McEntire Pilates Teacher Training
Interested in becoming a Certified Pilates Teacher? Lakeshore Pilates is proud to be a licensed certifying studio of McEntire Pilates. Please continue reading for more information about this comprehensive training program.
Who teaches our program?
Our experienced and passionate Master Teachers will lead your course. They will engage you in the learning process by meeting you where you are at and challenging you to grow into your teaching potential. Our Master Teachers are committed to your individual success in our program. They understand different learning styles and apply various teaching techniques so everyone has the opportunity to move forward and achieve their teaching goals.
A special note from the Director ____________________________________________________
"Our program is designed to teach you how to make educated and confident decisions on the behalf of your clients. This takes you beyond just memorizing manuals and into a category of professionals that have a passion for making real connections with their clients. These connections provide immeasurable value to how you feel about working as a Pilates professional. Our program is your opportunity for significant personal and professional growth. Please let me know if I can help answer any questions you may have about our program and the impact it can have on your life."
- Trent McEntire
What will you learn?
We provide you with the right tools necessary to become a Pilates professional with a thriving career. In addition to learning details about specific exercises, you will learn how to engage your clients in a way that builds trust and credibility. You will learn how to start a program for a new client and then how to progress into achieving higher goals without compromising their safety. Your program also includes extensive training on how to select exercises that will p rovide the most benefit for your clients.
The national guidelines for Pilates Certification
Pilates certification is acquired through a 2 step process developed by the Pilates Method AllianceŽ, the only non-profit governing body for quality and safety control in the Pilates industry. The first step is to complete an assessment-based program with at least 450 hours of study (a combination of contact hours, practice teaching hours and physical practice hours). The second step is to submit your application and sit for the PMA exam.
With over 500 hours in our comprehensive program, you will qualify to sit for the PMAŽ National Exam.
The McEntire Advantage
ˇ Movement analysis skills
ˇ Examining client scenarios
ˇ Joint actions of the body
ˇ Structuring and programming a workout
ˇ Verbal cueing techniques
ˇ Visualization and imagery techniques
ˇ Postural identification
ˇ Concepts for building client confidence
ˇ Communication and people skills
ˇ Safety precautions on all of the equipment
ˇ Hundreds of exercises and variations
ˇ Exercise modification techniques
ˇ Preparation for National Certification
ˇ Competitive tuition
ˇ Monthly payment plan
Program length and required hours (National Requirement 450 hours)
You will work in a small group with a Master Teacher 1 weekend per month for 9 months. In addition, you are required to complete 240 hours of practice teaching and 150 hours of physical practice. The national requirement to sit for the exam is attendance in a comprehensive program with a minimum of 450 hours. Our program has a total of 507 hours and includes the study guide and review to prepare you for the national exam. We find that our students complete the full program and all practice hours in 9-15 months. We are happy to provide ideas and strategies for completing your required hours.
Meets professional standards: Our requirements meet the national standard established by the Pilates Method AllianceŽ, the only non-profit governing body for quality control in the Pilates industry. The Certified Pilates Teacher creates and implements safe and effective individualized programs for apparently healthy clients to improve health and fitness through exercise and physical activity. The goal of a Certified Pilates Teacher is to impart the knowledge skill and confidence for clients to exercise for a lifetime.
Schedule a consultation to get answers to all your questions by calling 394-4303.
All tuition includes contact hours, private assessment, and required course
Option 1: $5995 (25% deposit due with enrollment)
Option 2: $707 each month for 9 consecutive months
Course Dates for 2012:
This course meets every Thursday from Noon - 3 pm beginning March 1 and ending December 7 with the exception of the following dates: April 5, May 24, July 5, August 30 and November 22. This weekly format will allow you to learn at a slower pace, which will hopefully aid in better retention of information, and allow you to recieve more consistent contact with the Master Teacher.
Dates and times are subject to change