Dates: Dec 13, 14, 15, 2019, Jan 10, 11, 12, Feb 7, 8, 9, March TBD 2020

Prerequisites: Foundational & Classical Pilates Mat Training – 125 hours. Please contact us if you have training from another school.

What you’ll learn:

This training builds on the concepts from your Foundational & Classical Pilates Mat Training. You’ll master the vast repertoire of Pilates Reformer work to help your clients move better, get stronger, and work smarter. We’ll build good assessment skills and practices, and gain clear knowledge of why we teach each exercise from a biomechanical perspective.

You’ll also develop the skills to teach a safe, effective reformer class including verbal cueing, hands on techniques and assists, program development, class progression, and anatomical and motivational imagery. Other topics include common regressions/modifications, contraindications and considerations for special populations, charting and business considerations, and safe set up and maintenance of the machines.

We immerse you in the Pilates method with opportunities to assist Senior teachers, and work with clients in a private setting. You’ll finish training with the keen eye of a Pilates teacher, and the ability to move students forward in a positive way.


Classroom learning: 60 hours (Includes practical exam)

Self Practice: 70 hours. (The fee includes 5 reformer classes. Additional classes at Inhabit can be purchased at $25 per class. Additional unsupervised time will be allowed at both studios.)

Observation: 50 hours

Teaching: 30 hours (approximately 20 hours private clients, 10 hours group classes)

Homework: 25 hours

Weekend Intensive hours:

  • Friday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm


Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel
Pilates Return to Life Through Contrology, by Joseph Pilates
The PMA Pilates Certification Exam Study Guide


  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Basic neurology and muscle testing
  • Older population
  • Charting and record keeping

Testing & Certification: The exam includes a written test, a practical teaching exam, and an oral examination. Successful candidates will receive a Certificate from Inhabit Pilates and Movement for reformer training.

FEE: $3000 + HST. *$2800 + HST Early Bird Pricing available until August 1st, 2019.

Fee includes manuals and exam and 5 Reformer classes.

Please fill out the application here.
Contact with any questions.