Teacher Training

MeetJeanne

Pilates Teacher Training with Fitness Arts

Why Teach Pilates?

Pilates instruction may appeal to those who are already involved in health and fitness careers. Alternatively, our Pilates training package may be your introduction to this type of work. In either situation, you will likely find that teaching Pilates is both highly rewarding and dynamic. If you have an interest in the power of healing through movement, the benefits of strengthening the core, or helping people with repatterning their muscles toward better alignment and less pain,, Pilates instruction may be your ideal path.

Self-Paced, Online Training

One of the greatest advantages that Fitness Arts has to offer is accessibility. Each video course is available online, and there is no strict timeline for completing your learning. So, you can receive the customized learning experience you need from the comfort of home or from a dedicated training space. Since our Pilates Teacher Training Program had been accepted by ACE for continuing education, petitioning for CEC’s is an easy process.

What you get

3 Virtual Meetings per module and unlimited emailing for questions or assistance in understanding the materials.

 Module 1

Introduction, Big Picture Pilates, History, Communication Skills, Intake Procedures, Anatomy of the Core, Fundamentals, Matwork, Magic Circle, Elastic Band, Stability Ball and Foam Roller

(Practical and Written Test via Zoom) (Download Pilates Packet)(Download Pilates Mat Manuel)

 Module 2

Reformer 1, Reformer 2 and Reformer 3

3 (Practical Test via Zoom) (Download Reformer Manuals) (Must complete Module 1 before taking other Modules)

 Module 3

Cadillac/Tower 1, Cadillac/Tower 2

(Practical Test via Zoom) (Download Cadillac/Tower Manuals) (Must complete Module 1 before taking other Modules)

 Module 4

Wunda Chair 1, Wunda Chair 2

(Arc Workshop via Zoom; Practical Test via Zoom) (Download Chair Manuals)

 Module 5

Aging Adults, Interview with Helen, Relaxation Techniques

(Download Pilates Packet – Contraindications) (Testing Review via Zoom) (Final Written and Practical Exam via Zoom)

4 Monthly Installment Payments of $750
Pay in Full Up Front with 10% Off – $2700
Workout

More About Jeanne Missey Osgood, MA

Jeanne Missey Osgood is the instructor you’ll come to know through Fitness Arts & the Arizona Pilates Academy. She brings 35 years of real-life fitness training experience and program development and 20 years of Pilates teaching experience to her training exercises, lectures, and relaxation techniques. And in an age of a growing older adult population, she has over 10 years of specialized experience in training older adults… In addition to her fitness and physical training background, Jeanne has earned a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education from Bowling Green State University. She has developed fitness programs within Firelands College, Bowling Green State University and at the University of Arizona, Department of Campus Recreation Therefore, she brings a unique blend of expertise in both the practice of Pilates and the concept of education itself.

If you are ready to take the next step in your professional development as a Pilates instructor, sign up today to tap into our wealth of digital resources.

Testimonials

Testimonial one

Jeanne is an amazing and knowledgeable instructor who keeps the Pilates training exciting and challenging

~ Silver

Testimonial two

Jeanne has a passion for helping others achieve their best life. Her goal is positivity and helping everyone succeed. She will push you, but, is always cognizant of limitations and will show alternatives to achieve the same goal. I attribute my flexibility, balance, and zest for life mostly to Pilates and Jeanne helps me to maintain that status. I had been taking Pilates at other studios and was doubtful that I would ever find another place that would bring me joy. Jeanne soon won me over with her flexibility, positivity and knowledge of the physical body

~ Jacquie

Testimonial Three

Excellent teaching style. Jeanne makes newbies to the field of movement feel good about themselves

~ Cerise

Testimonial four

Pilates Teacher Training with Jeanne Missey Osgood was one of the best decisions I have made. Her method of teaching is detailed, thorough and supportive. I highly recommend her teacher training programs.

~ Tamala

Testimonial five

Jeanne inspires me to be my best!

~ Terri

Testimonial six

Fitness Arts is a one of a kind studio. Jeanne provides a platform both online and in person where participants can explore their own creativity through a multitude of physical expressions. Truly a life changing experience!!

~ Julia

Testimonial Seven

When I opened my Pilates studio in 2012, Jeanne Osgood was the first professional master teacher I thought of to provide Pilates teacher training for my staff. Since my expansion in 2019, Jeanne recently conducted Pilates Teacher Training. Training was planned prior to the mandatory pandemic closure and Jeanne swiftly transitioned to online training. Her vast knowledge of fitness and higher education experience insures the finest Pilates training available. I have complete confidence in students that have completed Pilates Teacher Training with Jeanne. She makes learning fun, enjoyable and inspiring. Thank you Jeanne for all you do! You’re the best.

Connie Plummer
The Pilates Station, Owner
Vail, AZ

Testimonial eight

Jeanne cares about her teaching. I admire her passion for Pilates. I see joy and happiness when she is teaching us. She is patient and supportive. I was having a moment of anxiety about taking the written and practical exam at the end of the training and she spent extra time encouraging me. She would say, “I am available to you. I want you to get it in your bodies and practice, practice, practice! I want all of you to succeed! Continue working and learning from each other and keep observing other instructors, that is the path to instructors extraordinaire!” What a great message! Thank you, Jeanne for creating and directing Fitness Arts & the Arizona Pilates Academy and for teaching me the beautiful Pilates movement!

~ Isma

Pilates Teacher Training with Fitness Arts

01

Online training platforms in general and across mind/body fitness modalities in 2020 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) are more prevalent, effective and learner-friendly than ever before.

02

Pilates apparatuses (both home and commercial use) are easy to purchase online, so there is a need for more efficient training protocols.

03

Teacher Training programs, once out of reach either economically or geographically, are now both affordable and available.

Teaching Pilates begins with the right instructor training, and if you are self-directed, Fitness Arts an ideal choice for starting your Pilates journey. Through this online learning platform, aspiring instructors can find self-guided and self-paced learning at an affordable price point, and instruction can be completed from anywhere. Streaming videos, gaming platforms and Zoom meetings make this training interactive as well as fun.

Fitness Arts & the Arizona Pilates Academy is led by instructor-trainer, Jeanne Missey Osgood, MA. She is a certified continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200).. She is also certified with the National Pilates Certification Program and is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).

Check Out Our Frequently Asked Questions:

The 450-Hour Pilates Teacher Training is an online professional training for anyone who wants to learn more about Pilates. Whether you want to work-out in the comfort of your own home and have purchased some of the apparatus or you are a fitness enthusiast/instructor who would like to add Pilates training to your teaching arsenal, this cost effective online program is for you.

Signing up early is the best way to guarantee a seat in the 450-hour Pilates teacher training course. Program space is limited in order to ensure high-touch live zoom calls, as I want to personally coach each of you on the calls and aid you in growing your knowledge of Pilates. When you register for the 450-hour Pilates Teacher Training, you get access to the advanced teacher training content right away.

Begin your studies IMMEDIATELY, the moment you enroll. Start Module 1 coursework (it’s deep). It’s a good idea to watch all of Module I films a couple of times to glean information and download the Module 1 packet before scheduling a live call.

Access to Pilates Apparatus

Computer, iPad or phone

Zoom account (it’s free!)

Pilates Mat

Blank notebook and pen

450 hours is what the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) recommends for all teacher training programs in order to take the certification test. Don’t worry, you will have up to 9 months to complete your hours if you wish to take the test to become certified with the PMA. There are other broad-based certification companies such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE) that are highly respected that do not require the specific hours… only your knowledge, I will be giving you information about various certifications during this course.

Anyone with a desire to learn about Pilates training methods and/or who wishes to teach Pilates.

Of course! And we have amazing Pilates, yoga and fitness enthusiasts who do just that. Fulfilling the graduation requirements are required to earn your certificate. You may choose to forego or delay certification at this time and simply enjoy this deep, enriching experience.

It is up to you to finalize your personal schedule. Our recommendation is to carve out 2-3 hours per day (60 – 90 hours per month) on average for the duration of your training. We are not as concerned about how much time you spend, rather, what you learn. Some of you will finish in as little as 5 months, others will take closer to 9 months. It is important to stay on track and study for a couple of hours most days. Schedule a call for more details.

To graduate from the 450-Hour program you must:

  • Complete the final teaching Practicum by sending in a 50-min video of you teaching a themed Pilates Mat class, Reformer class, Tower/Cadillac class and Wunda Chair class.
  • Complete and pass the Written Exams (It is open book, you may use your manuals, handouts and notes.)
  • Complete all journaling exercises, quizzes, and homework outlined in our Zoom calls.

You will be well on your way to becoming a Pilates teacher extraordinaire! Upon completion of this course, you will also receive a 450-hour certificate of completion.

Please know that our training is non-refundable. In order for us to keep our quality and focus in our programs we cannot issue refunds, all sales are final. We ask that our students be fully committed before enrolling in our training. The training is non-refundable and yet, if after the first module test you find the training to be too challenging, and decide not to continue, the full amount of tuition can be applied to a week-long personal fitness arts retreat to include daily hiking, yoga, massage, aqua fitness, line-dancing and Pilates that we can schedule here in sunny Tucson, Arizona. This option is only available if you have opted to pay in full AND only after taking the exam after Module 1. Once you start Module 2, this option is no longer available.

Email Us With Further Questions:

If you have any other questions please reach out to us using the contact form. You can email us directly at Jeanne@fitnessarts.com.

We hope to hear from you soon! We are honored to part-take part in this teacher training together with you!