LindaFit Pilates Mat
Teacher Training

Over 65 trainings since 2004

Become a Pilates Mat Teacher

Linda Farrell provides one-on-one mentoring and gives you the skills needed to develop your own successful Pilates Mat business.

  • All trainings guided by Linda Farrell
  • All trainings conducted online
  • Small group setting — 10 student max
  • Emphasis on mastering teaching skills
  • Career advisement/placement support

“Happiness in life truly comes from helping others and loving what you do. And I am thrilled to be sharing this work with you through my LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program.”

This boutique-style program is for fitness professionals, dancers, or anyone looking to make a career change.

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LindaFit teachers are working successfully and internationally in health clubs, fitness studios, dance centers, colleges/universities and more!

LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program

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Anatomy

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2 – 4pm (EST)
Total: 4 sessions, 8 hours

Includes LindaFit
Anatomy Manual

Repertory

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2 – 4pm (EST)
Total: 5 sessions, 10 hours

Includes LindaFit
Repertory Manual

Practice Teaching

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2 – 4pm (EST)
Total: 6 sessions, 12 hours

Includes individual
feedback and guidance

Register for the program: $1350

$550 deposit required. Please review our cancellation policy.

LindaFit Teacher Testimonials

Kelly Cook

Kelly Cook

Writer, New York
LindaFit certified since 2020

"I loved Pilates and wanted to get certified but was intimidated by the anatomy and how much there was to learn.
I was so happy to find Linda Farrell and her amazing LindaFit Pilates Teacher Training course. Linda made it all so relaxing, fun, enjoyable and accessible. She records all the sessions, in case you have to miss one, and she also permits you to sit in on her next teacher training session to reinforce your knowledge-at no additional cost. Thank you, Linda!”

Lauren Renfroe

Lauren Renfroe

Barre Teacher, New York
LindaFit certified since 2020

"Linda’s wisdom and encouragement are what make the LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training so special.
Linda takes the time to answer all of your questions as she wants you to succeed as an educated, Pilates teacher. At the end of the course I felt very prepared and confident to start teaching, knowing that I had all the information needed to teach a successful and safe class. Attending the LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training online was also very convenient, as it was in short, two-hour intervals so you have time to digest the material. I highly recommend working with Linda, you won't regret it.”

Rebecca Vierhaus

Rebecca Vierhaus

Fitness Instructor, California
LindaFit certified since 2020

"Taking the LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program was one of the best decisions I ever made. I cannot recommend this training highly enough!
Linda’s experience in the methodology, the foundation she gives you in the anatomy and the repertory, and the way she cares about her students, is better than anything I have ever seen. She even invites you to attend the next training -at no additional cost- so you can hone your skills. If you are looking to become a Pilates teacher or broaden your knowledge this is a great investment for you.”

Tim Eidman

Tim Eidman

Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, New York
LindaFit certified since 2018

"I’ve learned so much from your LindaFit Pilates Teacher Training and classes-the best, and I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today without you!"

Danelle Morgan

Danelle Morgan

NYC Rockette, Fitness and Dance Instructor, New York
LindaFit certified since 2018

“Receiving my Pilates Mat certification through LindaFit was an amazing and positive experience. Linda’s knowledge of the Pilates repertory and the human body is endless. Her courses are intimate so I felt that I had plenty of room to ask questions, grow, and truly understand the work. Whether my clients are in their late teens or late 60s, I feel completely comfortable and confident in knowing how to safely challenge them. It’s through Linda that I learned that Pilates truly is for every body. Additionally, Linda has been an amazing mentor - it was through Linda that I taught my first group Pilates classes. Her course truly prepares you to get out right out there in the fitness world. I am so grateful that I received my certification through LindaFit."

Elna Dahlsjo

Elna Dahlsjo

Dance School Founder and Operator, Sweden
LindaFit certified since 2014

"I took Linda’s great and inspiring LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program in 2014.
It has given me lots of opportunity here in Sweden. I run my own dance school with Pilates as an important part of the curriculum. Linda has taken me to new heights. Thank you!”

Alison Brookby

Alison Brookby

Barre, Cycle, and Rebounder Instructor, Texas
LindaFit certified since 2020

"As a fitness instructor with seven years experience, I am always looking to expand my fitness knowledge.
Upon being introduced to Linda Farrell through her excellent online Pilates classes, I took her LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program and became certified in January 2020. I so appreciate Linda’s extensive knowledge of the human body and how she applies it in her Pilates program.  I cannot recommend the LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training enough. Linda is an amazing person with an incredible wealth of knowledge to share-take it!”

Sydney Duncheon

Sydney Duncheon

Fitness Instructor, California
LindaFit certified since 2016

"I highly recommend Linda’s wonderful Lindafit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program.
I became certified in 2016 and have been teaching ever since, starting in Brooklyn, New York City and currently in California. Thank you, Linda!”

Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed

Lawyer, Egypt
LindaFit certified since 2020

"I was fortunate enough to meet Linda Farrell through her LindaFit Live online Pilates classes, and I took her LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program in the fall of 2020.
It was eye opening and I learned how to get in touch with my mind and body with Pilates. Linda permits you to come back and sit in on the next training which is so helpful. If you are a beginner, like me, and looking to start a Pilates career, I really encourage you to take this course.”

Stefania Caracciolo

Stefania Caracciolo

Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor
LindaFit certified since 2009

"l loved everything about the training; the way Linda explained the anatomy, the exercises and the cueing."
I took my first classes with Linda in 2008, and was certified through her wonderful LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training program in 2009. Back then, I was an Italian tourist in New York City and felt very fortunate to take her training. Today, you are even luckier, as the course is all taught online. I highly recommend Linda and her excellent program.

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Program Overview

 

LindaFit Pilates Mat, Group Coursework: 30 Hours

The LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training program is a comprehensive learning experience that includes three parts: Core Anatomy, Pilates Mat Repertory, and Practice Teaching. These three components comprise the LindaFit group coursework and must be taken to complete the program and receive a certificate.

Core Anatomy

Covers musculoskeletal anatomy, focusing on biomechanics, kinesthetic principles, and the muscle groups of the trunk, shoulder, and hips. Key topics include: relationships between core muscle groups, proper pelvic placement, shoulder mechanics, pelvic floor, and posteral-lateral breathing.

Recommended anatomy text book for course: Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel, 4th, 5th, or 6th edition. Available through Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com

Pilates Mat Repertory

Starts with a discussion of Joseph Pilates’ principles, which are the ideas that formed and shaped the Pilates Mat repertory. The principles are then applied to 30 Pilates Mat exercises (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) that will be broken down in terms of set-up, modifications, progressions, and cueing. Developing an eye for correct alignment and an ear for succinct cueing starts at this stage.

Practice Teaching

Six, 2-hour Practice Teaching sessions allow each student to practice cueing and teaching all the Pilates Mat repertory exercises online in a supervised, supportive group format. Students will receive individual guidance and feedback, as well as a final review of the Pilates Mat Repertory. During this phase, students should start their individual coursework requirements.

LindaFit Pilates Mat, Individual Coursework: 100 Hours

Students will be responsible for completing 5 self-practice class hours, 25 observation hours, and 70 practice teaching hours on their own. Individual coursework hours can be started at the Practice Teaching phase of the program.

Written Exam

After successful completion of the group coursework and all individual coursework, the student will set up an appointment to take an online written 3.5 hour exam. The exam is usually completed within 3 months to a year after completing the group coursework.

LindaFit Pilates Mat Certificate

Upon successful passing of the online exam, the student will receive a certificate, rendering them a Pilates Mat teacher. Every two years, student must complete 9 CECs to renew their certification. The LindaFit Pilates Mat certification is accepted by many Pilates studios offering Pilates Apparatus certification. Email linda@lindafit.com to learn more

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