Higher Education

Are you a representative of a college/university who would like to offer the Polestar curriculum to their students?

Higher Education

We have successfully incorporated the Polestar Comprehensive Pilates series at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. This is the first evidence-based comprehensive Pilates teacher training program at the university level. We also have programs with the University of Miami. Incorporating a Comprehensive Pilates program into your curriculum can ensure your students a career right out of school.

Here are a few testimonials about the Rutgers program:

The Polestar Pilates teacher training program at Rutgers University is an exceptional program. After experiencing another Pilates training program and now comparing the Polestar program to it, I believe the Polestar teacher training program is superior to the rest. The information we receive is thorough, presented in a way that scaffolds and builds in richness and complexity, based on research and the proven experience of expert physical therapist and trainers, anatomically based, and founded on the Joseph Pilates Movement Principles as well as on the Polestar Principles of Movement. Both Brent Anderson and Kim Gibilisco are inspiring teachers and so generous with their time and knowledge. As Polestar students, we are encouraged to be creative, active participants in our own education and to find our own unique teaching voices. The Polestar program empowers us with the knowledge to effectively assess the bodies of our clients and to safely work with special populations and clients with injuries. My goal is to teach private Pilates sessions on the apparatus, focusing on rehabilitation. I hope to help my clients gain a more even distribution of strength and flexibility throughout their bodies and to find balance and awareness that will carry over into the movement of their everyday living. The Polestar Pilates teacher training program is thoroughly preparing me to succeed and achieve my goal!
– Kelly Robertson, Student

Polestar Pilates has provided me with a holistic, evidence-based framework to apply in my personal movement practice and in my movement teaching. The Polestar organizing principles and associated apparatus exercises offer both specificity within a Pilates practice and adaptability in transference to dance and somatic practices such as Bartenieff Fundamentals. I’ve found Polestar Pilates to be a wonderfully multi-faceted and integrative movement tool.
– Frederick Curry, Student


Below are the Universities and Institutions we are currently partnering with:

New York University (NYU)
Department of Physical Therapy
Steinhardt School of Culture Education, and Human Development

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), NYC

University of Miami
Department of Physical Therapy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Director of the Extension Division
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Department of Dance

Purdue Global University
School of Health Sciences

Kaiser Permanente Southern California 
Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Programs

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Polestar pilates is active in over 24 countries around the world:

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