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Pilates Reformer Teacher Certification - Reformer 301

The Reformer is the most versatile and popular piece of  Pilates equipment.  In fact, many gyms, fitness centers and Pilates studios offer ONLY Reformer classes to their customers.   Our 301 Pilates Reformer Teacher Training course will fully prepare you to design and teach safe and challenging Reformer private and group classes. 

This component of the Pilates teacher certification process is designed to enable you to train others on the Reformer including beginning, intermediate and advanced movements, safety, spring configuration and choreography for private and group settings. Requirements for completion:

Course Details at a Glance

  • Lecture - 12 hours
  • Observation - 25 hours
  • Self practice - 25 hours
  • Written and Practical exams - approximately 6 hours
  • Practice Teaching - 100 hours
  • Prerequisites
    • Complete Comprehensive Pilates Mat Teacher Training (Mat 101 and Mat 102) or comparable program
    • Complete 201 Anatomy and Biomechanics for Movement Instructors Online Training Course
  • Cost: $2,050
  • Registration Instructions

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Tulsa, OK

If you choose to end your education at this level, you will take the final exams (301A) and complete 100 hours of practice teaching for the Reformer (301B) . In addition to the Comprehensive Pilates Mat Certification required in the prerequisites, this course will prepare you to teach Pilates Reformer exercises in a group or private setting. 

NOTE: The following 301A/B track is for the student who will not continue immediately with the Comprehensive Equipment Instructor Education. Those completing the comprehensive instructor education will skip to 302.

301A: Pilates Reformer Teacher Certification Exams

During this three hour segment of the instructor education process you will demonstrate your knowledge of the Pilates movements for the Reformer in both a written and practical exam. Additionally, you will be required to research and demonstrate two movements not taught in the course.

  • Written exam sample questions
  • Requirements for practical exam

Your exams will be scheduled directly with your instructor as fits your schedule

301B: Pilates Reformer Practice Teaching

Upon successful completion of the 301 Reformer Lecture, Self Practice, Observation, and both Written and Practical Exams, you will begin the 100 hour Reformer Instructor Education Apprenticeship. This is a fully supervised, paid apprenticeship. There is no cost to you, as an apprentice Pilates teacher, you will be paid at least the current federal minimum wage, although apprentice pay may vary depending on location.

Objectives of the practice teaching hours:

  • Initial assessment of client
  • Pilates program design
  • Communication skills
  • Payment collection
  • Managing client schedules

Your practice teaching hours will be scheduled directly with your instructor/host studio as fits your schedule.

Our courses are approved for CEC's for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP - formerly the PMA).

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Military spouses can receive financial support for our courses through the My Career Advancement Account



Note about the NPCP (formerly PMA) Certification Exam:  The NPCP (formerly PMA) does not recognize Mat and/or Reformer certifications.  If you are interested in taking the NPCP (formerly PMa) Exam, you are required to complete a minimum of 450 hours of comprehensive equipment training.

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