The Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification is a three-level modular program that is designed to deliver the highest quality authentic Pilates education. It is the foundational level of Pilates professional education which covers the mat, reformer, tower, chairs, barrels and auxiliary equipment. The Comprehensive Certification is a classical Pilates education program distinguished by an emphasis on Pilates as an integrated movement system as Joseph Pilates intended.
Our three-level modular pathway to the Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification allows you to progress at your own pace. Each level is comprised of specific modules, generally scheduled from Friday evening through Sunday. Students may earn a certification at each level by attending all modules, successfully completing assessments and submitting logged hours. To earn the Peak Pilates® Full Comprehensive Certification, you must complete all program levels and logged hours, and receive passing scores on all assessments.
The Peak Pilates® continuing education workshops are developed to meet the highest educational standards. They are designed by Peak Pilates® Master Instructors—leaders in the classical Pilates industry and expert fitness professionals. Peak Pilates® Certified Instructors are required to complete a minimum of 14 continuing education credits (CECs) every 2 years in order to maintain their Peak Pilates® certification.
Continuing Education Suggestions
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic human anatomy and kinesiology, 20 hours of Pilates training and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.
This course introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals, the “Powerhouse”, and the Peak Pilates® 5-Part Formula. Students progress to lessons on the reformer, small barrel, high ladder barrel, and chair exercises. Students learn about transitions, teaching, cueing and touch techniques. A Peak Pilates® Level I Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level I assessments and complete 120 logged hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level I requirements, 100 logged hours and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.
Level II introduces intermediate level mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels. Students learn additional intermediate level exercises, refine transitions, and how to monitor static and transitional body alignment. Pilates education and exercises build upon the skills learned in Level I. A Peak Pilates®Level II Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level II assessments and complete 60 logged hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Levels I and II requirements and current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications recommended.
Level III introduces advanced level mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, auxiliary equipment and jump board. Students also review case studies, which illustrate the application and value of a classical Pilates program. A Peak Pilates® Full Comprehensive Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level III assessments and complete 60 logged hours.