Teacher Training Program




Teacher Training Program



Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program

Program Overview

  • Foundation learning lecture sections on Anatomy, Biomechanics, Cueing, Observation and our Unique Movement Principles.
  • Integrated Teaching Approach that facilitates your learning process and helps you understand how and why the Pilates method of exercise really works!
  • Classical and Contemporary Mat and Equipment Training from Beginner to Advanced including progressions and modifications.
  • Advanced Teaching Techniques including Facilitating Client Alignment and Special Populations/Clients with Medical Conditions.
  • High Educational Standards including many hours of our Program Director supervising your practice teaching.
  • On-going student evaluations and testing to insure that you are progressing to the best of your teaching ability.
  • A Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certificate is awarded to you when you complete our Teacher Training Program. You may then take the test to become a Certified Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Teacher. The PMA Certification is NCAA accredited.

GRAMERCY PILATES NYC is proud to be an Approved PSAP Pilates School.

The Pilates School Approval Program (PSAP) is a Program of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). It recognizes Pilates schools that have gone through a rigorous process to show their compliance with Educational Standards.

For Tuition Costs and School Policies, download our Catalog.

If you’d like speak to the School Program Director and set up an appointment, call the studio at 212-727-7896.


Why Our Program?

Why Our Program?

Why our School?

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.

Our Educational Standards

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. This is an important part of the Program as we strive to insure that you are progressing to the best of your ability to become a great Pilates teacher!

Your Tuition Costs Cover the Entire Program. (we are fully transparent, no hidden costs).

In addition to paying for tuition, most Pilates studios that offer Teacher Training Programs require you to purchase group classes and private sessions that add thousands of dollars on top of your tuition cost. Our tuition covers everything you need to begin your program including the program manuals, course lecture hours, studio time to complete your practice hours, supervised teaching hours, testing and assessments and 5 free mat and equipment classes. What’s more, if you decide to take additional classes, (not required), you receive a 50% discount off any class package, and if you want to take a private session with one of our Certified Teachers you receive a 25% discount. .


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.




Program Course 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 Dates and Times


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

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




Student Testimonials

Take a look at what our graduating teachers have said about our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program.

Gramercy Pilates NYC has enabled me to be part of a people’s journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Their in-depth Comprehensive Program prepares you very well for the PMA Certification exam”.
— Desi Chevallier, Spring 2017 Program
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