Teacher Training

AC Pilates Teacher Training Program

AC Pilates Teacher Training Program



The AC Pilates Teacher Training Program* is a comprehensive hybrid training program that includes: Anatomy, Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrel. I provide only private or semi-private coaching to provide detail to the trainee to enhance learning and teaching skills. In return, you will receive individualized attention, flexible scheduling and access to me via phone, email and Zoom appointments during the duration of your training. In addition to learning the work, you will also learn how to teach multiple populations with skill and confidence. Basic knowledge of coursework is required. Core Town Pilates will be used for in person modules, practice, observation and training when available.


I am passionate about helping students seek healthier lives and promoting their wellness through their teachings. I strive to achieve the highest quality of Pilates by using the Balanced Body curriculum and equipment for our coursework and by the integrity of our own work through continuing education and study. I help our teachers get prepared for the rigors of training and teaching. When the coursework is completed, students will graduate, ready for teaching in studio, community and global settings. An AC Pilates Teacher Training certificate of completion will be given on completion of the course.

Pilates Teacher Training Program

What trainees can expect from The AC Pilates Teacher Training Program

Trainees will go deeper into the understanding of beginner to advanced Pilates exercises, physical and verbal execution, cueing, structuring of classes and teaching multi-level groups. Trainees will graduate with the knowledge needed to teach multi-level and multi- equipment Pilates classes. Time frames for completion of the AC Pilates Training Program vary per individual.

Timeframe is 3-9 months from start date.


  • Full comprehension of beginner to advanced level of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac/ Tower (trap table), Chair and Barrel.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy
  • Verbal and hands on cueing/methodology
  • Posture alignment, common alignment problems, causes and preventions of anomalies to help structure a class for multi-level Pilates classes
  • Be ready to teach mat class, specialty class, private, semi-private, group classes to all levels
  • Balanced Body University Manuals will be used (not included in fee) as well as additional handouts, and calendars (observation and apprenticeship log).
  • Other reading material may be suggested during TTP at the expense of the Teacher Trainer

Meet The Trainer

Amy Cady, MFA

Author, International speaker, coach and fitness expert Amy Cady, MFA, has more than 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. She is NCPT certified, certified in Pilates from Studio du Corps, and formerly a pre/post-natal Master Trainer for The Center of Women’s Fitness. She is also Pink Ribbon certified and teaches BBU curriculum for the AC Pilates Teacher Training Program. She continuously takes numerous intensive workshops from Pilates elders and master teachers in the field. She brings to her teaching a unique background in mind-body fitness and dance influenced by traditional exercises of Joseph Pilates and other modern techniques. She has trained the deconditioned client all the way to the talents of Cirque du Soleil. Amy has been featured in many magazines, including Pilates Style and Today’s Woman, spreading her philosophy that fitness is an integral part of becoming a successful woman. Named an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, she is also a visiting instructor on the online forum Pilates Anytime. She is also the founder of ABC Pilates in Laguna Niguel, California. In 2012, she launched her popular Skinnylates system with the release of a fitness DVD and her book, Get The Skinny On Your Success. Currently, Amy owns Suite Life Pilates in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Amy Cady Pilates Teacher Training

AC Pilates Teacher Training Program Sign Up

What The AC Pilates Teacher Training Program expects from Teacher Trainees:

  • Submit application
  • Interview with Director
  • Ability to represent the industry with value and integrity
  • Successful completion of course in its entirety

If you qualify to join the AC Pilates Teacher Training Program, you will have the chance to enjoy a new career, pursue your dream goal of becoming a financially successful trainer and change your life for the good of others. Once your application has been filled out and submitted, Program information will be emailed to you once you are qualified.

Please contact:
Amy Cady, Director
(802) 321-8218


Where will I be certified to teach?

Graduates from AC Pilates Teacher Training work in a variety of Pilates settings both corporate and boutique style studios: Core Town Pilates, Club Pilates, LA Fitness, Yoga Works, Life Time Athletic, Prima Pilates, Studio H Conditioning, Pilates Shoppe, Aspire Wellness Studio, Balanced Energy and many more in various cities and states across the country. Rancho Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim Hills, Long Beach, La Habra, Whittier, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and the list goes on…

How hard is it to get teaching jobs?

Read my blog to see the good news in the Pilates Industry:

My goal is to work from home, will this be hard to get clients?

It will be up to you to get clients but no it is not hard, referrals are the best and safest ways to get clients at home. Plus virtual classes are an easy way to start your business.

What kind of income is there for Pilates instructors?

Income can range from $15/hr to $150/hr depending on where you work, your level of instruction and how much you may charge at your home.

How long will the training last?

6 months to 1 year depending on how fast you are able to complete your hours and study time to take the test.

How early can I start teaching?

After you have taken the mat and reformer modules, you can start to teach.

What if I can’t make every training class?

All modules are online and are available for consistent review during the tenure of your training.

Will we learn how to cue a class?

Cueing is always part of the training.

How did you build your business?

I do a business workshop a few times a year at a discounted rate for my students. I will let you know what that is.


“Amy Cady’s Pilates Teacher Training is a well-rounded, challenging, and supportive program that fully prepares you to become a Pilates instructor. From the fundamentals (anatomy, client assessment), through the range of equipment and exercises, into special populations and “real world” experiences (structuring a routine, auditioning for a job, or building your business idea), Amy’s course provides in-depth knowledge, discussion, explanation, practical learning, and support. I am very proud to have Amy as my mentor.”
– Laurel, La Habra

“I am motivated and inspired by Amy Cady and her Pilates Teacher Training program. I am grateful for Amy Cady’s instruction and intuitiveness with all aspects of teaching. I have more confidence and knowledge because of her training. When the class collectively has a question or two during group session time, I find much more insight in how to care and instruct individuals and groups!  Thank you for your leadership and instruction.” 
-Regina, Fullerton