Full Studio Comprehensive

So you want to become a Certified Pilates Instructor......

This is a rewarding career that offers high job satisfaction, in an industry that is growing at an unprecedented rate particularly on the Sunshine Coast which makes future employment very promising.  With that in mind, choosing the right Pilates Certification becomes very important if you want to stand out in the crowd. With so many options out there, this can often be a perplexing process.

Doing a weekend course is often a waste of time and money in the long run. Time saving approaches to becoming an Instructor directly affect your learning experience and outcomes, depth of understanding and ability to teach a full range of clients in an effective and safe way whether it be a tailored approach or a group class.

Pilates is a complex movement therapy, so it’s a good idea to select a course that covers anatomy, pathologies and contraindications to movement. This will help to ensure you are providing the best Pilates experience for your clients and the best learning outcomes for yourself.

Attaining a recognised certification in Pilates instruction, which is valued by employers and clients alike, requires a thorough understanding of the Pilates method. This is only achieved through thorough training and practice. It’s also highly beneficial to select a course that is recognised by Australian professional bodies such as the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and ultimately one that is recognised internationally.

Pure Pilates is an established studio for over 16 years working within a clinical and fitness environment providing high level tuition that combines highly experienced Instructors and our allied health professional (Osteopath) to deliver a course that is of the highest quality. We have also partnered up with Body Organics online platform which makes our courses comprehensive, easy to follow and flexible . You will also be working in a well equipped studio in beautiful Sunshine Beach. Finally for people on the Sunshine Coast there is no need to travel all the the way to Brisbane for your face to face training and for those of you who are just looking for an excuse to get away, well personally I don’t think you could choose a better place!! We are also a friendly bunch and try to create an atmosphere that encourages you to want to learn so that you eventually develop your own style and passionately pass on to others what we already know is an amazing intelligent movement system we call Pilates.

Accredited by Essa, PAA

Gain access to PAA insurance program Achieve Certification as a Pilates Teacher

Our comprehensive certification course is a balance of online and in-person components. The course is approved by the PAA for certification as a “Pilates teacher” able to teach in a fully equipped studio. Graduates of the Comprehensive Certification course will have access to the PAA Member Insurance Program.

Students who complete the online components only can obtain CEC points with various associations, however, to achieve certification and the use of the name “Pilates teacher” you will need to successfully complete all online and face-to-face modules and assessments.

Full Comprehensive Studio Requirements

Pure Pilates Comprehensive Pilates Course Hours To be Completed
Online (Includes Quizzes) 100
Face to Face (Workshops and Tutorials) 80
Self Mastery 100
Observation 100
Supervised Teaching 200

The Full Studio Comprehensive course complies with PAA guidelines that have the following requirements:


  •  The timeframe for course delivery is a minimum of 24 weeks and a minimum of 460 course hours allocated as follows:


  • Face-to-face and online delivery of theory/content – minimum of 80 hours combined.


  • Work experience – minimum of 300 hours of observation and assistant teaching combined. Minimum 50% of work experience must be assistant teaching at an approved studio.


  •  Self-mastery – minimum of 80 hours. 50% of this needs to be classed with a comprehensively trained and qualified instructor with a minimum of 3000 teaching hours. self mastery can occur in the tutorial time etc and can be logged in their books


  •  Logbooks – All course hours (observation, self mastery and work experience) to be logged by student with details of experience/exercises covered. Must be signed off by a qualified instructor present.


  •  Supervised teaching hours – 40 hours of tutorial time for the The Full Studio Comprehensive involved clinical practice teaching with the surprising instructor. In accordance with the PAA policies for other course providers this should translate to 80 hours of log book supervised teaching in a clinic setting for the The Full Studio Comprehensive