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PAI Pilates Teacher Training Program Course Descriptions

Satellite Studio Mobile Fitness and Pilates
Courses can be taken in person (in studio or on ZOOM) or by post 
recording on the students own time line. 

Anatomy, Biomechanics and Posture Review (ABP) – 20 hours

This course reviews the structures (bones, muscles, joints, etc.) that form the support of

the human body. An emphasis will be placed on “ideal” posture and “ideal” biomechanics

of each joint while helping students learn how to detect abnormalities both statically and

dynamically. Open to all personal trainers, this course is invaluable in helping you provide

lasting results for your clients and increase your marketability.

Fitness professionals and/or candidates who have taken the equivalent of the ABP course, whether at the college level or as part of another certification, may be able to “test out”, and thus be exempt from the ABP course. However, we HIGHLY recommend that even those who have placed out of the ABP course audit the course free of charge so that they have a better understanding of the PAI perspective on biomechanics and posture.
This course is CEC Approved.

Group $650 plus gst  Private $875 plus gst
CEC’s:  (ACE) 1.2


All Populations Mat I (APM I) – 35 hours

What makes great buildings?  Great foundations!  This course teaches the first three tiers of the Pilates Mat repertoire and how to modify exercises for all age groups and fitness levels.  Emphasis is placed on maintaining variety and providing small challenges while safely progressing a client in order to avoid monotony.  Students leave the course confident and capable of creating safe and effective workouts for today’s diverse client.  68 Exercises.
Prerequisite: ABP or equivalent – contact us for possibly test out or challenge of the Anatomy level course.
This course is CEC Approved.

Group $1075 plus gst Private $1530 plus gst 
CEC’s: (ACE) 3.0


All Populations Mat II (APM II) – 5 hours

This course teaches the last two tiers of the full Pilates Mat repertoire, a necessity for students pursuing full Pilates certification with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Students learn how to assess when a client is ready to be challenged and then how to progress the client safely and effectively. 20 exercises 

Group $270 plus gst  Private $455 plus gst 

Prerequisite: APM I

All Populations Reformer I (APR I) – 50 hours
This course teaches students the Reformer exercises needed to be ready to customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels. Covering the first three tiers, Fundamental through Intermediate, All Populations Reformer also teaches the “physics” of the reformer so that students understand both the way the reformer operates and the safety concerns. Emphasis is placed on the differences between Pilates machine work versus regular gym equipment so that instructors are prepared to meet the needs of clients from all backgrounds. 134 exercises

$1725 plus gst Private $2545 plus gst
Prerequisite: ABP

All Populations Reformer II (APR II) – 20 hours

This course teaches students how to teach clients the intermediate advanced and advanced exercises to complete the full repertoire on the Pilates Reformer. Care is taken to ensure each student understands the “benchmarks” a client should accomplish before an advanced exercise is attempted, which may include exercises on other equipment.  All Populations Reformer II is a necessary component for students pursuing full Pilates certification through the Pilates Method Alliance. 67 exercises

Group $630 plus gst  Private $980 plus gst 
Prerequisite: APR I

All Populations Cadillac I (APC I) – 30 hours
This course teaches students the fundamental first three tiers (through Intermediate) of exercises conducted on the Cadillac/tower. The Cadillac is an excellent piece of equipment on which to focus on isolated joint movements to strengthen the joint properly and correct faulty movement habits. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits of Cadillac exercises as stepping stones to more challenging exercises. 128 exercises

$1075 plus gst  Private $1620 plus gst
Prerequisite: ABP

All Populations Cadillac II (APC II)– 15 hours

Building on the previous course, this course teaches the final two tiers in the full Cadillac repertoire so you may challenge your clients safely and effectively. Some of these exercises challenge core strength significantly. Thus students will be taught the “benchmarks” for assessing when to progress a client. 37 exercises

Group $550 plus gst  Private $825 pus gst 
Prerequisite: APCadillac I

All Populations Barrels l (APB l) –15 hours

This course must be preceded by the All Populations Mat course. Students will learn the first three tiers of exercises on the spine corrector and ladder barrel, and, more importantly, how to incorporate the barrel into a client’s workout, and use it as a support or a challenge, depending on the exercise. 122 exercises

Group $550 plus gst   Private $825 plus gst 
Prerequisite: ABP

All Populations Barrels ll (APB ll) – 5 hours
This course builds on the material learned in the All Populations Barrels l course, adding the final two tiers of the full repertoire. Students will learn how to use these exercises to challenge both their core strength and their own body awareness and control. 33 exercises

Group $205 plus gst  Private $330 plus gst 
Prerequisite: APBarrels

All Populations Chair l (APCh l) – 15 hours

This course teaches the first three tiers of Chair exercises from Fundamental I through Intermediate. Students will be taught the many merits of the chair and how to integrate this often under-used piece of equipment into clients’ workout routines. 66 exercises

Group $550 plus gst  Private $825 pus gst 
Prerequisite: ABP

All Populations Chair ll (APCh ll) – 15 hours

This course builds on the material learned in the All Populations Chair l course, adding the final two tiers of the full repertoire.Students will not only learn the new exercises, but also how to progress their clients carefully, delivering optimal results in strength and contro825l. 23 exercises

Group $550 pus gst   Private $ plus gst 
Prerequisite: APChair


The Pilates Academy International and Mobile Fitness and Pilates Studio upholds course requirements commensurate with other Pilates teachers training programs around the world.  In the chart below, prospective students will find the hours required of them both in the classroom and out, as observation, personal practice and practice teaching are all necessary components of becoming a successful Pilates instructor.


Observation, Practice Teaching and Personal Study Hours

Class Hours:

A PAI manual will be provided for every course. ABP requires an additional text which the student is responsible for obtaining: “Trail Guide to the Body” Fifth Edition by Andrew Biel. Students should dress in exercise clothing and wear socks, as they will be performing the exercises as they learn them. There will be breaks during course hours.

Observation Hours: 

The student watches a class, private session, or videos. Taking class is not considered observation.

Practice Teaching:

The student practices teaching the exercises on another person. PAI students may practice at Mobile Fitness and Pilates for free for 3 months after the last day of the course, bringing in one practice body total.  Practice hours MUST be during OFF CLASS SCHEDULED HOURS. Students must book times at the front desk – short notice cancellations may occur due to private bookings or courses.

Personal Study Hours:

The student studies the exercises on their own, studying design, breath patterns and muscles involved. Taking class can be considered as personal study hours.
These suggested hours are to be logged and completed before taking the certification test. The logs are turned in on the day of the test.
 Full hours will be given out during training time. 

PAI has a crossover program available for students who have already begun their studies with another program and wish to train with Pilates Academy International. Students must contact the New York location for crossover information.

For more information, please email


If a student chooses to withdraw from training outside of two weeks prior to the start date, the course cost will be returned to the student with the exception of the $125 non-refundable deposit and $25 processing fee. If the student chooses to withdraw from training within the two weeks prior to the start date or after the course begins, no refunds will be given but the payment is transferable.

Mobile Fitness and Pilates and PAI holds the right to cancel a course with 2-week notice. In the event of a cancellation, all payments will be returned.


The Pilates Academy International, as a registered school of the PMA, has the ability to issue an assessment-based certificate based on the practical and written exams administered. Certificates are issued upon successful completion and assessment of each component of the Pilates repertoire, on each piece of equipment. The Pilates Method Alliance is a fully accredited certification organization for Pilates, INDEPENDENT of any education program. Students may only sit for the PMA exam after successful completion of ALL components of a Pilates Teacher Training program, including all programs on advanced curricula as well as post-rehabilitation protocols. The benefit of acquiring assessment-based certificates as Pilates instructors proceed to full certification are the following: ability to start teaching immediately once the certificate is issued, ability to attain liability insurance upon proving proof of the certificate and ability to sit for the full PMA certification exam once ALL certificates have been acquired.

The student has one year from the last day of each course to take the certification exam. If the student takes longer than a year, a review hour must be scheduled with Fiona Hermanutz  at the rate of $80/hr. This hour serves to ensure the student is on track with studying and the information hasn’t been lost throughout the year.

Exams for every All-Populations l course includes a written and practical portion, All Populations ll includes only a Practical. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the written. The practical is graded as pass/fail.

All exams or retakes are $50 per course. (Plus gst)

  • You must take your exam within 1 year of completing your last course, but six months is recommended.

  • Both the written and practical exams can be conducted at Mobile Fitness and Pilates Studio or online with the instructor.  The exam must be scheduled through that facility. The written and practical do not need to be conducted the same day. 


Students will be given the format of the practical exam during the course, and thus will be familiar with what is expected during the practical exam. The goal of the practical exam is to test BOTH exercise choice (programming) AND the way the exercises are taught, including cueing, correcting, modifications, and “what to watch out for”. While for the most part, the student will be choosing the exercises, the Teacher Trainer may ask the student to teach a specific exercise or series of exercises.  Students will be working one on one with a Teacher Trainer during the exam. There will be no “body”.

Be VERY familiar with the following:

  • Dominant spinal motion in each exercise

  • Prime mobilizers in each exercise

  • Prime stabilizers in each exercise

  • Proper execution of each exercise

  • Modifications of each exercise

  • What to watch out for in each exercise

    Our goal is for you to PASS… and with flying colors, at that!


Anatomy 60 Qs

Mat Exercises & Programming 30 Q’s

Reformer Exercises & Programming 30 Q’s

Cadillac Exercises & Programming 30 Q’s

Chair Exercises & Programming 30 Q’s

Barrel Exercises & Programming 30 Q’s


To keep your training current with Pilates Academy International students are required to complete 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEC) every 2 years. Non-PAI workshops/courses can go towards these CECs- there is a $25 fee per


It is required that students attend every day of training. If a student has a conflict that cannot be resolved and must miss training hours, the student must notify Mobile Fitness and Pilates Studio prior to the course. Make up hours must be scheduled with a certifying instructor at $80/hour.


While we hope that everyone has a great experience at Mobile Fitness and Pilates Studio and PAI, we understand that things happen. You can let us know any concerns or difficulties had by emailing We will get back to you ASAP and your comments will be kept confidential.

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