Now Enrolling for 2024! Download our Teacher Training brochure for more information about our in-person, virtual on Zoom and self-taught online courses.

For more information, call 480.815.2055 or email [email protected]

Are you interested in enhancing your Pilates knowledge or even becoming a Pilates instructor?

Function Pilates has 3 ways for you to achieve this!

Function Pilates Teacher Training Program gives students the skills and knowledge to teach the foundational exercises up to advanced level clients on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel.

 

This 450-hour course will provide functional anatomy and understanding of postures, the structure and guidelines for building classes and working with one-on-one clients, educational principles and the business of being a Pilates Instructor to set-up for a successful career in the Pilates industry.

 

Graduates of the Comprehensive Program are qualified to take the exam to become a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT).

In-Person and Virtual Live Tuition and Dates 2024

In-Person Training: this course is held three times a year at Function Pilates Tempe, AZ studio. Choose between Mat; Mat & Reformer; or Full Comprehensive certifications.

Virtual Live Zoom Training: this course is held two times a year and perfect for those who live out of state or out of the country. This is a Mat & Reformer course that meets on specific days through Zoom, and allows you to interact live with Master Trainer.

 

In-Person Mat Certification: $799

Summer

Saturday and Sundays (inquire for times)

6/1-6/2
6/8-6/9
Written Test: 8/24

 

Fall

Saturday and Sundays (inquire for times)

9/21-9/22
10/5-10/6
Written Test: 12/28

 

In-Person Mat and Reformer Certification: $2,899

Summer

Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm
6/1-6/2
6/8-6/9
6/29-6/30
7/13-7/14
Written Test: 8/24

 

Fall

Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm
9/21-9/22
10/5-10/6
10/26-10/27
11/30-12/1
Written Test: 12/28

 

In-Person Full Comprehensive Certification (includes Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector):  $4,299

Summer

Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm
6/1-6/2
6/8-6/9
6/29-6/30
7/13-7/14

7/27-7/28

8/10-8/11
Written Test: 8/24

 

Fall

Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm
9/21-9/22
10/5-10/6
10/26-10/27

11/16-11/17
11/30-12/1

12/14-12/15
Written Test: 12/28

 

Virtual Live Certification

Summer/Fall

Dates and Times TBD


$500 deposit secures your in-person spot. $200 secures your virtual spot. Monthly payment plans available. 

Looking for financial assistance? Our Scholarship Program may be able to help. Apply now.

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Prefer to study on your own timeline?

Function Pilates is now offering online teacher training on-demand.

Online Course Training: this course is perfect for those who want to learn at their own pace, maintain lifetime access to log-in, downloadable PDF manuals and budget friendly. The student will be guided through a PowerPoint slide deck led by founder, Vanessa Kelly, explaining each slide in detail including anatomy, 45 mat exercises and 100 reformer exercises. Choose between Mat only or the Mat & Reformer course. The online course is educational with the option to become a certified instructor. Please inquire on those requirements.

Mat Teacher Training + Anatomy Course

Discover the basic foundation of anatomy including types of postures, the most recognized muscles and bones used in Pilates, common injuries and conditions along with 45 Pilates Mat exercises. Learn to build customized workout routines for yourself and others including modifications, variations and prop recommendations.

Mat & Reformer Teacher Training + Anatomy Course

Welcome to your guided Mat & Reformer Teacher Training course! Learn the basic foundation of Anatomy to understand: postures, the most recognized muscles and bones used in Pilates, common injuries and conditions. The Mat section will review 45 exercises, and the Reformer section will review 100 exercises. In each exercise identify what the purpose is, what to monitor and observe, which muscles are targeted, the set-up of the exercise and the movement. Throughout the course, there will be a variety of ways to cue and how to start programming a customized workout for yourself or an individual.

Meet Your Master Trainer

Vanessa Kelly
Lead Master Trainer

Vanessa Kelly is a Pilates Master Trainer, Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor and Posture Alignment Specialist through Egoscue University.

 

Vanessa first learned the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) method of Pilates in 2009. She began her Pilates career as an independent contractor in 2009 at Core Fit, a private Pilates studio in Las Vegas.

 

During her time there, Vanessa discovered her passion for rehabilitation and posture analysis through corrective exercises. She attended her first workshop, in San Francisco, on how Pilates can help correct scoliosis and decrease chronic back pain. Her education continued with Vanessa attending The Pilates on Tour Rehabilitation conferences held in Phoenix.

 

In 2011, Vanessa accepted a position as Lead Pilates Instructor at Life Time Athletic Summerlin, where she quickly proved that her dedication to her craft and her attention to detail with clients was extremely valuable to the company. After learning and assisting in the Pilates program, Vanessa eventually accepted a promotion as the Pilates Coordinator at Life Time Fitness Tempe in April 2013.

 

The dedication and desire to help people through Pilates along with Postural Therapy led to the grand opening of Function Pilates in 2014. Vanessa is the owner and founder of Function Pilates located in Tempe, Arizona. Since opening, she has had the pleasure of working with the Los Angeles Angels minor league in Postural Therapy, and one-on-one Pilates sessions with LPGA, Julie Yang.

 

“Function Pilates is a place designed for folks to come in to experience healthy, functional movement while enjoying the benefits of Pilates in a traditional way.”

Jen McCoy
Virtual Master Trainer

Jen McCoy is a Comprehensively Certified Instructor through Function Pilates. After a hip injury, Pilates gave Jen the opportunity to keep movement in her day-to-day life while helping her heal. Shortly after starting, Jen felt the amazing benefits and fell in love with the strength Pilates gave her as well as the mind body connection. After a few years of taking Pilates classes, Jen decided she wanted to take her Pilates practice to the next level and become certified. Shortly after looking at a few different local programs, Function Pilates was offering a scholarship program. The stars aligned!

Jen was selected as a finalist and went on to win first place. This scholarship helped her obtain a Full Comprehensive Certificate. Jen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Family & Human Development. By combining her love of Pilates and educational teaching, it just made perfect sense when she was given the opportunity to transition careers to teach Pilates full time. Jen enjoys teaching group classes and private sessions as well as live and virtual environments. She is extremely excited to continue her growth with Function Pilates as a Virtual Master Trainer. In her spare time, Jen enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, travel and of course, Pilates!