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Pilates Mat Classic

Our program offers the best classical Pilates Mat training anywhere in the world.

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pilates teacher training

Pilates Mat Classic

Our program offers the best classical Pilates Mat training anywhere in the world.

Become an accomplished Pilates Mat teacher

Pilates Mat teacher in Nice
  • Continuous quality control and mentoring by Jenny
  • Small group coaching programme
  • Continuous process of personal assessment
  • Practical focus on teaching and applying lessons
  • Strict application of the classical Pilates teachings
  • Mastery of the 34 classical Pilates mat exercises + their variations
  • Learning of all Pilates concepts
  • Learning the anatomy and biomechanics of Pilates
  • State of the art online learning portal with video content unrivalled in the Pilates training market.
  • French certified training organisation (Datadock)
  • Everything you need to become a confident and respected 4th generation classical Pilates teacher!

Become an accomplished Pilates Mat teacher

Pilates Mat teacher in Nice
  • Continuous quality control and mentoring by Jenny
  • Small group coaching programme
  • Continuous process of personal assessment
  • Practical focus on teaching and applying lessons
  • Strict application of the classical Pilates teachings
  • Mastery of the 34 classical Pilates mat exercises + their variations
  • Learning of all Pilates concepts
  • Learning the anatomy and biomechanics of Pilates
  • State of the art online learning portal with video content unrivalled in the Pilates training market.
  • French certified training organisation (Datadock)
  • Everything you need to become a confident and respected 4th generation classical Pilates teacher!

Testimonials

What do FFPE trained Pilates Mat teachers say?

"For professional teachers, this is a perfect course to understand and practice Pilates. Jenny speaks with passion, she is always listening and answering all questions. As Jenny was a dancer herself, she knows very well how to adapt Pilates to professional dancers and athletes."
Nice Pilates client testimonial
Els
France
"I fell in love with Pilates through this course and can't wait to learn more. 10/10, I recommend it."
Pilates teacher testimonial Mat
Mariana
Germany
"The way Jenny explains each posture principle is very thorough and accurate. Jenny is definitely a knowledgeable and passionate person who goes out of her way to help others achieve their goals."
Testimonial from the Pilates studio in Nice
Celine
France
"I highly recommend this course, whether it is for teaching purposes, to refresh your knowledge or to get a deeper understanding of what Pilates involves. Jenny is a pro! Jenny is always available to answer questions and help when needed. I recommend you try it and unlock the key to your own understanding and strength!"
Testimonial of the Pilates training in Nice
Ky
United Kingdom
"Jenny has an exceptional knowledge of the subject and is very keen to answer questions and share her knowledge with all the course participants."
Testimony of a client of the Pilates training in Nice
Lorena
Germany
"This course has motivated me and inspired my Pilates workouts. In addition, I have deepened my understanding of classical Pilates and the human body."
Testimonial from a client of the Mat Classique Pilates course in Nice
Maija
Finland

Your master teacher

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My name is Jenny Backlund-Jenkins and I am a former professional dancer: I was part of the Moulin Rouge Ball and the Lido de Paris. As well as being the creator of the Ballet Form method, I am the founder and director of Future Form Pilates Education. I have worked over the last few years to make FFPE a European leader in classical Pilates teacher training, my staff and I are now very proud of the world class facilities and training programme offered in Nice.

Jenny Backlund-Jenkins

Founder & Training Director at FFPE

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Training to become a Pilates Mat teacher in Nice

The strengths of the course

Best Pilates Mat training in Nice

The highest educational standards

The 200 hour FFPE mat certification will enable you to launch a career as a confident and accomplished mat classical Pilates teacher. The hours are made up of learning, personal practice, teaching practice and observation work. We don't cut corners!

Pilates Mat Classical Training

A classical education

The course covers the complete repertoire of the original 34 mat exercises created by Joseph Pilates, including all variations and modifications.

Jenny from Future Form Pilates education

Mentoring by Jenny-Backlund Jenkins

Jenny will support you every step of the way in your training, not only as a Pilates teacher, but by giving you constant feedback and pushing you to reach your full potential as a.

Top Pilates Mat Training on the French Riviera

Group and private courses

The registration includes 50 group lessons and 10 private lessons with a certified FFPE teacher.

Pilates Mat training online

A state-of-the-art e-learning portal

Our online portal is a state-of-the-art e-learning resource for Pilates, with over 50 detailed video lessons covering all the classic mat exercises and Pilates concepts, as well as extensive and detailed visual content on anatomy, biomechanics, teaching technique, case studies, the origins of Pilates and more.

Pilates Teacher Community Mat

Access to a dynamic community of apprentices

You will join a community of other like-minded FFPE apprentices, with whom you can practice and learn throughout your training (and beyond!).

Discussion with a Pilates teacher Mat

Studio and online courses

You participate in weekly classes in the studio or online. These classes are recorded and then put on an online platform for the apprentices to watch and learn from. learners to view them for learning and observation.

Pilates Distance Learning

Access to a wide range of monitoring courses and workshops

Fill your observation and practice time by watching videos of different pre-recorded exercises and training workshops in the FFPE video library.

Private Facebook group for Pilates teachers

Access to a private group on Facebook

You will have access to an exclusive Facebook group for the duration of the course, which will act as a forum for interaction with Jenny and the other apprentices, with access to live sessions and offline lessons.

Theoretical and practical assessment Pilates teacher Mat

A rigorous evaluation and feedback process

You will receive continuous constructive feedback on your progress throughout the course, and you will undergo a rigorous and detailed evaluation process, prior to achieving FFPE certification.

The Tariff

Start date: Saturday 20 November 2021
3 950
VAT INCLUDED
  • Taught by Jenny Backlund-Jenkins
  • Full 200-hour Mat training
  • Learning & mastering the 34 classic exercises
  • Learning & mastering Pilates concepts
  • Access to the FFPE online portal for 1 year
  • Beginner to advanced level
  • 10 private lessons with an FFPE teacher
  • 50 group lessons with an FFPE teacher
  • On site at Future Form Nice, or remotely
  • Including FFPE evaluation process

The Tariff

Start date: Saturday 22 January 2022
3 950
VAT INCLUDED
  • Taught by Jenny Backlund-Jenkins
  • Full 200-hour Mat training
  • Learning & mastering the 34 classic exercises
  • Learning & mastering Pilates concepts
  • Access to the FFPE online portal for 1 year
  • Beginner to advanced level
  • 10 private lessons with an FFPE teacher
  • 50 group lessons with an FFPE teacher
  • On site at Future Form Nice, or remotely
  • Including FFPE evaluation process
Training to become a classical Pilates teacher in a large studio in Nice

Where do you want to be in 6 months ?

Make your career your passion. Pilates pots, etc.

Date of the next training cycle

20 November 2021

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FAQ

Future Form Pilates Education meets the legal obligation of registration with the DIRECCTE PACA, and is declared under the activity number 93060858006 (this number does not constitute state approval).

The FFPE is referenced by DATADOCK, in accordance with the decree n°2015-790 of 30 June 2015 relating to the quality of continuing professional training. This referencing allows all our training courses to be financed by the professional training funding bodies: Organismes Paritaires et Collecteurs Agréés (OPCA), OPACIF, Pôle Emploi, AGEFIPH.

The training takes place over a period of 12 months. It consists of the basic educational process, which lasts approximately 4 months. Each month a weekend is dedicated to a different module: Beginner, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced. At the end of this period, trainees have additional time to complete all practice hours before moving on to the assessment phase, which must be completed within 12 months of the start date of the course.

Upon completion of the program, you will be a certified Classical Mat Pilates teacher through Future Form Pilates Education. Keep in mind that this does not mean that you will automatically be certified. You must do all the work and pass the assessment phase. The FFPE Classical Mat programme is very comprehensive and our standards are rigorous, so there are no shortcuts!

There is no typical FFPE candidate, but the training is particularly adapted to the following profiles:

Holders of the state diploma of sports educator

Holders of the CQP ALS AGEE

STAPS graduates

Physiotherapists and other paramedical professionals

Professional dancers and dance teachers

High level sportsmen and women

Sports coaches from other disciplines (fitness, martial arts, yoga, etc.)

Anyone who is passionate about Pilates and wants to make a career change

The opportunities for a certified Pilates teacher are diverse and rewarding. It is a profession that can be practiced all over the world and in many different professional settings. Here are some examples:

Teaching in Pilates centres

Teaching in dance halls, fitness studios and other establishments in the fitness sector

Teaching in private companies, in collaboration with works councils

Doing business in the event, hotel and leisure sector

Working with paramedical professionals, such as physiotherapists, osteopaths or chiropractors

Working with fitness and wellness professionals, such as sports coaches or masseurs

Working with sportspeople, organisations or associations of all types and levels

Working with individual clients

Working with coaching and facilitation companies

Opening your own Pilates centre (...after many years of experience!)

Below are the exact details of the 200 hours of training:

  • 40 hours of face-to-face training. For each module, there are 4 hours of theoretical learning and 6 hours of practical learning for the Pilates mat exercises. 

    • Beginner module (10 hours)

    • Intermediate Module I (10 hours)

    • Intermediate Module II (10 hours)

    • Advanced module (10 hours)

  • 20 hours of observation work (of distance and face-to-face courses)

  • 86 hours of personal practice, including :

    • 10 hours of follow-up in a one-to-one session with the trainer

    • 50 hours of follow-up group sessions with the trainer and other students

    • 26 hours of personal practice in free time, to be justified with a prior record book

  • 50 hours of face-to-face and distance learning, to be justified with a prior record book

  • 4 hours of practical assessment (3h) and written exam (1h)

In order to be eligible to register for the Pilates Teacher Training, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

Be at least 18 years old

Have a working knowledge of French and English (not necessarily fluency, but the ability to communicate in both languages)

Have reached an intermediate to advanced level of Pilates as a student. Applicants will be required to pass an entrance test to prove a sufficiently high level of Pilates practice to start the course

Future Form Pilates Education offers two training cycles each year: one in the spring and one in the autumn. If you would like to be kept informed of future training cycles, please subscribe to the newsletter, or contact us directly if you have any further questions. 

It is impossible for most people to find a high quality classical Pilates teacher training programme near them.

In most cases, apprentice Pilates teachers have to make frequent and expensive trips to different cities and countries in order to fulfil their ambition to become a qualified Pilates teacher.

In addition, between training workshop dates, most do not have access to their fellow apprentices, with whom they can practice and grow, and - most importantly - to the expert mentoring of their educator, whose guidance is integral to the success of any apprentice Pilates teacher.

They will probably have their own notes, maybe a good old manual and some friends to practise with, but otherwise they are on their own.

The learning process of the FFPE is very different.

After developing our online training course for Mat Pilates teachers, we found, to our surprise, that we were often able to establish greater proximity with our distance learners than with other trainees, who lived 10 minutes away from the studio!

This is thanks to our revolutionary e-learning process, which allows apprentices to train live, attend classes, observe and answer questions every week, via our state-of-the-art streaming system, with TV-quality sound and video.

Likewise, we have no room for outdated manuals with grainy photos and clumsy text descriptions. FFPE learners have access to dozens of detailed, professionally produced instructional videos covering all Pilates Mat exercises from beginner to advanced, as well as lessons on key Pilates concepts.

So, if you miss something, you can not only ask Jenny and your fellow apprentices at the next opportunity, but you can also watch the detailed instructional videos again and again!

One last thing: by enrolling in our online swimming course, you will save thousands of dollars in travel costs and days of your valuable time. You'll enjoy a world-class Pilates teacher training experience with minimal disruption to your work-life balance.

In summary, choosing the Future Form Pilates Education online learning experience is a no-brainer!

Classical Pilates is the purest version of the discipline, adhering strictly to Joseph Pilates' original exercises and order, while contemporary Pilates often neglects and distorts the original teachings, offering a somewhat watered down and lighter version of the original method.

Jenny has completed two comprehensive floor and apparatus training programmes with renowned classical and contemporary Pilates training organisations, and is therefore an expert in the intersection of the two schools. So our choice to offer our apprentices classical training is not a coincidence or a prescription - it is the conscious and considered decision of an expert Pilates teacher trainer who knows what her apprentices need to learn to become outstanding teachers.

Non-refundable purchase. Partial refunds are only considered if FFPE is unable to complete the training.

Our Other Training Offers

Pilates Mat & Apparatus Training

Future Form Pilates' comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training represents the full extent of our training offering. It is an extremely rigorous and innovative programme, which aims to produce outstanding Pilates teachers.

Bridge training

Future Form Pilates Education's comprehensive 'Bridge' training is a unique training programme in France, only available to Pilates teachers who have already completed a full training elsewhere.

Pilates Mat & Apparatus Training

Future Form Pilates' comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training represents the full extent of our training offering. It is an extremely rigorous and innovative programme, which aims to produce outstanding Pilates teachers.

Bridge training

Future Form Pilates Education's comprehensive 'Bridge' training is a unique training programme in France, only available to Pilates teachers who have already completed a full training elsewhere.

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