Teacher Training

Pepilates – Train Smarter.

Pepilates works closely with globally recognized The Pilates Center whose programs are classical Pilates at its best – true to the original teachings of Joseph Pilates, and evolved over 25 years to become known as ‘the Harvard of Pilates teacher training programs.’

The Advanced Teacher Training Program is a life-changing course! The teachers at Pepilates are amazing – from the very beginning, you can sense what a gift it will be to train with and around them. Everyone is so willing to share and help you grow and make sense of the huge amounts of information.

– Kotryna K., TPC grad

You won’t walk away from this program with a list of exercises: At Pepilates, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will guide your teaching – and your body – to achieve its potential. You’ll learn to teach people, not exercises, and to make decisions to promote the health of your clients. You’ll learn to develop your intuition and hone your teaching skills because you’ll be living, breathing and doing Pilates every day of your course – alongside your peers, advisors, and the excellent team of grads who teach at our studios.

Pepilates can put you in touch with The Pilates Center Host Advisors in London and the UK. The Wimbledon studio can be used for classes, workouts and observations. Contact us if you would like further information. 


All of the courses are 12 months long and fully comprehensive (Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, and small equipment). You must be injury-free and at least six months post-partum to apply. All courses are PMA approved.

Three programs are offered in the UK. The bulk of the hours on all programs is the hands-on internship component: practice teaching, observations, personal workouts, lessons, symposiums, teaching clinics, and observed teaching. The lectures component is completed via The Pilates Center’s online platform, where you will learn the exercises from second-generation teachers Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel. Exams are all completed with licensed examiners, working alongside your advisors to make sure you are on track. You will also have other hours to complete, including orientation(s), advisor meetings, and a case study (Advanced and Bridge only).

The Advanced Program (950 hours)

The original, comprehensive teacher training program designed by The Pilates Center. Students must pass an intermediate-level performance evaluation to apply (applicants have usually been practicing classical Pilates for several years). By the end of the program, graduates will be proficient in teaching and performing all of the classical Pilates exercises from the beginner through the advanced levels.

Core Hours: Lectures 120 | Internship 800 | Exams 20

The Intermediate Program (450 hours)

Designed for students who are interested in a career change to Pilates, but who may not yet be ready to commit to the full Advanced Program. There is no entrance evaluation: Instead, applicants must complete 17 classes with the advisors at Pepilates, and demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental skills of Pilates movement. By the end of the program, students will be proficient in teaching up through the intermediate level, and performing up through the intermediate/advanced levels on all of the classical equipment. Graduates then have the option to apply to the Bridge Program to complete their studies up through the advanced work.

Core Hours: Lectures 60 | Internship 375 | Exams 10

The Bridge Program (500 hours)

Designed for graduates of other, 450-hour comprehensive teacher training programs, with at least 125 hours of professional teaching (or 10 years in the industry). To apply, students must pass an intermediate/advanced performance evaluation, as well as an intermediate teaching evaluation. Upon completion, graduates will be proficient in teaching and performing all of the classical Pilates exercises from the beginner through the advanced levels.

Core Hours: Lectures 60 | Internship 416 | Exams 18


Want to know more? Have a look at this handy chart.

No matter which course you choose, you’ll graduate with a working knowledge of the entire body of the Pilates work – it’s a system, a method, a way of life. It’s a smarter way of approaching physical fitness – Joe knew it back in the 1940s, and it’s still true today.

For full details and to learn more about the teacher training programs, please contact us.

Pepilates is the only studio in the UK licensed to teach The Pilates Center’s world-renowned Advanced Teacher Training Program

The program was established by sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel in 1991, with the help of Romana Kryzanowska (Joseph Pilates’ protégé) and her assistant Steve Giordano. It was the first formalised comprehensive training program in the industry.

It has since become known as the “Harvard of Pilates teacher training programs” and is the standard bearer of industry quality and integrity.  At 950 hours, the Advanced Teacher Training Program is by far the most intense and in-depth available. 

Having researched the different teacher training options out there, the Advanced Teacher Training Program at Pepilates was the obvious choice. Though it was a year full of sweat and tears, I’m so glad I decided to train at Pepilates.

–  Lorna, TPC Grad

The course covers the entire Pilates body of work, from beginner to advanced, on all pieces of equipment (including the matwork).  You can start the course at any time, once you have successfully passed the Level III Reformer audition.  Please see the documents below for more information on the course structure, entry requirements, pricing, and the benefits of being a TPC grad!

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