Pilates will help you develop your inner strength, power, and agility. Developing these core principles will not only change your body but your life.

BEYOND MOTION®  offers a full comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program with more than 450 hours of education that includes over 100 hours of self-practice and on-site apprenticeship. Having studied a myriad of Pilates styles and programs, Amy partnered with the infamous Pilates Education Institute to design BEYOND MOTION®’s comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training program using a contemporary approach to the classical method.

Amy and Rick Lademann created BEYOND MOTION® in 2007 and opened the headquarters in Naples, FL in 2009.

Recognized as leaders in education, this award-winning facility is known for their outstanding training and support.

Teachers, Coaches, and Educators from a variety of disciplines travel from around the globe to train at BEYOND MOTION®.

After years of being asked to train others in her techniques, Amy is excited to share BEYOND MOTION®’s Pilates Teacher Training programs. BEYOND MOTION®’s versatile Pilates Instructor Training program is sensitive to your time and budget.

Whether you want to have a career teaching Pilates, or you are just looking to deepen your practice, we can help you reach your personal goals.

Pilates is one of the fastest growing fitness programs in the world, and the quality of education from BEYOND MOTION® is highly respected by professionals in the medical, health, and wellness communities.
The BEYOND MOTION® Pilates Teacher Training course focuses heavily on alignment, muscular balance, dynamic and functional movement patterns, assessments, and movement modifications.  You will utilize the tools of both classical and contemporary Pilates principles to help guide you to become a versatile, informed, and educated teacher. During our intensive course, you will be continuously supported through your journey by our highly qualified team of Pilates professionals.

Both the Pilates Mat and Comprehensive Pilates Instructor programs offer a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of teaching and practicing Pilates. The BEYOND MOTION® Pilates Instructor Training is founded on the philosophy that Pilates is a workout encompassing strength, power, control, flexibility, and agility, used to assist clients in achieving their fitness goals.

BEYOND MOTION®’s comprehensive 450-hour curriculum not only takes you through the full Pilates repertoire but also teaches you how to assess which movements are best for each client. Our instructors have the unique ability to tailor their teaching approach in order to work with people of all fitness abilities, ages, and levels.

This 450-hour program is designed as self-contained modules, with one module building upon the next. By taking one module at a time you will fully experience the Pilates methodology and work. We offer three different courses of study: the Mat Certificate Course (For those looking to deepen their personal practice) the Equipment Course (For those that have already gone through a Mat Certificate Course and are looking to further their education) and the Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training Program (For those looking to Bridge from one Pilates Program to another, and for those looking to become a Pilates Instructor).

The BEYOND MOTION® Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training Program meets all of the requirements of the Pilates Method Alliance for a 450 Hour Comprehensive Teacher Training program, and for the PMA Certification eligibility.

Requirements for completion of the 450-hr training:

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Module One: 5 Hours

Anatomy & Movement Science: Structural & Movement Analysis, Injuries & Conditions

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Module Two: 5 Hours

Pilates Philosophy, History & Professionalism Code of Ethics

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Module Three: 18 Hours

Mat Level 1: Pre Pilates, Stretches, Exercises, Precautions & Contraindications

Written & Practical Test

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Module Four: 42 Hours

Mat Level 2 & 3: Exercises, Precautions & Contraindications, Movement Science & Anatomy

Written & Practical Test

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Module Five: 40 Hours

Reformer Level 1, 2 & 3: Exercises, Precautions & Contraindications

Written & Practical Test

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Module Six: 24 Hours

Cadillac/Tower: Exercises, Precautions, Contraindications, Anatomy Review

Written & Practical Test

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Module Seven: 18 Hours

Chair: Exercises, Precautions & Contraindications

Written & Practical Test

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Module Eight: 18 Hours

Arc/Barrel: Exercises, Precautions, Contraindications

Written & Practical Test

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Module Nine:

75 Self Practice Hours, 115 Student Teaching Hours, 100 Observation Hours,

10 Practical & Written Exam Hours

The BEYOND MOTION® Pilates Mat Certificate course gives you the skills necessary to teach an engaging, safe, and fun group fitness-style basic Pilates Mat class. While Mat Level 1, 2, and 3, may be taken as a stand-alone certificate course, these courses are included in the 450-hour training.

The BEYOND MOTION® Comprehensive Pilates Training is a complete Pilates education which includes an in-depth study of the Pilates Method, anatomy, exercises, sequencing, assessment, teaching skills, and more. You will utilize different pieces of Pilates equipment in great detail. As part of the Comprehensive Pilates Training Program, students will be able to attend BEYOND MOTION®’s Pilates studio for many of their observation, self-practice, and student teaching hours. Once you have completed the BEYOND MOTION® comprehensive program, final exam, and subsequent training hours, you will have satisfied the requirements needed to sit for the PMA-CPT Exam.

What should I do before my certification course begins?

Your success in our training program is heavily contingent upon your experience with Pilates. In order to be a great instructor, you need to be a great student. Applicants must demonstrate a level of proficiency in Pilates during the initial assessment and interview process. If you are new to Pilates you will be required to complete a minimum of 10 private Pilates sessions at BEYOND MOTION® prior to your Teacher Training start date. If you are not local we can discuss your pre-training options.

***Click here to email BEYOND MOTION® to schedule your private sessions.

Truly teaching the body in front of you takes confidence and great knowledge. Choosing BEYOND MOTION® guarantees you that your comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program will get you to the level needed to enjoy a career in Pilates with BEYOND MOTION®.

If you are ready to take the next steps to create an amazing career as a Pilates Instructor, please click here to fill out your application. We look forward to you joining our next Pilates Teacher Training Series! Upon finishing all of the requirements, and earning a score of 80% or higher on the final exam a certificate of completion will be issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the course dates?
BEYOND MOTION®’s winter 2019 Pilates Mat Teacher Training course will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2019. This session is an expedited emersion training with home assignments and video work. The dates are set to assist you in reaching your goals of going into 2019 with a greater understanding of how to perform and teach the Pilates Mat repertoire and prepare you for the 2019 Pilates Teacher Training equipment course.  The (Individual weekend dates may change as needed in order to provide students with optimal learning time between units.) Each module has a practical and written exam at the end of the weekend.

Your final exam will be scheduled as a separate exam date after all course modules have been completed.

For those going through the Comprehensive Pilates Course, the course schedule, observation and apprentice hours will be scheduled based on the trainee’s schedule and our studio schedule. 

(Please note, times listed may be modified as needed by the BEYOND MOTION® Pilates teacher training team.)

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  • 2 weeks prior to your start date for Mat Level One
Mat Level One


Thursday January 9, 2020 5:30-8:30 

  • Friday~ January 10, 2020 5:30pm- 8:30pm
  • Saturday~ January 11, 2020 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Sunday~ January 12, 2020 9:30am – 1:00pm
Mat Level Two


  • Friday~January 24, 2020 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday~January 25, 2020 11:30am-8:00pm
  • Sunday~ January 26, 2020 10:00am – 6:00pm
Mat Level Three

Mat Level 3

  • Friday~February 7, 2020  5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday~ February 8, 2020 11:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday~ February 9, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm

    Magic Circle


    • Saturday~February 22, 2020 11:30am- 6:30pm
    • Sunday~ February 23, 2020 10:00am-5:00pm
    Reformer Level One
    • Friday~ March 13, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Saturday~ March 14, 2020 11:30am- 8:00pm
    • Sunday~ March 15, 2020   10:00am- 5:00pm
    Reformer Level Two
    • Friday~ March 27, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Saturday~ March 28, 2020 11:30am- 8:00pm
    • Sunday~ March 29, 2020   10:00am- 5:00pm
    Reformer Level Three
    • Friday~ April 17, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Saturday~ April 18, 2020 11:30am- 8:00pm
    • Sunday~ April 19, 2020 10:00am- 5:00pm
    • Friday~ May 1, 2020 5:30pm- 8:00pm
    • Saturday~ May 2, 2020 11:30am- 8:00pm
    • Sunday~ May 3, 2020 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday~ May 15, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
    • Saturday~ May 16, 2020 11:30am-8:00pm
    • Sunday~ May 17, 2020 10:00am-5:00pm
    Ladder Barrel/Arc
    • Friday~May 28, 2020 5:30-8:00pm
    • Saturday~ May 29, 2020 11:30am-6:30pm
    • Sunday~May 30, 2020 10:00am-5:00pm
    Self Practice and Apprentice Hours
    • All self-practice and apprentice hours for the Comprehensive Program must be completed and turned in within 90 days of your final exam.

    **Included in the comprehensive 450+ hr training is Mat Level 1, 2, & 3, small props, as well as all of your Equipment training.  If you are interested in signing up for the Pilates Mat Certificate Course separately, the dates are the first three weekends of the full training.

    How much does the course cost?
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    How do I complete the course?
    Upon completing BEYOND MOTION®’s Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training course we suggest you teach for a minimum of 6 months prior to taking the  PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) exam. Continuing education credits will be offered through the internationally recognized organization all year long. The Pilates Mat Certificate course will end with a practical and written exam as well as a practice class. The Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training will end with a practical and written exam.

    All of the following must be completed in order to receive your certificate of completion:

    self-study, homework, videos, and apprentice hours

    BEYOND MOTION® may offer CEC’s throughout the year.

    What are the course prerequisites?
    Knowledge of the fitness industry and the teachings of Joseph Pilates is highly recommended. Each student should be familiar with the practice and technique of Pilates. Ideally, you should have some experience in both Mat Pilates and Pilates on the equipment before embarking on the 450+ hour teacher training.


    Prior skills from an athletic activity can help develop body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the Pilates teacher training. We will provide options for you to take Pilates equipment classes and private Pilates sessions throughout your Comprehensive Pilates Teacher  Training at a discounted rate.

    To book appointments at BEYOND MOTION® prior to your teacher training please contact the studio directly at 239-254-9300.

    Do you have a cancellation policy?
    Refunds are given only if cancellation is received in writing 30 days prior to the course start date that the applicant has applied to. The deposit is non-refundable.

    Tuition payments made prior to the course start will be refunded if cancellation meets the above requirements. Any tuition paid is NOT refundable once the course begins. A Non-Refundable Deposit of $350.00 is due with registration to reserve your spot.

    What if I have started my Pilates Teacher Training through one company but want to take modules from BEYOND MOTION®?
    While it is essential for any instructor to learn from a variety of educators, in order to effectively pursue your Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certificate we suggest selecting one company to work with from beginning to end. If you find that you need to change from one Pilates certificate program to another, it may be possible that your coursework will carry over to BEYOND MOTION®’s Pilates Teacher Training Program, assuming you began your training with a PMA recognized program. Please call us at 239-254-9300 to discuss your situation further.
    I am looking for CEC’s can I take one module of the BEYOND MOTION® Pilates Equipment coursework?
    While each piece of equipment is a stand-alone module you may need to complete one module prior to taking another. For instance, Mat Level 1 is required before Mat Level 2. Please call us at 239-254-9300 to discuss your situation further.
    If you have already completed portions of this training please contact us to discuss joining individual weekend intensive training. To become a fully trained BEYOND MOTION® Pilates Instructor, students must complete the above requirements. Upon completion of all of the requirements, a certificate of completion will be issued.