1. The Principles
2. Anatomy, Biomechanics & Client Assessment
3. Choreography (pre-pilates to advanced)
4. Modifications: Progressions & Regressions
5. Touch 
6. Stretching
7. Props
8. Group Fitness Lab
9. Session Flow & Teacher Creatures


  1. Special Populations | If This/Then That
  2. Client Alignment & Facilitation
  3. Beginner Reformer Choreography
  4. Intermediate Reformer Choreography
  5. Advanced Reformer Choreography
  6. Beginner Cadillac Choreography
  7. Intermediate Cadillac Choreography
  8. Advanced Cadillac Choreography
  9. Chair Choreography
  10. Barrel Choreography
  11. Advanced Teaching Techniques


Students are allotted one year from the time they begin their accreditation to complete all of their independent study and have the flexibility to design their own schedule.  The following are mandatory: 30 observation hours | 30 self-practice hours | 30 student teaching hours | 60 apprentice teaching hours.

Depending on your unique learning style, beyond the mandatory hours listed above and the lectures, the remaining hours are customizable.  But, you must complete all 450 hours (mat minimum of 125 hours | equipment minimum of 325 hours).

Interactive lecture series where you learn techniques and cueing while executing movements and observing your classmates.

You must attend all hours of lecture instruction. If you miss any part of the instruction, you will be required to make up the time missed with the equivalent amount of private training at your own additional expense.

Access to the electronic manual via our exclusive web-posting will expire one year from the date of your first lecture hour.

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These hours may be completed at any facility that works with the requisite equipment.

You may choose to observe certified pilates instructors at any location; but please get permission from both the facility staff and the instructor before observing.

Observing a combination of group classes and private instruction is recommended.

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These hours may be completed at any facility that will allow you to independently work out on the requisite equipment.

  • You may also count any private and/or group fitness classes at any facility that teaches the compulsory equipment toward self-practice hours.
  • If you are paying NIMBLE the $500/year studio-usage fee, your self-practice hours will be included in the price.
    • If you are not paying the yearly studio-usage fee, you may still do your self-practice hours at NIMBLE depending on availability, at a discounted rate of $30/hour of equipment rental.
      • Self-practice is permitted during normal weekday business hours except during peak times.  Weekends are by request only.

Please note:

  • Instructors working with clients have first priority on the equipment.
    • A student may be asked to practice on alternate apparatus if s/he is occupying a piece of equipment that an instructor would like to use for a client session or equipment class.
  • If you do not contact the front desk to get approval for hours, you may not be allowed to work during your chosen time.
  • Scheduling hours are reserved independently by students using NIMBLE‘s web-scheduler.

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Peer-to-peer teaching.

Students work one-on-one with other Pilates Mastery students, certified pilates instructors and/or advanced pilates students from other programs.

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While students are honing their skills, they will see clients at a discounted rate. These teaching hours are unpaid. If unable to honor your teaching commitment, students are responsible for finding an approved substitute teacher. Equipment teacher training chair Pilates Mastery

After completing the student teaching hours, students may audition to become an intern.  Your clients will be offered an “intern” rate of $60/session and you will be paid $20/session.

Interns may also be eligible to teach classes per approval of management. If approved to teach group classes, interns will be paid $20 per class with up to two participants and a $5 bonus for each additional participant up to, but never exceeding, five students.

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Once you complete your hours, you will sit for a written exam and a practical exam.  The written exam tests your knowledge of the coursework. Once you pass the written, the practical exam determines your teaching skills.  You will be tested on your observation skills, client assessment, choreography, session flow, cueing and The Principles. Pilates Equipment teacher training reformer
For an additional fee, you will be assigned a Pilates Mastery coach.  During a one-month semester, coach and student work one-on-one and meet weekly for two consecutive hours.  Weekly sessions will be broken out as follows:
  • one-hour pilates class with coach;
  • one supervised teaching hour with coaching guidance followed by feedback; and
  • one e-mail exchange for follow-up for Q/A.
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You’ve completed your coursework elsewhere and would like to finish with a Pilates Mastery degree. Bridge your hours and get to the Pilates Mastery finish line inspired, empowered and equipped. But first, you’ll need to schedule an audition. pilates equipment teacher training chair