Instructor Training & Certification
PCPC is pleased to be a training center for Romana’s Pilates and True Pilates New York. This program is well rounded because it provides the deep knowledge of the exercises and safety that Romana instilled in all of us. This is a long journey, but it is a worthwhile experience.
The program usually takes between 9 months and a year, depending on your availability to accomplish your observation hours, workshops and test out at the three different levels of systems (basic, intermediate and advanced).
The True Pilates website, gives an excellent example of how our training program works. Currently, PCPC has a level 4 instructor who facilitates your 700 hours of observation needed for the program. Higher leveled teachers will be/may be brought in for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Seminars, as well as the final test out at the advanced level.
Requirements for entering the program:
Prior to starting the program you must commit to 15 hours a week as a minimum for observation hours. These hours are key in your ability to learn and properly teach Pilates to students and truly understand how different bodies need different modifications/exercises. These are here as a means to grow in your knowledge and understanding of Pilates.
You must be at a strong intermediate level in your Pilates Training, per Romana’s Pilates. This is needed on all pieces of equipment (reformer, Cadillac, chairs, barrels, etc.). This will be decided by a level 4 or higher Romana’s Pilates trained instructor. In the past it has taken between 50-100 lessons before a person is prepared for the RP certification program.
You must have an interview, along with your initial assessment into the program.
Upon certification, you must complete at least one Continuing Education Program (CPE) per year in order to keep your skills and safeties current.
15 private lessons are required by the completion of the program.
This is a workout in which you demonstrate adequate understanding of the Romana’s Pilates System at the Intermediate level (order of exercises, you knowledge of the exercises themselves and what the exercise is for). This includes: reformer, Cadillac, mat, chairs. Proper springs setup, the order of the exercises, the ability to flow from one exercise to the next and aptitude to learn the exercises is needed to pass your initial assessment. This typically lasts 1.5 hours with an interview. Assessments can be done at PCPC, or at another Romana’s Pilates studio, by a level 4 instructor.
- Initial Assessment $150
- Basic Seminar $1100
- Intermediate Seminar $1300
- Advanced Seminar $1500
- Continuing Professional Education $400
Fees do not include testing, or required lessons
Progression of the Romana’s Pilates Certification Program:
- Assessment- applicant must be able to preform an intermediate system
- Basic Seminar
- Basic Test
- Intermediate Seminar
- Intermediate Test- 2 portions: written test scenario and practical
- Advanced Seminar
- Advanced Test- 2 portions: 3 written test scenarios and practical
If you have other questions please feel free to email or call the studio, ask for Amanda and I will be happy to answer them in greater detail.