Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you have a training in my city?
A: We update our workshops regularly. If we don't currently have a training near you, petition for your area by signing up here!
Q: I live in Canada/Australia/UK/etc. Can I get certified?
A: Yes, we have created the POP Pilates Online Workshop (PPOW) so you can get certified anywhere in the world through our online program. Sign up HERE. PPOW is not currently available in the United States.
Q: I'm 16, can I get certified?
A: You must be at least 18 years old.
Q: If I attend a live training, will I get certified that day?
No, we require all instructors to submit a video that will be evaluated by the POP Pilates team. Once you receive a pass, you will become certified. Students who attend a workshop have 60 days to submit the video. Those in the PPOW program have 90 days to submit the video.
Q: Where can I teach once I receive my certification?
Once you are paying your POP membership fee, you have a license to teach anywhere including gyms, studios or even at the park!
Q: How long does the POP Pilates Online Workshop process take?
The online course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks. It is self paced study and you can watch the videos and learn the materials on your own time. Your 12 weeks begin at the time of registration.
Q: How do I get certified for POP Pilates Online Workshop?
A: There is a 30 minute video evaluation required 12 weeks after registration to check safety and effectiveness in your teaching. There is also an online quiz that you will need to pass. The quiz is based on questions from the manual.
Q: Are there any pre-requisites to become a POP Pilates instructor?
A: No, you will learn everything you need to know in the training/workshop.
Q: Do I need to have other certifications to teach fitness classes?
A: You may need to get a primary group fitness certification prior to teaching at certain facilities but we do not require that to earn your POP Pilates certification. Having a primary group fitness certificate is dependent upon the facility where you teach classes and the rules in your country.
Q: Will I need to re-certify?
A: We do not require instructors to re-certify as long as they are current with monthly POP Membership. POP Membership is $12.99 USD per month for as long as you wish to be a POP Pilates Instructor. Through the membership, you will receive education and choreography for your classes. This is also the only way you will have access to use the POP Pilates trademark in your classes.
Q: What if I don't pass my evaluation?
A: You will get detailed feedback and an action plan. You will then have another 90 days to practice and re-submit your evaluation video for a $25 fee.
Q: Do you offer any discounts?
A: We offer 15% off as long as you sign up more than two weeks from your training date. Use the code EARLYBIRD15 for your discount. Also, we offer full-time students 20% off the $299 certification fee. Please email [email protected] with a valid student ID for more details.
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