Pilates Comprehensive

The Anita Horry Academy (AHA) Pilates Comprehensive programme is an exciting and challenging immersion into the Pilates profession. This grad-level teacher training programme gives students knowledge of Pilates theory, exercises, and teaching skills on all Pilates equipment as created by Joseph Pilates. This 12-month long teacher certification programme equips the student with practical and theoretical skills needed to become a Pilates teacher of the highest standards. Presented over a total of 600 hours, the programme develops the students’ ability to learn the whole repertoire from Beginner to Advanced level, whilst working on the Mat, Cadillac, Reformer, Chairs, Barrels and small equipment. It follows the AHA Functional Anatomy Course and is split into three levels as shown below. It is further broken down into chunkable modules to ensure the student graduates from the most rigorous, exciting and positively life-changing Pilates teacher training in the industry.


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Studio I – Introduction to Pilates & Beginner level studio


  • Teaches the philosophical, technical and pedagogical aspects of Pilates.
  • Students are taught beginning level Classical Mat and apparatus exercises.
  • Introduces students to the Pilates principles, fundamentals and the reasons why the AHA Pilates Comprehensive is the ultimate programme to supply you with the right tools to create an exceptional Pilates class for your clients.
  • Split into 4 modules, which run on separate weekends or intensives


Studio II – Classical Mat & Apparatus training – Intermediate level


  • Continued development of the method to the intermediate level exercises on the mat and apparatus. Student is immersed in more hands-on instructions of more difficult exercises, focusing on safety precautions required when teaching on such technical equipment.
  • Hands-on instruction and verbal cueing are highlighted as students work next to me.
  • This level is split into 3 modules, run on separate weekends or intensives


Studio III – Advanced Classical Mat & Apparatus training


  • This is the highest level of achievement in the Comprehensive programme where the student learns to progress the intermediate client to the more advanced exercises of the Pilates method.
  • Requires a deeper understanding of the repertoire and how the advanced exercises are all interlinked with their predecessors.
  • During this stage, we will also cover additional apparatus such as the Ped-o-Pull, Arm Chair, Neck Stretcher and Toe and Foot Corrector.
  • This level is split into 4 modules, which run on separate weekends or intensives.


When you complete Anita Horry Academy (AHA) Pilates Comprehensive programme you will have graduated from the most rigorous, exciting, and positively life-changing Pilates teacher training in the business. You will be qualified to teach Pilates at all levels, on any equipment and for any age. You may test for a AHA Pilates teaching certification and you will be eligible to take the PMA Pilates Certification exam*.




For the next scheduled course dates contact Anita on education@anitahorryacademy.com