Is Align Pilates a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota?
Yes. The Align Pilates teacher Training Program is a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota. All Pilates training programs in the state of Minnesota must be licensed.
Is the Align Pilates Teacher Training Program approved by The Pilates Method Alliance?
Yes. Align Pilates recognizes the value of being a PMA approved school. All our program faculty are PMA certified and our program fulfills additional requirements set by the PMA to be an approved teacher training school.
Will I be “recognized” as a Pilates teacher if I complete the Align Pilates Teacher Training Program?
Yes. Graduates will be recognized by the PMA as teachers who have graduated from an approved PMA school.
What is the PMA?
The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) was formed in 2001 as a professional association for the Pilates community. It’s purpose was to provide an international organization to connect teachers, teacher trainers, studios and facilities dedicated to preserving and enhancing the legacy of Joseph H. Pilates by establishing standards, encouraging unity, and promoting professionalism. Today the PMA is both a professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.
What Equipment and at what level will I be trained to teach upon completing all 450 hours?
Students will be trained on all pieces of Pilates equipment; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (trapeze table), Low Chair (wunda chair), ped –de-pul, and the barrel systems. Graduates will be able to teach all levels.
Can I just take a few weekends and not “go for” the 450 hours?
Yes of course! The modular program is designed for students or current teachers who wish to attend what they need in order to fulfill their own personal goals.
Will Align Pilates help with job placement upon graduation?
When we need teachers we hire directly from our program, however we do not officially offer job placement upon graduation. We are part of a network of local studios that come to us for trained teachers who need jobs.
Can I enroll in the program if I hold a full time job?
Yes. The program is scheduled during weekends to make it accessible for people with jobs and families. For the internship portion of the program, students schedule their hours around their own personal schedule.
What if I move in the middle of the program? Can I finish the program out of state?
Yes. We have had students in the past move out of state in the middle of the program. If this happens we help you find a studio in your new location to complete your internship hours. Students must complete all classroom hours and exams at Align Pilates.