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Program Curriculum


The Mercury Fitness High Performance Certification provides three modules of certification - mat, reformer and other machines such as the Trapeze, Barrel and Chair. For the next certification class dates, click here.

There are two options for participation in the program:

  1. Mat Certification
    Module 1 can be taken as a stand-alone module. At successful completion of Module 1, you will receive your Pilates Mat Class Certification. Time commitment - three weeks.

  2. Comprehensive Certification
    Modules 1-3 can be completed as a package. This is the best certification if you want to become a fully-certified Pilates instructor on all equipment and apparatus.  Or you can take any of the machine certifications courses separately - Reformer, Trapeze and Chair Barrel.

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Apollo I

Mat Certification High Performance Pilates Teacher Training

(Includes lecture, lab and practicum)


 

Prerequisite

10-20 Mat classes at Mercury Fitness recommended.

A 3 week in-depth training course teaching our entire Pilates Mat exercise vocabulary. Upon completion, the trainee will possess an unprecedented knowledge of High Performance Pilates Mat exercises and will have the power to be a creative and successful Mat Pilates instructor.

 

Schedule:

Lecture (9 hours)  
Principles of skeletal and core anatomy, movement biomechanics or kinesiology and the art of teaching.

Lab (15 hours)  
Exploration & Analysis of Exercises

Practicum (15 hours) 
Practical Application      

 

Additional Hourly Requirements

Observation: 20

Personal Practice: 15

Mat Classes: 15

Student Teaching: 20

 

Practical test out scheduled upon completion of hourly requirements (within one year).

(20% off additional required classes and appointments if taken at Mercury Fitness.)

Total cost: $1,000

$200 non-refundable deposit - secures reservation

$75 practical exam fee

Gemini II

Reformer Certification High Performance Pilates Teacher Training

(Includes lab, lecture and practicum)


 

Prerequisite

APOLLO I Mat certification, enrollment or equivalent

A 3 week in-depth training course teaching the mechanics of the Reformer and its entire exercise vocabulary. Upon completion, the trainee will be certified in High Performance Pilates Reformer and will possess a deeper understanding of the benefits of Machine-based training including coaching, cueing and safety tips for clients with varied skill levels, older adults, pre- and post-natal women, and people with injuries.

 

Schedule:

Lecture (9 hours)
Principles of shoulder & hip anatomy, posture, muscular imbalances, client assessment

Lab (15 hours)
Exploration & Analysis of Exercises

Practicum (15 hours)
Practical Application      

 

Additional Hourly Requirements

Observation: 30

Personal Practice: 25

Mat Classes: 15

Private Appointments: 10

Student Teaching: 30

 

Practical test out scheduled upon completion of hourly requirements.

(20% off additional required classes and appointments if taken at Mercury Fitness.)

Total cost: $1,500

$200 non-refundable deposit - secures reservation

Mercury III

Trapeze/Chair/Barrel Certification High Performance Pilates Teacher Training

(Includes lab, lecture and practicum)


 

Prerequisite

APOLLO I Mat certification, enrollment or equivalent

GEMINI II Reformer certification, enrollment or equivalent

 

A 4 week in-depth training course teaching the Trapeze, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Small Barrel (Spine Corrector) exercise vocabulary. Upon completion, the trainee will be educated in all components of this High Performance Pilates Teacher Training and will be a fully certified Pilates instructor.

 

Schedule:

Lecture (9 hours)
Session structure & programming, tactile cueing, special                                 populations, exercise progressions & exercise adaptions.

Lab (15 hours)
Exploration & Analysis of Exercises

Practicum (15 hours)
Practical Application      
 

Additional Hourly Requirements

Observation: 40

Personal Practice: 40

Machine Classes: 20

Private Appointments: 10

Student Teaching: 40

 

Practical test out scheduled upon completion of hourly requirements.

(20% off additional required classes and appointments if taken at Mercury Fitness.)

Total cost: $2,000

$200 non-refundable deposit - secures reservation