Pilates Teacher/Instructor Training Manchester

Pilates Manchester offers Pilates Teacher/Instructor Training and certification programmes in Manchester from accredited Pilates organisations, and is widely considered to be the most stringent and modern method of Pilates certification available today.

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In the UK many physiotherapists, osteopaths and fitness trainers have become Pilates certified. Pilates Manchester is used as the training centre for Pilates Teacher/Instructor Training certification programmes by accredited organisations. Studios that are at the forefront of advances in Pilates techniques and, therefore, are better equipped to pass these advances to their clients. Because of our commitment to Pilates Education and the constant evolvement and refinement of Pilates methodologies, the staff at Pilates Manchester continuously updates their teaching skills to incorporate these new trends into their clients’ regimen for maximum benefits.

Pilates mat-work certification 

One year of mat-work practice and experience is required to take this course


  • 34 classical exercise with modifications, a total of over 100 exercises.
  •  Adapting to different body and posture types
  • Adapting to the environment e.g Sports vs fibromyalgia
  • Analysis of the original exercise requirements
  • Understanding the flow and connection form the different moves and the importance of the apparatus
  • Utilising small props such as the arc barrel and magic circle in order for the client to reach their goals


  • Anatomy and fascia written paper
  • Case study
  • Practical
Pilates Reformer levels 1 & 2 teacher training  – Click here
Pilates Tower levels 1 & 2 teacher training – Click here
Pilates small and large barrels teacher training – Click here
Pilates Stability chair teacher training – Click here
Full apparatus certification

Level 3 mat-work is required to do this course. In order to qualify as a Certified UK Comprehensive Pilates Instructor you must take an initial Pilates Matwork qualification recognised to be of National Qualification Level 3 or above and then in addition take nationally recognised CPD courses covering Pilates Reformer, Pilates Cadillac/Tower, Pilates Wunda Chair and Pilates Barrels. Once you have completed your initial Matwork qualification you will be able to gain insurance to teach the various add-on disciplines (Reformer, Tower, Chair & Barrels) as you complete these modules. You will not gain a nationally recognised Comprehensive Pilates Certification & Qualification without completing a Portfolio of case studies, observation, teaching and personal practice and a summative written and Practical Examination. You would also as an option be able to take the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) exam to join their register of Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructors.

Mbodies Training Academy in the UK offers a 350 hour Comprehensive Pilates apparatus

Qualification which you can add to any Level 3 or equivalent Pilates Matwork Certification which gives you more than enough training hours to eligible to apply to take the PMA exam.

Course content

350 hours Full apparatus training reformer, tower, chair & barrels on an apprenticeship, possible option of teaching at the studio over a period of two years with classes and semi privates included.

This course is taught over a period of two years allowing the instructor to reach their optimal potential and grow.

Apprentice Program Trainers

Joy Feary – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Imelda Noble – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Loraine Prokopiou – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Kate Searchfield – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Nisha Srivastava – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Kelly Vanderboom – Mbodies Instructor Trainer

Please email info@pilatesmanchester.com or call 0800-246-1251 for more details