Module 1: 05, 06, 07 September 2014
Module 2: 24, 25, 26 October 2014
Module 3: 28, 29, 30 November 2014
Module 4: 16, 17, 18 January 2015
Barefoot Studio, Cardiff | £2250 inc VAT*
*Includes full colour manual plus educational DVD, assessment and certification
Classical Pilates education program
The Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification is a classical Pilates education program. The course qualifies you to teach classical matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel and equips you with the teaching skills necessary to be a successful Pilates teacher. Taught over 4 weekends and supported by excellent course materials, including a comprehensive manual and DVD. The Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification prepares you to instruct a range of individual clients and group classes, and teaches you how to modify exercises for special populations. The 500-hour Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification includes instruction in classical mat work and exercises performed on traditional Pilates apparatus.
Each level comprises modules (see overview below), which are scheduled over a weekend, from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Students may earn a certification at each level by attending all modules, successfully completing assessments and submitting logged hours. To earn the Peak Pilates Full Comprehensive Certification, you must complete all program levels and logged hours, and receive passing scores on all assessments.
Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 continuing education credits (CECs) every two years. You may earn CECs by:
- moving to the next Comprehensive Certification level.
- attending Peak Pilates continuing education courses, workshops and conferences.
- completing education with approved providers.
- submitting petitioned courses.
Each level is described below or download a printer-friendly chart [PDF] that overviews all three levels.
Level I comprises 4 modules. Each module builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in the prior module and culminate in a Level I Peak Pilates Certification.
Module 1: The Foundation. 20 hours
- Introduction to the Peak Pilates 5-Part Formula for Success
- Key concepts, fundamentals and introduction to the Powerhouse
- Introductory mat work and mat building blocks
Module 2: Introduction to the Apparatus. 20 hours
- Introduction to the Reformer, High Chair, Small Barrel and High Ladder Barrel
- Learn transitions, cueing and touch techniques
Module 3: Beginner/Intermediate Level Apparatus. 20 hours
- Pilates Low Chair exercises
- Intermediate level Reformer and Ladder Barrel exercises
- Common errors; how to identify proper body alignment How to structure a complete Pilates session
Module 4: Intermediate Level Fluency. 20 hours
- Remaining High Ladder Barrel exercises
- Chair exercises
- Review all apparatus and mat exercises
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to start a career as a Pilates Instructor in a studio setting or for a fitness or existing PIlates professional wishing to add classical and equipment based Pilates to their skills set. It is recommended that you have at least 20 hours experience of personally practicing Pilates
Requirements and Certification
Attendance in all sessions of each module; homework assignments; successful completion of written and practical assessments; and completion of 120 logged hours: 25 observation hours, 60 personal practice hours and 35 teaching hours. Upon completion of all requirements, a Level I Peak Pilates Certification will be awarded, which allows the teacher to teach safe and effective beginner to intermediate workouts to healthy individuals.
The course is taught by Karen Ingram, Peak Pilates Master Instructor. She is an experienced teacher trainer and runs a welcoming studio where the course is based.
For more information or to chat with Karen please ring or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff (15 minute drive)