Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training

Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training

Apparatus Pilates Certification

The comprehensive 200-hr Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training program certifies students in the Physicalmind Pilates method. Students will learn how to teach the original classical exercise protocols on the  Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrel and Magic Circle. Through the use of the equipment students will learn and understand the basic benefits of the apparatus of strengthening and lengthening muscles, developing core stability for outer mobility, balance, control, kinesthetic awareness and the mind-body connection.

Within the Apparatus Pilates training course, there is an emphasis on learning the goals of the exercises, basic biomechanical breath and movement patterns, and postural alignment analysis. The development of verbal cueing and imagery, hands-on cueing, effective communication and observation skills will also be addressed. As well, deeper skills of modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions and correcting for safety and effectiveness are explored. Client motivation and exercise sequencing will be examined for effective program design in private and group environment style classes.

Course hours include:

  • 120 hours of class time with an instructor.
  • 80 hours of observation, practice teaching, self-practice and homework assignments.
  • Total 200 hours


Required reading (not included in course materials): The Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

Course Requirements: You must have completed Mat Pilates Certification as well as at least 10 classes on the reformer. You will also need to learn the study material provided by the Physicalmind Institute.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Spring 2019
Saturdays May 4th onward*
Vancouver BC
Marta Hernandez Studio

*contact for schedule

Apparatus Standing Pilates®

Apparatus Standing Pilates® is a one day course for Pilates Instructors certified in Apparatus who are looking to expand their understanding of Pilates and improve their teaching techniques.

The 30 exercises of the Apparatus Standing Pilates® course are all new choreography based on Pilates’s original versions and transferred to the Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair. The classical Pilates mat exercises have been adapted to take them into the vertical plane, providing the link between Pilates floorwork and everyday functional movement. Aiding in neuromuscular re-patterning of movement habits, Apparatus Standing Pilates® helps move us towards better alignment and efficiency. By learning how to maintain a neutral spine while standing, sitting, walking or bending, Apparatus Standing Pilates® has made Pilates a truly functional approach to fitness.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

TBA 2017 (please contact us to enquire)
Vancouver BC
Marta Hernandez Studio

Apparatus Training
$3,950 + GST
$500 + GST Deposit $195 + GST Course materials
Standing Apparatus
$325 + GST
$35 + GST Course materials

*Please note that Apparatus Pilates certification is currently only open to Canadian residents. If you are an international student, please contact us to discuss options.