Classical Pilates Formula at FFC is a 450 hour Comprehensive Pilates training apprenticeship program.  We are a diploma program and included in the Pilates Method Alliance Registry of Schools.  

  • Learn exercises with Pilates Studio Apparatus– Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull and Magic Circle
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level Pilates exercises
  • Classical Pilates repertoire and orders
  • Systems of teaching which will enable you to effectively teach all types of people
  • In addition to a thorough instruction of the Pilates exercises, our program highlights anatomy, teaching/cueing techniques, instructions for special case clients (i.e. obesity, pregnancy, back problem, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.), and a Pilates business plan to ensure a successful career as a Pilates professional

Throughout the program, you will be evaluated on your understanding of the material by written examinations, practical examinations and physical performance of the exercises.

Comprehensive Training Program: $3000

REGISTER HERE  (payment plan available)

*Fee includes all training seminars , testing (three), manual, (3) 50-minute private sessions, (4) group apparatus sessions and ability to use the facilities at FFC to gain apprentice hours.

*Apprentice must complete 450 hours of class time,  self practice, observation and practice teaching.  

Pilates Mat Program-

Pilates Mat Training Program: $350  REGISTER HERE

Our Pilates Mat program covers the full classical repertoire – 37 Mat exercises.  You will learn the difference between beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises.  We offer specific instructions for teaching techniques as well as how and when to progress the workout.

*Fee includes all training seminars , final test, manuals, and ability to use the facilities at FFC to gain apprentice hours.

*Apprentice must complete 35 hours of class time, self practice, observation and practice teaching.  

2018 Program Dates

  • #1 February 23, 24
  • #2 March 2
  • #3 March 16, 17
  • #4 March 30, 31
  • #5 April 20, 21
  • #6 May 11, 12
  • #7 June 1, 2
  • #8 June 29, 30
  • #9 July 20, 21
  • #10-Final Test August 18

Times:  Friday sessions 2-6pm, Saturday sessions 12-6pm

Location:  Fitness Formula Clubs Lincoln Park, 939 W. North Ave., Chicago

For additional information or questions please contact Kristin Strom,