Pilates Certification Course - Hilton Head Island, SC

@Core Pilates taught by Katie

Our program, the first of its kind, is excited to bring our comprehensive certification to Core Pilates Hilton Head! We know that choosing your education partner is an important process and we think you should know who you are about to be in a career building relationship with. We’re a group of dedicated Pilates professionals who are drawn to this program for all the solutions it brings to our students and our industry. The comprehensive Pilates course you are about to register for is comprehensive, we leave nothing out. Katie Girardi, faculty for Pure Body Teacher Training and owner of Core Pilates, has spent countless hours getting ready to provide an above average movement experience and education to her students. Each of us at PBTT is dedicated to building community, supporting our students, helping you learn and ultimately helping you be ready to find synergistic employment. We are building a community of kind, critical thinkers who want to help people by teaching good solid Pilates. You can expect to learn while connecting with your peers, to move and to expand your thinking about the body, mechanics and how to apply the Pilates system to any one you work with.



Comprehensive course | registration $6300

PBTT is a very comprehensive teacher training program. As such, our students and graduates are prepared for nearly any situation that might arise in a Pilates studio. It takes about one year to complete a course. That said, often our students have full-time jobs or other time constraints, in which case they are welcome to take longer to finish their program. Many of our students are working as apprentice teachers while completing their hours.

Required: 600 hours of combined observation, student teaching and practice. Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 at a college level or equivalent before the practicum. We have a course that meets this requirement - see our registration page for information on The Lab | Anatomy or see our FAQ page for a way to do the anatomy requirement for free. You may begin your hours as soon as you register.

Comprehensive Course $6300 includes course audits for life*

After you register you’ll receive a welcome email explaining what the next steps are. Your manuals will be waiting for you when you arrive on the first day. Once a student with us, you are always a student with us. As such, audits of any module are included in your registration for life - any where, any time. We look forward to meeting you and going along this journey with you! Feel free to reach out to us at any time and be sure to enroll in our digital network right away! (details will be in that welcome email.)

Learning how to understand and recognize postural alignment in a body really helped me understand Pilates as a uniform system, as well as how to organize a flow and have intentional cueing. PBTT taught me that!
— Happy Student Whitney S., obtaining her 2nd certification with PBTT

Course Dates


Sept 21-22 Foundations
Oct 25-27 Mat I


Jan 24 - 26 Mat II
Feb 21 - 23 Ref I
March 20 - 22 App I
April 24 - 26 Ref II
June 19 - 21 App II
July 24 - 26 App III
Sept 25 - 27 Ref III

Practicum: November 2020

register today!

  • Classical Repetoire

  • Variations & Movement Science

  • Nine modules

    • Foundations

    • Mat I and Mat II

    • Reformer I, II & III

    • Apparatus I, II & III

  • Anatomy & Pathologies

  • Study groups

  • Observation hours (200)

  • Student teaching hours (200)

  • Personal Pilates practice hours (200)

  • Ethics and professionalism

  • History of Pilates

  • Audit any module, any time, for life

  • Community

  • Critical Thinking Skills

  • Other FAQs


If you’d like more information, please complete this form and we will reach out to you.



Additional Info:

Pre-requisites  Include a working knowledge of anatomy, a minimum of 75 personal Pilates practice hours, an understanding of Joseph Pilates and a passion to learn the full Pilates program.  

Reading list Return to Life and Your Health by Joseph Pilates are required.  Titles written by Blandine Calais-Germain, especially Anatomy of Movement.  The Anatomy Trail Guide is a valuable anatomy text and can assist a beginner teacher in recognizing and recruiting particular muscles and muscle groups.  The Pilates Method Alliance study guide is helpful as you get closer to taking your PMA CPT exam.  

Anatomy   If students have not completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II at a college level or the equivalent, completion of this education is required.  We have our own Anatomy course that will fulfill this requirement.

Practicum  Each student takes a practical exam upon completing their modules, hours and anatomy requirements. Exams are three hours long, include two long form essays and two hours of teaching.

PMA CPT  Our program more than qualifies our graduates to take the Pilates Method Alliance exam should they choose to.

*Course Audits As a student in our program, you are entitled to audit any course you participate in for life. You may attend courses as refreshers, community builders or to be a demo body and get to move for a weekend — whatever your reason, you are a student with us for life without paying any more for any course you’ve already paid for.

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