Join a growing community of over 50,000 APPI Pilates instructors across the globe. Established in 1999, by Australian Physiotherapists, the APPI Pilates Method is now delivered in over 21 countries. 

The APPI Pilates Instructor Courses are divided into two streams;

  • APPI Pilates Training for Physiotherapists and other qualified health professionals such as Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists, Doctors, Sports Scientists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Degree qualified Myotherapists and Physiotherapy students (learn more)

  • APPI Pilates Training for those with NO healthcare background (learn more)

Now sure where to start? Speak with one of our Pilates education experts. 

Why train with APPI Pilates?

  • APPI are world leaders in Clinical Pilates Teacher Training 
  • Join a growing community of over 50,000 APPI Pilates instructors around the world
  • Gain an internationally recognised Pilates Certification
  • Study a research-based Pilates method, designed by Physiotherapists 
  • Practical hands-on training - minimal online learning - How can you learn a practical profession on the computer? 
  • Flexible training options 

The Core Elements of any APPI Pilates Course 

Put your patients’ trust in our hands. Our program can help your clients with:

  • Correcting lumbo-pelvic alignment and activation of the key lumbo-pelvic stabilising muscles
  • Correct ribcage/thoracic positioning
  • Scapulo-thoracic stabilisation
  • Deep neck flexor retraining to stabilise the cervical spine

Our method also includes specific exercises to improve spinal mobility, flexibility of the trunk and lower limbs, body awareness and postural awareness, key factors in aiding and preventing lower back pain (LBP).

Different ways to learn 

Our educators recognise people learn in different ways, so an APPI Pilates instructor training course applies a varied approach to your education:


  • Practical sessions – participants experience, observe and practice teaching
  • Workshops – focusing on the assessment of key spinal stabilisers as well as verbal, visual and auditory cueing
  • Pilates classes – enabling individuals to enjoy the experience themselves
  • Case study workshops – to establish clear clinical decision making
  • Structured lectures
  • An open and relaxed learning environment

The large practical component in each course gives each participant the opportunity to practise and receive feedback from our experienced presenters.

Ready to start your Pilates Teacher Training journey?

If you're a physio or allied health professional, view our clinical Pilates course

If you have NO healthcare background, view our Pilates course

Now sure where to start? Speak with one of our Pilates education experts



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APPI Pilates Co-Founders Glenn and Elisa Withers

APPI Co-Founders Glenn and Elisa Withers


A word from Glenn and Elisa, co-founders of the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute©.


When we established APPI in 1999, we never imagined the program would become a world leader in its field. We are committed to ensuring that the program is continually reviewed and updated to ensure that we are teaching the latest in scientific evidence and responding to any feedback we gain from our valued clients.


We are now consulting on many boards at both industry and government level including the FIA, CSP, Skills Active, REPS and ACPET, ensuring that APPI is uniquely positioned to influence the opportunities for all our graduates and members.


We are very proud to be able to be a part of the graduate journey into a new career, many of who go on to establish thriving businesses.


We look forward to a future whereby the APPI Pilates Program is setting standards in health care rehabilitation throughout the world. We will never stop working, never stop learning, and we hope you enjoy this journey with us.


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