Earn over $70k a year teaching less than 25 hours a week by teaching PilatesMake the transition from novice to expert Earn your 400 hour Pilates certification online Add over $70k in part time annual income in less than 6 months
How it works
1. Choose a Certificate
Select a Mat, Reformer or Mat + Reformer certifcation and get started
2. Gain Access
Instantly gain access to our online learning tools and supportive team
3. Study + Practice
Watch videos and practice teaching on yourself or with friends
4. Test Out
Take a written and practical test online. Video yourself teaching and submit
5. Start Teaching
Pass your written and practical exam, receive your certificate and begin teaching
What you’ll learn
Learn How To Teach Pilates Exercises & Choreography
Learn our proven cueing style, public teaching skills, connecting with your community and practical skills you won’t learn in other programs. Learn the Modern & Classical exercises, how to perform them & what muscles they are targeting. Learn how to apply your knowledge to your own class programming and develop the skills needed to be successful!
Learn How Connect With Your Community And Lead People
Learn how to connect with people, build genuine relationships and become a leader in your community. Gain the skills of public speaking and the tools needed to learn to listen.
Learn about Human Anatomy And How The Body Moves
Study the human body and become and expert in anatomy. Develop the tools needed to become an expert in movement and be able to guide people towards healthy fitness patterns that will bring them happiness and joy. We make learning anatomy fun and approachable.
Learn How To Start And Maintain A Career In Pilates
Learn how to have a successful career in the fitness industry. Learn how to take care of yourself, keep strong and prevent burnout so you can thrive. Lean how to make money as a teacher and operate independently or join a team!
Why choose our certification program?
Teach anywhere in the world
Learn from the best“I designed a training program that makes becoming a Pilates teacher fun and exciting!” Heather Andersen, Founder and Owner of New York Pilates
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Hear from our graduates
The way the info is formatted is soooo clear! I'm actually retaining anatomy terms!!
I learned so much in the last couple of hours watching workshops! So much fun to learn!!!!
I Love that the sessions are prerecorded, I really felt like I was part of the class!
Frequently asked questions
Who is behind the New York Pilates Online Instructor Training?
Our training was masterfully crafted by Heather, the founder of NYP and a 15-year Pilates veteran. She teamed up with a network of Pilates experts to ensure you get the most comprehensive training available. Additionally, our amazing Instructor Training Mentors will be there with you every step of the way to provide a quality, educational, and entertaining experience.
Is there an application process?
For our 200-hour mat program, all you need is a love for Pilates! If you’re eyeing the 200-hour Reformer program, you will need a mat certification from NYP or another institution. Sign up for the Mat + Reformer Certification to be the ultimate Pilates expert!
When can I start my training?
Our programs are 100% on-demand. Whether you choose the Mat Instructor Training or the Reformer Instructor Training, you can commence at any time that suits you, with the freedom to finish within a year.
How do the live mentorship webinars work?
For Mat Instructor Training, join the LIVE webinars every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 PM EST. For Reformer Instructor Training, the webinars are every Wednesday at the same time.
What does "self-paced" mean for the training?
It means flexibility! Start whenever you’re ready, and choose to either speed through or spread out your learning throughout the year. We provide the resources; you set the pace.
I already have a Mat Certification. Do I need to start from scratch?
No! If you want to dive into the Reformer Instructor Training, just take our bridge course. This ensures you’re on par with our Mat Certification course graduates. Live chat us for the link.
How do I fulfill the practice hours requirement?
We’ve made it easy and enjoyable! With your 3-month complimentary NYP WORLD subscription, complete 100 hours of self-practice. Practice teaching is even more fun: teach 50 hours to your peers in the Online Training Program and another 50 hours to friends and family, be it in real life or via Zoom.
How long will it take to complete the training?
On average, most students finish each certification within 6 months to 1 year. However, everyone’s journey is unique, and we recognize that life can be unpredictable. Hence, the time frame is entirely up to you, you have one year to complete your trainings.
What is the testing process?
After completing all workshops and 200 hours of training, you can test out. This involves a two-part certification test, written anatomy and practical teaching, that you’ll submit online. And the best part? You can retest for free!
What is the salary range for Pilates teachers?
As of July 25, 2023, the average salary of a Certified Pilates Instructor in the United States is $57,193, with a range that typically falls between $42,089 and $79,979. This can be influenced by various factors such as education, certifications, additional skills, and years of experience with some teachers earning between $100,000 – $150,000 a year!
What are the steps to becoming a Pilates Instructor
Thinking about becoming a Pilates instructor? That’s awesome! 🎉 To kick things off, you should definitely hit up a few Pilates classes. This gives you a feel of what it’s all about. Dive in, learn about its history, and soak up the vibes from different studios.
After you’ve got a taste, you’ll want to enroll in a training program that vibes with you. Some of these programs dive deep into topics like the backstory of Pilates, the core principles, mat workouts, and even how to handle the equipment. Once you’ve aced the training, gear up for the big leagues – the National Pilates Certification Program exam. Nail that, and bam! You’re officially certified.
🎓 Now, with that shiny certificate, you can start hunting for gigs. There’s a whole world of places looking for someone with your skills – from dance studios, gyms to exclusive Pilates studios. And remember, the learning never stops! Keep updating your skills, maybe get recertified once in a while, and show everyone you’re totally committed to the Pilates life! ✌️
Who can become a Pilates instructor?
Our program is designed so that you can work at a pace comfortable for you. Course work can be completed in as little as 3 months or you can take up to a year. With 400 hours of coursework, you’re guaranteed success.
What is the best way to prepare to teach Pilates?
To make the most of your Pilates instructor training, become immersed in it. Take as many classes as possible and try different styles to get a better feel for the area you want to focus on. Set aside time to study the anatomy coursework and watch instructional videos. You can also practice saying the terms out loud and to students when you’re in the moment. All of this will help give you an edge when learning new techniques.