Pilates teacher training

Pilates Mat and World Class Apparatus Training

Future Form Pilates Education is a Pilates teacher training organization based in Nice. Our teacher training programs are unique in the Pilates community as they bridge the gap between classic and contemporary Pilates schools.

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!

A perfect union between classic and contemporary Pilates

Specialised Pilates training for Pilates teachersThe Future Form Pilates Education is unique in the Pilates world as it is a comprehensive programme that bridges the gap between the classical and contemporary schools of Pilates.

FFPE firmly believes that the authenticity and richness of the Pilates method lies in its origins. For this reason, mastery of the classicalrepertoire of Pilates is the foundation of ourtraining program.

Nevertheless, FFPE is fully aware that in the modern fitness industry, teachers are focusing more on teaching Pilates as "more contemporary". Contemporary Pilates is defined by the modification of certain criteria of classical Pilates. For example, with contemporary Pilates, there are more group classes and a diverse range of equipment from different manufacturers is used. Unlike classical Pilates, which fully respects these two criteria.

Therefore, in order to prepare apprentice teachers for a more diversified, demanding and modern environment, FFPE has adopted a two-pronged approach: 

1) Teach the complete classic Pilates method in a flawless manner, using traditional Gratz brand equipment .

2) Then this teaching will be supplemented by another one in parallel which will counter how to teach with contemporary equipment. Emphasis will also be placed on how to deliver mixed level group classes effectively.

This hybrid approach is very innovative - no other Pilates teacher training organization currently offers a program with such scope and detail.

The Future Form Pilates Education is unique in the Pilates community as it is a comprehensive program that bridges the gap between classic and contemporary Pilates schools.

FFPE firmly believes that the authenticity and richness of the Pilates method lies in its origins. For this reason, mastery of the classicalrepertoire of Pilates is the foundation of ourtraining program.

Nevertheless, FFPE is fully aware that in the modern fitness industry, teachers are focusing more on teaching Pilates as "more contemporary". Contemporary Pilates is defined by the modification of certain criteria of classical Pilates. For example, with contemporary Pilates, there are more group classes and a diverse range of equipment from different manufacturers is used. Unlike classical Pilates, which fully respects these two criteria.

Therefore, in order to prepare apprentice teachers for a more diversified, demanding and modern environment, FFPE has adopted a two-pronged approach: 

1) Teach the complete classic Pilates method in a flawless manner, using traditional Gratz brand equipment .

2) Then this teaching will be supplemented by another one in parallel which will counter how to teach with contemporary equipment. Emphasis will also be placed on how to deliver mixed level group classes effectively.

This hybrid approach is very innovative - no other Pilates teacher training organization currently offers a program with such scope and detail.

Specialised Pilates training for Pilates teachers

A very complete program and a very rigorous teaching

Future Form Pilates Education's training programme is extremely rigorous and detailed. The training is accompanied by a personalised pedagogical approach. The number of places is therefore limited in each training cycle.

Our trainees are usually apprentices. Our aim is to carefully monitor their professional development - even after they have completed their initial training.

In order to be able to fully master what they have learned during the training weekends, the apprentices have to spend hundreds of hours in our studio, working together, learning with Jenny, and improving their practice by having contact with real clients.

FFPE's objective is to provide each of our apprentices with all the necessary skills and tools to become, one day, masters of the discipline.

Pilates Mat training to become a teacher in Nice

Future Form Pilates Education's training programme is extremely rigorous and detailed. The training is accompanied by a personalised pedagogical approach. The number of places is therefore limited in each training cycle.

Our trainees are usually apprentices. Our aim is to carefully monitor their professional development - even after they have completed their initial training.

In order to be able to fully master what they have learned during the training weekends, the apprentices have to spend hundreds of hours in our studio, working together, learning with Jenny, and improving their practice by having contact with real clients.

FFPE's objective is to provide each of our apprentices with all the necessary skills and tools to become, one day, masters of the discipline.

World-class facilities and learning resources

The FFPE teacher training centre is fully adapted to enable you to achieve excellence in the Pilates method.

It is located in a sublime, large and bright studio, right next to the emblematic Place Masséna, in the heart of Nice. The space is equipped with the best classical(Gratz) and contemporary (Balanced Body) equipment. The studio has several areas dedicated to floor work, relaxation or personal study. 

In order to allow the apprentice teachers to carry out all their required hours of observation, personal practice and pedagogical practice, we give them access to all FFME facilities for twenty-four months from the start date of the training.

The FFPE teacher training centre is fully adapted to enable you to achieve excellence in the Pilates method.

It is located in a sublime, large and bright studio, right next to the emblematic Place Masséna, in the heart of Nice. The space is equipped with the best classical(Gratz) and contemporary (Balanced Body) equipment. The studio has several areas dedicated to floor work, relaxation or personal study. 

To enable trainee teachers to complete all their required observation, personal practice and teaching practice hours, we provide access to all FFME facilities for twenty-four months from the start ofthe course.

Pilates Reformer equipment room in our studio in Nice

An exciting job in a growing economic sector

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. According to market researchThe global Pilates market is estimated to triple in value between 2017 and 2025. 

Our trainings are adapted to various professional profiles. It is a continuous training that can affect both professionals in the field of sports and body movement, as well as people looking for an additional activity or a new career (reconversion).

Teaching Pilates mat during the training in Nice

The opportunities for a certified Pilates Instructor are very diverse and rewarding. It is a profession that can be practiced worldwide and in many professional settings. According to market research, it is estimated that the global Pilates market will triple in value between 2017 and 2025. 

Our trainings are adapted to various professional profiles. It is a continuous training that can affect both professionals in the field of sports and body movement, as well as people looking for an additional activity or a new career (reconversion).

Our courses
Pilates teacher

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 Training

Future Form Pilates Education's Pilates Mat training is ideal for those who first want to teach Pilates on the floor.

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.

My certified skills after your FFPE Classical Pilates training are as follows:

  • To master the rules of hygiene and safety associated with the teaching of Pilates activities in order to ensure the physical integrity of the students and the safety of the practice area
  • Act within the limits of the pedagogical prerogatives of the certificate of competence in order to supervise in a responsible manner with regard to the public and third parties
  • Prepare an appropriate warm-up and cool-down in the session to facilitate entry and exit from the activity
  • To ensure the care of the public by respecting and mobilising the technical and pedagogical principles associated with Pilates activities
  • Prepare and design structured sessions adapted to the audience in order to propose fluid and progressive sequences by mastering and applying the methodological principles associated with the discipline
  • To master the Pilates techniques (exercises/postures and sequences) necessary to supervise and implement the exercises with and without small equipment
  • Master the associated instructions (placement, execution, breathing, sensation and focus...) with and without small equipment
  • To master the vocabulary necessary for the supervision and implementation of exercises in order to promote understanding
  • Use the observation of the supervised public to regulate situations, with a view to proposing adaptations (material or assistance)
  • Helping to maintain individual physical capacities with a view to the health and well-being of the public
  • Preventing pathologies linked to sedentary lifestyles or occupational pathologies
  • Master the options and evolutions to increase or decrease the difficulty of Pilates exercises with and without small equipment.
  • Master the use of small equipment associated with Pilates activities, necessary for the implementation of the exercises

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

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Future Form Pilates Education complies with the legal obligation to register with the DIRECCTE PACA, and is declared under the activity number 93060858006 (this number is not equivalent to state approval).

FFPE is referenced by DATADOCK, in accordance with Decree n°2015-790 of 30 June 2015 on 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.

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

  • Holders of the state certificate of sports educator
  • ALS AGEE CQP holders
  • STAPS Licensees
  • Physiotherapists and other paramedical professionals
  • Professional dancers and dance teachers
  • Top sportsmen and women
  • Sports coaches from other disciplines (fitness, martial arts, yoga, etc.)
  • Anyone who is passionate about Pilates and wishes to change their career

The opportunities for a certified Pilates Instructor are very diverse and rewarding. It is a profession that can be practiced worldwide and in many professional settings. Here are a few examples:

  • Teaching in Pilates centres
  • Teaching in dance halls, gyms and other fitness facilities
  • Teaching in private companies, in collaboration with works councils
  • Doing business in the events, hotel and leisure sector
  • Work in collaboration with professionals in the paramedical sector, such as physiotherapists, osteopaths or chiropractors.
  • Working in collaboration with professionals in the fitness and well-being sector, such as sports coaches or masseurs.
  • Work with athletes, organizations, or sports associations of all types and levels.
  • Working with individual clients
  • Working with coaching and animation companies
  • Open your own Pilates centre (...after many years of experience!)

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

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a working knowledge of French and English (not necessarily mastery, but the ability to communicate in both languages).
  • Have attained an intermediate-advanced level of Pilates as a student. Candidates will be required to pass an entrance test to prove a sufficiently high level of Pilates practice to begin training.

Future Form Pilates Education offers two training cycles each year: one in the spring and one in the autumn. The next training cycle starts in November 2020. If you would like to be kept informed of future training cycles, please subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us directly if you have any further questions. 

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