Pilates Bridging - Studio Certification 

Are you ready to take the next step and become a Pilates Studio Teacher?

Why choose us? 

The Pilates in Motion Apparatus Course runs as an Apprenticeship course i.e. acceptance is at any time providing there is availability. There are no formal lectures. Candidates can complete the required hours suiting their schedule. 

“An apprenticeship requires the student to use the five parts of the mind: Imagination, Memory, Intelligence, Will and Spirit. An effective apprentice is studious, empathising, and projects confidence and energy to each client and is ready and able to assist a teacher at all times. The apprentice should help maintain the orderliness of the studio to create a pleasant environment for all.”

Romana Kryzanowska.


  1. Course Information
  2. Aims and Objectives
  3. Eligibility
  4. Prerequisites
  5. Format
  6. Certification
  7. Assessment methods
  8. Certification costs and requirements 
  9. Testimonials
  10. How to Apply 
  11. Supporting Documents


Dates:                                   To suit you, subject to availability

Duration of the course:       12-18 months

Hours:                                    850 hours 

Location:                                Pilates in Motion Studio

Application fee                      £200 (N/A for students who already have a PIM certificate)

Format:                                   Apprenticeship

Cost:                                       £5000 (including application fee) 

Tutors:                                    Anoushka Boone, Mike Perry

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Aim and objectives:

  • Proficient in execution of Pilates Studio Repertoire on Reformer, Cadillac, Wundachair, Pedipole, barrels and other small equipment.  
  • Develop a student’s knowledge of the Pilates Method apparatus exercise repertoire including variations and applications for specific needs.
  • Further develop a student knowledge of anatomy and physiology and teaching methods; and the ability to recognise, through postural and movement analysis, what exercises would be of benefit to an individual to realign and balance their body, including rehabilitation of injuries in relation to the equipment.
  • Enable a student to teach, demonstrate and adapt the apparatus exercises to clients of varying ages and capabilities
  • Enable a student to communicate clearly and teach with an understanding of clients’ learning processes and development
  • Develop a student’s ability to plan and deliver Pilates apparatus sessions/classes 
  • Enable a student to develop knowledge of health and safety issues in a Pilates studio teaching environment.
  • Encourage the development of the interpersonal skills needed to work in the Pilates industry
  • Promote and manage your business and know how to continue your professional development (CPD)
  • Plan for your own further development as a professional Pilates teacher, including action plans for the future.

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Eligibility - Ideal for: 

  • Serious and committed mat qualified teachers with a solid foundation in the classical and contemporary approach of Pilates and with an existing apparatus/studio practice. 

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  • A recognised Pilates Mat teacher qualification, First Aid and Insurance Certificate.
  • Basic knowledge of Applied Anatomy and Physiology. 
  • Show that you have found at least one teacher who has agreed to be shadowed. 
  • An existing studio practice of two classes per week in a fully equipped studio including Reformer, Cadillac, Wundachair, PediPole, barrels and other auxiliary equipment. 
  • A minimum of 50 hours of teaching group mat classes after your initial mat training.
  • Experience of working on the Apparatus: Demonstrate knowledge and skills to execute the ‘Legend Reformer’ Repertoire which include:
    • Footwork
    • Hundred
    • Coordination
    • Rowing (front and back)
    • Long box: Pull Straps, T-Presses, Hamstring Stretch/Curls
    • Long Stretch Series: Long Stretch, Down stretch, Up Stretch, Elephant
    • Stomach Massage Series: Round, Hands back, Reach, Twist
    • Short Box: Round, Tall, Side, Twist, Around the World, tree
    • Short Spine Massage
    • Chest expansion
    • Thigh Stretch
    • Arm Circles/Swakate
    • Tic Toc
    • Mermaid
    • Knee Stretches
    • Running 
    • Pelvic Lift

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Format:                        12-18 months 

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Pilates in Motion offers a number of support options to help you pass your practical teaching with confidence. It’s important to book regular private sessions (at least monthly) with a member of our team. They will help keep you on track with your application of the method as well as your shadowing teaching hours. You can also get together with other students (up to 3) to share private tuition costs.  

To graduate, you need to demonstrate your competence as a Pilates in Motion Studio teacher. This is a fundamental part of the training where you complete:

  • Flexible contact hours
  • 100 hours of practical sessions with a qualified teacher
  • 300 hours of shadowing a qualified teacher. 
  • 50 hours of guided observation
  • 30 hours of sessions with course directors
  • 100 hours of guided learning
  • 270 hours of self-study

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Assessment methods:                         

Formative assessment:  on-going assessment throughout the course in order to provide feedback on what you are learning.

Summative assessments:

  • This is final assessment in order to obtain a result, which will count towards your overall assessment result.
  • Completion of all written work inclusive of:
    • Two Case studies 
    • Three hour written paper
    • Two practical assessments;

▪     1-hour private studio session

▪     30 min group studio session with max 4 participants.


Assessment procedures     

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Certification costs and requirements                                    


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive: 

  • Pilates in Motion Certificate
  • An invitation to join IPTA (the Independent Pilates Teachers Association)

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‘I’ve been teaching matwork for a few years before deciding to join the bridging course. Even though I felt very confident in my teaching before, I found that the bridging course gave me the tools to understand movement a lot better, and it is knowledge that will go with me to any discipline. It enhanced my ability as a teacher to support clients as they recover from injuries and challenge them when they are in health. Anoushka is a thoughtful, knowledgeable teacher, and she strives to get the best out of her students’. Sarit Blum, graduate June 2013

‘This course has been bedrock of information that I can build on. My eyes have been opened to ways of moving and how to facilitate movement in ways I would not have believed. The process is deep, gradual and layered skilfully. I’m at the beginning of my journey and feel hungry to keep the practice within my body so I can continue to pass it on’.

Patrice Munro, graduate June 2013

‘After graduating from Anoushka’s matwork teacher training program I decided that I wanted to continue my education with her and enrolled to Pilates in Motion bridging course. In both cases I have researched other providers, as well, and found that Pilates in Motion’s course is the most comprehensive and time compatible for me. Upon my first enrolment, although I was told by Anoushka that the course is very demanding, I did not really comprehend it until I was doing it.  There is a lot of material covered and lots of work to be done in between modules.  This is a ‘no nonsense’ course, very intensive and educational and it becomes one’s journey of personal development, also learning to take responsibility for that journey.  Anoushka is very professional and provides support throughout.  She is always available to provide advice and direction.  From the start we were regularly provided with very comprehensive manuals for both theory and the practical part of the course. During the course we had a number of visiting lecturers. It was great to have the opportunity to learn so much about human anatomy and pathology and also to discover so many approaches to teaching human movement. In retrospect although it was hard work, I wouldn’t have it any other way, I enjoyed the course so much and I thank Anoushka for her continuing support and guidance’.

Monika Zarebska, graduate December 2010, owner of Pilates Tree and Kentish Town Studios

'Anoushka´s teacher training is simply excellent! There are a variety of lecturers in a wide range of relevant subjects. The mix of people within our group itself made the journey very rich with plenty of material to work with and think about. The perfect balance between theory and practise maximised learning and kept it both interesting and challenging. You will need to be open minded and be ready to work hard but no doubt about it, she offers the very best in Pilates teacher training!'

Agur Arrien, graduate December 2010, owner of Pilates Sanctuary, London

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How to apply:

To provide the highest level of personal attention, our course is strictly limited to THREE students.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed for eligibility and places allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

The information provided is treated as confidential and will only be seen by those teachers and staff involved with the teacher training course.

The following steps need to be completed in full before we can guarantee your place on the course:

Step 1: Complete and submit Bridging Course Enquiry Form 

Step 2: Send 2 passport sized photographs

Step 3: Complete Studio Course Application Form together with application fee £200

Step 4: Book two private studio classes with one of our teachers. (included in application fee)

Step 5: Arrange an interview 

Step 7: Your application will be confirmed as successful or unsuccessful

Step 8: Once accepted, make deposit payment of £800 to secure your place

To begin the process, everyone must submit the Enquiry Form, and 2 Referee Forms. Once these have been recieved and your eligibility confirmed, the Application Form will be sent to you for completion. Please ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements or explain any circumstances you would like us to take into account. 

We will review your application within 7 days.

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Supporting documents

Two passport sized photographs:

Electronic versions can be emailed: anoushka@pilatesinmotion.org
Please provide us with your full name when emailing photos.

Two letters of reference.

Your referees should know you well and be able to give an assessment of your suitability for the course, together with a brief character reference. In addition, your Pilates teacher referee should have of good knowledge of your Pilates practice. 

  • First referee

Your Pilates teacher (compulsory unless you are a regular student of Anoushka Boone or Mike Perry)

  • Second referee: May be selected from the following source:

-      Recent college or course tutor

-      Recent or current employer

-      Second Pilates teacher with whom you have practiced regularly 


Send all documentation to: anoushka@pilatesinmotion.org. Alternatively, you can post them back to us at the studio address:

Pilates in Motion Studio

Anoushka Boone

The Garage, 2A Curzon Road

W5 1NF

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