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Pilates Instructor Academy, LLC is a private company offering online and in studio Pilates teacher certifications, continuing education and business support. PIA was founded in 2001 by two sisters who are veterans in the fitness industry.
Co-Owner and Chief Education Officer
Amanda has been a leader in the health and fitness industry since 1986. She began her career as a group fitness instructor and continued to teach all types of groups fitness classes, until she became certified to teach Pilates in 2000. She holds a BA in Exercise Science and an MA in Higher Education Curriculum Development / Exercise Physiology. Her philosophy toward Pilates instructor training and certification is to provide high-quality, exercise science-based Pilates education that is affordable, convenient and most of all taught in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Learn More About Amanda
- To educate fitness instructors in the method of exercise created by Joseph Pilates and to empower these instructors to take responsibility for their learning by helping them develop critical thinking skills
- To mentor new instructors as they gain experience in teaching Pilates sessions and classes through guidance and modeling.
- To help people improve the quality of their lives and their fitness level through active participation in a balanced exercise regimen.
Over 30 years of experience in fitness, exercise science and specifically Pilates in both academic and private business settings.
Owner and Director of Education Pilates Instructor Academy- 2000 to present
- Delivered to the marketplace a best-in-class Pilates instructor training program through Pilates Instructor
- Academy, (PIA) which supports fitness professionals, expanding their skills and impact by providing Pilates
- Method Alliance (PMA) continuing education programs, ranging from weekend workshops to an intensive, 506-hour instructor training program, geared toward the ultimate goal of PMA Certification
- Pioneered a method to replicate Pilates instructor training programs through a nation-wide licensing model
- Designed and presented workshops for Instructor continuing education ranging from anatomy reviews to choreography development to advanced stretching techniques.
- Designed and presented workshops for clients to increase their awareness on topics such as pelvic floor exercises, healthy feet exercises, and neck and shoulder health.
- Developed and delivered comprehensive study materials, including manuals, study guides, flashcards and exams for over 15 in depth workshops relating to Pilates training education
Full-time Faculty in the Fitness Education Department, Santa Fe Community College- 2000-2003
Pilates Instructor, Personal Best Pilates Studio, Overland Park, Kansas 2003- 2018
Spa & Tennis Director, Las Campanas Limited Partnership, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1999- 2000
Group and Individual Fitness Instructor, El Gancho Fitness, Swim and Racquet Club, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999 – 2000
Fitness Center Coordinator, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri. 1995 – 1999
Aerobic Coordinator, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1988-1993
Amanda has been professional presenter in the Fitness and Pilates Industry since 1993. She has presented at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting since 2011, as well as various other national and local conferences, corporations and businesses on topics such as Advanced Pilates Chair Choreography, Designing Circuit and Interval Classes using Pilates Mat and Equipment Exercises, Pilates Modifications for People with Disabilities, Pelvic Floor and Pilates, Pilates and the Foot, Exercise and Nutrition Guidelines for busy Professionals, Stress Reduction, Healthy Holiday Eating, and Body Image and Exercise.
- Master’s of Arts, Higher Education Administration Emphasis: Fitness and Health, University of Missouri, Kansas City Graduated May 1995
- Administrative Practicum University of Kansas Medical Center, Kirmayer Fitness, Kansas City, Kansas Center January 1995 to May 1995
- Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts Emphasis: Exercise Science, University of Missouri, Kansas City Graduated May 1992
- NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 1 - 3, August 2013 - January 2015
- NKT Advanced Testing and Palpation Techniques November 2015
- Certified Pilates Teacher, Pilates Method Alliance, 2006 (now NPCP)
- Continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA, NPCP, NSCA
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2000
Amanda has served on numerous committees ranging from Vice Chair of the Summit Development Committee for the Pilates Method Alliance 2014 to 2017 to organizing and managing community organization fund raisers and health events.
Co-Owner and Chief Operations Officer
Carrie has been a passionate and committed fitness entrepreneur since 1986, and has experience with all types of group fitness, personal training and especially Pilates. After obtaining her graduate degree, she felt compelled to invest even more in the world of fitness, which led her to open a Pilates studio in Overland Park, KS, in 2000. She grew that company into the largest Pilates studio in Kansas, with a staff of up to 18 people serving over 300 clients per week. She sold that studio in 2018 to focus full time on providing high-quality, affordable and accessible Pilates teacher training.
Learn More About Carrie
- To support the Pilates industry by providing high-quality, affordable and accessible Pilates teacher training courses
- To create jobs by providing individuals the skills they need to help others become more fit
- To empower fitness professionals to build a successful careers teaching Pilates
- Started teaching fitness classes in 1986
- Worked in for large corporations in various leadership positions from 1986 - 1998
- Earned a BA in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Missouri
- Opened Personal Best Pilates Studio (PBPS) in 2000, the first Pilates-only fitness studio in the Kansas City area
- Ran PBPS for 18 years, including managing a staff of up to 18 Pilates teachers, serving over 3,000 clients with annual revenues topping $500K
- Was named Top Woman Business Owner by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2005
- PBPS was named Top Woman Owned Business in the state of Kansas by the Kansas Department of Commerce in 2005
- Elected to the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Board of Directors in 2010, and served on the Executive Committee of the PMA Board from 2011 - 2014
- Presented at the PMA Business Owners Forum in 2014
- Presented at the PMA Annual Conference in 2016
- Sold Personal Best Pilates Studio in January of 2018 to focus on supporting independent fitness business owners
Over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry with specific devotion to the Pilates method.
Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Pilates Instructor Academy, LLC 2018 – present
- Provide Pilates teacher training and continuing education plus support for Pilates and fitness professionals through live and online workshops and continuing education.
Founder and Owner of Personal Best Pilates Studio, 2000 – 2018
- Grew company from start-up to the largest of its kind in the region with over 5,100 square feet and a client base of more than 3,200
- Delivered to the marketplace a best-in-class Pilates instructor training program though Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy, (PBPIA) which supports fitness professionals, expanding their skills and impact by providing Pilates Method Alliance continuing education programs, ranging from weekend workshops to an intensive, 500-hour instructor training program, geared toward the ultimate goal of National Certification
- Directly created dozens of jobs for her own businesses, and trained hundreds of fitness professionals to work in the fastest growing sector of the fitness industry, the Pilates method
- Pioneered a method to replicate Pilates instructor training programs through a nation-wide licensing model
- Launched Pilates Academy Online in 2012, a video-on-demand platform delivering continuing education webinars and training courses for fitness professionals around the globe
Fitness Leadership since 1986
Taught a variety of group fitness classes in gyms and fitness centers in the Kansas City area from 1986 - 2000
Corporate Leadership Experience
Prior to opening her studio, Ms. Cohn worked in the private sector for 14 years, and has experience in manufacturing, construction, and information technology. She held executive positions with Procter and Gamble and Butler Manufacturing in management and organizational development, training, organizational assessment, strategic planning, leadership development, organizational transformation, and human resource development.
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Park University, Parkville, MO. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1994
- Executive Masters of Business Administration, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1997
- Graduate of Kansas City Tomorrow Community Leadership Program, 1999
- Named one of “Kansas City’s Top Women Business Owners” by the Kansas City Business Journal
- Named “Top Woman–Owned Service Business in the State of Kansas” by the Kansas Department of Commerce
- Certified Pilates Instructor – Pilates Method Alliance
- Pilates Equipment Certificate - Physical Mind Institute
- Pilates Mat Certificate - Physical Mind Institute
- Certified Yoga Instructor – American Aerobic Association International (AAAI)/International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA)
- Certified Spinning Instructor – Madd Dog Athletics
- Secretary of the Board and Member of Board of Directors (Executive Committee) The Pilates Method Alliance, 2010 to 2014
- Fundraising event committee member benefiting Phoenix Family Housing Corporation, 2010 to present
- Vice President, then President of Alumni Board for the University of Missouri, Kansas City Bloch School of Business
- Board Member of Kansas City Tomorrow Community Leadership Alumni Association
- Committee Member for the American Heart Association’s annual Dance for Heart fundraising events
Our online and live Pilates teacher training and certifications exceed the highest standards set in the Pilates, fitness and bodywork industries, and are recognized by leading authorities for continuing education credits, including:
- NPCP - The National Pilates Certification Program (formerly the Pilates Method Alliance, PMA)
- ACE - The American Council on Exercise
- NCBTMB - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
- CanFitPro - Canadian Fitness Professionals
We proudly support our US Military families! Military spouses may qualify for tuition assistance through MyCaa.
Looking to sit for the NPCP (formerly the PMA) certification exam? Pilates Instructor Academy's© 505 hour comprehensive equipment certification exceeds the requirements to sit for the Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) exam offered by The National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP), formerly the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Read what our customers have to say!
I'm from Morocco and I'm deeply grateful for this experience Amanda and Carrie are the sweetest people. Coach Amanda is very friendly and patient and responsive to all of my concerns, high quality courses 100% recommend it.
I recently completed my Mat Pilates Teacher Training with PIA. This course was excellent. It was a user friendly online program that extensively covered the material, leaving you with the confidence to teach and share your practice with others. Not all courses prepare you well to teach, this one does. Amanda was extremely knowledgeable and able to pass that knowledge on to you with ease. Even better, she always made herself available to answer any questions, give feed back, or help you in anyway she could. Her sister Carrie was also extremely helpful in all the initial inquiries I had before starting the training. I highly recommend this course and I myself will be taking some of their other courses offered in the future.
Pilates Instructor Academy is a delightful place to learn Pilates. Amanda is an engaging instructor, it is as though she is in the room with you. She gives excellent cues and teaching hints all along the way. The course is comprehensive so even if you are new to anatomy and movement you will meet with success. I feel confident to teach Pilates after this training. Amanda was available to answer any questions and gave thorough feedback on each of my assignments. I highly recommend Pilates Instructor Academy to anyone looking for a comprehensive program to prepare you to teach Pilates. Thank you, Amanda!
02/17/2024I recently finished my Pilates Mat Certification with Pilates Instructor Academy. I was very impressed by the quality of the online training. The course was very organized, easy to access, and high quality. Amanda was very responsive and supportive. I learned so much! Thank you, Pilates Instructor Academy for offering accessible, affordable, and enjoyable training!
02/08/2024I recently finished the Pilates Instructor Certification Course and loved my experience. Amanda and her team did a amazing job. Her videos were descriptive, thorough, and easy to follow. She was available for any questions I had throughout the process. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to get their mat pilates certification!
02/08/2024Amanda and Carrie are wonderful and supportive! Their program helped me reach my goals and I owe a tremendous amount of my Pilates NCPT success to them!
02/06/2024I am so grateful to have found this rigorous program--and online! I live in a small town, so this was like finding a treasure. The course far exceeded my expectations, and I now feel like I can teach and practice safely despite some physical limitations. I have finally retained anatomy concepts. As I learned the vocabulary, it came to life with demonstrations as well as images. Amanda is incredibly responsive and will help you reach your highest potential, so rest assured you will not be left on your own once you have purchased the course. And the course covers far more than I expected, with abundant bonus material on questions you might have as a Pilates instructor. I have been an instructional designer for academia and military intelligence, and the design and assessments in this program are among the best I’ve seen. I’m already planning my next course with PIA!
01/19/2024I took the Pilates certification and I can say it was truly brilliant. It was everything I was looking for: loads of practical application, history of Pilates, anatomy of the body so you can understand what you are doing and Amanda's incredible practical videos; these are just a few of the knowledge gained throughout the course. Very well structured, definitely surpassed my expectations. If you want a detailed, relevant and with a range of practical information, choose this one without second thoughts. Thank you Amanda for everything and for sharing your knowledge with others!
01/18/2024I’m so lucky to find PILATES INSTRUCTOR ACADEMY. Now I already completed all the Pilates equipment training and exams. It took 2 years, but for 4 months I was out country. Also, my English is not very good. There are different program packages you can choose from. First I got the Mat, Reformer, and Anatomy package, after that, I had one equipment at a time. All the courses are online on your schedule. But the course video lectures are amazing, every time to reached out to Zoom with the instructor was great, and the feedback was wonderful! Amanda is a super professional instructor.
01/16/2024I've earned multiple certifications - four yoga certifications (two advanced), a barre certification, and now this Pilates certification, and this is the best anatomy course I've taken in all the eduction I have received. Amanda is a top-notch Pilates educator. She is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable, and I learned so much from this training. I definitely got my money's worth! It was challenging and very rewarding, and I now can confidently teach Pilates because of this excellent program. Thank you very much, Amanda!
01/13/2024The Pilates Teacher Training with PIA was excellent! So much knowledge about the anatomy and biomechanics, Pilates repertoire from basic to advanced exercises and many other exercises helpful for understanding the concept, many important information about teaching others. Amanda is amazing teacher with really deep knowledge about the Pilates method. She helped me every time I needed and contact with her was very easy. I am happy I decided to join the course provided by PIA!
12/18/2023As someone who is passionate about fitness and well-being, I have had the pleasure of exploring various programs, and I must say that this Pilates program stands out in every aspect. The flexibility of the online platform allowed me to continue my full-time job while balancing the demands of the course. Amanda is not only an expert in this field but also an outstanding educator. Her ability to convey complex concepts in an accessible manner and provide constructive feedback during practical exercises greatly enhanced the learning experience. I felt supported throughout the course, and the interactive elements added a valuable dimension to my understanding of Pilates instruction. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking a comprehensive and enriching education in Pilates.
12/15/2023I've earned multiple certifications - four yoga certifications (two advanced), a barre certification, and now this Pilates certification, and this is the best anatomy course I've taken in all the eduction I have received. Amanda is a top-notch Pilates educator. She is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable, and I learned so much from this training. I definitely got my money's worth! It was challenging and very rewarding, and I now can confidently teach Pilates because of this excellent program. Thank you very much, Amanda!
11/27/2023It is such an incredible informative course, and I learned a lot. Everything was explained so clearly and I loved the idea that I could go back and listen to the lectures again on my own time. It was such a great experience working with you Amanda and it is an honor for me to receive my Pilates certificate through your school. I will definitely take more courses with you in the future and recommend this Academy to my friends in the field.
11/18/2023This course is by far the best online training course I have taken. Immediately upon completing the registration process, I received a call from Carrie to let me know that there are real people administering the course. I appreciated the call. The layout of the program made it easy to follow so the students know exactly what is expected of them as they move through the training. All of the lessons are accompanied by very detailed videos which include demonstrations of how to do the prep movements, exercises and stretches correctly. Amanda's knowledge of anatomy is amazing. I will continue to watch the videos until the links expire because I learn something new every time I watch them. I would highly recommend Pilates Instructor Academy to anyone interested in becoming certified as an instructor or just wanting to improve their own Pilates practice. Communication with the company was seamless. Amanda answered my emails in a very timely manner. Thank you for such a fulfilling experience.
11/04/2023I have really enjoyed my reformer certification. Amanda is incredibly talented and knowledgeable. She is prompt and highly detailed in her research and response
10/12/2023If you are considering Pilates teacher certification, look no further. The training is excellent and Amanda is amazing. She replies quickly and promptly. Her feedback helps you grow and improve. The course content is excellent. I cannot say enough wonderful things about these courses!
09/28/2023I’ve learned so much from this and the team is so supportivet ,they answer your questions in no time they will give you a comprehensive knowledge about Pilates and which is so helpful the course is so fun and also informative! Thank you for your accessible,affordable,inclusive and high quality services I’m so pleased by this course and I strongly recommend it.
09/26/2023I just completed my online mat certification and I absolutely loved it! The trainings are a great mix of foundations, anatomy, movements and stretching. I love the focus on mind body connection instead of just putting clients through a "tough sweat". Amanda made it super easy to follow along and by including multiple teaching techniques it was seamless to create my own cues. I've created such an amazing mind-body connection and can definitely see the result in my own practice as well.
09/25/2023Just finished my mat Pilates course and I can’t say enough good things about Pilates instructor academy! Amanda was wonderful to deal with, her videos and lectures were clear and informative and I learned so much more than I was expecting to! I thought I knew what Pilates was and how to do it but now after completing the course I realize how wrong I was. Highly recommend looking into this course if you want to teach pilates!!!
09/22/2023Loved this training! It was highly detailed and gave me everything (and more) I was needing to incorporate mat Pilates into my yoga studio’s schedule. The training was very well balanced between anatomy, body mechanics, posture alignment, self practice, observation, and the history of Pilates. I liked how challenging the testing was since this is an online program. It ensured I took the time to really understand the curriculum and do a lot of practicing to prepare for teaching. I would absolutely recommend this training!
08/18/2023Can't rate this course highly enough. Amanda is in contact with you every step of the way, guiding you through. The course is easy to follow and backed up with easy to understand explanations of movements. Lots of bonus content to use at your leisure also. 10/10
08/11/2023This was an incredibly informative class and Amanda was great to work with. She offered excellent feedback and support and I am very happy I got certified through this program! Recommend to all hoping to learn more about Pilates.
Ale Rivas Nunes
07/13/2023Greatest choice you can make! Amanda is amazing with her teachings. If you want a very comprehensive, thorough and technical certification, this is IT. From the anatomy to the special injury prevention considerations, as well as very detailed information on how to be a great teacher, this was an all around awesome experience. It felt very personal and very caring, I really cannot recommend it enough.
07/08/2023Wow, did I make a great decision! I have been involved with pilates for over 20 years and always wanted to become a certified instructor. This course is amazing because so much thought went into layering the learning so you can truly absorb the information.I feel very confident in knowing all aspects from anatomy, bio-mechanics, breaking down exercises to prep movements and most importantly, how to cue effectively to participants in classes. Amanda is a master at teaching how to cue a pilates exercise. You can actually close your eyes and she will paint a vision with her words as to what each exercise looks and feels like. Amazing. Amanda is a pro in all aspects, and I am so confident in becoming an effective instructor after being involved with Pilates Instructor Academy. Again, I made a fantastic decision!
06/26/2023I’m so happy with the videos and comprehensive instruction. I took another online course and it was way inferior to this. The teachers are response and helpful. Total quality. You won’t regret purchasing.
06/21/2023I am glad I found Pilates Instructor Academy online. Amanda and Carrie has been very helpful for the start. They always did their best to accommodate what I need. The courses are taught in details but then structured in such a way that you would not be too overwhelmed. There are many new information and concept that was given that I didn't know before though I took some pilates instructor courses prior to this. Amanda always answered any questions that I had in a short time period. Carrie always helped me with technical problem due to bad wi-fi connection in here. Thank you Amanda and Carrie for such supports.
06/19/2023I have done a lot of online courses previously. Not one of them was so thorough, detailed, scientifically backed up, making you really learn before yo proceed, and the response rate from the owners is just unbelievable! It feels very personal and you feel recognized and valued as a member of the study program. Amazing job Carrie and Amanda!
Carlotta Gagna Train in Pink
05/30/2023Amanda is a truly exceptional teacher and her courses are extremely helpful with a really good value for money. 10/10 would recommend!
05/01/2023Both Amanda and Carrie are wonderful in both their professionalism and personable approach to their program. I love the self lead process of this program given I have three young children trying to cram everything in a set time frame is not only unrealistic but stressful. So I love the flexibility their program provides. Amanda’s constructive criticism is very easy to digest and ultimately she wants to see you succeed and you can hear it in the way she responds to you.
04/07/2023This course was so awesome. Amanda makes it the certification process so smooth and easy to follow. She is so knowledgeable about the human body and how it works. She is so comprehensive, and I learned so much. I feel confident designing my own classes and I feel like I have a full working knowledge of all the different exercises. The content you get for the price of the course is awesome. Great value!
04/04/2023I finished the Pilates Mat course last month and I am so glad I chose this course amongst others that I have researched. It is affordable yet I received a great quality information. Amanda is very experienced, knowledgeable and supportive. I enjoyed not only studying but practicing as well. It is a course that I would go through again. Thanks Amanda and Carrie for your support and encouragement!
03/11/2023Great experience! I've so far taken the mat certification and the anatomy course, and I've learned so much in both. Highly recommend!
03/04/2023Highly recommended. I’m Desmond from Singapore. This is the first time I take up an online teacher training course and I totally enjoyed the experience of learning online at my own pace. The course provide me with a very systematic learning experience, easy to understand, very practical information are given during the course and very comprehensive. I like how Amanda and Carrie structured the course that help to reinforce your learning experience via multiple methods during the whole course. It is very effective learning experience for me. I’m looking forward to take up more course with Pilates Instructor Academy soon.
02/02/2023Amazing value for what you receive! Amanda and Carrie are easy to work with, kind and supportive, and responsive and thorough with the course they offer. I had a great experience with them. Excited to continue teaching Pilates!
01/24/2023PIA is very professional organization, high quality of teaching, kind and respectable as person. Highly recommended for any one who wants to learn real pilates
01/15/2023I took the mat certification and had a wonderful experience. Amanda is very knowledgeable. Even though this is all virtual she is readily available to ask questions and is very sincere about you learning and understanding the information. The classes are full of quality information but given the self pace of the class it is definitely doable. I would watch the videos more than once! I also loved the classes for your own practice. They are so helpful and a good workout.
12/29/2022I’ve taken both the Anatomy class and the Comprehensive Pilates Mat class through Pilates Instructor Academy. I chose this program as it worked with my Ace certification and I could work on this certification while working full time. It fit perfectly with my schedule as the classes are self-paced. I was worried at first that I wouldn’t be able to ask questions but Amanda is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and helpful to any question I had. She even offers live Zoom sessions with her to review homework assignments or to help answer questions. She teaches Pilates in the way I want to teach it- she knows the ins and outs of all movements. Finishing this recent Mat course I have so much more confidence in myself and becoming the teacher I want to be. It’s an amazing program for the individual who is looking for online options to peruse their passions!
Jan McGrath Pilates Whole Body
11/30/2022Pilates Instructor Academy (PIA) provides an amazing teacher training high quality product. PIA provides extremely detailed information, comprehensive videos, practical notes AND they are always assessable. The videos and audio were very well produced. The practicum exams are invaluable because upon completion, constructive feedback is provided which will help you with your Pilates knowledge. PIA is a small business with a huge potential of reaching the ends of the earth to individuals seeking to learn about teaching Pilates thoroughly and virtually. This is a self-paced virtual academy which relies on the student to be self-motivated, hardworking, and a good note taker. As I said, Pilates Instructor Academy is comprehensive and detailed. Once you have earned any one of PIA's certificate(s), you will feel a great sense of accomplishment because there is an enormous amount of content to learn which is essential for you to become a credible Pilates instructor. The value of Pilates Instructor Academy's teacher training products is also unsurpassed. I did extensive research of various Pilates teacher training available, and PIA's academy is truly a great value. I look forward to maintaining an ongoing relationship with PIA as I continue advancing my Pilates knowledge. Thank you, Amanda and Carrie for providing such an excellent teacher training product and for maintaining the integrity of the exercise industry.
10/20/2022I appreciated this course. I was able to study and practice at my own pace. Amanda was available if I had any questions. I would recommend this course for individuals who are already familiar with anatomy and movement. Although, information is very clear and for students who may not be as familiar with pilates. Thank you Amanda
09/13/2022I took the comprehensive Pilates courses with Pilates Instructor Academy, and am now fully certified. The knowledge I gained made me feel confident to teach anywhere! Carrie and Amanda are so encouraging and attentive to help you out with anything and everything. Such a great experience! I’m sad it’s over. Strongly recommend all of the certifications they offer
08/24/2022I did the online mat certification, which was amazingly designed and taught by Amanda. Concepts were illustrated clearly, supported by anatomic and physiologic explanations. For any assignment or questions I had, feedback was given with details in order to know how to progress. This has been a great experience, and I would definitely recommend this class !!
07/27/2022FIVE PLUS STARS!! Excellent Pilates training! Amanda is a wonderful teacher. She explains each concept clearly and in detail. It was exactly the training I was looking for, a training with substance that I could do at my own pace. The classes available to take and observe, as part of the training, put the lessons into practical application. Amanda's energy is inspiring. I am so excited to begin teaching!!
04/25/2022Hi! I’m Jessica. I just completed the Pilates Instructor Academy Online Mat Certification Course and absolutely loved it. It was super informative and precise. Amanda is extremely helpful, her guidance is so valuable and is always available. I was able to do the course in my own pace and time, which meant I was in control of my own progress. I actually miss doing the course now but super excited about the doors Amanda and Pilates Instructor Academy have opened for me! Thank you again!
04/22/2022Amanda is a great instructor and mentor. The lectures and manual were very clear and informative. After completing the course I feel confident I can safely teach mat Pilates. In my opinion the course was worth the money. Amanda’s method makes sense. She is a great educator.
03/03/2022They were very good at answering questions and giving feedback. Their response time was excellent and they did whatever they could to help me become a great certified Pilates teacher.
03/01/2022Great course content! I took the pelvic floor course for Pilates (PMA) CECs and it was great- I learned so much! I had one technical difficulty that I emailed about at it was literally resolved in under 5 mins so I could still complete the course in the time I had set aside. Definitely going to take more!!
02/20/2022The perfect online pilates certification class! Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and explains everything perfectly. She takes the time to make sure that the concepts are clear. Carrie is also very nice and helps you throughout the course. I would 100% recommend this Pilates Academy.
02/18/2022I took the online course. It was really detailed and definitely challenging but it does a great job of equipping you for a career teaching Pilates. You learn anatomy, physiology, classic & contemporary styles, as well as how to teach and put together classes. Amanda has great energy! I highly recommend the course.
03/01/2021An incredible experience learning and growing my practice professionally! Amanda with PIA is extremely thorough, concise and easily understood while explaining the biomechanics behind every exercise. Highly recommend her certifications to further your professional career.
02/20/2021I would absolutely recommend PIA to anyone interested in learning about and/or becoming certified in Pilates. As a current fitness professional I was looking to gain more in-depth knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy. I feel like I achieved my goal! So many wonderful takeaways that I have begun implementing in my classes. Amanda is a wonderful instructor - her passion shines through even in her recorded videos! The program was challenging but fun and very easy to navigate. I really enjoyed the the experience and hope to continue my Pilates journey with PIA.
02/16/2021If you’re looking for Pilates certification that works in your time, is thorough and provides values feedback than look no further. The fact that they vet you about your experience during application process indicates they want to ensure you are the right fit. Their communication and willingness to help and provide feedback on your assignments not only helps forge the information but gives you the “in class” feel. I’ll be taking more carts from them for sure!
02/15/2021I would highly recommend Pilates Instructor Academy! Their online Pilates mat certification program is top notch and Amanda is incredibly knowledgeable about Pilates and biomechanics. I personally feel that this online version of training is much more thorough than the in-person trainings I’ve done for past certifications.
02/01/2021As a student I really enjoyed how thorough this training was. It was challenging and enjoyable
01/20/2021I have just completed the full joy and excitement of being a trainee at Pilates Instructor Academy. Both the academy and Amanda have the full legitimacy to train contemporary Pilates. Amanda's genuine character and exceptional competence have been simply inspiring for me. She made me not only deeply understand and professionally practice Pilates, but also fall in love with this sport. The content and structure of the training course are so much in harmony with outstanding skills and obvious passion of Amanda.
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