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Looking to teach pilates mat in health clubs, fitness studios, dance centers, and pilates/yoga studios? Look no further and join us at BDC for the LindaFit Pilates Mat Certification Program. Developed by BDC’s Linda Farrell in 2004, the LindaFit Pilates Mat Certification is ideal for those looking to teach pilates mat or develop their own pilates mat personal training business. This intimate nine-day course, attracts many fitness teachers and dance professionals but is equally suited for non-teachers, novices, and pilates enthusiasts looking to make a career change.

Highlights of the Workshop:

  • Anatomy class covers the musculoskeletal anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesthetic principles.  Important topics relevant to teaching pilates mat will be explored including: proper pelvic placement, shoulder mechanics, pelvic floor and breathing.
  • *Required textbook-Andrew Biel’s Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition. This can be purchased through BDC upon registration for $60, or you may purchase it on your own online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and many other retailers.
  • Pilates Mat Repertory which includes a full breakdown of the beginning to intermediate mat exercises, as well as a discussion of pilates principles. Learning how to cue and practicing teaching the exercises starts at this phase.
  • Practice Teaching which allows each student to practice teaching the exercises in a supervised group format. Students will receive guidance and feedback, as well as a review of the exercises from the course.

Please note that you will need to do 20 observation hours and 50 practice teaching on your own. If possible, the observation hours should be done with Linda Farrell at BDC or Equinox. A written or electronic record needs to be kept and submitted upon completion. Assistance will be offered in finding classes to observe and helping students find practice teaching partners.

After successful completion of the written exam and all course requirements, you will be a granted a certificate and will become a Certified Pilates Mat Instructor. The LindaFit Pilates mat certification is recognized by the pilates community and graduates are working in major gyms such as Equinox and Reebok, in boutique centers such as Physique 57  and BDC, and in countless pilates and yoga studios throughout the world.  To learn more about where certified LindaFit teachers are working, please visit Linda's Certified Teachers page.  

For additional information or questions, please email BDCWorkshops@bwydance.com or call our registration office at 212-582-9304 x 23.




Pilates Mat Certification Program: $950

*If you would like to purchase the book from BDC, $60 will be added to your total.




Students who have registered and paid for the workshop, but withdraw on or before July 4, 2014, are entitled to a refund less an administrative fee of $25.00. No refunds will be given after July 4, 2014.