Bridge Program

Bridge Program: Already a certified comprehensive Pilates teacher wanting to dive deeper into the classical work? Bridge with us in our graduate program! Learn the “why” of the system, fill in your blanks, and develop your program design skills from the ground up. You will become a part of a distinct lineage of teachers connected to Joseph Pilates, and become a 3rd generation teacher. The graduate program is a 450-hour comprehensive program.

The Bridge Training program consists of 4 weekend seminars and a progressive monthly schedule that includes:

Program Breakdown

  • 72 hours – 4 weekend seminars
  • 120 hours – practice teaching
  • 40 hours – weekly online homework
  • 60 hours – observation
  • 75 hours – self practice
  • 55 hours – weekly private and semi-private sessions
  • 5 hours – observed practice teaching
  • 13 hours – testing
  • 10 hours – the rest of it

All bridge trainees assume a time commitment of approximately 15 hours per week


  • Tuition $4500
  • Mandatory Training Package – STL $3700*

*The mandatory training package which is separate from tuition includes 60 sessions, two per week throughout the 30-week program. The RPTT Tuition of $4200 includes a full apprenticeship at one of our host locations, all seminars, manuals, and exams.

Financial aid and scholarships are available from Real Pilates NYC.

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Now accepting applications for 2024 for Primary and Bridge Certification

Due to the academic intensity of our Pilates certification program, and the mentoring needed, The Pilates Lab will only accept four apprentices per training cycle.

Program Overview

  • 4 Seminar weekends
  • Weekly academic assignments, case studies, and quizzes
  • Program Design
  • Practice Teaching
  • Observation
  • Anatomy and Alignment
  • Safe spotting & Hands-on
  • Weekly Personal Training Sessions
  • Weekly Small Group Sessions
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Practical Assessments
  • Assisted Teaching
  • Paid Teaching Opportunities
  • The Business of Pilates

Four weekend seminars run on Fridays and Saturdays from 1–7pm, and Sundays from 1pm-3pm.

Beginner: September 6-8, 2024
Intermediate I: October 18-20, 2024
Intermediate II: December 6-8, 2024
Advanced: January 10-12, 2025