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Committed to Excellence and Professionalism.

A PSAP APPROVED PILATES SCHOOL

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The Pilates School Approval Program (PSAP) is a Program of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).

 Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program

Our Comprehensive 454 hour Pilates Teacher Training Program includes Mat and Equipment Classical and Contemporary Pilates repertoire plus in-depth lecture sections on anatomy, biomechanics, client facilitation, special populations and advanced teaching techniques. This is a truly comprehensive approach to Pilates Teacher Training that will best prepare you to work with any type of clients including those with medical conditions. We offer high educational standards, many hours of Program Director supervision and on-going student teaching assessments to insure you are progressing to the best of your ability. After completing our requirements for graduation, you will recieve a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certificate and be qualified to take the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Teacher Exam.

Why our Program


Why our Program


Why Our Program?

Our Mission

To produce Pilates teachers that are well-versed about the kinesiological principles developed by Joseph Pilates as well as implementing new science and information from the 21st century. This combination of education will prepare our graduates to provide safe and effective sessions for every type of client they encounter. Further, to guide potential students towards becoming PMA certified teachers.

 Our Faculty

Experienced, dedicated and forward thinking, led by Studio Owner and Director Ernie Fossa and Teacher Training Program Director Kim Fielding. They have a combined 30 years of experience teaching Anatomy,Biomechanics, the  Classical Pilates repertoire,  Contemporary and Advanced Movement and working with Clients with medical conditions.

Our Comprehensive Curriculum

Our Program goes well beyond just learning the exercises. With our curriculum you’ll get many hours of in-depth course lecture classroom teaching  covering: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Unique Movement Principles, (UMP), (based on Anatomical and Biomechanical facts),  Client Facilitation and Special Populations including over 20 medical conditions covering the spine, upper and lower extremities. This Comprehensive Curriculum will help prepare you to work with any type of client.

Our Integrated Teaching Approach

We offer a progressive way of learning and teaching the Pilates method of exercise  by integrating Anatomy, Biomechanics and our Unique Movement Principles, (UMP).  This integration then threads throughout both the entire Mat and Equipment choreography and facilitates your learning process to better help you understand  how and why the  Pilates method of exercise really works. This process will give you the opportunity to develop into becoming  a more well- rounded and truly advanced Pilates Teacher.

Supervised Teaching from our Directors

Many of your required practice student teaching hours in our program are personally supervised and assessed by both our Program Directors Ernie Fossa and Kim Fielding. 

Free use of our studio for your required practice hours.

Included in your tuition is the availability in out studio to all of your required Self-Practice, Observation, Student Teaching and Apprentice Teaching. So you do not pay extra for the use of our studio to complete your required hours to attain your certificate.     

To view the cost of Tuition and all School Policies, please download our School Catalog.                                          

Tuition/Registration/Admission Requirements


Tuition/Registration/Admission Requirements


Program Admission Requirements

Mat Program Requirements:

–Be at least 18 years of age.

–Have at least a high school diploma.

- Have an understanding and proficiency with the Classical Pilates Mat exercises during the interview process with the Program Director.

Equipment Program Requirements:

–Be at least 18 years of age.

–Have at least a high school diploma.

-Have an understanding and proficiency with the Classical Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Reformer and Tower exercises during the interview process with the Program Director.


*All admissions decisions are based on clearly published admissions criteria. No applicant will be denied on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

*Please Note: Gramercy Pilates NYC does not guarantee employment, certification or success as a Pilates Teacher upon completion of its Mat and/or Equipment Teacher Training Program.

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Courses


Courses


Comprehensive Teacher Training Program Details

Mat Program

      Tuition Includes:

  • 48 Course Lecture class hours. 
  • Mat Manual (150 pages fully bound in 4 color)
  • 5 Free Mat Classes
  • 60 hours of self practice, teaching, observation and apprentice teaching hours of which 10 teaching hours being supervised by our Directors.
  • Student Assessment and Progress Reports, Written and Manual Tests.
  • Free use of our studio for your practice teaching.

      Mat Lecture Class Curriculum

  • History of Joseph Pilates
  • The Skeleton and Muscular Systems
  • Integration of Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement
  • Effective Cueing
  • The Art of Observation
  • Unique Movement Principles
  • Beginner to Advanced Classical Mat Choreography with Tips and Modifications.

Equipment Program

     Tuition Includes:

  • 72 Course Lecture class hours.
  • Equipment Manual (250 pages full bound in 4 color)
  • 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 Directors.
  • Student Assessment and Progress Reports, Written and Manual Tests.
  • Free use of our studio for all of your practice teaching.

     Equipment Lecture Class Curriculum

  • Beginner to Advanced Classical Equipment Choreography with Tips and Modifications.
  • Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrel, Spine Corrector and other Props
  • Teaching Methods and Techniques for all levels.
  •  Facilitating Client Alignment.
  • Special Populations/Clients with Medical Conditions.

Mat & Equipment Program Dates


Mat & Equipment Program Dates


Program Lecture Dates and Times

EQUIPMENT Program

Fall 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: October 20, 21

Second Weekend: October 27, 28

Third Weekend: November 3, 4

Fourth Weekend: November 10,11

Winter 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: February 23, 24

Second Weekend: March 2, 3

Third Weekend: March 9, 10

Fourth Weekend: March 16,17

Spring 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: May 11, 12

Second Weekend: May 18, 19

Third Weekend: June 1, 2

Fourth Weekend: June 8, 9

Summer 2019

Monday - Thursday 12pm-5pm

First Week: July 8, 9, 10, 11 

Second Week: July 15, 16, 17, 18, 

Third Week: July 22, 23, 24, 25

MAT Program

Fall 2018

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Weekend: September 22, 23

Second Weekend: September 29, 30

Third Weekend: October 6.7

Winter 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Weekend: January 19, 20

Second Weekend: January 26, 27

Third Weekend: February 2, 3

Spring 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 5PM

First Weekend: April 6, 7

Second Weekend: April 13, 14

Third Weekend: April 20, 21

Summer 2019

Monday - Thursday 12pm-5pm

First Week: June 17, 18, 19, 20

Second Week: June 24, 25, 26, 27

 

Work/Study


Work/Study


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
What separates the Gramercy Pilates NYC Teacher Training Program from all others is their commitment to excellence in teaching and providing students with the tools to teach any kind of clientele.
— Ashley Avolio, Spring 2018
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