Class Outlines

Introduction to the Program

Helen’s Pilates offers 3 types of Pilates instructor training programs:

  • Mat Pilates Instructor certification
  • Reformer Pilates Instructor Certification
  • Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certification

Helen’s Pilates Instructor Training Program is designed in 8 self-contained Modules:

Anatomy and Movement Principles course, Test-outs and pre-certification program


Comprehensive Pilates Certification requirements for completion:

Prerequisites: 2 years of Pilates or any other teaching movement experience.
Minimum of 20 mat and 40 apparatus classes.
Contact us about our pre-teaching program and interview.


660 total hours:

  • Lecture and Training – 190 hours (8 modules + Anatomy course)
  • Self-Training with equipment and video materials – 75 hours
  • Student Teaching – 130 hours
  • Observation – 74 hours
  • Personal mat and equipment sessions – 60 hours
  • Test-out
  • Apprentice Teaching Hours – 130 hours

Mat Pilates Instructor Certificate Requirements for Completion:

Prerequisites: 1 year of teaching movement experience.
Minimum of 20 mat Pilates sessions

  • Lecture and Training – 36 hours
  • Self-Training with equipment and video materials – 20 hours
  • Student Teaching – 30 hours
  • Observation – 20 hours
  • Personal mat sessions – 20 hours
  • Test-out

Reformer Pilates Instructor Certificate Requirements for Completion:

Prerequisites: 2 years of Pilates or any other teaching movement experience,
Minimum of 40 reformer personal sessions.
Anatomy and movement principles

  • Lecture and Training – 73 hours
  • Self-Training with equipment and video materials – 30 hours
  • Student Teaching – 50 hours
  • Observation – 30 hours
  • Personal reformer sessions – 40 hours
  • Test-out

Modules Description

Mat – 1 and 2

  • Lecture and Training – 36 hours
  • Self-training with equipment and video materials – 20 hours
  • Student Teaching – 30 hours
  • Observation – 20 hours
  • Written and practical exams

Reformer 1, 2, 3

  • Lecture and Training – 55 hours
  • Self-training with equipment and video materials – 30 hours
  • Student Teaching – 50 hours
  • Observation – 30 hours
  • Written and practical exams

Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Wall Tower

Prerequisites: Reformer 1, 2, or Complete Reformer certification

  • Lecture and Training – 28 hours
  • Self-training with equipment and video materials – 10 hours
  • Student Teaching – 20 hours
  • Observation – 10 hours
  • Written and practical exams

Arc & Barrels/ Pilates Edge

Prerequisites: Reformer 1, 2, or Complete Reformer certification

  • Lecture and Training – 15 hours
  • Self-training with equipment and video materials – 5 hours
  • Student Teaching – 10 hours
  • Observation – 4 hours
  • Written and practical exams

Pilates Chair

Prerequisites: Reformer 1, 2, or Complete Reformer certification

  • Lecture and Training – 28 hours
  • Self-training with equipment and video materials – 10 hours
  • Student Teaching – 20 hours
  • Observation – 10 hours
  • Written and practical exams

4 week Accelerated Pre-Teaching Certification Program

5 hours a week Intensive Program to meet prerequisite requirements can be
started any time on flexible Schedule! Contact us for more information.

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Virtual Individual and Small Group Live Classes are provided!

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