Mat Certification

Peak Pilates® Mat Certifications

The Peak Pilates® Mat Certification Program provides a solid foundation in classical Pilates mat work and prepares you to safely and successfully instruct individual clients and group Pilates mat classes. Our classical Mat Certification is a progressive and systematic three part series that allows you to complete each level of the program at your own pace. You must, however, complete the levels in order—Basic, Intermediate and then Advanced Mat. For an overview of the courses, review Peak Pilates Mat Program at a Glance below or download a printer-friendly version [PDF].

At each level you are eligible to earn a certification upon successful completion of written and practical assessments, and submission of logged hours including personal practice, teaching and observation. To maintain your certification, you are required to complete 14 continuing education credits (CECs) every 2 years. You can earn all 14 CECs by progressing to the next level of the Peak Pilates Mat Certification program or earn your CECs with other Peak Pilates continuing education trainings, workshops and conferences, including the annual Pilates Empowerment Summit.

Basic Mat Course
Two-days (17.5 content hours)
The Basic Mat course introduces foundational Pilates mat exercises and progressive modifications to accommodate a range of Pilates clients. The course also presents the Peak Pilates 5 Part Formula for Success—a framework to help you master the art and science of classical Pilates. There are no prerequisites for the course, but previous exposure to classical mat Pilates is recommended. The Peak Pilates Basic Mat course is open to health and fitness professionals as well as individuals who would like to advance their personal Pilates practice. A Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certificate is issued to instructors who pass all assessments and submit the required logged hours.
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Intermediate Mat Course
Two-days (17 contact hours)
The Intermediate Mat course introduces new vocabulary and exercises, and includes a more in depth discussion of the Pilates principles behind exercise order and progression. Key teaching concepts presented during the course expand on techniques for effective instruction, including imagery cues, effective touch techniques and correcting, and contraindications for exercises. Attendees must have completed the Peak Pilates Basic Mat Course before enrolling and we recommend current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. A Peak Pilates Intermediate Mat Certificate is issued to instructors who pass all assessments and submit the required logged hours.
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Advanced Mat Course

Two Days (18 Hours)
The final course of the Peak Pilates Mat Program, the Advanced Mat course builds upon the classical Pilates foundation established in the Peak Pilates Basic and Intermediate Mat courses. The Advanced Mat course breaks down the foundational exercises and teaches advanced movements for experienced students as well as progressions and modifications for special populations. We continue refining touch techniques and effective integration of imagery, and developing an eye to see subtle alignment issues. A Peak Pilates Advanced Mat Certificate is issued to instructors who pass all assessments and submit the required logged hours.

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Conferences
Peak Pilates participates in a number of educational conferences annually to offer a wide variety of workshop sessions which provide continuing education credits (CECs). Topics may include: teaching skills, group class choreography and working with special populations—just to name a few. These conferences offer a convenient way to earn a substantial number of approved Peak continuing education credit in a short amount of time.
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Mat Program At-a-Glance

*Note: Upon Receipt of registration fee, materials will be shipped within 5–7 days. To expedite shipping, additional charge will apply.


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