Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ’s
 (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the difference between “All Populations l” and “All Populations ll”? Can I just start with any of them?

  • All Populations covers the first 3 tier levels- Fundamentals, Fundamentals 2 and Intermediate. All Populations ll covers the last 2 tiers- Advanced Intermediate and Advanced of the FULL repertoire.
  • You must start with our ONLY Prerequisite which is Anatomy, Biomechanics and Posture Review. Following that you will ideally start with All Populations Mat l which gives you a great foundation to the rest of the All Populations courses.

How long after the each course can I get certified?

  • It depends person to person and how much time you have to committ on a weekly basis to your Practice Teaching, Observation and Personal Study Hours.

Are there any discounts if I were to purchase multiple courses at a time?

  • Yes! If you purchase a minimum of 3 courses you will recieve a 10% discount. This must be paid in full.

How fast can a student go through the program?

  • A student who has the flexability to take the weekday courses in succession or train privately can finish the entire curriculum in 4-6 months

Does PAI offer job placement?

  • We absolutely LOVE to hire people from our training courses,  We can’t, however, promise that your schedule will fill up immediately!  Great trainers get booked rather quickly, but hours available, day of week, and ability to give your own schedule “a little time” to fill up all factor in to play.

What are the requirements to take the PMA exam?

  • You must complete and be certified in Anatomy, Biomechanics and Posture Review,  All Populations l & ll Mat, Reformer,, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels courses.

Do I need the Post-Rehabilitation courses to take my PMA exam?  

  • Post-Rehabilitation courses they are NOT required to test out for the PMA exam…. just the advanced material.  However, the Post-Rehab courses will be great for your PMA CEC’s!

Does any hours from my previous teacher training program count towards my PAI education?

  • For most trainging programs yes. We have a crossover program which consists of scheduling time with a certified instructor to go over all the material necessary to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for the exams. This all depends person to person and where you are in the previous training. It is best to email info@gerdapilates.com for more information.

Can I use Gerda Pilates for my practice teaching hours?

  • Absolutely!! You are allowed to bring in one person ( for liability reasons ) into the studio for practice teaching. Please call the front desk to make sure there is room.

What requirements are there to keep my PAI certificate of accomplishment current?

  • You are required to do 6 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

What is the recommended level of Pilates/Fitness experience needed prior to starting my Teacher Training?

  • Our students come from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to start our program regardless of previous professional experience. We do find, however, that students who have both taken Pilates for a while AND have experience teaching get more out of the program.  Students without any Pilates experience may feel behind, and thus we highly recommend at least 20 Pilates sessions, either group or private, so that Pilates principles are not completely new concepts.