Who will be instructing the workshops?

Our instructor training was developed by Heather, NYP Founder, and 15 year Pilates veteran, in collaboration with our network of Pilates Experts to be the most comprehensive Pilates training program to date. 

Alongside Heather, will be our amazing Instructor Training Mentors that are here to provide a quality educational and entertaining experience for you.

Is there an application process?

The NYP 200-hour mat program is open to students at any level and has no prerequisites besides a love for Pilates. The 200-hour Reformer program requires a mat certification from either NYP or another institution. 

Join us if you’re looking to learn about Pilates for the first time or if you are hoping to deepen your practice and passion for Pilates to become a leader in the field!

When is the best time to start the Online Mat Pilates Instructor Training?

The NYP Online Mat Instructor Training program breakdown:

  • 100% on-demand, so you can start whenever you would like
  • You have 1 year to complete the program
  • LIVE mentorship webinars days/times: Every Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 PM EST 

When is the best time to start the Online Reformer Training Instructor Training?

The NYP Online Reformer Instructor Training program breakdown:

  • 100% on-demand, so you can start whenever you would like
  • You have 1 year to complete the program
  • LIVE mentorship webinars days/times: Every Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 PM EST 

How exactly does “self paced” work?

Self-paced means you start when you want. You have 1 year to complete the program, so you can finish as soon as you want, or pace yourself and take the entire year to complete the program.

I already have a Mat Certification from another program, do I have to take your mat program in order to enroll in Reformer Instructor Training?

You will need to complete our bridge course before enrolling in Reformer.

What is the bridge program?

A bridge program bridges the gap between your current certification and New York Pilates. Our bridge program ensures that you have the same knowledge as those that have taken our Mat+Anatomy course.

How do I complete practice hours?

We’ll make self-practice easy!

  • Complete your 100 hours of self-practice by taking Pilates classes using your 3-month complimentary NYP WORLD subscription

Practice Teaching will be fun! We recommend breaking it up by teaching:

  • 50 hours to your peers in the Online Training Program and
  • 50 hours of teaching IRL or via Zoom classes for all your family and friends!

How long does it take most students to complete the program?

Most students complete the program within 6 months of signing up. However, this is completely dependent on you. We understand that life happens and it may take some more time than others.

What is the Apprenticeship, and who is it for?

The apprenticeship is for those that do not have access to a Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, or Barrel and would like to complete their practice hours at our New York Pilates Studio locations. Access is granted 7- days a week during designated times.

You will have to provide your own students for your practice teaching hours.

The cost for the apprenticeship is separate from that of the Reformer and Equipment Instructor Training program costs.

How does Testing Out work?

  • Students are eligible to test out after completing all workshops and 400 hours of their training
  • Test outs are recorded and submitted online by the student within 48 hours of the test out request (within 1 year of beginning your training)
  • There is no additional fee to test out – but study hard! There is a $250 re-test fee if a student has used both of their complimentary re-tests.
  • Your certification test has two parts:
    • 1. Written anatomy
    • 2. Practical (teaching)

What is the attendance policy for the Instructor Training Programs?

You must complete all workshops in order to receive your certification.

Of course, life happens and in the case of additional extenuating circumstances, please contact our student services team at it@newyorkpilates.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What are the perks of the Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor Training Program? Do I receive free Pilates?

All students receive Pilates perks including:

  • 3-month complimentary access to NYP WORLD
  • One-on-one coaching and mentorship from New York Pilates Founder and Master Instructor, Heather Andersen
  • Access to NYP’s community of thousands of Pilates professionals 
  • 20% off the NYP SHOP during your training
  • Exclusive offers from some of our favorite online brands such as Sakara, Better Booch, and more!

What are some of my payment options for the instructor Training?

The Online Mat Instructor Training Program is $2,800 USD.

The Online Reformer Instructor Training Program is $2,800 USD.

The Online Mat & Reformer Instructor Training Bundle is $5,200 USD

Full payment is due upon enrollment or financing is available through Affirm. Affirm will allow you to pay overtime for a set dollar amount each month.

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Do you offer training beyond Mat and Reformer?

Yes!!! We are excited to launch, in late 2022, our Chair, Cadillac, and Barrel programs. These 3 can be taken together or separately if you are only interested in one piece of equipment.

All three pieces of equipment together cost $2,800 USD or $1,000 USD for each individual program.

How long after a student completes the apprenticeship and reformer instructor training program does it take to get hired at NYP?

Once you have completed your NYP Reformer Instructor Training, all trainees can immediately audition to be hired at NYP. 10 of our most recent reformer students have been hired through this process.

Are the New York Pilates Instructor Training programs PMA certified?

NYP does not support the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance). We firmly stand by the viewpoint that once you are certified, you are certified. We encourage you to continue to deepen your education but you will not lose your certification if you choose not to continue your education and accumulation of credits within the specific timeframes outlined by the PMA.

The New York Pilates Training Program is the #1 most widely recognized Pilates school in the world.

Our program is certified by New York Pilates and upon successful completion, students will receive a digital certification of their achievement which is recognized by Pilates studios and employers worldwide. Instructor Training & Mentorship Alumni have gone on to work for the following organizations:

  • New York Pilates
  • Equinox
  • Obé
  • Many other reputable organizations around the world 🌎

Can I earn CEC's from NASM or AFAA with the Instructor Training? Program

Yes! As of January 2023, you can earn 1.9 CECs with NASM and 15 CECs with AFAA with our Mat + Anatomy Course as well as the Elite Reformer Course.

How can I contact you if I have any additional questions?

Please feel free to reach out to us at it@newyorkpilates.com and we will be happy to answer any lingering questions you may have.

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