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In the Life Time Academy Professional Pilates Instructor Comprehensive Program, students will progress through a pathway of courses designed to provide an understanding of the classical Pilates teaching method. Participants will develop a thorough grasp of the Pilates method, as well as learning how to teach and deliver an integrated, safe and effective training experience with clients.

The Professional Instructor pathway is designed to establish a core expertise of the authentic or classical Pilates method that Joseph Pilates intended. Students will cover mat, reformer, tower, chairs, barrels and auxiliary equipment. It will also expand individual skills in coaching, mastery of movement and development of progression.

Life Time Academy is partnered with Peak Pilates®.

Pilates Instructor Certification Outcome

Life Time Academy Pilates Instructor Comprehensive Program Certificate

Pilates Method Alliance- CPT

Pilates Program Breakdown

Introduction:
PI1010- Introduction to Pilates
PI1020- Pilates Exercise Teaching Fundamentals

Foundations:
PI1030- Pilates Teaching Skills
PI1040- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression (pre-req:PI1020)

Intermediate:
PI1050- Pilates Intermediate Teaching
PI1060- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression  (pre-req:PI1040)

Advanced:
PI1070- Pilates Advanced Teaching Skills
PI1080- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression  (pre-req:PI1060)

*Approximate Total Cost (Includes- tuition, lab/activity fees, exam, books and supplies, Life Time membership. Quarter four includes PMA-CPT exam.)

If you have completed Peak Level I or II refer to the FAQ for additional information.

Pilates Instructor FAQ

Students are enrolled in an online course and will also attend the required weekend modules that supplement the online learning.

Course Name Contact Hours
PI1010- Introduction to Pilates 40
PI1020- Pilates Exercise Teaching Fundamentals 52
PI1030- Pilates Teaching Skills 56
PI1040- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression- Level 1 (pre-req: PI1020) 52
PI1050- Pilates Intermediate Teaching Skills 56
PI1060- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression- Level 2 (pre-req: PI1040) 70
PI1070- Pilates Advanced Teaching Skills 56
PI1080- Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression- Level 3 (pre-req: PI1060) 70

The Pilates Method Alliance® (PMA®) is the international, not–for–profit, professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. The PMA Certification Exam is the only actual Pilates Certification in the country. In order to sit for the PMA Exam, you must have completed a comprehensive Pilates training course such as ours. This training will prepare you for the PMA Exam.

  • 32-weeks (Four, 8-week terms)
  • Total Contact Hours: 452
    • Quarter Credits: 26.0
    • 160 hours of online learning
    • 112 lab contact hours
    • 180 practicum hours

There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, assignments and quizzes. On average, our students have approximately 10 hours of weekly study.

Tuition $4,550.00
Application  Fee  $25.00
Books (estimated)  $400.00
Supplies (estimated)  $35.00
Activity/Lab Fee  $240.00
Exam Fee  $420.00
Exam Fee Credit  -
Total Program Cost  $5,670.00

Scholarships & Discounts

Monthly financing available

As a nationally accredited school we will be accepting federal financial aid in the near future.

Students are eligible for our Healthy Way of Life scholarship which saves ~15% off the total tuition. To find more information about the scholarship, click HERE. Employees are eligible for an additional 5% discount with proof of employee ID. 

We offer a monthly financing option for students as well. There is a one time $49 enrollment fee to sign up for the financing option. Students are able to split their tuition payments over each 8-week term into two separate payments.

Labs are held on Friday's and Saturday's from 1-7pm.

When are the modules?

  • Begins March 4
  • Lab 1: 3/15/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 2: 3/16/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 3: 3/29/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 4: 3/30/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 5: 4/12/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 6: 4/13/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 7: 4/26/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 8: 4/27/19 from 1-7pm
    • 4/29/19 Previous Level 1 students enter HERE
  • Lab 9: 5/10/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 10: 5/11/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 11: 5/24/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 12: 5/25/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 13: 6/7/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 14: 6/8/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 15: 6/21/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 16: 6/22/19 from 1-7pm
    • 6/24/19 Previous Level 2 students enter HERE
  • Lab 17: 6/28/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 18: 6/29/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 19: 7/20/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 20: 8/17/19 from 1-7pm
    • 8/19/19 Term 4 starts HERE
  • Lab 21: 8/23/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 22: 8/24/19 from 1-7pm
  • Lab 23: 9/14/19 from 1-7pm
  • FINAL Lab 24: 10/12/19 1-7pm

Check out our School Calendar.

  • Term 1: March 4th
  • Term 2: April 29th
    • Previous Level 1 students enter here
  • Term 3: June 24th
    • Previous Level 2 students enter here
  • Term 4: August 19th
  • Graduate (Complete): October 13th

We will offer the program again beginning August 19, 2019.

Your lab instructor oversees the hands-on experience as well as the online curriculum.

Contact us and we can help you schedule a meeting with your local instructors to learn more about Life Time Academy.

See our faculty list here!

With proof of certification you may be eligible for tuition credit. Must be PEAK Pilates certification to qualify.

If level 1 is complete…

  • A student will receive academic credit for the following courses: PI1010, PI1020, PI1030 (potential $1,575 tuition credit)
  • Student will start in term 2 (24-weeks to comprehensive, and attend all labs)

If Level 2 is complete…

  • A student will receive academic credit for the following courses: PI1010, PI1020, PI1030, PI1040, PI1050 (potential $2,625 tuition savings)
  • Student will start in term 3 (16-weeks to comprehensive and attend all labs)

Specific fees/costs will be determined by Life Time Academy admissions, but it is appropriate to communicate students will get a credit and the specific dates of the term they will start will be communicated.

To learn more about your eligibility, please Contact us for more information.

With a Pilates Instructor certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

No. Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. However, we do offer Placement Assistance:

  • Partnership with Life Time. We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates do need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.
  • Additional Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you on your search!

To view the Pilates Instructor Program Course Pathway click HERE.

Have a Question?

Our Admission Specialists can answer any questions you may have about the program, schedule, cost or expectations.

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