Comprehensive Training Course

Joseph Pilates revolutionised the world of exercise with his system of mind and body conditioning, known as “Contrology.” His approach incorporated bodyweight exercises on a mat and exercises performed on various specially designed equipment. Each piece of equipment in the Pilates system has a unique role in re-educating the body and achieving different objectives.

At VIPilates, we believe in preserving the genius of Joseph Pilates method by offering a comprehensive training course. Our comprehensive training covers not only mat exercises but also the complete range of equipment, ensuring that you receive a well-rounded education.

Our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training programme includes the following pieces of equipment: the Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, Pedi Pole, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Bean Bag, Neck Stretcher, Magic Circle, Weighted Pole, and Hand Weights. Each piece plays a vital role in enhancing your understanding of the Pilates system and its ability to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Beginner System
Duration: 3 days
Content: This level will cover the fundamentals of Pilates, including the principles and concepts of The Method, as well as anatomy. It will also focus on integrating exercises and apparatus within the beginner system covering classical apparatus. The Reformer, The Cadillac, The High Chair, and the Mat, Toe Corrector and Foot Corrector.

Intermediate System
Duration: 3 workshops spread over 6 days total
Content: intermediate-level exercises on the Mat and Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Baby Arm Chair, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Pedipole, Small Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Magic Circle.
Rhythm and flow of the Intermediate Mat and Reformer workout and transitional exercises in the workout.

Advanced System
Duration: 3 workshops spread over 6 days, reviewing and practicing on on all studio apparatus the advanced exercises .
Upon completion of the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels, you will gain confidence in your abilities, and will be inspired to deepen your knowledge and teach others.

Before you are considered, you must demonstrate a familiarity and comfort with Pilates workouts on the apparatus and complete a minimum of 20 Private Lessons with a Classical Pilates Instructor whose lineage can be traced back to Mr Joseph Pilates.

Your commitment

  • Completion of all in-person training across Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
  • Accumulation of 400-600 hours of in-person training through apprenticeship, sessions, and classes
  • Completion of a 450-hour apprenticeship including self-practice, practice teaching, session and class participation, and observation Passing all written and practical assessment
  • Reviewing all online video content provided by VIPilates Classical Studio
  • Participating in a minimum of 60 classes and privates throughout the duration of your study.

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By offering comprehensive training, we honour the legacy of Joseph Pilates and his first-generation teachers who kept his work alive. We believe that his method deserves to be taught in its entirety, and we are committed to providing you with the knowledge and skills to excel as a Pilates instructor.