Comprehensive Pilates Series

Comprehensive Pilates

Principles Online MUST be completed prior to start date
Required Course Materials:

Course Description

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 our 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)
Pre-Course 25 0
Online Lectures 10 10
Lectures 100 100
Observation 40 20
Self-Mastery (Practice) 100 25
Apprentice Teaching 100 25
Assigned Homework 50 50
Exercise Check-Offs 25 25
TOTAL 450 255


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)


  • 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.
  • List price: $5600. Payment plans and student pricing also available. US applicants can call (305) 666-0037 for details.
    • If you are interested in taking the series outside of the US, please contact your local licensee.
  • If you would like to take the exam and become a Polestar Pilates Practicioner, the cost is $600.


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