The PilatesByT training program is designed to create, thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates Teachers. The PilatesByT™ teacher-training program, like others in the Pilates Industry, offers an assessment-based certificate of Completion,
“Not a Pilates Certification” PilatesByT™ Training program does not guarantee employment.
Introduction to Reformer, Chair, Tower & Beginning Exercises and Pilates Principles
Prerequisites: anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions.
Reformer I includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer, including setup and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer class, beginner chair exercises, tower progression.
PilatesByT™ Reformer Program Requirements
To become a fully qualified PilatesByT™ Level I Instructor students must complete the following:
• Mat I and II Instructor training modules or equivalent (School of your choice)
• PilatesByT Level I
Total hours of course work including anatomy = 48
Successful completion ofthe Reformer I module includes course work, and written and and practical examinations. The practical is successful demonstration of a teaching segment on the last day of the course. (TBD)
Practical experiential hours are in integral part of the learning process. The coursework is designed to introduce movement concepts, exercises and exercise adaptations but it is equally as important that students practice on themselves (personal sessions), watch other instructors (observation hours), and begin the process of teaching potential clients (student teaching hours) in order to embody the materials that are presented in the courses. Courses alone give you the tools: experiencing the work makes you an instructor.
Students can count any classes or Pilates personal training session they have already taken. Developing and committing to a personal Pilates practice is an essential part of becoming an effective and inspiring teacher.
Observation hours include watching experienced instructors teach group classes or private sessions.. Observation is a great way to understand verbal and manual cueing, program sequencing and to hone your teaching skills.
Student Teaching Hours
Teaching hours include any Pilates teaching either as an employee at a fitness center of Pilates Studio or for family and friends.
Mat Practical Hours = 50 **
10 personal sessions; 40 student teaching hours -or- 15 personal sessions; 10 observation hours; 25 student teaching hours
Reformer Practical Hours = 150
50 personal sessions; 100 student teaching hours -or- 30 personal sessions; 30 observation hours; 90 student teaching hours
Total hours: Course work + practical + anatomy = 200