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.

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  • 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
  • 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 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


  • System I - 2-4 months
  • System II - 2-4 months
  • System III - 6-8 weeks


  • System I - $2800
  • System II - $2800
  • System III - $1300
  • Tuition includes the manual, weekend training, weekly meetings, exams, one retest if necessary, and apprentice hours spent observing, assisting, and practice teaching.

**Additional cost applies for prerequisites, supplementary classes and required reading