Pilates Teacher Training

InsideOut Body Therapies' Pilates Teacher Training is one of the first in the country to be licensed from The Pilates Center (TPC) in Boulder, Colorado. InsideOut Body Therapies' (IOBT) Teacher Training Program is considered "The Harvard of Pilates Teacher Training Programs" by Pilates' professionals worldwide and is registered with the Pilates Method Alliance. It is one of the most respected, comprehensive and intensive programs of its kind. Students work with Third Generation Instructors learning both Classical and Therapeutic Pilates. Our goal at IOBT is to inspire students to be the best Pilates teacher they can be.

Why IOBT Pilates Teacher Training?

The Pilates Teacher Training Program (TTP) at InsideOut Body Therapies (IOBT) is affiliated with The Pilates Center (TPC) of Boulder, Colorado. Our programs adhere to guidelines established by the Pilates Method Alliance and prepare you to work in a professional Pilates studio. This comprehensive, Classical training includes an in-depth study of the entire Pilates System. Your training will be taught by Master Pilates Instructors and Physical Therapists with years of teaching and rehabilitation experience who have apprenticed with Second and Third Generation Pilates Teachers. Students gain a deep understanding of both the theory and application of the Pilates System on all the pieces of Pilates equipment as well as the matwork. The training demands not just the straightforward memorization of the full repertoire of classical exercises, but develops your perceptual, pedagogical, and embodiment skills allowing students to explore the art of teaching and to develop the skills to teach the form to widest possible client population. IOBT's program emphasizes embodiment of the Pilates system to develop both a strong Pilates practice and to enhance their teacherly skills. Students must be injury free and a practitioner of Pilates.

IOBT offers a unique experience in that students are also exposed to the therapeutic applications of Pilates. IOBT offers Pilates-Based Physical Therapy and students are given additional opportunities to study and observe these therapeutic applications. Students graduate with the skill set to work with a variety of clients from the chronic pain patient to the professional athlete and dancer. Participants learn the anatomy and kinesiology involved with Pilates and functional training and prepare to sit for the PMA® National Certification Exam

Our TTP will challenge you to develop and grow physically, mentally, and emotionally to become a compassionate and knowledgable instructor. Our Training hones the skills you will use daily to read the body in movement, see muscular patterning, and create training sessions for both individuals and groups. We also will train you to communicate and cue your clients through a supportive atmosphere of mentorship and apprenticeship that includes practical exams, constructive feedback, and teaching clinics.

ALL the classical material (Beginning to Advanced) along with countless modifications are presented in a logical and precise way that not only allows you to progress your clients effectively, but gives permission for your creativity and love of movement to flourish within your new career.

Trainee Benefits Offered to IOBT Students

  • Mentorship and individual advising from Third Generation Master Teachers
  • Symposiums to discuss anatomy, kinesiology, and body reading skills
  • Teaching Clinics and additional workshops
  • Access to Library (Includes articles, books, and videos)
  • Use of IOBT facilities for practice teaching
  • Opportunities to teach Group Equipment Classes
  • Weekly workouts with instructors and other trainees
  • Exposure to Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Pilates
  • Exposure to other Healing and Movement modalities: Rolfing and Massage, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
  • Additional 10% discount on IOBT services and workshops
  • Additional discounts on IOBT Pilates private sessions and classes.

Each program includes a combination of Internship and Exam hours and will vary depending on the program. Students are expected to complete an average of 15 hours per week toward their Internship hours. Internship Hours include; Online Lectures, Observation, Practice Teaching, Lessons, Personal Workouts,Teaching Skills, and Required Readings. Students are strongly encouraged to attend weekly symposiums and teaching skills classes.

NEW TEACHERS - Pilates Programs Offered at InsideOut Body Therapies

  • Advanced Program
    The Pilates Center's (TPC) renowned Advanced Teacher Training Program is 950 hours and can be done in either 12 or 18 months. It has been recognized as the most respected, comprehensive and intensive Pilates teacher training program of it's kind for over 20 years. Upon completing the program students will be proficient performing and teaching the complete classical Pilates repertoire from a beginner level to the advanced level on all pieces of equipment. It is our belief that you must be proficient with the full body of work to fully understand how it can enhance a client's movement and health. Upon completion of all requirements of the program, participants receive an Advanced Teacher Training diploma and meet eligibility requirements to take the PMA Certification Exam
    • Advanced Program Entrance prerequisites
      To be accepted into the Advanced Teacher Training Program students must pass a Level III (Intermediate) performance on Reformer or Mat. Generally it is preferred that students complete this on the Reformer, because the equipment can be challenging and complicated. This can be sent by video or completed with a TPC teacher. Applicants must make payment of $80 for the evaluation. Students must complete the performance without being told what to do, knowing the order, repetitions, springs, equipment changes, and breath while moving from their core. The Pilates Center sells a DVD showing the exact order, repetitions, springs, equipment changes, and breath to assist students with passing their Program Evaluation. All students applying for the program must be injury free (recent injuries) and post-partum at least six months. Once accepted into the program, students must pay the registration fee of $250 to begin the enrollment process. All fees can be paid online or by contacting the front desk at The Pilates Center. Students can begin the program at any time.
    • Advanced Program Application Details
      Students can send in their application by filling it out directly via TPC's website. Students are responsible for paying the application fee of $105.00 USD upon submission of the application. Application and Registration Fees can be paid online as well: Advanced Program.
  • Intermediate Program
    Our Intermediate Teacher Training Program is the perfect way for anyone to begin their journey to become a professional PIlates teacher. Over the course of nine months, our students explore the complete, comprehensive classical Pilates repertoire and teaching principles. Through our 60 hour Formal Lecture Series, internship hours, advisor meetings and examinations, students are able to delve deeply into the beginning through intermediate levels of the repertoire. Upon completion of this 450 hour program, and after passing all written, performance, and practical exams, our graduates receive The Pilates Center Intermediate Teacher Training Program Diploma, and completion of this program qualifies you to take the PMA Certification Exam.
    • Intermediate Entrance prerequisites
      To be accepted into the Intermediate Program, students must have at least 17 hours of lessons that include experience on the Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair and Mat. To apply, click on the link below and follow the instructions to apply and register via The Pilates Center website: Apply Intermediate
  • Intermediate Plus Program
    Our Intermediate Plus Teacher Training Program is the perfect way for anyone to begin their journey to become a professional Pilates teacher. This 600 hour program is an expansion of our Intermediate Teacher Training Program, consists of an additional 150 hours, contains 10 observed teachings, and includes a case study. Over the course of 12 months, our students explore the complete, comprehensive classical Pilates repertoire and teaching principles. Through our 60 hour Formal Lecture Series, internship hours, advisor meetings and examinations, students are able to delve deeply into the beginning through intermediate levels of repertoire. Upon completion of this 600 hour program, and after passing all written, performance, and practical exams, our graduates receive The Pilates Center Intermediate Teacher Training Program Diploma, and completion of this program qualifies you to take the PMA Certification Exam.
    • Intermediate Plus Program Entrance Prerequisites
      To be accepted into the Intermediate Plus Program, students must have at least 17 hours of lessons that include experience on the Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair and Mat. To apply, click on the link below and follow the instructions to apply and register via The Pilates Center website: Apply Intermediate Plus

ALREADY A PILATES TEACHER? Programs for existing teaching at IOBT

  • Bridge Program
    Our Bridge Program is designed for graduates of The Pilates Center Intermediate Teacher Training Program or another 450 hour (minimum) comprehensive teacher training program who wish to advance their skills and further their education. Over the course of 9 months our students explore the complete, comprehensive classical Pilates repertoire and teaching principles. Upon completing the program, students will be proficient performing and teaching the complete classical Pilates repertoire from a beginner level to the advanced level on all pieces of equipment. It is our belief that you must be proficient with the full body of work to fully understand how it can enhance a client's movement and health. Through our 60-hour Formal Lectures Series, internship hours, advisor meetings and exams, students are able to delve deeply into the intermediate through advanced levels of the repertoire. Upon completion of this 500 hour program, and after passing all written performance, and practical exams, participants receive an Advanced Teacher Training diploma and meet eligibility requirements to take the PMA Certification Exam
    • Bridge Program Prerequisites
      Students can send in their application by filling it out directly on the website. There is no fee associated with submission of the application. To be accepted into the Bridge (Intermediate) Teacher Training Program students must have already graduated from the Intermediate Teacher Training Program. All students applying for the program must be injury free (recent injuries) and post-partum at least six months. Once accepted into the program, students must pay the registration fee of $250 to begin the enrollment process. All fees can be paid online or by contacting the front desk at The Pilates Center at 303-494-3400. Students can begin the program at any time.

Application and Enrollment - UPDATED!

As of 2015, all Applications and Enrollments will be processed through The Pilates Center. Internship and Program hours are still completed at InsideOut Body Therapies.

*IMPORTANT - Even though applications and registration will be processed via The Pilates Center, prospective students must email InsideOut Body Therapies prior to submitting their application. Either Deborah or Mischa will meet with you to discuss options and studio availability. This meeting can be made either in person or completed with a phone call. It is necessary to contact IOBT to begin your program.