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    Certification Stages 1 to 3

    While developing through educational Stages 1 through 3 to become a True Pilates Instructor our Students are closely monitored and evaluated in their progress. Here is a conceptual overview of the True Pilates Instructor Training Program.


    The training regimen follows a well defined activity framework, monitored by an authorized Romana's Pilates IITP trainer as outlined in the following table.

    ActivityRequirementsBenchmarks
    Group Seminar
    Trainee must schedule and complete group seminar with a focus on learning, understanding, performing and teaching selected exercises
    • One group seminar must be completed with an authorized Romana’s Pilates IITP trainer.
    • IITP trainer must possess a Level I, II or III instructor rating.
    • IITP trainer’s instructor rating must be valid during the timeframe in which these activities were completed.
    • IITP trainer must attest that Group Seminar requirement has been fulfilled.
    Activity completed during a 2 – 5 month time frame from the point in time in which the specific Stage activities were initiated
    Independent Study
    Trainee must observe Pilates instruction and compile notes regarding instructional methods and techniques.
    • Independent Study must be completed under the direct supervision of an authorized Romana’s Pilates IITP trainer.
    • IITP trainer must possess a Level I, II, III or IV instructor rating.
    • IITP trainer’s instructor rating must be valid during the timeframe in which these activities were completed.
    • IITP trainer must attest that Independent Study completion requirement has been fulfilled.
    200 – 300 hours of observation
    Activity completed during a 2 – 5 month time frame from the point in time in which the specific Stage activities activities were initiated
    Private Lessons
    Trainee must schedule and complete individual lessons with a focus on learning, understanding, performing and teaching selected exercises
    • Five individual lessons must be completed with an authorized Romana’s Pilates IITP trainer.
    • IITP trainer must possess a Level I, II, III or IV instructor rating.
    • IITP trainer’s instructor rating must be valid during the timeframe in which these activities were completed.
    • IITP trainer must attest that Individual Lesson requirement has fulfilled.
    Activity completed during a 2 – 5 month time frame from the point in time in which the specific Stage activities were initiated
    Stage Assessment
    Trainee must schedule and complete specific stage assessment with a focus on competency and prowess for teaching and administering selected exercises.
    • Trainee assessment must be completed with an authorized Romana’s Pilates IITP trainer.
    • IITP trainer must possess a Level I, II or III instructor rating.
    • IITP trainer’s instructor rating must be valid during the timeframe in which these activities were completed.
    • IITP trainer must attest that Trainee Assessment requirement has been fulfilled.
    Activity completed during a 1 – 3 month time frame from the point in time in which all other activities of the specific Stage were completed
    For more information regarding instructor leveling, please reference the Contact Us page on this website. To locate a Level I, II, III or IV instructor near you, please contact us directly.

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