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Certification Program Overview

 

This highly specialized Pilates Teacher Training Certification Program combines the kinesiolgical principles developed by Joseph Pilates with new science and information from the 21st century to advance techniques and avoid/rehab numerous injuries. It offers prospective Pilates teachers an innovative, progressive and comprehensive Teacher Training Certification Program that facilitates the learning process and understanding of how and why Pilates exercises really work. With in-depth and disciplined course of study, it includes many hours of personally supervised teaching for students which has resulted in the graduates being in high demand by studios all over the country. Call the studio today to set up an appointment to discuss and review starting a new career as a Certified Pilates Teacher.

  The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the international, not-for-profit, professional association and certifying agency dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates.

 

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the international, not-for-profit, professional association and certifying agency dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates.

Why our Program


Why our Program


Why Our Certification Program?

Our Certified Graduates Learn more and Earn More.

The education, experience and personal supervision that our graduates receive through our program is well above the Pilates Method Alliance,( PMA), industry standards and far exceeds any other Pilates studio teaching program.  Our graduates either work at our studio or are sought after and hired by other top Pilates studios all over the country.

Our Faculty is available 24/7

Experienced, dedicated and forward thinking led by Studio Owner and Director Ernie Fossa and Teacher Training Program Director Kim Fielding. Over 30 years of anatomy and biomechanics with both Classical and Contemporary approaches. No need to make an appointment with them, they're always available to mentor you.

Unique Integrated Learning Approach

We offer a  more progressive, comprehensive and effective  way of learning and teaching the Pilates method by integrating anatomy, biomechanics and movement principles. This unique approach facilitates your learning process and understanding as to how and why Pilates exercises really work.

True Personal Supervision

Many of your practice student teaching hours in our program will be personally supervised by our Expert Teachers and studio Directors, ( no other Pilates Teaching program in NYC offers this!)

Great Student Discounts and Free Workshops

As a student you will receive a 50% discount on equipment and mat classes, 25% off any private sessions and workshops that are absolutely free!

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of your program requirements, we will discuss possible opportunities to teach at our studio.

 Pilates Method Alliance

Our program is approved for certification by the Pilates Method Alliance, (PMA), the non-profit, international certifying agency for Pilates teachers. 

Courses


Courses


Certification Program Details

Mat Certification Program

      Tuition Includes:

  • 48 Course lecture hours
  • Mat Manual
  • 5 Free Mat Classes
  • 60 hours of self practice, teaching, observation and apprentice teaching hours of which 10 teaching hours being supervised by our expert teachers to facilitate your teacher training progress.

      Lecture Sessions (48 hours)

  • History of Joseph Pilates
  • The Skeleton and Muscular Systems
  • Integration of Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement
  • Effective Cueing and The Art of Observation
  • Fundamental Movement Principles
  • Beginner to Advanced Mat Choreography

Equipment Certification Program

     Tuition Includes:

  • 72 Course lecture hours
  • Equipment Manual 
  • 5 Free Equipment Classes
  • 285 hours of student self practice, teaching, observation,  assisting and apprentice hours of which 30 teaching hours being supervised by our expert teachers to facilitate your teacher training process.

     Lecture Sessions (72 hours)

  • Beginner to Advanced Equipment Choreography
  • Reformer, Cadillac, Chair Barrel and other Props
  • Teaching Methods and Techniques
  • Facilitating Client Alignment and Manual Teaching
  • Special Populations and Modifications

Program Dates


Program Dates


Program Lecture Dates and Times

EQUIPMENT Program

FALL 2017

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: October 28, 29

Second Weekend: November 4, 5

Third Weekend: November 11, 12

Fourth Weekend: November 18, 19

WINTER 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Week: February 17, 18

Second Week: February 24, 25

Third Week: March 3, 4

Fourth Weekend: March 10, 11

SPRING 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: May 12, 13

Second Weekend: May 19, 20

Third Weekend: June 2, 3

Fourth Weekend: June 9, 10

MAT Program

FALL 2017

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Weekend: September 16, 17

 Second Weekend: September 23, 24

Third Weekend: October 7, 8

WINTER 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Week: January 13, 14

Second Week: January 20, 21

Third Weekend: January 27, 28

SPRING 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Weekend: April 7, 8

Second Weekend: April 14, 15

Third Weekend: April 21, 22

 

Private Teacher Training


Private Teacher Training


Private Teacher Training

If you are unable to make the program course lecture dates, we can assign one of our teachers to work with you one-on-one to take all the lecture hours whenever convenient to you. Since you will be taking the program privately, your required lecture hours will be less as you will have exclusive personal attention.

It is important to take the mat program first as it includes anatomy, biomechanics and movement principles which are important to learn before taking the equipment program.

 

Mat Program: what in includes.

 

  • 150 Page Four- Color Mat Manual that will cover the 20 Private Lecture hours of Anatomy, Biomechanics, Pilates Movement Principles, Effective Cueing, Art of Observation and Beginner to Advanced Classical Pilates exercises with modifications.

  •  Five complimentary Mat classes, 50% off on any additional Mat or Equipment classes and 25% off on any Private sessions you wish to take during your time as a student.

  • Free studio time for your 60 hours of self-practice, teaching, observation, assisting and apprentice hours.  Our studio Directors and Expert teachers will supervise 10 of your teaching hours to facilitate your teacher training progress.
  • Written and Manual tests.

Price: $2,500 (plus 4.5% sales tax)

 

Equipment Program: what it includes.

  • 250 Page Four Color Equipment Manual that will cover the 35 Total Private Lecture hours of Beginner to Advanced Equipment Choreography: Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrel, Teaching Beginner to Advanced Clients, Facilitating Client Alignment, Injuries and Special Populations.
  • Five complimentary Equipment classes, 50% off on any additional Mat or Equipment classes and 25% off on any Private sessions you wish to take during your time as a student.
  • Free studio time for your 274 hours of self-practice, teaching, observation, assisting and apprentice hours.  Our studio Directors and Expert teachers will supervise 30 of your teaching hours to facilitate your teacher training progress.
  • Final Written and Manual tests.

Price: $6,300 (plus 4.5% sales tax)

Buy both programs together and save 10% ($880)

Discounted Price: $7,920

Faculty


Faculty


Faculty

Work/Study


Work/Study


Work / Study

The cost of a quality teacher training program at a top Pilates studio can be very expensive. With that in mind, we are offering work/study opportunities for individuals interested in teaching Pilates.

Position: Front desk receptionist with various administrative and studio cleaning duties.

Schedule: Days and times can vary – but you must commit to a set schedule of at least 10 hours per week on a weekly basis.

Required Hours: You will work the total number of hours required to complete the Mat and/or Equipment Programs.

Mat Program : 108 hours                

Equipment Program: 346 hours

Required Payment: You will pay for half of the Mat and/or Equipment Programs.

Mat Program: $850.00 plus 4.5% tax is required at the time you start work study and register for the program.

Equipment Program: $2,200.00 plus 4.5% tax is required at the time you start work study and register for the program.


Testimonials


Testimonials


Testimonials

Kim is an amazing teacher. She really connects with the students and helps her students understand the exercises and movement principles, before moving on to the next exercise.
— Danya Scott, Winter 2015
Due to the integrity and integration of so much knowledge and material in the program, my opportunity for careers in this field are now endless.
— Britni Lavariere, Winter 2015
Choosing to become a Pilates instructor via Gramercy Pilates Fitness NYC was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’m deeply grateful for these teachers and their wisdom.
— Maysa Khedr, Winter 2015
This program helps students develop an eye for detail that can take their teaching to the next level. This program offers one on one attention like no other.
— Graziella Murdocca, Fall 2015
Ernie, Kim, Teresa, and Yuki are knowledgable, friendly, and supportive. As a yoga and mindfulness instructor, I felt Gramercy Pilates was the right studio for me.
— Edwin Amaya, Winter 2015
This program completely changed my vision and thought process about exercising. As a teacher, I’m able to work with people of all ages and physical conditions.
— Viktoriya Kukandzina, Spring 2015
The anatomy foundation at the start of the program was really valuable. It helped me to better focus on which muscles to use when performing exercises. This has guided me to a new path as a Pilates professional and given me the confidence to share it with others.
— Sharon Marcussen, Fall 2015
Gramercy Pilates not only provides in depth and comprehensive training, it also allows you to complete your certification in your own time. I can’t sing Kim Fielding’s praises enough, she’s an amazing instructor and mentor.
— Emily Benett, Winter 2016
I’m very grateful for the knowledge and incredible personal instruction their teacher trainers have provided me. It’s allowed me to dive deeper into my own practice and given me confidence developing my own personal teaching style.
— Marjorie Gross, Fall 2016
This program has a big emphasis on anatomy and biomechanics, which gives the teachers vital tools to help their clients in a smart and safe way. I highly recommend Gramercy Pilates to anyone interested in becoming a Pilates instructor.
— Jonathan Breton, Fall 2016

Tuition/Registration


Tuition/Registration


Tuition & Registration

 

1. Pay in Full with registration: $1,700

2. Down Payment Option: $1,800; Pay $400 with registration, then $1,400 before the first day of Mat Program.

1. Pay in Full with registration: $4,400

2. Down payment Option: $4,600; Pay $700 with registration, then $3,900 before the first day of Equipment Program.

By purchasing both programs, you will save $610!

Pay in full with registration: $5,490