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Gain a recognised Diploma in teaching Pilates

Our Pilates courses explore the 34 movements of the original Pilates method, created by Joseph Pilates. During our Pilates workshops you will study the movements, analysing the Pilates technique to develop your own understanding and awareness of this remarkable exercise discipline. Through highly practical training you will learn how to teach, correct and adapt exercises to meet the needs of your clients, and our exceptional Pilates tutors will share a wealth of experience to support your development.

Our focus is on quality; you will study the Pilates method in depth. You will progress your skills gradually from beginners to intermediate to advanced, building on your knowledge over time. Our gradual progression route enables anyone with a passion for Pilates to learn effective teaching techniques and become a highly respected Pilates teacher, remaining true to the foundations of the original Pilates method. Learn how to develop skills to teach to individual clients as well as mixed ability group classes.

We are proud that all of our Pilates instructor courses are accredited by VTCT, giving you the prestige of qualifying with an industry-respected qualification at level 3.

Your studying is flexible - Start your E-learning now - Complete face to face training later

We offer three accredited Pilates Training Courses

Diploma in Mat Pilates

The Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates will enable you to teach mat Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions. You will learn through a mixture of e-learning courses and practical workshops.

Diploma in Mat Pilates Pilates CPD Courses

Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates

This Level 3 Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates combines the Diploma in Mat Pilates with three additional specialist courses. It will enable you to run more inclusive classes, work with a wider range of clients in your community and significantly enhance your teaching skills.

Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates Pilates CPD Courses

Exercise Specialist Diploma

This Level 4 diploma consists of three additional specialist courses not included within our other diplomas. Not only will you be able to offer rehabilitative exercise for people suffering with low back pain, you will be able to advise on nutrition and weight management, plus accept exercise referrals from GPs.

Exercise Specialist Diploma Pilates CPD Courses

Let your training fit around your life

Study your theory training online, supporting your practical face to face tuition. Learning the anatomy and physiology elements of the course at a time and place to suit you, enabling you to revisit and revise the lessons; absorbing the content at your own pace.

Receive access to a support tutor via out tutor support lines and become a member of our Pilates Zone Facebook group providing continued support, guidance and engagement with fellow students. There is also a free video library including the Pilates exercises for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The videos correspond with the delivery of the practical workshops allowing the opportunity to reflect on your learning and revise techniques at your own pace. Learning is also supported by a fully comprehensive training manual, with photographs and detailed instructions of the Pilates exercises covered on the practical workshops.

The Pilates practical workshops are held at weekends in nationwide training locations, making it easy for you to book a location near you.

As part of your professional qualifications, you will benefit from a free Career Accelerator Package providing you with all the tools you need to get your new career off to a flying start, including free music downloads, discounts on equipment and much more!

Your Pilates Training

Our extensive material and training will shape your future career and support your development to be the best in the industry.

  • Analyse the 34 original Pilates exercises
  • Learn how to adapt movements for different levels of ability
  • Learn effective cueing methods to instruct the Pilates technique
  • Develop confidence in teaching the Pilates method to individual clients and groups
  • Learn techniques to correct alignment to ensure precision of movement
  • Develop own technique, form and personal practice
  • Study the underpinning theory to develop your knowledge
  • Gain teaching experience to embed your skills
  • Progress gradually to ensure quality is upheld
  • Learn from industry expert
  • This is what you study in each diploma

    Pilates Teacher Courses
    Level 3
    Diploma in Mat Pilates
    Level 3
    Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates
    Level 4
    Exercise Specialist Diploma

    Access Pilates Courses (you may not need to do this if you have pre-requisites)

    Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology
    Access Mat Pilates

    You are now ready to start your Diploma

    Basic Mat Pilates
    Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
    Intermediate Mat Pilates
    Advanced Mat Pilates
    Practical Assessment and Portfolio of Evidence

    You are now Level 3 Pilates Teacher

    Pilates with Small Equipment
    Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
    Pre- and Post-natal Exercise

    You are now Level 3 Specialist Pilates Teacher

    Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management
    Level 3 Exercise Referral for Health Management
    Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

    You are now Level 4 Exercise Specialist

    Career Accelerator Package, designed to advance your career

    Gold Career Accelerator Package
    Platinum Career Accelerator Package

    Looking to talk to one of our advisers?

    Call us today: 01329 829444

    Why choose our courses

    Complete your theory training via online e-learning at a time and place to suit you. The Pilates practical workshops are held at weekends in nationwide training locations, making it easy for you to book a location near you.

    Benefit from the Career Acceleration Package

    As part of your professional qualifications, you will benefit from a free Career Accelerator Package providing you with all the tools you need to get your new career off to a flying start, including free music downloads, discounts on equipment and much more!

    What's the difference between a diploma and a CPD course?

    Diplomas: An essential part of the profession, required to gain entry into a job. Diplomas and qualifications mean you are qualified in a subject.

    CPD Courses: Continuing Professional Development Courses, a term that refers to activities for improving or learning new skills, for professionals that already gained a Diploma and qualifications.

    Looking for something more varied?

    Get a customised diploma.

    Our current CPD Pilates training course favourites

    Offer Pilates classes to a wider range of clientele and increase your earning potential by choosing speciality courses, such as Exercise Referral for Health Management to accept GP referrals or Pre and Postnatal Nutrition to understand nutrition requirements during pregnancy.

    Don't just take our word for it...

    "Excellent customer service from Scott Bolwell"

    I recently enrolled onto the Pilates teacher training course with Future Fit. The career advisor I spoke with throughout the process was Scott Bolwell. I really must say I was so impressed with the level of customer service I received from Scott right from the very beginning. When I first called through on the phone I had a lot of questions and Scott was very patient and thorough.

    Robyn 15 04 2019

    "Amazing course, top tutors, Highly Recommend!!"

    I have been studying with Future Fit Training for the past year and can honestly say how amazing they are as a training provider. They cover every basis, you get excellent support from the tutors, the online training is intense and thorough, the workshops are fantastic and the tutors themselves are extremely knowledgeable.

    Paige Stainton 15 08 2019

    "Overall good experience with Future Fit."

    I signed up for the Total Immersion with Future Fit and so far have completed my Level 2 & 3 as well as many CPD courses, I just have some Level 4 courses left. Upon reflection of my training so far, I'm not sure that online learning is the best way to go as you don't get the hands-on experience that you really need to build confidence and I did feel a bot lost when I first started working in the industry. However, having said that I have always been very impressed with Future Fit prompt and reliable customer service.

    Ruby Parsons 12 03 2019

    "Future Fit Training is fantastic"

    Future Fit Training is fantastic. From the moment I booked my Indoor Cycle Course the whole process was really smooth and everyone I emailed or spoke to was really helpful. On the day of the course, it was fantastic, I cannot thank Future Fit enough!

    Nathalie Edwards 04 04 2019

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    "I chose Future Fit, having looked at a range of providers and felt they provided the best value as well as a widely recognised qualification. The number of practical days was high compared to some others and at a good price."


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    You can ask any type of questions to our Support Team.

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    How old do I have to be to take a course with you?

    Anyone from the age of 16 can enrol and complete any of our non-practical e-learning courses. Practical courses can only be attended on or after your 18th birthday but can be enrolled on and booked in advance of this.

    Nb. Many gyms will accept applicants of 16 years of age, but be aware that if you are planning to work outside of clubs or leisure centres as a Personal Trainer, an Exercise to Music Instructor or a Pilates Teacher, you may not be eligible for the required insurance until you are 18 years old or over.

    For more information on course entry requirements and admissions please contact one of our Careers Advisers who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

    Who awards this personal trainer diploma course?

    The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by Transcend. Transcend Awards are proud to be recognised by Ofqual as a regulated and industry specialist awarding organisation. Our courses are also fully REPs and CIMSPA approved.

    Future Fit Training is actually a founding member of REPs. Membership of REPs enables fitness professionals to prove they have attained an industry recognised level of skill, knowledge and competence in their chosen field of expertise. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.

    Do I pay for the courses in full when I book?

    With Future Fit Training you can pay for your course in full, or choose from an affordable and flexible payment scheme to suit you. You can pay a deposit and then the balance, Pay as You Learn, pay by Company invoice or finance through OMNI. Go to funding your course for more information about Future Fit Training payment options.

    How long will the course take? How many hours should I study for per week?

    We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.

    How much will I earn as a Personal Trainer?

    Your earnings after qualifying will vary depending on location and what you teach.

    As a guide, you should be looking at a rate of approximately £30-£50 per hour working as a Personal Trainer. The starting salary is approximately £16,000 and top Personal Trainers earn over £84,000/year.

    Read our salary guide for more information.