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APPI Pilates Instructor Certification

$4995.00 inc. GST

APPI has proudly certified over 50,000 Pilates instructors worldwide

The APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is designed to ensure you have the support and guidance you need to become an outstanding, world-class Pilates instructor.

Pilates Instructor Certification highlights:

  • KX Pilates preferred training provider
  • Internationally recognised Pilates Certification worldwide
  • Training is delivered by physiotherapists / allied health professionals
  • No pre-requisites required - this course is open to everyone
  • 14 days of training plus self-paced logbook hours 
  • Over 20 years of experience delivering Pilates education worldwide
  • Boutique training groups 
  • Online and face to face training 
  • Anatomy taught on the course (not pre-recorded)
  • The full repertoire of Matwork and Reformer Pilates (beginner-advanced)
  • Workshops on finding employment/opening your own studio
  • Get certified within 3 - 9 months
  • Payment plans available
  • 100% industry ready upon completion of your certification exams 

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Course sessions


Location Address Dates
WA Online via zoom + Face to Face: ProMotion Physio + Pilates - 9 Leura Avenue, Claremont, WA 6010. 9am-5pm. Start date: 13 Mar 2021 09:00
End date: 15 Aug 2021 17:00
QLD Online via zoom + Face to Face: Forge Pilates 249 Montague Road, West End, QLD 4101. 9am-5pm. Start date: 13 Mar 2021 09:00
End date: 15 Aug 2021 17:00
ONLINE Online via Zoom. 9am-5pm AEST Start date: 13 Mar 2021 09:00
End date: 30 Jun 2021 17:00
NSW Online via zoom + Face to Face: Strength & Pilates Physiotherapy, Ground floor 103 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010. 9 am - 5 pm. Start date: 10 Apr 2021 09:00
End date: 19 Sep 2021 17:00
VIC Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 16 Apr 2021 09:00
End date: 05 May 2021 17:00
VIC Online via zoom + Face to Face: Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 9am-5pm Start date: 22 May 2021 09:00
End date: 31 Oct 2021 17:00
SA Online via zoom + Face to Face: Cadence Pilates and Physio | 115 Payneham Rd, St Peters SA | Sat 12pm-6pm & Sun 9am-6pm Start date: 22 May 2021 09:00
End date: 21 Nov 2021 17:00
VIC Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 14 Jun 2021 09:00
End date: 01 Jul 2021 17:00
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The APPI Pilates Instructor Certification consists of 14 days of training plus your self-paced Certification Logbook hours (see more under the Certification & Exams tab).

 

We offer three delivery options for completing your course. Choose the learning style that suits you:

  • A mixture of online and face to face weekends 
  • Fully face to face intensive (Melbourne only) 
  • 100% online

 

Attendance is required from 9am - 5pm each course day.

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES MELBOURNE 

 

Weekends: March start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

***FULL***

Weekend 1: 13 - 14 Mar online via zoom

Weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via zoom

Weekend 4: 12 - 13 Jun face to face

Weekend 5: 10 - 11 Jul face to face

Weekend 6: 14 - 15 Aug face to face

Weekend 7: 11 - 12 Sep face to face

 

Weekends: May start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

Weekend 1: 22 - 23 May online via zoom

Weekend 2: 19 - 20 Jun online via zoom

Weekend 3: 17 - 18 Jul online via zoom

Weekend 4: 28 - 29 Aug face to face

Weekend 5: 18 - 19 Sep face to face

Weekend 6 & 7: 30 Oct - 2 Nov face to face

 

Intensive: Mar start (Face to face)

***FULL***

Week 1: Mon 29 Mar - Fri 2 Apr

Week 2: Mon 5 - Fri 9 Apr 

Week 3: Mon 12 - Thu 15 Apr

 

Intensive: Apr start (Face to face)

Week 1: Fri 16, Mon 19 - Fri 23 Apr 

Week 2: Mon 26 - Fri 30 Apr 

Week 3: Mon 3 - Wed 5 May 

 

Intensive: June start (Face to face)

Week 1: Mon 14 - Fri 18 Jun

Week 2: Mon 21 - Fri 25 Jun

Week 3: Mon 28 - Thu 1 Jul

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES SYDNEY

 

Weekends: Apr start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

Weekend 1: 10 - 11 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via zoom

Weekend 4: 3 - 4 Jul face to face

Weekend 5: 31 Jul -  1 Aug face to face

Weekend 6: 21 - 22 Aug face to face

Weekend 7: 18 - 19 Sep face to face 

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES ADELAIDE

 

Weekends: March start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

***FULL***

Weekend 1: 13 - 14 Mar online via zoom

Weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via zoom

Weekend 4: 29 - 30 May face to face

Weekend 5: 19 - 20 June face to face

Weekend 6: 10 - 11 Jul face to face

Weekend 7: 14 - 15 Aug face to face

 

Weekends: May start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

Weekend 1: 22 - 23 May online via zoom

Weekend 2: 19 - 20 Jun online via zoom

Weekend 3: 17 - 18 Jul online via zoom

Weekend 4: 28 - 29 Aug face to face

Weekend 5: 18 - 19 Sep face to face

Weekend 6: 30 - 31 Oct face to face

Weekend 7: 20 -21 Nov face to face 

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES BRISBANE

 

Weekends: March start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

Weekend 1: 13 - 14 Mar online via zoom

Weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via zoom

Weekend 4: 29 - 30 May face to face

Weekend 5: 19 - 20 June face to face

Weekend 6: 10 - 11 Jul face to face

Weekend 7: 14 - 15 Aug face to face

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES PERTH

 

Weekends: March start  (A mixture of online and face to face delivery - Matwork & Anatomy online / Reformer face to face)

***2 SPOTS LEFT***

Weekend 1: 13 - 14 Mar online via zoom

Weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via zoom

Weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via zoom

Weekend 4: 29 - 30 May face to face

Weekend 5: 19 - 20 June face to face

Weekend 6: 3 - 4 Jul face to face

Weekend 7: 14 - 15 Aug face to face

 

PILATES INSTRUCTOR COURSES 100% ONLINE

Matwork weekend 1: 13 - 14 Mar online via live stream

Matwork weekend 2: 24 - 25 Apr online via live stream

Matwork weekend 3: 15 - 16 May online via live stream

Reformer: Complete online at your own pace 

Course fees include a 2-hour one on one mentor session with a course presenter

 

Pilates Instructor Certification cost:
 
1) Upfront price $4995
 
2) Payment plan price $5245
  • 2 payments of $2622.50
  • Payment #1 due on enrolment to secure one of the limited places
  • Payment #2 due 6 weeks prior to your course 
  • We will contact you with instructions to pay Payment #2 
  • Use voucher code PICEBP1 to pay your deposit today
 

Unite Health is the sole provider of APPI Pilates instructor training in Australia and New Zealand.  APPI stands for The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and we have been educating people since 2000.

 

Our growing community consists of over 50,000 APPI Certified Pilates instructors around the world. Our training is internationally recognised in 21 countries and translated into 15 languages.

 

Our philosophy is to learn by doing -  learn the practical skills required to become an outstanding Pilates instructor on our face to face training.

 

We use the “Visible Body Anatomy & Physiology” App from the App store. The cost is $54.99 and is an essential resource to have while you are learning to become a Pilates instructor.

Anatomy is a crucial part of Pilates and you must put the time into this part of the course to get the most out of it. We refer back to this app a lot in the supplementary course manual.

 

Course Overview:

Over 14 days of face-to-face training in both matwork and reformer Pilates you will learn the anatomy and physiology required to become an outstanding Pilates instructor. Be guided by our Pilates teaching script, and be exposed to our unique surface anatomy practical workshops that bring anatomy to life.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the anatomy and physiology required to be a competent Pilates instructor 
  • Learn the full repertoire of reformer Pilates exercises from beginner to advanced levels
  • Learn APPI’s unique 5 stage model of program prescription
  • Learn the process of delivering 1:1 Pilates sessions
  • Learn how to provide innovative and energetic group classes (matwork & reformer Pilates)
  • Learn how to clinically reason your program planning

To become a fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor you will be required to complete certification exams at the completion of your teacher training. There are 2 components to the exam, practical and theory.  You will also be required to hand in your completed Pilates certification logbook at the time of your practical Pilates exam.  

 

1) Certification logbook

Your completed Pilates certification logbook is to be submitted on the day of your Pilates practical exam. Hours are:

  • 20 hours of observation (10 matwork / 10 reformer)
  • 40 hours of practice teaching (20 matwork / 20 reformer)
  • 60 hours of self-practice (30 matwork / 30 reformer)

2) Theory

An online multiple-choice exam that covers the following topics:

  • History of Pilates
  • History of APPI
  • Classification of APPI exercises
  • Name of APPI exercises
  • The relevant choice of an exercise for a given goal

 

3) Pilates practical exam

Design a 1 hour Pilates session for a client of your choice including APPI matwork and reformer Pilates exercises. You will be marked on:

  • Introduction – the meet and greet procedure and introduction to the mat and reformer
  • Session planning – does the session flow in a structured way and allow the client to achieve the goals set out in the case study
  • The teaching of the Pilates exercises – introducing the reasons behind the exercise to the client
  • Demonstrations
  • Cueing – verbal, tactile, visual imagery
  • Energy and motivation of the voice
  • Safety

Following on from the exam you will be required to demonstrate a range of exercises in both Pilates matwork and reformer to show your ability to perform the exercises to an acceptable level. This will include at least 4 exercises on the mat and 6 exercises on the reformer.

A 70% pass rate is required in both the theory and practical examinations.

 

We recommend completing your Pilates certification exam 3-6 months following your attendance at the course. 

Pilates Instructor Certification cost:
 
1) Upfront price $4995 
 
2) Payment plan price $5245 
  • 2 payments of $2622.50
  • Payment #1 due on enrolment to secure one of the limited places
  • Payment #2 due 6 weeks prior to your course 
  • We will contact you with instructions to pay Payment #2 
  • Use voucher code PICEBP1 to pay your deposit today

Hear what some of our recent Pilates course graduates have to say about the APPI Pilates Instructor Certification

Mia tells us about her APPI experience from Sarah Todd on Vimeo.

 

Course feedback

"Pilates teacher training was just fantastic! My physio and Pilates teacher recommend APPI Pilates teacher training as the best in the industry" - Darren Chandler 

"I felt supported from the first phone call, the team at Unite Health is so professional. The course exceeded my expectations and I loved that it was delivered face to face" - Sonia Digglio 

"Every single part of the Pilates teacher training was great but above all having Phoebe Cole as our instructor was my favourite part.  She is the most inspirational teacher I have had in my life" - Aleksandra Korpal 

"The APPI Pilates Instructor course 100% exceeded my expectations.  I did not think I would learn so much content so quickly and easily.  I loved the way each day was set out with a morning Pilates class then theory followed by practical Pilates exercises.  I can not recommend this course enough" - Rhianna Lewis 

 

"The APPI Pilates teacher training course exceeded my expectations.  I gained new knowledge that I felt I could apply straight away.  Being surrounded by such knowledgeable people was really inspiring". - Maddi Tangey 

 

"I loved every aspect of the Pilates course.  The Pilates trainers, in particular, were phenomenal". - Kelicia O'Brien 

 

"I loved the positive, supportive environment on the training.  The Pilates instructors were amazing" - Morgan Reed 

 

Amazing!! Real, practical, approachable, inspiring. - Trudi Bakinen

 

How do you become a certified Pilates instructor?

To become a fully certified Pilates instructor you must complete all course hours, logbook requirements and your certification exams. Your Pilates certification logbook hours include:

20 hours of observation (10 matwork / 10 reformer)
40 hours of practice teaching (20 matwork / 20 reformer)
60 hours of self-practice (30 matwork / 30 reformer)


How long does it take to become a certified Pilates instructor?

It can take anywhere from 3 - 9 months to become a fully certified Pilates instructor.

Unite Health offers Pilates certification in weekend modules delivered over 6 months or intensive training delivered over 3 weeks.


What does my Pilates certification mean?

Once you are a fully certified instructor you will be able to gain insurance to start teaching Pilates in studios and fitness centers. We recommend our course graduates obtain insurance through Therapy Sure or Insurance House.


Do I need to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates to become a Pilates instructor?

To become a Pilates instructor you are not required to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates in order to teach. APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is internationally recognised and will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and confidence required to gain employment as a Pilates instructor.

As of the 1st April 2019, Pilates instructors are no longer able to offer health insurance rebates to their clients.


Do I need anatomy knowledge prior to attending this course?

No prior anatomy or physiology knowledge is required to complete this course. Anatomy and physiology relevant to Pilates will be covered in-depth on the course.


How long do I have to complete my exams?

From the time you commence your training, you have up to two years to complete your logbook and certification exams. We recommend booking in your exam within 3 months of completing your Pilates Instructor course. 

 

How much money can you make as a Pilates instructor?

In Australia, Pilates instructors can make anywhere from $35 - $100+ depending on your place of employment and if you decide to set up your own Pilates business.  

 

Why choose APPI Pilates over other Pilates providers? 

APPI is an international education institute which means you can take your Pilates certification anywhere in the globe.   As APPI courses are designed by physiotherapists anatomy and alignment are key focuses in our teacher training.   

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