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Life Time Academy is partnered with Peak Pilates® to provide the Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Program. Our program is designed to deliver an understanding of the classical Pilates method that Joseph Pilates intended and provides you the necessary tools and practice you will need to deliver an integrated, safe and effective training experience.

Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Includes:

32 weeks, 452 contact hours, 26 credits

Life Time Academy Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certificate of Completion

Pilates Method Alliance – CPT (the PMA is a  3rd party examination; internationally recognized credential and is included in program cost).

Not Just Certified. Qualified. Becoming a Pilates Instructor takes time and practice. The Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Program lays the groundwork for you to become not just a certified professional, but a qualified professional.

The Comprehensive Curriculum Covers:

How to lead effective full session private lessons and group classes in mat, reformer, tower, chairs, barrels and auxiliary equipment.

Expands individual skills in coaching, mastery of movement and development of progression.

Examines the basics of special populations for general low back pain, chronic neck and shoulder pain, and knee and hip issues.

Completion of the program meet the requirements to take the Pilates Method Alliance® (PMA®) certification exam.

Learn from Experienced Professionals. Our faculty include highly qualified Pilates professionals that have received special training to lead courses and coach students through the Pilates Instructor process. Through weekly webinars, weekend modules and end of term assessments, your instructors will steer you towards success and hold you accountable throughout your training.

Comprehensive Pilates Courses by Term

Courses & Terms are listed in required sequence
Term 1: Introduction to Pilates (8 weeks, 92 contact hr, 6 credits)Cost
PI1010: Introduction to Pilates (40 contact hr, 3 credits)
PI1020: Pilates Exercise Teaching Fundamentals (52 contact hr, 3 credits)
$1,290
Term 2: Foundations of Pilates (8 weeks, 108 contact hr, 6 credits)
PI1030: Pilates Teaching Skills (56 contact hr, 3 credits)
PI1040: Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression-1 (52 contact hr, 3 credits)
$1,290
Term 3: Intermediate Pilates (8 weeks, 126 contact hr, 7 credits)
PI1050: Pilates Intermediate Teaching Skills (56 contact hr, 3 credits)
PI1060: Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression-2 (79 contact hr, 4 credits)
$1,415
Term 4: Advanced Pilates (8 weeks, 126 contact hr, 7 credits)
PI1070: Pilates Advanced Teaching Skills (56 contact hr, 3 credits)
PI1080: Pilates Exercise & Technique Progression-3 (70 contact hr, 4 credits)
$1,655

Enroll in the Comprehensive and Save up to 20% on tuition!

Not interested in a Comprehensive Certification? No problem! You can enroll in the terms individually.

Pilates Instructor FAQ

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.

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

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.

  • 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.

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

When are the modules?

 

All Labs meet from 1:00-7:00pm each day* Term 1       Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Introduction Foundations Intermediate Advanced
March 4- April 28 April 29- June 23 June 24- August 18 August 19- October 12
Weekend 1 FRIDAY 3/15/2019 5/10/2019 6/28/2019 8/23/2019
SATURDAY 3/16/2019 5/11/2019 6/29/2019 8/24/2019
Weekend 2 FRIDAY 3/29/2019 5/24/2019 7/26/2019 9/20/2019
SATURDAY 3/30/2019 5/25/2019 7/27/2019 9/21/2019
Weekend 3 FRIDAY 4/12/2019 6/7/2019 N/A N/A
SATURDAY 4/13/2019 6/8/2019 N/A N/A
Weekend 4 FRIDAY 4/26/2019 6/21/2019 N/A N/A
SATURDAY 4/27/2019 6/22/2019 8/17/2019 10/12/2019

Check out our School Calendar.

Yes, the terms are progressive from Introduction to Foundations to Intermediate and finish with Advanced.

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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