Pilates Mat Teacher Training


Co-Taught by Nell Amos and Claudia Rionda

Do you love Pilates and want to share your passion with others?  For most students wanting to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor, learning the foundation of the Pilates method through the matwork is the logical first step. The Inner Balance Mat Training Course provides an in-depth education, delivering both beginner and intermediate exercises in one course. Alternatively, students may register for the levels one at a time. 


Mat Training Program:  Level 1 and 2

2017 Schedule:
September 8-10 and September 15-17

Fridays: 5-8pm
Saturday/Sunday: 1-6pm

Mat Level 1:

  • History of Pilates
  • Pilates Principles
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Biomechanics: part 1
  • Movement Principles
  • Pilates Fundamental Movements
  • Beginner Level Mat Sequence
  • Modifying with Props
Pre-requisites: Must have taken a  minimum of 10 hours of mat classes in the last 3 months.  Must show proof of hours.

Mat Level 2:
  • Pilates Principles in Depth
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Biomechanics: part 2
  • Introduction of Intermediate Sequence
  • Cueing
  • Using Props to Modify, Add Challenge and Variety
  • Teaching Special Populations
  • Business/Ethics/Legal Issues
Pre-requisites: Completion of Mat Level 1 or approval by the studio for completion of similar course.

Program Hours by Mat Level:
13 Contact Hours
5 hours personal practice*
5 hours observation and assisting*
3 hours student teaching*
2 hours homework

*must be done at IB under observation of Nell or Claudia

Total Hours: 28 hours
Total Program Hours (Mat 1 and 2 combined):
26 contact hours
10 hours personal practice*
10 hours observation and assisting*
6 hours student teaching/co-teaching*
4 hours homework

*must be done at IB under observation of Nell or Claudia

Total Hours: 56 hours

Requirements of Mat Certification Completion:
Attendance of all contact hours
Completion of required hours
Passing grade (75 or higher) on final written exam*
Passing grade of practical exam*

Students must take and pass both Level 1 and 2 to be certified to teach a full Mat Pilates class. 
*Practical and written exam will be taken at the end of each weekend


Mat Level 1: $499

Mat Level 2: $499

Combined Mat Training Program: $799
(save almost $200 when you register for Mat 1 and 2)



Student Manual
Joseph Pilates book 
Final Exams (including one re-test if needed)
10 Complimentary mat Pilates classes
Student discount to Pilates Anytime
Opportunity to teach/sub at studio upon successful completion of course

To register or to get more information, please call (787)383-3088 or email