Keep Reading »

7 Realistic Resolutions for a New Body This Year

Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution on people’s lists year after year, and getting fit is usually in the top ten as well. Studies show that only 40% of people who make resolutions keep them for six months. Here are some realistic resolutions that can help you meet your fitness goals this… Keep Reading »

5 Reasons to Put Pilates in Your 2015 Plans

Even the beach knows it’s a new year.

Losing weight and getting fit are always two of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions people make each year. If exercise is part of your plan to be healthier in 2015, it’s time to learn about Pilates.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that uses stretches… Keep Reading »

4 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Pilates

Lots of stretching will carry you through the day.

No matter what physical limitations you might have, Pilates is adaptable – not only possible, safe and beneficial, but truly enjoyable as well.

As with all exercises, there are many levels of challenge in the movements. You can work at your own pace and comfort level, but… Keep Reading »

7 Ways Pilates Can Help You Through the Holidays

Pilates is a stress buster.

Even for those who love the holidays, ’tis often the season of stress, strain and extra weight. Fortunately, Pilates can help offset all those less joyous “side effects,” freeing you up to actually enjoy the festivities instead of worrying about what havoc they might wreak.

Counteract the Treats

It only takes 500… Keep Reading »