Pilates Mat Teacher Training

This intimate, boutique style program attracts many fitness teachers and dance professionals but is equally suited for non-teachers, novices, and Pilates enthusiasts looking to make a career change. The small group setting (8 student maximum), hands-on teaching practice, and expert guidance provided by Master Teacher, Linda Farrell make for a special, first-rate learning experience. The program is now also available through Skype (contact Linda@lindafit.com to learn more).

The LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program is ideal for those looking to teach Pilates mat in health clubs, fitness studios, dance centers, corporate gyms, Pilates/yoga studios, YMCAs and colleges and universities. The skills acquired in the program will also allow one to develop their own Pilates mat personal training business. See where teachers are working on our LindaFit Pilates Mat Teachers page.

Please do not worry if you can’t make all dates. Since the groups are small, dates can be changed to suit the whole group if needed.

January-March 2020 Program Dates
Core Anatomy Sat, Jan 18 & Jan 25 2-6:30 pm Location TBA $550 *includes LindaFit Anatomy Manual
Pilates Mat Repertory Sat, Feb 8 & Feb 15 1:30-7:30 pm Location TBA $550 *includes LindaFit Repertory Manual
Practice Teaching Sat, Feb 29 & March 14 2-6:30pm Location TBA $500
Total Cost: $1,600
March-June 2020 Program Dates
Core Anatomy Sat, March 28 & April 4   2-6:30 pm Location TBA $550*includes LindaFit Anatomy Manual
Pilates Mat Repertory Sat, April 25  & May 2 1:30-7:30 pm Location TBA  $550*includes LindaFit Repertory Manual
Practice Teaching Sat, May 30 & June 13 2-6:30pm Location TBA $500
Total Cost: $1,600

LindaFit Group Course Work: 30 hours
The LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training program is a comprehensive learning experience, which includes three parts: Core Anatomy, Pilates Mat Repertory, and Practice Teaching.  These three components comprise the LindaFit group course work and must be taken to complete the program and receive a certificate.

Core Anatomy covers  musculoskeletal anatomy (focusing on the core muscle groups of the trunk, shoulder and hips) biomechanics, and kinesthetic principles.  Key topics include: relationships between core muscle groups, proper pelvic placement, shoulder mechanics, pelvic floor and posteral-lateral breathing.

Pilates Mat Repertory starts with a discussion of Joseph Pilate’s principles, which are the ideas that formed and shaped the mat repertory.  Next, the principles are examined and applied to 30 pilates mat exercises (beginning, intermediate and advanced) that will be broken down in terms of purpose, set up, modifications and cueing.  Applying the Pilate’s principles as well as developing an eye for correct alignment and an ear for succinct cueing start at this phase.

Practice Teaching sessions allow each student to practice cueing and teaching the Pilates mat repertory exercises in a supervised, supportive group format.  Students will receive guidance and feedback, as well as a review of the Pilates mat repertory as needed.  During this phase students should start their individual course work requirements.


LindaFit Individual Course Work: 100 hours
Students will be responsible for completing 5 self-practice class hours25 observation hours and 70 practice teaching hours on their own.  If possible, half of the self-practice and observation hours should be done with Linda Farrell at the Broadway Dance Center or Equinox Health Clubs (see Classes).  Details will be discussed during the program.

Exam and Practical: 4 hours
After successful completion of the group course work and all individual course work,the student will set up an appointment to take a written 3.5 hour exam and .5 hour practical exam.  Exam and practical are usually done within 3 months to a year after completing the group course work.  Although not required, this is an optimal time frame for completion.

LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher:  Upon successful completion of the exam and practical the student will receive a certificate rendering them a Pilates Mat Teacher.  The certificate is good for two years and during those two years, 9 CECS must be completed.  Once proof of CEC completion has been submitted, an  updated certificate will be granted and is good for another two years.   The LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program is recognized by the Pilates and fitness community and is accepted by many Pilates entities offering Pilates apparatus training.

LindaFit Pilates Mat Teachers are  accepted at Pilates Academy International and Pilates on Fifth, as well as many other Pilates studios for apparatus training.

Pilates Method Alliance  Once Pilates mat and apparatus certificates have been obtained many students will continue on to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) exam and become a PMA, NCPT (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher).  The PMA is an international umbrella organization that sets the standards and guidelines for all Pilates teachers worldwide.  It is highly recommended to become a PMA member.  You can become a member without being PMA certified.


Cost and Breakdown*

LindaFit Group Course Work

*Core Anatomy – $550 (Includes Anatomy Manual )
Pilates Mat Repertory – $550 (Includes Pilates Mat Training Manual)
Supervised Practice Teaching Sessions – $500
Total Cost: $1,600


*Required textbook-Andrew Biel’s Trail Guide to the Body, 4th or 5th Edition  Can be purchased in advance online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.



DepositA deposit of $550 is required two weeks prior to the program start to hold your spot for the program as trainings are limited to 8 students.

Check, Cash or Venmo: You may pay for the program through check, cash or venmo. 

My venmo handle is @linda-Vigo-1

PayPal: You may pay for the entire program through PayPal. Please note there is a service fee for this option. Payment must be made prior to the program’s commencement.

Click here to pay the full price ($1650)

Balance Due: Your remaining balance of $1100 is due on Day 1 of Anatomy.

Payment Plan: It is also possible to set up a payment plan, with two more payments of $550 and $500 respectively, each due on the first day of Repertory and Practice Teaching.  Note: The payment plan is a courtesy to spread your payments over the three month training period.  Students are responsible for the entire cost of the program whether they complete it or not.

Cancellation: One week notice is required to cancel and receive a full refund on the deposit.

Download an application here!
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