Future Form Pilates Education is a classical Pilates teacher training organisation based in Nice.
Our approach is based on the values of rigour and precision, but also and above all on respect for the origins of the discipline. Our program, designed by Jenny Backlund-Jenkins, uses world-class facilities and teaching resources.
Our goal is to train exceptional teachers. Your career as a Pilates teacher starts here!
The full 700 hour FFPE training will enable you to launch a career as a confident and accomplished classical Pilates teacher. The hours are made up of learning, personal practice, teaching practice and observation.
The course covers all the original exercises created by Joseph Pilates on mats and apparatus, including all variations and modifications.
Jenny will be with you every step of the way, not only as a Pilates teacher, but also by giving you constant feedback and pushing you to reach your full potential. You will be immersed in the teaching environment and will be at Jenny's side during the studio classes.
Reformer, High Mat, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, High Chair (Electric Chair), Arm Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Mini Barrel, Ped-o-Pul, The Wall, Magic Circle, Arm Weights, Toe Corrector, Foot Corrector, Airplane Board, Breath-A-Cizer
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.
You will join a community of other like-minded FFPE apprentices, with whom you can practice and learn throughout your training (and beyond!).
You participate in weekly classes in the studio or online. All training weekends, private lessons and group lessons are recorded via Zoom and shared with trainees to continue their learning at a distance.
Fill your observation and practice time by watching videos of different pre-recorded exercises and training workshops in the FFPE video library.
The registration includes 100 group lessons and 20 private lessons with a certified FFPE teacher.
You will receive continuous constructive feedback on your progress throughout the course, and you will undergo a rigorous and detailed assessment process before you are awarded the FFPE certificate.
The training takes place over a period of 2 years. The weekends are dedicated to a different module: Beginner, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced. After passing all the training weekends, trainees have additional time to complete all the practical hours before moving on to the assessment phase, which must be completed within 24 months of the start date of the training.
At the end of the programme you will be a certified classical 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 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
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 change careers with an appropriate level of Pilates
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 700 hours of training:
In order to complete all the hours of personal teaching practice and observation work within the maximum period of 24 months, trainees must complete a minimum of 8 hours of work per week on average.
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
In the event of partial completion of the course due to the Trainee unilaterally deciding to discontinue the course, Future Form will pay 50% of the remaining amounts due as compensation if the cancellation occurs within 21 days after the start of the course. Otherwise, the full amount is due.
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. I am trained in both classical and contemporary Pilates. I have been teaching Pilates for over 10 years. My mentor is Mejo Wiggin, a world renowned classical Pilates teacher trainer. 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, and my staff and I are now very proud of the world class facilities and training programme offered in Nice.