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COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATION LEVEL I

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April 5-7, 2019

May 3-5, 2019

June 21-23, 2019

August 30-September 1, 2019

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. 

Module 1: (April 5-7) The Foundation (20 hours) introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals and the “Powerhouse”, and the Peak Pilates® 5-Part Formula. Lessons focus on introductory mat work and building blocks. 

Module 2: (May 3-5) Introduction to the Apparatus (20 hours) Students progress to lessons on the reformer, small barrel and high ladder barrel, and learn about transitions, cueing and touch techniques. 

Module 3: (June 21-23) Beginner/Intermediate Level Apparatus (20 hours) Module 3 adds Pilates low chair exercises, intermediate level reformer and ladder barrel exercises. More advanced teaching concepts include identifying common errors and proper body alignment, and structuring a Pilates session. 

Module 4: (Aug 30-Sep 1) Teaching, Technique and Assessments (20 hours) Students complete the remaining high ladder barrel exercises, practice teach, and review all exercises. Assessments are completed on the final day. A Peak Pilates® Level I Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level I assessments and complete 120 logged hours.

ADVANCED MAT

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May 11-12, 2019

The final course of the Mat program builds upon the Pilates foundation established in Basic and Intermediate Mat. You will learn how to layer advanced exercises into the Mat exercise order. We will focus on how to break down and advance the exercises to suit your students’ needs as well as refining touch techniques, teaching methodology, imagery, progression and special populations. We will also teach you how to train your eye to see subtle alignment issues, deepen your understanding of the relationship between the exercises and design a progressive Mat course for a fitness facility or studio.

Course Materials: Advanced Mat manual.


COMPREHENSIVE LEVEL III

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June 7-9, 2019

July 12-14, 2019

August 10, 2019

Level III is the capstone module, refining and polishing skills needed to be an exceptional instructor. This course enhances material learned in Level II, focusing on new mat and apparatus exercises, jumpboard and other auxiliary equipment, lower body anatomy, progression guidelines, touch techniques and advanced cueing for all levels of students and small group classes. Homework assignments will help participants to assimilate the knowledge and skills learned. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive action plans to guide their further practice and refinement of skills as they practice, observe and practice teach to fulfill the required hours.

To achieve Level III certification, participants must complete both Module 1 and Module 2; log the required hours for observation, personal practice and teaching; and successfully pass the final comprehensive assessments during Module 3.

Course Materials: The Peak Pilates Level III Instructor Education DVD and the Level III/Module I Instructor Manual are required materials for this course.

PPS Transitioning Instructors: If you completed the PPS I or II courses in 2011 or earlier, you may receive a copy of the updated Level I and II manuals for 50% off the retail price. Click on the recommended products below to add it to your cart. 

Please register early. Space is limited, and you will need time to receive your course materials and prepare by studying portions of the DVD and completing pre-course reading assignments.