The newest addition to the renowned Pilates program already in our clubs is Equinox’s revolutionary Pilates Teacher Training Institute. The teacher training creates Equinox-standard teachers of the Pilates Method who have lasting, positive impacts on students’ lives.

The program brings empowerment, progressive thought and a contemporary fitness twist to classically-focused teacher training in the Pilates Method.


Each three-day weekend (6 weekends in total over a 6-month period) will be a focused intensive, including Pilates exercises, philosophy and anatomy lectures and vocal training. In addition to the weekend seminars, program participants complete 450 student hours, during which there will be plenty of hands-on teaching practice, self study opportunities, and ample time for questions. Mandatory weekly private, duet or semi-private lessons with a teacher trainer make sure that you understand Pilates in your body as well as your mind.


Our program development team includes some of the leading voices in the Pilates and fitness industry. The team has years of combined and textured experience teaching and studying around the world. They are all current and successful instructors at Equinox, so they have their fingers on the pulse of the Pilates industry and plenty of real-life experience to share with apprentices. Simply put, it makes sense to learn from the best of the best. This program offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of teaching and practicing Pilates, founded in the Equinox philosophy that Pilates is a workout that encompasses strength, power and agility to assist clients in achieving their fitness goals.


Study and mentor with leading Pilates teachers in Equinox’s well-appointed studios. Students will learn from these instructors, refine their own practice and acquire the confidence and skills to teach in their own unique style. Program graduates will leave the program ready to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance certification exam and will be eligible to interview for a teaching position within Equinox’s studios, pending availability and need.


Upon completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 (out of 5 total), apprentices who pass the corresponding exams will be eligible to interview for instructor positions at Equinox Pilates Studios and begin teaching prior to program completion. The road to starting your Pilates career starts with us. Our aim is to provide all of our trainees with the resources to become highly skilled, successful Pilates instructors before, during and after training with us. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the international, not-for-profit, professional association and certifying agency dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates.



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