Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification

The Peak Pilates® 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. An extensive Teacher Trainer Network also ensures support and opportunities for mentorships that empower students to become effective instructors and members of an elite group in the Pilates community.

The Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification prepares you to instruct a range of individual clients and group classes, and teaches you how to modify exercises for special populations. The 500-hour Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification includes instruction in classical mat work and exercises performed on traditional Pilates apparatus. We use Peak Pilates equipment, which preserves the integrity of the original apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates.

Each level comprises modules (see overview below), which are generally scheduled over a weekend, 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.

Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 continuing education credits (CECs) every two years. You may earn CECs by: •moving to the next Comprehensive Certification level. •attending Peak Pilates continuing education courses, workshops and conferences. •completing education with approved providers. •submitting petitioned courses.

Each level is described below or download a printer-friendly chart [PDF] that overviews all three levels.

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Level I

200 HOURS: 80 course contact hours + 120 logged hours
Level 1 Modules Key Topics Materials Course Requirements
MODULE 1
2 ½ days
20 hours
  • Pilates history
  • 5-Part Formula for Success
  • Pilates Fundamentals
  • Key Concepts
  • Introductory mat exercises
  • Mat cueing, transitions, progression
  • Level I DVD
  • Level I/Module 1 Manual
  • 1. Introduction
    2. Teaching Pilates
    3. Progression
    4. Anatomy
    5. Mat
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Possess basic knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology.
  • Complete 20 hours of training: apparatus and classical mat.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, observe and teach to fulfill logged hours.
  • Attend next module 4-6 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung: Aktuell keine Ausbildung
    MODULE 2
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • Introductory reformer
  • Reformer cueing, transitions,touch techniques and spotting
  • Introductory Cadillac, wall and Power Circle
  • Alignment and touch techniques
  • Introductory High Chair, Small Barrel and Ladder Barrel
  • Level I/Module 2 Manual
  • 1. Reformer
    2. Cadillac/Tower
    3. Chair
    4. Barrel
    5. Endings
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level I/Module 1.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, observe and teach to fulfill logged hours.
  • Attend next module 4-6 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    05.04. - 07.04.2019

    02.08. - 04.08.2019

    MODULE 3
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • Introductory Low Chair
  • Reformer add-ins
  • Alignment in different body positions and common errors
  • Reformer technique, transitions and rhythms
  • More Ladder Barrel exercises
  • Session Format Part C workshop
  • Practice teach full session
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level I/Module 2.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, observe and teach to fulfill logged hours.
  • Prepare for assessments in Module 4.
  • Attend next module 4-6 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    17.05. - 19.05.2019

    MODULE 4
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • Practice teaching
  • Technique and teaching feedback
  • Theoretical review
  • Assessments on final day:
    Theoretical Exam (written)
    Technique Assessment
    Teaching Assessment
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level I/Module 3.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • Complete 120 logged hours for Level I.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • Certification:
  • A Peak Pilates Level I Certification will be awarded upon completion of logged hours and achievement of passing scores on assessments. Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 CECs every two years or advancing to the next level.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    05.07. - 07.07.2019

    01.11. - 03.11.2019

    Level 2

    200 HOURS: 100 prerequisite hours + 40 course contact hours + 60 logged hours
    Level 2 Modules Key Topics Materials Course Requirements
    MODULE 1
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • Mat techniques and Level II exercises
  • Mat transitions
  • Pilates Fundamentals
  • Reformer technique and transitions
  • Reading bodies
  • Cadillac exercises
  • Level ll DVD
  • Level ll/Module 1 Manual
  • 1. Teaching Pilates
    2. Progression
    3. Anatomy
    4. Mat
    5. Reformer
    6. Cadillac/Tower
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Achieve Level I certification.
  • 100 prerequisite hours: 40 hours personal practice/20 hours obsen/ation/40 hours teaching.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, obsen/e and teach to fulfill logged hours.
  • Attend next module 6-8 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    26.07. - 28.07.2019

    MODULE 2
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • Mat techniques
  • Low Chair Exercises
  • Spine Corrector exercises
  • Touch technique
  • Cueing variations
  • Group reformer teaching
  • Case study essay assignment
  • Assessments on final day: Theoretical Exam (written)
    Technique Assessment
    Teaching Assessment
  • Level ll/Module 2 Manual
  • 1. Chair
    2. Barrel
    3. Endings
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level ll/Module 1.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • Complete 60 logged hours for Level ll.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • Certification:
  • A Peak Pilates Level ll Certification will be awarded upon completion of logged hours and achievement of passing scores on assessments Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 CECs every two years or advancing to the next level.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    13.09. - 15.09.2019

    Level III

    100 HOURS: 40 course contact hours + 60 logged hours
    Level 3 Modules Key Topics Materials Course Requirements
    MODULE 1
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • New mat and reformer exercises
  • Practice teach mat full order
  • Lower body anatomy
  • Reformer touch technique
  • New Cadillac exercises
  • Shapes in space
  • Signs of readiness
  • Level Ill DVD
  • Level Ill/Module 1 Manual
  • 1. Teaching Pilates
    2. Progression
    3. Anatomy
    4. Mat
    5. Reformer
    6. Cadillac/Tower
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Achieve Level ll certification.
  • Complete DVD and reading assignments.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, obsen/e and teach to fulfill logged hours.
  • Attend next module 6-8 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    12.07. - 14.07.2019

    MODULE 2
    2 ½ days
    20 hours
  • New High Chair, Low Chair and barrel exercises
  • Auxiliary equipment exercises
  • Jump board
  • Case studies
  • Action plans for assessment
  • Level III/Module 2 Manual
  • 1. Chair
    2. Barrel
    3. Endings
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level Ill/Module 1.
  • During the module:
  • Attend and participate fully in all sessions.
  • After the module:
  • Practice, observe and teach to fulfill logged hours
  • Take final assessment 8 weeks later.
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    23.08. - 25.08.2019

    MODULE 3
    1 day
    6 hours
    Final Comprehensive Assessment
  • Theoretical Exam (written)
  • Technique Assessment
  • Teaching Assessment
  • Course Prep Packet
  • Before the module:
  • Complete Level Ill/Module 2.
  • Complete 60 logged hours for Level Ill. During the module: Attend and participate fully in all session. Certification:
  • A Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification will be awarded upon completion of logged hours and achievement of passing scores on assessments. Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 CECs every two years
  • Preis: 625€ inkl. MwSt. exkl. Material
    Nächste Ausbildung:

    20.10. - 20.10.2019