KLPM  2022

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Lead By:

Karen Lord

JiSun Kim

Combined Reformer and Mat Pilates Teacher Training


235 Hours over 8 weekends


Dates: February 4 - March 27, 2022

Prerequisite: 10 KLPM Group Reformer Classes* 

3 reformer private sessions*

 (* not included in tuition)


Designed for those planning to teach private or group Pilates classes, or those looking to deepen their Pilates practice, trainees will learn KLPM signature combination of classical mat and reformer Pilates foundations while incorporating KLPM’s contemporary approach to Pilates training. Upon successful completion, you will have a complete understanding of the history of Pilates, foundations of mat pilates, fundamentals of the reformer, and mat and reformer-based exercises. Graduating trainees will have the experience and comfort to train others professionally, in a studio environment with a strong foundation and voice of their own. 



125 Hours: In-Studio Training

30 HOURS: Observation

50 HOURS: Practice Teaching

30 HOURS: Self Practice


In studio schedule (125 hours): 


Fridays 2pm-7pm

Saturdays /Sundays 11:30am to 6:00pm

(No in-studio hours February 11, 12, or 13)




Pilates history, philosophies, and principles

KLPM method and unique approach and philosophy

Reformer purpose, use, best practices, safety

Training foundations (proper cueing, technique, pace)

Classical and contemporary approach to exercises on the mat and reformer


Key elements of the musculoskeletal system

Common injuries and special cases

Pre/Post-natal basics

Use of props

Exercise modifications- beginner-advanced

Structuring a class & movement sequencing

Modifications and working with special populations

Discovering your individuality as a trainer and teaching voice

Client assessment

How to correct muscle imbalances and postural issues

Cueing through touch

Music and its role in training

Studio etiquette and machine maintenance

Client management






($3800 after 1/1/22)



Minimum of 5 trainees, per certification 

Only those  trainees who complete all program requirements and have received approval for missed attendance will be eligible for certification graduation

Schedule hours are subject to change within certification weeks

After January 1, 2022 fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, under any circumstances