Comprehensive Pilates

Our most popular program: the Comprehensive offers education on all of
the equipment and qualifies you to apply for Pilates Certification

Comprehensive Pilates Program

Master over 130 Pilates exercises across a full spectrum of apparatuses, including Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and props. By learning a comprehensive repertoire of movement techniques, you can continuously provide and refresh your clients with goal-oriented movement experiences.

The series consists of six, two-day modules that allow you to evaluate the practical applications of Pilates exercises, develop assessment techniques, understand movement sequences, and modify exercises and programs for individuals. Completion of the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Program qualifies you to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®) Certification exam. Sit for the Polestar Pilates Centralized Exam to become a Polestar Practitioner.



Aside from course hours, there are additional hours required for graduation and qualification of PMA Certification examination. Observation, apprentice teaching, and self-mastery hours are the responsibility of the student to complete outside of the course. A percentage of these hours can be completed using online support materials.

  Comprehensive Pilates Transition (Bridging)
Online Lectures 15 15
In-Person Lectures 100 100
Online Quizzes 15 15
Online Discussions 10 10
Observation 40 20
Self-Mastery (Practice) 100 25
Practice Teaching 100 25
Written Assignments 50 50
Exercise Check-Offs 25 25
Final Exam 15 15
TOTAL 470 300


Coursework incorporates:
  • Web-enhanced learning:
    • Access to online support materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (listen to mini-lectures, view exercise content and review movement concepts)
    • Live chat sessions with qualified Polestar Educators and Mentors
  • Labs (doing, observing, teaching)
  • Problem solving (utilizing case studies and deductive reasoning)
  • Hands-on teaching (group and individuals)
  • Assessment skills
  • Principles of neuro-linguistics (modeling, sequencing and structuring information, maintaining appropriate learning states)
Note: Polestar Pilates Centralized Exam is available as an add-on.


  • Completion of Polestar Principles Online
  • To qualify for the Rehabilitation diploma, you must be a licensed or certified health care professional (MD, PT, DO, DC, ATC).  All other applicants qualify for the Studio diploma.
  • Registration Fee: $500
  • Course Fee: $5100
  • Manuals $100
  • If you would like to take the exam and become a Polestar Pilates Practicioner, the cost is $600.

Payment plans and student pricing also available.
Save more when you register early! US applicants can call (305) 666-0037 for details.

* Registration fee is non-refundable
* Course fee includes lectures, labs, quizzes, discussions, assignments, check-offs and in-person meetings.
* Course manuals and examination are charged separately.
* This examination is to become a Polestar Practitioner
* Practice Hours (observation, assistant teaching and self-mastery) are not included in tuition. Student is responsible for all fees associated with accumulating these hours (estimated at $1000 depending on studio rates in your area).

***If you are interested in taking the series outside of the US, please contact your local licensee.



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