Course Requirements

Pilates Academy International at THE PILATES ABSESSION

Course Requirements

The Pilates Academy International at THE PILATES ABSESSION upholds course requirements commensurate with other Pilates teachers’ training programs around the world. In the chart below, prospective students will find the hours required of them both in the classroom and out, as observation, personal practice, and practice teaching are all necessary components of becoming a successful Pilates instructor.

Observation, Practice Teaching,

and Personal Study Hours

Class Hours: A PAI manual will be provided for every course. ABP requires an additional text which the student is responsible for obtaining: “Trail Guide to the Body” Fourth Edition by Andrew Biel.

Students should dress in exercise clothing as they will be performing the exercises as they learn them.

There will be breaks during course hours.

Observation Hours: The student watches a class, private session, or videos. Taking a class is not considered observation.

Practice Teaching: The student practices teaching the exercises to another person. PAI students may practice for $20/hr.

Personal Study Hours: The student studies the exercises on their own, studying design, breath patterns, and muscles involved. Taking classes can be considered as personal study hours.

These suggested hours are to be logged and completed by taking the certification test. The logs are turned in on the day of the test.

Class Practice Teaching Observation Personal Study Total
ABP 15 15
APM I 35 20 10 10 75
APR I 50 25 15 15 105
APCad I 30 10 10 10 60
APCh I 15 10 10 10 45
APB I 8 4 4 4 20
APM II 8 4 4 4 20
APR II 18 10 10 10 48
APCad II 12 5 5 5 27
APCh II 12 5 5 5 27
APB II 4 2 2 2 10
204 96 76 76 452

To become a Pilates instructor through the Pilates Academy International at THE PILATES ABSESSION over 200 hours of in-studio training are required with additional hours of practice and observation necessary as well. During your Pilates teacher training, you can take Pilates mat classes and equipment classes at a discount and observe any class or session at any time. In fact, observation is an integral part of the program as long as it is done quietly! Practice means your own practice AND practicing on another person. We allow each student to bring in one friend as a practice body, and that person must register with the front desk and complete the usual paperwork. This allows students the chance to see how regular people as opposed to fellow students respond to their cues, corrections, and feedback.

Put your career in the hands of the Pilates Academy International at THE PILATES ABSESSION and become a Pilates instructor with all the knowledge and skills necessary to rise to the top of your industry.

Email us today for an application to apply for the PAI Pilates Teacher Training course at THE PILATES ABSESSION. You can submit your application via email, snail mail, or by dropping it off at the studio. Please include with your application a non-refundable deposit of $200 per course, plus a ONE TIME $50 processing fee (which will be applied to your course fee once enrolled and confirmed. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until the deposit is submitted. Please attach your resume along with two references with the application.