Reformer Teacher Training

Level 1

Over the course of three weekends, you will gain all the skills necessary to teach private clients or classes on the Pilates Reformer.  During our Pilates Reformer Teacher Training in Victoria BC, class size is limited to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of personal instruction and ample time on our beautiful Allegro 2 equipment.  


You will learn how to safely set up the machines and make adjustments to suit all individuals. We will cover a wide array of exercises on the Pilates Reformer as well as modifications to adapt to individuals who are pregnant or have injuries. This course puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise.


We focus on a progressive leveled teaching technique to ensure you are able to adapt to a wide array of clients and situations. A variety of small props will be used throughout the course to add to your repertoire and create further refinements. At the end of this course, you will leave with a well-rounded education to become a highly skilled and confident Pilates Reformer Instructor.


Reformer Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal system review

  • Pilates Reformer exercises

  • Benefits and contraindications of each exercise

  • Modifications and variations

  • Introduction to Jump-board/Cardio-tramp

  • A progressive safe teaching technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills 

  • Pre/post natal Pilates on the Reformer

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care



Next Course: 

  • Location: Stretch Collective (127-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway)

  • Length: Three weekends - 48 hours




  • Saturdays and Sundays 

  • Times: TBA



  • TBD - due to Covid-19 Closure


You Will Receive:

  • Case studies for review to ensure your understanding

  • In-class teaching time to refine your skills

  • Written quizzes/tests to ensure your understanding

  • A detailed final practicum review for your further growth and refinement

  • A certificate of completion 


Program Cost:

  • $1499 tax included for our Inaugural course at Stretch Collective - including a $250 non-refundable deposit 


Additional Costs:

  • Stretch Collective Comprehensive Reformer Manual Lvl 1 ($129)


To Successfully Complete the Program You Must Achieve the Following:

  • Complete all in-class activities

  • Participate in all teaching, classes and lecture time

  • Complete all homework prior to receiving your certificate

  • Pass your final anatomy exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final proficiency exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final practicum with 80% or higher

  • Abide by our Pilates Code of Ethics