About the Pilates Academy International


Challenge, Motivate, Encourage, Inspire


HOW you Teach is JUST AS IMPORTANT as WHAT you Teach


The Pilates Academy International is committed to helping dedicated and qualified individuals gain the knowledge and teaching skills they need to become excellent, sought-after Pilates instructors. 


A great Pilates instructor must have five essential skills

·      Solid understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and postural issues

·      Strong command of the Pilates exercise repertoire

·      Ability to see the need for modifications and adjust accordingly

·      Ability to progress and challenge clients safely and effectively

·      Ability to inspire and motivate clients to reach their fitness goals


Without all of the above skills, Pilates instructors cannot provide their clients with the best instruction they could receive and thus prevent the client from reaping all the benefits Pilates has to offer.

Each course has its own criteria, all of which can be found on the PAI Pilates Teacher Training Course Requirements page.  In summary, to become a fully trained Pilates instructor, over 200 classroom hours are required in addition to personal review, practice teaching and observation hours.  Information on all of our courses can be found on the PAI Pilates Teacher Training Course Descriptions page. 


Download an Application to apply for the PAI Pilates Teacher Training course.  You can submit your application via email, snail mail, or by dropping it off at the studio.  Please include with your application a non-refundable deposit of $200 per course, plus a ONE TIME $50 processing fee (which will be applied to your course fee once enrolled and confirmed.  Please note that applications will not be reviewed until the deposit is submitted.  Please attach your resume along with two references with the application.


The Core Curriculum

All courses at the Pilates Academy International will focus on the following:

PAI follows the Pilates Method Alliance Scope of Practice/Code of Ethics Guidelines.

For more information on these guidelines, visit the website of the Pilates Method Alliance

Click here for our calendar of upcoming Teacher Trainer courses and workshops!


Click here for all Policies, Procedures and Prices

Job Placement


PAI receives job opportunity notifications from affiliated studios across the country. If you are a PAI student interested in being put on our mailing list to receive such notifications, please email training@pilatesonfifth.com.

Become a Pilates Instructor for Pilates mat classes and private Pilates with our Pilates Teacher Training Program NYC

If you have been wondering how to become a Pilates instructor to teach Pilates mat classes and privates, duets, etc., on all Pilates equipment, then continue reading to learn more about our Pilates Teacher Training program. The Pilates Academy International, Pilates on Fifth's Pilates teacher training program, is dedicated to training competent and confident instructors in the Pilates method. Our program prepares you for teaching well-rounded, inspiring Pilates mat classes and personalized lessons for all body types on all the Pilates equipment including the reformer, Cadillac, chairs and barrels.

To become a Pilates instructor through the Pilates Academy International, over 200 hours of in-studio training are required with additional hours of practice and observation necessary as well. During your Pilates teacher training, you can take Pilates mat classes and equipment classes at a discount and observe any class or session at any time. In fact, observation is an integral part of the program as long as it done quietly and unobtrusively! Practice means your own practice AND practicing on another person. We allow each student to bring in one friend as a practice body, and that person must register with the front desk and complete the usual paperwork. This allows students the chance to see how regular people as opposed to fellow students respond to their cues, corrections and feedback.

Pilates Academy International Teacher Trainer Course Descriptions

Pilates Academy International Teacher Trainer Course Requirements

Put your career in the hands of the Pilates Academy International to become a Pilates instructor with all the knowledge and skills necessary to rise to the top of your industry.

Learn to teach a fabulous Pilates workout, including Reformer Pilates with our Pilates online library

Pilates online training can be hit or miss: some is very good and, well, some is not! Though teaching an excellent Pilates workout or Reformer Pilates is best done in the presence of a qualified teacher trainer, Pilates online training can be an effective way to brush up your technique or get some new ideas! If you are looking for an inspiring Pilates workout or insightful training tips, then visit our Pilates online library, www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com. This site features a mat Pilates workout for everyone, including many workouts with small equipment, for all levels and abilities. Reformer Pilates workouts remain our biggest selling point as we feature a variety of exercise segments for many different population types and areas of emphasis. In addition to Reformer Pilates, UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com features workouts on the Chair, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Arc Barrels.

Our ever-growing Pilates online library of training videos allow Pilates enthusiasts worldwide to brush up on their technique or learn some new exercises. Featuring the training method of the Pilates Academy International, the training videos are saved as individual video files, so that students/viewers can quickly find the exercise they need. Together, these training videos comprise the Pilates Academy International repertoire. We currently offer online Pilates training on all Pilates equipment and will be adding online continuing education courses throughout the year.

PAI is renowned for creating competent instructors who have a strong understanding of the exercises and biomechanics coupled with excellent communication skills, making them highly sought after in the competitive Pilates job market.