About Our Pilates Teacher Training
Harmonise Training Academy was set up in 2014. Our courses take place at Revitalise who host a variety of leading Pilates and Yoga teachers in the area. As specialists in this field, we know how important quality training is, what expectations of clients are and how to meet them. Our 200 hour accredited Pilates L3 course goes beyond the criteria set by YMCA Awards to ensure you have the skills, experience and confidence to begin teaching successfully straight away.
Clare Francis, your lead Pilates tutor & assessor, former owner of Revitalise and founder of Harmonise Training Academy, has 20 years industry experience, trained with STOTT pilates and has received excellent feedback from the 7 training courses she has delivered so far. Read more ……
Stacey Beattie, your co-lead Pilates tutor & assessor, completed her training with Harmonise Training Academy, and has been under the mentorship of Clare ever since having quickly built up a successful career in teaching weekly Pilates classes to the point where she is having to turn work away! Read more …
As the health industry continues to grow, so too does its number of teachers. We understand that as a Pilates teacher, the quality of knowledge and ability to teach must be of the highest standard and it is our goal to ensure you reach it.
If you are looking to earn a living from your passion and want to train to teach Pilates in a professional, sustainable, knowledgeable and inspirational way, then Harmonise Training Academy is for you. Whilst our courses have been created to fit in with busy lives, you’ll also have time to process and practice what you learn as you train with us so you will be confident and sought after from day 1. We have many success stories of graduates who are turning classes away and/or handing notices in on full time jobs to teach Pilates full time after only 6 months of graduation!
Throughout the course you’ll have both practical training weekends, as well as online modules / home learning to complete in order to gain your certification.
Online Course modules:
- L3 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
- L2 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
- L2 Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- L2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
9 days face to face training will cover:
- Anatomy and Physiology to ensure you are prepared before sitting the theory paper
- Principles of Exercise, fitness and health to ensure you are prepared before sitting the theory paper
- Programming a Pilates teaching session
- Delivering a Pilates teaching session
- Application of anatomy and physiology to the exercises
- Breakdown of each exercise in the Pilates repetoire
- Modifications and adaptations
- Lesson plans
- Use of props
- Verbal, imagery and tactile cues
- Teaching skills
- Observational skills
- Posture assessments
- Teaching practice in pairs
- Practical teaching experience & feedback to a small class
- Mock practical assessment prior to your final practical assessment to ensure you are fully prepared
- Building a portfolio of teaching practice and case study
Reading lists will be sent out after the course deposit is received.
*Please note that a required resource, the STOTT Pilates manual, is £60 and is not included in your course price. It is however, an excellent manual and will serve you throughout your whole Pilates career
While there are no pre-requisites for our courses, we do recommend that each applicant has a genuine interest in pilates and health & wellbeing, has good body awareness and attends regular classes. If you already hold YMCA Awards L2 mandaotry units and YMCA Awards level 3 anatomy & pysiology, please let us know as you will not need to repeat these.
Our courses are Level 3 and are accredited by Central YMCA Qualifications (YMCA Awards). YMCA Awards offers the UK’s most diverse suite of health and fitness qualifications. The qualifications are based upon over 25 years of industry expertise and have been developed with the input of training providers, employers and fitness professionals.
The qualifications are Government approved (on the QCF and/or the NQF) and are sought after by employers. Successful completion of this course will allow also you entry onto the REPS register at Level 3 which is recognised internationally. These marks of quality assure both employers and clients that your training and knowledge is of the highest standard possible, and help you to be able to share your passion for teaching with a wider client base.
9 days of face to face practical training are organised over 3 long weekends in addition to pre course learning. Training takes place at Revitalise in Hove from 9am – 5pm. Dates for 2020 are as follows:
Autumn course dates 2020
Sept 25th / 26th / 27th
Oct 23rd / 24th / 25th
Nov 20th / 21st / 22nd
Please note, you will be required to attend an assessment day either on the last day of the course or at a later date to be agreed and you will hand in your completed case study 6 weeks after the last training weekend
The course price is £2,000 inc vat. Early bird discount £380 (first 6 sign ups) and pay only £1,620 inc vat
Pay in 1 lump sum and save a further £100
This includes online modules, e-mail support for the online modules as needed, all course materials and manuals, tuition, tutor and peer support group throughout the face to face training, and any-time support and help from our team for the full duration of the course. You will also receive ongoing support via our teacher community closed face book group upon graduation, and there are teaching opportunities available. NB there may be recommended reading books you need to purchase in addition to this cost
A £600 inc vat deposit is required to secure your place on the course, with the balance due 6 weeks prior to the start of the course
Monthly payment plans are also available at no additional charge so please make contact if you wish to spread payments
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07951806044 if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a free class
Our 200 hour courses are accredited with YMCA Awards and will give you access to REPS register at level 3
We offer a £380 discount for early bird bookings – the first 6 people who book onto each course. We also have an option for you to spread the payments of the course to make it easier for you
Our courses go beyond the criteria necessary for qualification to ensure you have the skills and confidence to gain work straight away. We don’t just want you to pass your exams …… we want you to succeed in the industry and that’s where we go the extra mile
Earn a living out of doing something you enjoy – earn between £20-£80 per hour, be your own boss and have flexible working hours
We will ensure you get lots of teaching practice and give feedback to improve your skills and increase your confidence during your course
You will be confident and able to teach in gyms, spa’s, specialist studio’s, therapy centres, one to one clients and / or set up your own business after completion of our courses
We are a small company specialising in the courses we deliver. We keep numbers on the course to a maximum of 12 to ensure you get the time and attention you deserve to ensure you develop and grow throughout the course
Your tutors are truely experts in their fields with 15,000 of pracitcal hours in their speicalist subject between them and they are all experienced in running their own successful businesses.
Our face to face training is either 9 full days 9am – 5pm in addition to home learning and teaching practice – this is necessary to ensure you attract clients and gain work easily after graduation. We have been in the business for 11 years and can immediately tell when someone has only had 2 or 3 weekends of face to face training – please don’t be tempted by these quick fix courses – in our experience, they do not give you enough time to develop your teaching skills to gain the practical experience and understanding required to become a good, reputable teacher from the outset
We know what it takes to succeed in the industry and we will be passing all of our knowledge onto you. There will also be possible work opportunities at Revitalise after successful completion of the course.