Education FAQs

Education FAQs

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What is PeakU?

PeakU is the Peak Pilates® learning dashboard where you can access all of the courses you’re enrolled in, view your CECs, and download certificates of completion.

How do I log in?

Log in here using the same email address that you used to purchase your Peak Pilates course. 

Use the Forgot Password link to set a new password.
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Certification Overview

What certification programs does Peak Pilates® offer?

Please see the Instructor Certification page to learn about our Mat, Comprehensive and FitCore™ Certification programs. You can also refer to the “At a Glance” charts below for details of each one, including course length, prerequisites and certification requirements.

How does Peak Pilates® differ from other certification programs?

At Peak Pilates®, our goal is to maintain the highest standards for Pilates education in the industry. Many of our Master Instructors have been with the company for more than ten years, and we also maintain strict quality standards when recruiting new Master Instructors. We have developed a proprietary formula for delivering Pilates training to our students, which includes a 10-step protocol for teaching exercises and a 5-part formula for successful coaching.

Is there a minimum age to attend a certification?

Yes, the minimum age is 18.

Can I get certified online?

Our comprehensive certification programs include online coursework that you can complete from home or your studio, but there is also an in-person training and assessment required for certification.

What are observation and student teaching hours?

Peak Pilates® certification programs require you to log a certain number of observation and teaching hours prior to being awarded your instructor certification. To log these hours, you must make arrangements to observe a Peak Pilates® professional teacher, and you must also schedule time to practice teaching Pilates in a setting that gives you access to the proper Pilates equipment. For more information/details on how to find places to observe and student teach click here.

What is PMA and how is Peak Pilates® involved?

PMA stands for the Pilates Method Alliance, the nonprofit professional association and certification organization for the Pilates method. Upon successful completion of the Peak Pilates® Comprehensive program, certified Peak Pilates® instructors are eligible to test for the PMA certification, but the PMA exam is not a requirement for Peak Pilates® Certification.

Signing Up for a Course

How can I find out if there is a certification course near me?

Use the Find a Training page to search by location.

How far in advance must I register for a course?

All courses require registration a minimum of 2 weeks before the course start date. There is online course work that needs to be completed prior to your live training. The live component builds upon what you have learned from the online content and therefore it is important to have enough time to complete before your live training.

What materials do I need before starting a program?

Each certification program registration comes complete with all materials needed! Your pre-course online work will include a study guide, exercise video library, slide presentations, practice audio and video support, and more. However, we do recommend you purchase Joseph H. Pilates books: Return to Life through Contrology and Your Health. If you do not have an anatomy background, it is helpful to also read Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germaine.

Do you provide payment plans?

Yes, we offer Affirm so you can pay over time. Also, the Comprehensive Certification pathway is structured to allow students to pay per module.

Do you offer a scholarship program?

We have recently launched the Peak Pilates® Expanding Accessibility scholarship for Level 1 training, available at select regions in the United States. BIPOC, AAPI, LATINX, LGBTQIA2, those experiencing financial hardship, and any other member of a marginalized community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upon successful completion of the level one training, attendees will be qualified to start instructing. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and wanting to pursue a career in the Pilates industry. Applicants will be chosen on a combination of financial need, merit, and proximity to host training location. If selected, this scholarship will cover the full cost of Level 1 training and educational materials ($2,740 value) but does not cover any additional fees incurred while participating in the training (travel/food/accommodation/car rentals). Preference will be given to regional applicants. See details and apply here.

Can I cancel or reschedule a workshop I am signed up for?

For information on our cancellation policy, please click here.

Certification Renewal

What is required to maintain my certification?

Peak Pilates® and FitCore™ Certifications require 14 continuing education credits (CECs) and a renewal fee ($69.95) every two years. You can also progress to the next level of your training to keep your certification active. Continuing education is professional learning that follows the basic level of certification for professionals in a given field. It helps you to be knowledgeable and proficient and is typically required to maintain certifications and licenses in any profession that involves public trust. Please find all our continuing education options here.

What if I let my certification lapse?

If you fail to renew your certification, you will no longer be a current Certified Peak Pilates® Instructor. Being recognized and current in your certification is essential to maintaining good standing with your clients and employers. It shows that you are up to date with your education and committed to serving your clientele in the best way possible. Additionally, it is important for maintaining insurance and limiting liability.

Can I petition for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for courses taken through organizations other than Peak Pilates®?

Yes, you can petition to receive credit for workshops and courses completed through other qualified educational organizations. The maximum you can receive through petition is 6 CECs for every two-year renewal period. Details and instructions can be found on the Continuing Education Page in the Petition Section. All CEC credits must have a positive impact on your Pilates growth. We recommend credits in Pilates technique, teaching, anatomy, and/or special populations work.