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About Our Pilates Teacher Training

Course content | dates & venue | course price | why train with Harmonise

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.

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Clare Francis, your lead Pilates tutor & assessor, former owner of Revitalise and founder of Harmonise Training Academy, has over 22 years industry experience, trained with STOTT pilates and has received excellent feedback from the 23 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 …

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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.

Course Content

Online Course modules:

9 days face to face training will cover:

  • Anatomy and Physiology to ensure you are prepared before sitting the theory L3 paper
  • Embodiment of anatomy and physiology to the exercises
  • Breakdown of each exercise in the Pilates repetoire
  • Modifications and adaptations
  • Progressions
  • Lesson plans
  • Use of props
  • Verbal, imagery and tactile cues
  • Teaching skills
  • Stretching
  • Observational skills
  • Posture assessments
  • Teaching practice in pairs
  • Programming a Pilates teaching session
  • Delivering a Pilates teaching session
  • Business of Pilates
  • 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 a 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

Course pre-requisites

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 mandatory units and YMCA Awards level 3 anatomy & physiology, please let us know as you will not need to repeat these if they were sat within the last 3 years.

Course Accreditation

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.

Course Dates & Venue

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 2021 / 2022 are as follows:

Course dates 2022

Autumn Course Dates:

September 16th / 17th / 18th
October 21st / 22nd / 23rd
November 18h / 19th / 20th

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.
Should Covid restrictions be in place during a given weekend, the course material will be delivered in real-time via Zoom.

Course Prices

The course price is £2,000

Early bird £1,620 (save £380) – book at least 4 weeks before the face to face training starts

Pay in 1 lump sum and pay £1,520 (save £480) – book at least 4 weeks before the face to face training starts

This includes

*You will need to purchase 1 book in addition to the course price

A £600 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.

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