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Comprehensive program

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THE PILATES STANDARD Studio Apparatus Training is the most comprehensive program available today.

It is a 9 month course with 450 – 600 practice hours required. The program contains exercises of all levels including exercises on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, Ped-0-Pull and Magic Circle. This program can also be taken in an intensive over 15 days. Educational content of the Studio Apparatus training teaching of Pilates lessons to clients of any age or fitness level systematic planning of a lesson using all apparatuses using the Pilates principles in regard to: INTRO, IDEAL and CHALLENGE exercises Methodik und Didactics.

5 intensive weekends (1. INTRO level, 2. IDEAL level, 3. IDEAL level, 4. Ideal Level and orthopdic foundation, 5. CHALLENGE level) 24 hours student meetings (mandatory) 450 – 600 observation hours in an affiliate studio of THE PILATES STANDARD or an approved studio (observation hours begin after the first weekend course) THE PILATES STANDARD reserves the right to decide number of observation hours required by each student. Attendance of at least 1 Pilates class per week (THE PILATES STANDARD can change the amount of trainings hours for each individual student) Teach one beginner lesson (in approved studio) During THE PILATES STANDARD studio apparatus training 450 – 600 observation hours are required before taking the final exam. The exact number varies from student to student depending on how the material is processed.
Do not compare yourself with other students. After the first weekend you will begin observation hours. Please submit your hours to the studio in which you complete them. The duration of the course is 9 months. If the timeframe is extended, tuition may be raised by $150 / month.

*Teaching Pilates sessions for clients of all ages and physical capacities
*Systematically structuring sessions using all pieces of equipment
*Application of the Pilates principles in teaching the INTRO, IDEAL, and CHALLENGE level exercises.
*Methodology and didactics
*Application of THE PILATES STANDARD teaching principles
*Modifications and variations
*Anatomy pertinent to Pilates
*Dealing with “Special Needs” clients
*Post-rehabilitative training and teaching technique

*A minimum of 25 sessions on the Pilates apparatuses taken in an affiliate studio of THE PILATES STANDARD or other approved studio.
*Participants without previous knowledge need to take the course for Orthopedic Fundamentals and Basic Anatomy
*During the Comprehensiveeducation you must complete 450-600 observation hours.

*Observe lessons in approved studio
*Assist other teachers
*Practice independently
*Attend a minimum of 1 group class per week attend weekly apprentice meeting
*Set up, clean and maintain equipment teach INTRO mat classes

Upon passing the exam you will receive THE PILATES STANDARD Mat certificate. With it you are automatically listed on our website as a Pilates mat teacher and eligible to teach.

Should you fail on your first test, you can retest within a total of 3 months.

1st retest free within 1 month.
2nd retest fee= $100 within 2 months. 3rd retest fee= $100 within 3 months.

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