Peak Pilates® Certification Level 1
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic human anatomy and minimum 20 hours of Pilates training.
Module 1: The Foundation (20 hours) introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals and the “Powerhouse”, and the Peak Pilates® 5-Part Formula. Lessons focus on introductory mat work and building blocks.
Module 2: Introduction to the Apparatus (20 hours) Students progress to lessons on the reformer, small barrel and high ladder barrel, and learn about transitions, cueing and touch techniques.
Module 3: Beginner/Intermediate Level Apparatus (20 hours) Module 3 adds Pilates low chair exercises, intermediate level reformer and ladder barrel exercises. More advanced teaching concepts include identifying common errors and proper body alignment, and structuring a Pilates session.
Module 4: Teaching, Technique and Assessments (20 hours) Students complete the remaining high ladder barrel exercises, practice teach, and review all exercises. Assessments are completed on the final day.
A Peak Pilates® Level I Certification is awarded to instructors who pass all Level I assessments and complete 120 logged hours of observation (25u), exercise technique (60u) and practice teaching (35u).