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Life Time Academy has partnered with Peak Pilates® to offer three modular-level Pilates Certification courses that are designed to deliver the highest quality authentic Pilates education. This foundational Pilates professional education covers mat, reformer, tower, chair and barrel and auxiliary equipment. Each level is comprised of specific modules, generally scheduled from Friday evening through Sunday. Students may earn a certification at each level by attending all modules, successfully completing assessments and submitting logged hours.

Pilates Certification OUTCOME

Students will complete the program with confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities to work as an industry professional at locations such as fitness studios, health clubs and private businesses.

I knew that going through LTA, I would be educated in a method and philosophy I really believed in and had experienced firsthand.

LT Academy is an exciting opportunity because it makes learning the information necessary to be a competent trainer easy & enjoyable.

Pilates Instructor Certification Prerequisites

Level I – Knowledge of basic human anatomy and kinesiology, 20 hours of Pilates training and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.

Level II – Successful completion of Level I requirements, 100 logged hours and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.

Level III – Successful completion of Levels I and II requirements and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.

Pilates Instructor FAQ

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive a Pilates certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

You are enrolled in an online course and will also attend the required weekend modules that will supplement the online learning. During your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following course:

Pilates Instructor- Level I
Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PI1010 Pilates Level I 200 12
Total 200 hours 12 credits
Pilates Instructor- Level II
Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PI1010 Pilates Level II 100 6
Total 100 hours 6 credits
Pilates Instructor- Level III
Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PI1010 Pilates Level III 100 6
Total 100 hours 6 credits

Independent Study. There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes.

*Everyone studies differently! On average, our students have approximately 10 hours of weekly study.

When are the modules?
Modules are held on weekends during the course (Fridays & Saturdays, 3-7pm & Sundays, 8am-5pm).

Where are the modules held?
Modules are held at your designated LTA campus.

Level I Level II Level III
Module 1 September 7-9

The Foundation (20 hours) Introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals and the “Powerhouse”, and the Peak Pilates 5-Part Formula. Lessons focus on introductory mat work and building blocks.

September 14-16

Intermediate Level Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (20 hours) Students learn additional intermediate level exercises, refine transitions, and how to monitor static and transitional body alignment.

September 14-16

Advanced Level Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (20 hours) This module completes the lessons on advanced level mat, reformer and Cadillac exercises, teaching transitions and techniques.

Module 2 October 12-14

Introduction to the Apparatus (20 hours) Students progress to lessons on the reformer, small barrel and high ladder barrel, and learn about transitions, cueing and touch techniques.

October 26-28

Intermediate Chair and Barrels, Teaching Technique and Assessments (20 hours) Module 2 continues progressing through intermediate Pilates exercises and builds upon the skills learned in Level I. Assessments are completed on the final day

October 26-28

Advanced Level Chair, Barrels, Auxiliary Equipment (20 hours) This module completes advanced level exercises with auxiliary equipment and jump board. Students also review case studies, which illustrate the application and value of a classical Pilates program.

Module 3 November 9-11

Beginner/Intermediate Level Apparatus (20 hours) Module 3 adds Pilates low chair exercises, intermediate level reformer and ladder barrel exercises. More advanced teaching concepts include identifying common errors and proper body alignment, and structuring a Pilates session.

N/A November 17

Final Comprehensive Assessment (6 hours) This one-day assessment comprises the final Comprehensive Certification assessments including written and practical assessments.

Module 4 December 7-9

Teaching, Technique and Assessments (20 hours) Students complete the remaining high ladder barrel exercises, practice teach, and review all exercises. Assessments are completed on the final day.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
March, 2019 March, 2019 March, 2019

Dates vary pending location. Click HERE to learn more.

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!

Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

Level I Level II Level III
Peak Pilates- Level I Certification Peak Pilates- Level II Certification Peak Pilates- Level III Certification

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!
Level I Level II Level III
Application Fee $25.oo $25.oo $25.oo
Tuition $2100.00 $1050.00 $1050.00
Lab Fee $80.00 $40.00 $40.00
Peak Pilates Exam Fee $275.00 $163.00 $225.00
Books (purchased separately) $275.00 $100.00 $100.00
Uniform & Supplies (purchased separately) $35.00 $80.00 $80.00
Total Course Cost $2790.00 $1458.00 $1520.00

Scholarships & Discounts

Monthly financing
If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, we offer a tuition financing option through our partner, TFC Financing.

  • This is a 4 month payment arrangement that is financed with an 8.5% interest rate.
  • A $49.00 enrollment fee is required if this option is selected.

As a nationally accredited school we will be accepting federal financial aid in the near future. However, we currently offer tuition financing payment plans.

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