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Pilates Certification Program Overview

PHI Pilates prepares you to sit for the national Pilates Certification Exam originally developed by the Pilates Method Alliance and accredited by the NCAA, by providing 113 hours of modular course work and guiding you through 350 hours of observation and practice teaching hours.

The PHI Pilates program was developed by Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby and is based on the original method of Joseph Pilates. Christine holds a masters in physical therapy, a certificate in athletic training, a bachelors degree in exercise science and a doctorate in education and she teaches full time at a University in the online environment. These qualities have created a program that is safe and effective for the general population while addressing the needs of those with injuries or specialization in sport.

All courses have specific objectives with tests based on those course objectives. The written testing is done online which helps the student to prepare for the online exam for national certification and practicals take place throughout the individual modules. All program faculty are Pilates Certified and have been teaching teachers for at least 5 years.

Observation and practice hours are set up individually and we work with a teacher in your area as your mentor so that you can reduce the expense of travel.

If you have some training through another organization, we are happy to consider credit into our bridge program. This is done on an individual basis so please contact us if you are interested in the bridge program. Please download the candidate handbook below to get more specific guidelines on the full teacher training program.

Completion of the program does not guarantee employment or certification.

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PHI Pilates Teacher Training Curriculum

Our full teacher training program begins with Mat I, which all students are required to take as their first class:

After completing Mat I students must take the following classes, but in any order:

In addition, after completing Reformer I, Reformer II and Reformer III students may then take the following:

Rehabilitation CurriculumIntegrated Training

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PHI Pilates has been training teachers since 1997. We were the first program to offer a comprehensive teacher training in a modular course plan and testing and lecture via the world wide web.

We strive to have the highest quality programming that is both affordable and feasible. We know how busy your life is and how important the right education is to you. Our goal is to help you to reach your goals.

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PHI Pilates Teacher Training Centers

Below are links to our PHI Pilates Teacher Training Centers in the US. Please visit the course schedule as we host at many other sites throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting a course at your facility please contact us.

PHI Pilates Studio
Pilates to Fit
Fusion Fitness
Healthy Life Unlimited

Candidate Resources

The links below contain the information most commonly asked for by candidates. If you have additional questions that aren't answered please do not hesitate to contact us.

Candidate Handbook

Policies and procedures for our training curriculum for the PMA CPT certification

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Training Grid

Download a copy of the curriculum training for offline reference.

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Quick answers to some of our most common questions about our curriculum.

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Attention Guests: Our Physical Location is Temporarily Closed

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In compliance with the governor’s order, we have closed our physical location in Pennsylvania and will remain closed through the end of April. Please refer to this area for updates as this information may change.

We are offering short work outs free online via IGTV and Facebook so please tune in and tone up with us.  There are links below to join our Instagram and Facebook.

If you are a regular studio client and you have a package of classes, please know that expiration dates will be extended when business resumes. We miss you and are looking forward to seeing you back at the studio soon!

We now have Virtual Private Sessions, virtual classes and pre-recorded home workouts available with your favorite instructor. The virtual sessions and classes are offered through Zoom.  You can use your present packages or purchase sessions through Mind Body.  The pre-recorded streamed classes are available for purchase in our web store.

Please email us at or call/text Chrissy at 724-344-7369 if you are interested in a private session or have any questions.  View this page to prepare for your virtual session:

If you are in teacher training, please watch the course schedule as we will indicate course cancellations. Courses offered in the Pittsburgh and St. Mary's locations will be done virtually with Zoom on the dates listed.  Our online continuing education is still available and can be purchased in the web store.

Keep moving and stay healthy,
Chrissy and the PHI Pilates team

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