Pilates Mastery does not guarantee graduation. Pilates Mastery reserves the right to decline to pass a student based on assessment of a student’s Pilates skills, knowledge, ethical conduct and/or professionalism.
You must attend all hours of lecture instruction. If you are more than ten minutes late or miss any part of the lecture instruction, you will be required to make up the time missed with the equivalent amount of private training at your own additional expense. For example, if you are 15 minutes late to your lecture, you will be required to take a one-hour additional private session; if you are unable to attend a 90-minute segment of the coursework, you will be required to take two one-hour additional private sessions. Privates are only billed hourly.
We require that all clients keep an active credit card on file. Pilates Mastery reserves the right to charge the card on file for any owed private sessions or classes. 24 hours’ advanced notice is required for canceling or rescheduling any appointments – private appointments and group classes. The card on file will be charged the full rate for any private appointments and classes cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
Students MUST complete all practical hours. Students are also required to complete both a practical and a written exam. A Pilates Mastery diploma is given only to students scoring 70% or higher on each exam. Students may arrange a private test-out.
If student fails either the practical or written exam, student may re-take the exam, paying exam fees (written: $50 | practical: $200) each time, unless student is deemed not worthy of graduation based on management’s assessment of student’s Pilates skills, knowledge, ethical conduct and/or professionalism.
In the case of failure if student has completed all academic and practical hours of the mastery program, then Pilates Mastery will sign appropriate forms so that student may sit for the Pilates Method Alliance Certification in lieu of Pilates Mastery’s accreditation.
The studio-usage fee allows a student access to the studio for his/her practical hours, but this is a privilege not a right of the mastery program. NIMBLE reserves the right to deny any student access to its studio based on NIMBLE’s assessment of the student’s Pilates skills, knowledge of safe practices, ethical conduct and/or professionalism. No refunds will be given for studio usage if student is disqualified due to his/her misconduct.
All sales are final; no refunds. No refunds are given to students who do not graduate.
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Lecture: 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 expense.
Observation: 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 strongly recommended.
Self-Practice: 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 mindbodyonline.com web-scheduler.
Student Teaching: 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.
Apprentice: While students are honing their skills, they will see clients at a discounted rate. These teaching hours are unpaid. If unable to teach, students are responsible for finding an approved substitute teacher.
Internship: After completing the student teaching hours, students can audition to become an intern. Your clients will be offered an “intern” rate of $60/session and you will be paid $17/session. Interns may also be eligible to teach classes per approval of management. If approved to teach group classes, interns will be paid $15 per class with up to two participants and a $7 bonus for each additional participant up to, but never exceeding, five students.
Final Exams: 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.
Mat Hours: 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: 10 observation hours | 10 self-practice hours | 10 student teaching hours | 20 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 and complete a mat minimum of 125 hours (inclusive of lecture hours).
Equipment Hours: 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: 20 observation hours | 20 self-practice hours | 20 student teaching hours | 40 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 and complete an equipment minimum of 325 hours (inclusive of lecture hours).
Access to the electronic manual via our exclusive web-posting will expire one year from the date of your first lecture hour.