ATHLETIC REFORMER &
GROUP CLASS TRAINING

Upcoming dates

$3,400

Training Details

Course Hours

Policies

What It Includes

quick links:

FALL 2025
Module 1:  Beginner Reformer

Module 2:  Intermediate Reformer

Module 3:  Advanced Reformer

DATES TBD

*Final test outs to be schedule between April 28-May 14
SPRING 2025
Module 1 - Beginner Reformer
Friday, February 7th  4pm-7pm
Saturday, February 8th  10am-4pm
Sunday, February 9th  10am-4pm

Module 2 - Intermediate Reformer
Friday, February 28th  4pm-7pm
Saturday, March 1st  10am-4pm
Sunday, March 2nd  10am-4pm

Module 3- Advanced Reformer
Friday, April 4th  4pm-7pm
Saturday, April 5th  10am-4pm
Sunday, April 6th  10am-4pm
If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your passion for Reformer Pilates into a career, or if you just want to learn more about this incredible form of fitness and the art of teaching it, we’ve got you covered. During this 220-hour modular program you will learn the entire classical reformer order from beginner through advanced, how Joseph Pilates created it, as well as modern, innovative and athletic exercises that are especially fantastic for group classes.

Knowing the exercises is just part of becoming a successful teacher. You’ll also learn how to layer your teaching, effectively use both physical and verbal cues, connect with clients, understand music psychology, format a class, learn the basics of anatomy like the musculoskeletal system, joint function and movement, injuries and special cases, and more. Upon successful completion of this 200-hour program you will be a knowledgeable, vibrant, educated and confident Pilates pro with a certificate of completion on the Pilates reformer.
PREREQUISITES
  • 2 years teaching fitness or movement, or 25 Pilates reformer classes or private sessions at Speir
  • Speir Beginner + Intermediate Mat Training

ADDITIONAL COST
  • We require 6 private and/or semi-privates sessions to be done during the program. 

PERKS
  • Speir Apprentices receive 10% off any additional private lessons and/or group class packages for the duration of the program. 
 SPRiNG 2025 training:


Fundamentals of Pilates, reformer basics/safely/history, how to teach (proper cueing, value), beginner classical/innovative exercises on the reformer.
MODULE 1: BEGINNER REFORMER
MODULE 2: INTERMEDIATE REFORMER



Intermediate classical/innovative exercises on the reformer, structuring a class, jumpboard basics, working with a range of clients and handling the unknown.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: ANATOMY
DATES:
Date: TBD, 2-hour virtual 
Learn the basics of the musculoskeletal system and bones, joint function and movement, special cases, common injuries, pre and postnatal, how Pilates can be effectively used to work with each body's needs and requirements, and more. Reading and videos provided prior to the workshop.

Module 3: Advanced Reformer


Advanced classical and innovative exercises on the reformer, unique box work, athletic endings, music psychology, finding unique voice and personality.

FALL 2025 TRAINING:
DATES:

Coming Soon!


Fundamentals of Pilates, reformer basics/safely/history, how to teach (proper cueing, value), beginner classical/innovative exercises on the reformer.
MODULE 1: BEGINNER REFORMER
MODULE 2: INTERMEDIATE REFORMER

DATES:

Coming Soon!
Intermediate classical/innovative exercises on the reformer, structuring a class, jumpboard basics, working with a range of clients and handling the unknown.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: ANATOMY
DATES:
Date: TBD, 3-hour virtual 
Learn the basics of the musculoskeletal system and bones, joint function and movement, special cases, common injuries, pre and postnatal, how Pilates can be effectively used to work with each body's needs and requirements, and more. Reading and videos provided prior to the workshop.

Module 4: Advanced Reformer
DATES:

Coming Soon!

Advanced classical and innovative exercises on the reformer, unique box work, athletic endings, music psychology, finding unique voice and personality.


  •  Key elements of the musculoskeletal system
  •  The bones
  •  Joint structure and functions
  •  Primary muscles involved in movement
  •  Common injuries and special cases/rehabilitative approach, contraindications
  •  Torn meniscus
  •  Herniated disc
  •  Arthritis
  •  C-section
  •  Pre/postnatal Pilates
  • Reformer fundamentals
  • Reformer safety
  • Reformer history
  • Teaching Principles
  • Classical and innovative exercises on reformer with modifications (beginner-advanced)
  • Jumpboard basics
  • Structuring a class & movement sequencing
  • Working with a range of clients/handling the unknown
  • Music psychology
  • Group Class Basics
  • Finding unique self/not shying away
WHAT OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES
General
Functional anatomy
BREAKDOWN OF COURSE HOURS

48 HOURS: In-Studio Training
8 HOURS: Test Out
30 HOURS: Observation
50 HOURS: Self Practice
50 HOURS: Practice Teaching
  • 10 hours teaching a minimum of two people
  • 10 hours practice sessions for no cost to friends/family
3 HOURS: Anatomy Workshop with Master Trainer
3 HOURS: Group Class Workshop
10 HOURS: Home Study
3 HOURS: Apprentice Meetings
6 HOURS: Required Privates and/or Semi-privates

ENROLL IN ATHLETIC REFORMER & GROUP CLASS PROGRAM
COURSE FEE INCLUDES
One photographic comprehensive training manual pertaining to each module registered and paid for, in-studio lecture/training with Speir Pilates Master Teacher Trainer, in-studio training with Speir Pilates specialty trainer in Functional Anatomy, use of studios for self practice, practice teaching, apprentice teaching sessions, observation, and one assessment-based certificate upon successful completion and graduation of the program and all the necessary test-outs required. 

MISSED INTENSIVE WEEKEND POLICY
Being present for every part of the weekend training is essential to learn all material. Any missed hours must be made up in the form of purchased private sessions at Speir Pilates with an established Speir Pilates Teacher Trainer to cover the time lost and learn the missed material. For example, if one hour is missed, one private session will be required. This will continue until all missed time is made up to complete the program and obtain a certificate of completion. For the mat program, this is upon pre-approval only as the program is based on consecutive learning. Private sessions can be in the form of a virtual session.

WHAT IF I DON’T FINISH ON TIME?
We have scheduled the Reformer program to be completed within a certain amount of time so that apprentices are together for practice teaching, observation, and effectively retain the material in a timely manner. Due to these reasons, we do require the final test-outs to be completed within the established time. If you cannot finish on time, there will be a $50/week additional fee to continue apprentice hours at the studio. Mat test-outs must be completed within 14 days to obtain a certificate of completion. 

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY
Payment must be made in full to complete registration for the program, and/or workshops to hold and secure one's spot. Students are entitled to full tuition refund upon withdrawal/termination up to 30 calendar days before the start of the program. If withdrawal of the program happens within 30 calendar days of the start date of the program, there is no refund of tuition. The official date of termination/cancellation of a student will be determined in the following manner: The date on which the school receives written notice of the students intention to discontinue the training program. Tuition fees are non-transferable. Previous credit on account at Speir Pilates cannot be redeemed toward payment for tuition on Speir Pilates Teacher Training Program. If any training time is missed within the program without prior approval, the apprentice will not be certified due to incompletion of the work and no refund will be issued.