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Pilates Teacher Training School


NEXT PROGRAM STARTS SEPT. 21. APPLY TODAY!

 

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Pilates Teacher Training School


NEXT PROGRAM STARTS SEPT. 21. APPLY TODAY!

 

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.

comprehensive pilates mat and equipment teacher training program.

program overview

  • In-depth Lecture Sections that provide a comprehensive learning foundation of Human Anatomy and Kinesiology.
  • Progressive learning approach that integrates Anatomy and Kinesiology with our Movement Principles showing factual evidence of how and why Pilates exercises really work!
  • Classical and Contemporary Mat and Equipment Training for Beginner through Advanced levels as well as for clients with medical conditions. Equipment training includes the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, Spine Corrector, Magic Circle and many other Pilates props. .
  • Special Population and Clients with Injuries Lecture Sections covering postural and alignment issues, disc herniations, shoulder, neck, knee, hip, ankle and foot problems, pre and post natal and much more. .
  • Educational studio environment that includes Supervised Teaching, On-Going Student Evaluations and Testing to ensure that you are progressing to the best of your teaching ability.
  • All-Inclusive Tuition and fully transparent with no "hidden costs". Your tuition covers everything!
  • A Certificate is awarded upon completion of our Comprehensive Program. You may then take the test to become a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Teacher.

Mission: To produce an exceptional level of 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 best prepare our students to provide safe and effective sessions for every type of client they encounter. Further, to guide potential students towards becoming PMA certified teachers.

Scroll down to review the details and schedule of our Mat and Equipment Courses.

For Tuition Costs and All School Requirements and Policies, download our Catalog.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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Part I: The Mat Teacher Training Course-108 Total Hours


Part I: The Mat Teacher Training Course-108 Total Hours


 

MAT COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS*

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have at least a high school diploma.

  • -Must have a familiarity with the Classical Pilates Mat exercises. Without the appropriate familiarity, they will be required to take a minimum of 5 Mat Classes at a cost of $115 at Gramercy Pilates NYC before they can be considered for admission to the Mat Program.

MAT COURSE LECTURE GROUP DETAILS: (Total of 108 required hours)

  • 48 Course Lecture Group Class hours covering the following sections in the Mat Manual.

  • History of Joseph Pilates.

  • The Skeleton and Muscular Systems.

  • Integration of Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement.

  • Effective Cueing & The Art of Observation.

  • Fundamental Movement Principles.

  • Beginner to Advanced Classical Mat Choreography.

    Student Practice Time:

  • 20 hours of self-of self practice.

  • 10 hours of observation.

  • 10 hours of unsupervised teaching.

  • 10 hours of supervised teaching.

  • 10 hours of teaching Mat Class.

    Program Director Supervision for all student supervised teaching, assessments and progress reports, written and manual tests.

    Free use of our studio for all student practice teaching.

    A Mat Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required hours and passing the written and manual tests.

TUITION: $1,985.50 -ALL INCLUSIVE-(payment plans available-see School Catalog)

 

MAT COURSE LECTURE GROUP DATES & TIMES

Summer 2019

Monday - Thursday 12pm-5pm

First Week: June 17, 18, 19, 20
Second Week: June 24, 25, 26, 27

Fall 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM-5PM

First Weekend: Sept. 21, 22
Second Weekend: Sept, 28, 29
Third Weekend: Oct. 5, 6

Winter 2020

Saturday & Sunday 9AM-5PM

First Weekend: Jan. 25, 26
Second Weekend: Feb. 1, 2
Third Weekend: Feb. 8, 9

Please contact us with any questions or to setup an appointment to talk to the Studio Director.

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Part II: The Equipment Teacher Training Course-346 Total Hours


Part II: The Equipment Teacher Training Course-346 Total Hours


 

EQUIPMENT COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS*

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have at least a high school diploma.

  • -Meet with the Program Director to review the Equipment manual to fully understand the details and the level of learning the program is offering.

  • Must have a familiarity with the classical Pilates equipment exercises. Without the appropriate familiarity they will be required to take a minimum of five equipment classes at a cost of $200 at Gramercy Pilates NYC before they can be considered for the teacher training program.

  • Must have past or present enrollment in the Gramercy Pilates NYC Mat Program or another Mat program that is from a registered PMA Pilates School Approval Program.

EQUIPMENT COURSE LECTURE GROUP DETAILS: (Total of 346 required hours)

  • 72 Course Lecture Class hours covering the following sections in the Equipment Manual:

  • Beginner to Advanced Equipment Choreography.

  • Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrel, Spine Corrector and other Props.

  • Facilitating Client Alignment and Manual Teaching.

  • Special Populations/Clients with Injuries.

    Student Practice Time:

  • 80 hours of self-of self practice.

  • 50 hours of Observation.

  • 50 hours of unsupervised teaching.

  • 30 hours of supervised teaching.

  • 24 hours of observing future Mat and/or Equipment lectures.

  • 40 hours of Apprentice teaching of Private Sessions and Reformer/Tower Classes.

Program Director Supervision for all student supervised teaching, assessments and progress reports, written and manual tests.

Free use of our studio for all student practice teaching.

An Equipment Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required hours and passing the written and manual tests.

TUITION: $5,434.00- ALL INCLUSIVE-(payment plans available-see School Catalog)

 

EQUIPMENT COURSE LECTURE GROUP DATES & TIMES

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

Fall 2019

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: Nov. 2, 3
Second Weekend: Nov. 9, 10
Third Weekend: Nov. 16, 17
Fourth Weekend: Nov. 23, 24

Winter 2020

Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 6PM

First Weekend: Feb. 29, Mar. 1
Second Weekend: Mar. 7, 8
Third Weekend: Mar. 14, 15
Fourth Weekend: Mar. 21, 22

Please contact us with any questions or to setup an appointment to talk to the Studio 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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Faculty


Faculty


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Ernie Fossa

Owner and Studio Director  

Ernie has been teaching Pilates since 2004. He received his Pilates Certificate from the renowned Kane School of Core Integration known for its anatomical and biomechanical approach to fitness. He is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, (PMA), and experienced in both classical and contemporary Pilates. Ernie also holds certificates in Gyrotonics including the Gyrotonic Tower Expansion System and Jumping and Stretching Board. He's also certified to teach the Core Align. Ernie created the Gramercy Pilates Teacher Training Program with an integrated approach to anatomy, biomechanics and movement in mind. This integrated approach has facilitated the learning process for prospective Pilates teachers and allowed them to focus more on the reality of teaching. The program offers a classical choreography foundation with a contemporary approach to anatomy and biomechanics and provides in- depth knowledge of why exercises work for a variety of clients including those with medical conditions and physical restrictions.

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Kim Fielding

Director of Teacher Training

Kim Fielding holds a certificate in both Balanced Body and The Method Pilates. She has been in the fitness industry for 25 years and has been teaching Pilates for over 10 of those years. She received her B.A. in Psychology and did a Master’s program at Springfield College in Health Promotion/ Wellness Management with advanced study in Counseling. She was a teacher in the Mind Body Fitness training program with other faculty members including Lesley Powell, Doris Pasteleur-Hall and Dr. Martha Eddy at Movements Afoot. She taught the Pilates repertoire and question & answer program to go along with the Physical Mind Institute, The Method Pilates certificate. She also taught students Balanced Body Pilates Repertoire on a weekly basis. She has specialized training in MS and Parkinson’s disease, Somatics, Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals. Fielding studied in the Somatic Movement Teacher Training program, Dynamic Embodiment, with Dr. Martha Eddy.

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Student Testimonials


Student Testimonials


Student Testimonials

KIM is the BEST Pilates Master director in NYC! I definitely had a great experience during my Pilates Teachers Training with her. She was always positive, detail oriented, and took a lot of time to get to know her students and help everyone along the way. She provided me with some of my best ideas for improving my teaching and helped me to be a compassionate and confident instructor. Kim also teaches Pilates classes and I highly recommend my friends and coworkers to take the fantastic class with her and you will find your new body through the exercise.

-Sungjee Lim, Spring 2019 Graduate


”Gramercy Pilates offers the best Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training you can find. The studio will work with you to complete the Program at your own pace, and support you every step of the way. This course emphasizes biomechanics, so that you graduate from the Pilates Teacher Training Program with the ability to teach any type of student (beginners, professional athletes, clients with injuries, etc). Because of its PMA approved curriculum, you'll be able to work at any studio with a certification from Gramercy Pilates. I highly recommend it for Pilates Teacher Training, group classes, and private sessions.

-Alex Libby, Spring 2019 Graduate

The Pilates instructor training program at Gramercy Pilates was wonderful. Kim Fielding who is the director of training is very knowledgeable will take the time to get to know you and guide you in becoming a confident teacher.
— Megan Sabas, Winter 2019 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate
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 Graduate