Scholarship Opportunities

Function Pilates is pleased to offer a full scholarship to our Virtual Mat and Reformer Program up to one exceptional candidate for the next upcoming course. The Mat and Reformer training will include basic anatomy, all levels of Mat and Reformer exercises, modifications and variations to exercises, how to lead Group Classes and Private sessions plus the business of being a Pilates Instructor. This is a certification valued at $1,249.

Scholarship Eligibility
  • USA resident
  • Must be able to be ready and complete the program virtually in full within 6-12 months
Application Requirements
  • Complete scholarship application in full before the deadline
  • Must provide 2 personal references
  • Must provide a headshot and biography
  • Must enroll in the next upcoming course
  • Interview may be required by a Function Pilates representative
  • Winner will be chosen by our community over social media that will include a headshot, biography and responses to the application questions

Scholarship Program Requirements

  • Upon receiving notification of the award, winner will return signed contract within 3 business days
  • Must be able to be ready and complete the program virtually in full within 6-12 months
  • Write a testimonial of your experience at the conclusion of the program

Scholarship Applications are closed for this training cycle.

Alumni and Current Students


“I met Vanessa during a time in my life when I was ready for a career change. I was transitioning away from public school teaching and looking for a way to work from home by creating my own small business. Pilates had always been an important part of my self-care but Vanessa helped me realize that it could be so much more…Vanessa’s teacher training classes literally helped me create the career of my dreams. I now own a successful home Pilates studio where I teach  private lessons 30-40 hours a week. I spend the day surrounded by lovely “regulars” who leave my studio feeling peaceful, flexible, strong and energized by Pilates. I am forever grateful to Vanessa for helping me create this new and rewarding career.” – Monica F.


“As a graduate of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program through Function Pilates, my experience was nothing short of amazing. Vanessa Kelly is the BEST Master Trainer in Tempe, AZ. Her knowledge and experience along with her positivity and attention to detail provide you with the tools necessary to become a successful, confident Pilates instructor and teach any fitness level (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Vanessa will always take the time to help you improve your teaching skills even after graduation. Because of the comprehensive curriculum, I was able to find work at multiple studios immediately after certification. I highly recommend Vanessa, and the Teacher Training Program offered at Function Pilates.” -Lisa R.


After sitting at a desk for the majority of my career, I decided it was time for a change. The teacher training program provided the chance for me to pursue a career that focuses on health and fitness. I started teaching my classmates on day one of class. Needless to say, I felt well prepared as an instructor by the end of the program. Not only did I learn how to teach Pilates, but I was also encouraged to think about what I wanted to do with my new skill set. Before I had even completed my training, I was invited to teach or sub at several different studios. This experience gave me the confidence to start my own small studio where I am now able to work with my own clients and teach at times that work around my family’s busy schedule. -Teri C.


“My instructor training at Function Pilates has been such an amazing experience. Vanessa Kelly is a very knowledgeable and gifted teacher. She has a talent for bringing together mind, body and spirit. The studio has an inviting and calming atmosphere, which provides the perfect setting for learning the material (and there’s a lot to learn). The material is presented in a way that preserves the classical exercises, and adds a contemporary flare. I would recommend Function Pilates to anyone who is interested in becoming an instructor or is just passionate about pilates.” -Tom M.

Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarship applications are closed for this training cycle.