What to Expect in Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training
The third phase is the actual training itself and this can be
Hi, my name is Audrey Laurelton and I'm the owner of Equilibrium Pilates in Montclair, N.J. I'm here for About.com to explain to you what you can expect in a comprehensive Pilates instructor training program.It really occurs in three phases. The first phase is your pre-requisite hours. This can vary from program to program, but in general is 65-100 hours. The second phase is the initial assessment. Not all programs require this, but if your program does, what they are looking for is a working knowledge of an intermediate reformer and mat. They may also ask you to perform some basic exercises on the accessory pieces of equipment such as the Cadillac and high chair.The third phase is the actual training itself and this can be conducted in three different frameworks. The first and most common is the systems, this is where the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels are taught over a week long series with 2-3 months in between. The second framework is the intensive, this is usually reserved for the more advanced trainees such as dancers and is where three systems are taught in a two-week time period. The last framework and the most uncommon is the independent study. This is where the trainee gathers the necessary information through observation and taking sessions.With each level, basic, intermediate, and advanced, there are typically two exams, a practical and a written. The practical evaluates the trainee on teaching skills such as order, equipment changes, and cueing. The written exam will evaluate critical thinking skills for different injuries and appropriate modification. The length of the programs can vary from 240 to 600 hours. The price will vary from $2700-6000.Thank you for watching. For more information, go to About.com.