Thinking of getting certified? Introducing The Peak PilatesĀ® Comprehensive Certification Program

The Austin Pilates Barn is proud to be a  Peak Pilates®  Education Center.

Please visit our Teacher Training Schedule Page for dates and registration.  



About Peak


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Peak Pilates® was founded in 1996, firmly rooted in the professional Pilates community. Peak Pilates® provides premier education in a flexible schedule. Our students have access to a full range of programs—from workshops to instructor training certification. All certification programs are offered through a modular educational pathway, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Lectures and presentations are combined with practical applications to prepare instructors to teach both private sessions and small group classes. Our proprietary formula for success sets us apart from other programs because we not only focus on the classical Pilates methodology, but Peak Pilates® programming includes protocols for how to teach and advance participants through all levels.



Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification Pathway:

Created in a format to fit your lifestyle!

Click to:   Register-You may register for one Module at a time. 

(Scroll down for info on Mat only Certification)

Peak Pilates®  Comprehensive Certification

The Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification is a classical Pilates education program distinguished by an emphasis on Pilates as an integrated movement system as Joseph Pilates intended. Our three-level modular pathway to the Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification allows you to progress at your own pace. An extensive Teacher Trainer Networkalso ensures support and opportunities for mentorships that empower students to become effective instructors and members of an elite group in the Pilates community.

The Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification prepares you to instruct a range of individual clients and group classes, and teaches you how to modify exercises for special populations. The 500-hour Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification includes instruction in classical mat work and exercises performed on traditional Pilates apparatus. We use Peak Pilates equipment, which preserves the integrity of the original apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates.

Each level comprises modules (see overview below).

Students may earn a certification at each level by attending all modules, successfully completing assessments and submitting logged hours. To earn the Peak Pilates Full Comprehensive Certification, you must complete all program levels and logged hours, and receive passing scores on all assessments.

Maintaining certification requires earning a minimum of 14 continuing education credits (CECs) every two years. You may earn CECs by:

  • • moving to the next Comprehensive Certification level.
  • • attending Peak Pilates continuing education courses, workshops and conferences.
  • • completing education with approved providers.
  • • submitting petitioned courses.

The Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification pathway is outlined below or download a printer-friendly chart [PDF] that overviews the key topics, materials and course requirements for all three levels.

Level I (4 Modules)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic human anatomy and kinesiology, 20 hours of Pilates training and we recommend current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications 
Module 1: The Foundation (20 hours)
Introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals and the “Powerhouse”, and the Peak Pilates 5-Part Formula. Lessons focus on introductory mat work and building blocks. 
Module 2: Introduction to the Apparatus (20 hours) 
Students progress to lessons on the reformer, high chair, small barrel and high ladder barrel, and learn about transitions, cueing and touch techniques. 
Module 3: Beginner/Intermediate Level Apparatus (20 hours) 
Module 3 adds Pilates low chair exercises, intermediate level reformer and ladder barrel exercises. More advanced teaching concepts include identifying common errors and proper body alignment, and structuring a Pilates session.
Module 4: Teaching, Technique and Assessments (20 hours)
Students complete the remaining high ladder barrel exercises, practice teach, andreview all exercises. Assessments are completed on the final day. A Peak Pilates Level I Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level I assessments and complete 120 logged hours.


Registration Fees
$599 per module / $2,396 total
$275 for materials


Level I/Module 1-4  Fall Course Dates

Module 1: August 14-16, 2015

Module 2: September 18-20, 2015

Module 3: October 16-18, 2015
Module 4: Dec 2-4, 2015 (includes assessment)
Hours Day 1: 2PM- 6PM Days 2+3 9AM -6:00 PM

Level I/Module 1-4 Spring Course Dates

Module 1: January 15-17, 2016

Module 2: February 5-7, 2016

Module 3: March 4-6, 2016
Module 4: April 13-15 , 2016
Hours: Day 1 and 2 9AM- 6PM , Day 3 9AM -4:00 PM



Level II (2 Modules)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level I requirements, 100 logged hours and we recommend current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications 

Module 1: Intermediate Level Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (20 hours) 

Students learn additional intermediate level exercises, refine transitions, and how to monitor static and transitional body alignment.
Module 2: Intermediate Chair and Barrels, Teaching Technique and Assessments (20 hours)
Module 2 continues progressing through intermediate Pilates exercises and builds upon the skills learned in Level I. Assessments are completed on the final day A Peak Pilates Level II Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level II assessments and complete 60 logged hours.

Registration Fees
$599 per module / $1,198 total
$180 for materials


Level II/Module 1-2   

Module 1:  August 26-28, 2015
Module 2: Novmember 13-15, 2015 (includes assessment)
Hours Day 1: 2PM- 6PM Days 2+3 9AM -6:00 PM

Level II/Module 1-2, 2016 Spring Course Dates 

Module 1: April 1-3, 2016 
Module 2: May, 18-20, 2016

Hours  Days 1+ 2 9AM- 6PM Day 3 9AM -1:00 PM



Level III (3 Modules)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Levels I and II requirements and we recommend current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications 
Module 1: Advanced Level Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (20 hours) 
This module completes the lessons on advanced level mat, reformer and cadillac exercises, teaching transitions and techniques. 
Module 2: Advanced Level Chair, Barrels, Auxiliary Equipment (20 hours)
This module completes advanced level exercises with auxiliary equipment and jump board. Students also review case studies, which illustrate the application and value of a classical Pilates program. 
Module 3: Final Comprehensive Assessment (6 hours) 
This one-day assessment comprises the final Comprehensive Certification assessments including written and practical assessments. A Peak Pilates Full Comprehensive Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level III assessments and complete 60 logged hours

Registration Fees
$599 per module for Modules 1 and 2 / $1,198 total
$180 for materials
$225 for the Final Comprehensive Assessment 


Level III/Module 1-3   Course Dates

Module 1: September 25-27, 2015
Module 2: October 28-30th, 2015
Hours Day 1: 2PM- 6PM Days 2+3 9AM -6:00 PM

Module 3: December 11th, 2014 (Assessment) -9AM-4PM


Level III/Module 1-2, 2016  Spring Course Dates 

Module 1: February, 24-26, 2016 
Module 2: April 8-10, 2016
Module 3: May 6, 2016
Hours  Module 1 + 2, Days 1 + 2: 9AM- 6PM Day 3 9AM -1:00 PM
Module 3 -9AM-4PM


Mat Certification

Basic Mat: February 27-28th,  2016

Day 1: 8:00AM-6:00PM

Day 2: 8:00AM-5:30PM

Registration Fee: $299.95
Mat I Education Kit $120.00
Total: $419.95
The Peak Pilates Mat Certification Program provides a solid foundation in the Classical Mat exercises, while delivering the tools necessary to progress individual clients and group classes safely and effectively in a health club or studio setting. All levels teach the corresponding exercises, while layering in Building Blocks, Modifications, and Exercise Guidelines designed to make you a more confident and effective teacher. We focus on "real life teaching," helping to prepare for the reality of what happens after the course is finished, and how to set yourself-and your class-up for success.
This 17.5-hour course teaches the foundations of Pilates with an examination on how to execute the exercises, as well as an introduction to teaching the classical form of Pilates in a very clear and concise manner. This course also introduces the Peak Pilates 5 Part Formula for Success - a powerful tool to help you develop your full potential as a Pilates instructor.
Certification Requirements: The training includes 16 course contact hours, plus a 2-hour assessment on the second day. A Basic Mat Certification will be awarded upon completing the 16-hour course, successful completion of the assessment and completion of 30 logged hours within three months following the workshop
Course Materials: The course materials include the Peak Pilates Mat and Fundamentals Instructor Manual and the Peak Pilates Basic and Intermediate Mat and Dynamic Mat DVDs.
Prerequisite: None. 15 hours of Classical Mat classes are highly recommended.
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