The Systems Program presents the same material as the Comprehensive training but in a different format. The curriculum includes covers beginner, intermediate and advanced level exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus - Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull and Magic Circle - as well as understanding how to work with Special Case clients (i.e. obesity, pregnancy, back problem, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.).
The System Training track allows students to complete their education over a longer time period or while meeting other obligations (work, family, etc.). Systems I, II, and III are designed to be taken together, progressing to a new level within 12 months of finishing the previous level. They should not be looked at as stand-alone programs. Completing all three levels is equivalent to a Comprehensive certificate.
Complete the Power Pilates Core Mat I & Core Mat II trainings
Attend a minimum of 25 apparatus sessions with a classically trained instructor prior to the weekend. Private or semi-private sessions are recommended.
Read The Pilates Primer: Millennium Edition - Return to Life Through Contrology and Your Health by Joseph Pilates (required), Taking Root to Fly: Ten Articles on Functional Anatomy by Irene Dowd (recommended), Joseph Hubertus Pilates, The Biography by Esperanza Aparicio Romero and Javier Pérez Pont (recommended)**
Complete a Basics of Anatomy workshop within two years of the program start date. The Basics of Anatomy workshop may be completed at a Power Pilates Conference in-person or online at leadersinfitness.com/basicsofanatomy. College coursework and other equivalent workshops will be considered as long as completed within the past two years.
Review and memorize the Beginner System order of exercises and anatomy charts that will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email
System I (for System II only)
System II (for System III only)
Attend all weekend intensives (4 each for System I & II, 3 for System III), arriving on time and participating fully
Find people to act as practice clients (people to whom you can teach a workout while you learn)
Practice at your Power Pilates Training Center or at a studio closer to home
System I: Accrue a minimum of 150 self-practice hours between weekends 1-4
System II: Accrue a minimum of 100 self-practice hours between weekends 1-4
System III: Accrue a minimum of 50 self-practice hours between weekends 1-3
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times during the program and take responsibility for your own progress
Complete and pass all exams and evaluations
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
System I - 2-4 months
System II - 2-4 months
System III - 6-8 weeks
System I - $3200
System II - $3200
System III - $1500
Tuition includes the manual, weekend training, weekly meetings, exams, one retest if necessary, and apprentice hours spent observing, assisting, and practice teaching.
**Additional costs apply for prerequisites, supplementary classes and required reading