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The World’s ONLY 100% Online
LIVE Comprehensive Pilates Certification

A high-touch, transformative learning journey.

Live small group learning

All our classes are delivered through our fully interactive audio and video enabled learning system.

You can ask questions, get feedback on your technique, and practice teaching with your classmates. All in real time.

Comprehensive Curriculum

You’ll learn repertoire, cueing, programming, layers and modifications, pregnancy and injuries. AND how to find your unique voice as a teacher, and land the job of your dreams.

Comprehensive programs with more than 450+ hours of curriculum and training. Program options include Matwork, Reformer, Chair and Barrel, Cadillac, and advanced Masterclass learning.

Real-time messaging and conversations outside class times

We use Slack, an incredibly full-featured messaging platform that lets you message individual students, your trainer, or your whole group from your laptop, phone or tablet. You can also share files, videos and links. Perfect for setting up a practice teaching session with your peers, or asking a question of your trainer.

High quality video

We use professional audio and video production so you can see and hear everything easily. Both in live sessions and if you’re watching a recording afterwards.

The audio and video quality are so good you won’t notice them; you’ll be so absorbed in learning!

Dedicated student success coaches

All this technology may sound a bit intimidating, but don’t worry, you’ll have a Student Success team to help you through any problems or challenges. Our coaching team’s full-time job is to help you succeed. They will jump on a call with you and sort out any issues, as well as helping you set goals and stay disciplined with your study.

A New Career That Is Aligned With Who You Are!

  • Pilates makes you happy, and you want to share that happiness with people who are like-minded
  • Pilates makes you slow down. It’s more than just physical – it’s mental, it’s for you
  • You are drawn to helping others through movement
  • You want to be the best you can be
  • You’re intrigued by the body and want to understand how it works
  • You want to challenge yourself
  • You don’t believe in doing things half-assed
  • Actually you’re a bit of an over-achiever
  • You’ve been wondering what’s next for you. You’re ready to branch out.

Certification in Pilates USA

Do you want to gain a qualification to teach Pilates and transform the lives of others? If so, you have come to the right place. Our Certification in Pilates gives you the tools and knowledge to make Pilates your career move, make you happy, and inspire others.

By the end of the program, you will be able to teach group and Reformer classes anywhere. Breathe Education is approved for continuing education by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

How do We Teach Our Courses?

The beauty of our Pilates certification is that you can train to teach from anywhere. So, if you have family or work commitments, you can slot your training into your schedule. All our sessions are live-streamed or recorded using professional audio and visual equipment so that there is nothing to stop you from getting the most from your training.

To help you train whenever is convenient for you, you will have 24/7 access to our extensive video library, which includes lectures, tutorials, and discussions. It gives you an excellent grounding for your education.

This is then enhanced with our small group live learning. During your real-time learning, you will be with your peers and you can ask questions and get feedback on your technique and how you are doing. You can find out the dates and times for these sessions when you click on the program details for the course that you are interested in.

With Slack, a full-featured messaging service that we use, you will be able to chat with your peers and teacher throughout your time with us and feel supported during your Certification in Pilates training. It is an incredibly useful tool because it allows you to set up additional sessions with your classmates to practice teaching one another. You will also have a weekly student practice with your peers.

All of this is available with the full support of one of our Student Success Coaches. Their job is to support you through your training, answer any questions that you may have, and reassure you when necessary.

Find out if Pilates Teaching is Right for You!

We would love for you to join our Certification in Pilates. Anyone can learn to teach Pilates, whether it’s clinical pilates or reformer pilates, as long as they are passionate, and they want to encourage others to also share this passion.We teach you everything you need to know, and you will soon develop skills that make you an inspiring teacher.

Study for Pilates Certification

Once you have completed your program, you can look for work. With Breathe Education’s highly sought-after teachers, finding work as a Pilates teacher should not be hard. According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcome Survey 2019, 96.85 of our students were either working or studying further after learning with us.

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Here’s What Our Students & Graduates Have To So Say

l got the most out of this course that l have ever gotten out of any course

Leanne ChapmanPilates Studio Owner, Melbourne

This course has made me a better teacher on so many levels.

Belinda SurvillaStudio manager, Pilates & Co

My journey with Breathe Education has been such a positive addition on my life in many areas

Briannan BondiPerth, WA

What an incredible company that gives the power to be uniquely us & encourage us through our learning experience & growth.

Olivia HuffGold Coast, QLD

The depth of content provided is absolutely invaluable, the teachers are incredible and the learning environment is so supportive.

Katie IrelandGold Coast, QLD

This entire experience is something incredibly special. Cloe's encouragement and support has helped me find my voice.

Georgina BeattieSydney, NSW

What a beautiful course. It has exceeded my expectations and I am feeling confident and happy going into the industry.

Marni DeningGold Coast, QLD

I feel much more confident and equipped to teach! Cloe has supported and nurtured me to want to go out and teach.

Katarina MoricSydney, NSW

This was the absolute best decision I have made. I look forward to my future and promoting Breathe to whoever will listen.

Rachael RiceSydney, NSW

The course inspires and encourages us to be critical and creative thinkers, and also allows us to enhance our curiosity towards the field of Pilates.

Renee RommeswinkelSydney, NSW

I have absolutely loved working with like minded individuals and being given the permission to explore my body and the amazing things I never thought I could achieve.

Jacinta FowlesMelbourne, VIC

Professional, thorough and supportive, studying with Breathe has been a fantastic experience!

Kate VaughanSydney Australia

The Cert IV left me feeling empowered and confident. I am really proud to have learned from Breathe.

Ildi CampbellSydney Australia

Loan’s Story

96.8% of Our Graduates Have A Job or Further Study Waiting For Them The Day They Graduate

You want to build your confidence and land your dream job as a Pilates instructor, but you don’t feel confident getting up in front of a group of people – in fact you’re kind of freaking out about it.

That is completely normal. A lot of our graduates felt that way before they started – what they found was the program built their confidence and skill gradually, step by step until they felt completely natural and comfortable teaching Pilates, being themselves, not pretending to be someone else.

Maybe you’ve looked at job websites and haven’t seen any Pilates jobs advertised. And you’re wondering – will I be able to make a living as a Pilates teacher?

Here’s the thing – In Pilates most jobs are not advertised on traditional employment websites. Rather, they come through word of mouth, through networks, through friends and colleagues and acquaintances.

The good news is, if you attend regular Pilates classes you already have a network. When you enroll with us your network will instantly expand to include over 3,000 graduates and around 1,000 present students.

You will have direct access to this community through Slack, and through our internal Facebook group for students and alumni.

Many, many job opportunities arise out of our community. This is where the gold opportunities lie!

We will show you how to grow and nurture your network and draw on it, to land your dream job.

That is why 96.8% of our students have a job or further study waiting for them on the day they graduate according to the NCVER Student Outcome Survey 2019

The world’s Only 100% online Comprehensive 450-hour Pilates Certification

Because the Breathe Certification in Pilates is fully approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), you’ll receive a real qualification that is recognized and accepted  around the world. Earn 9 CEC Credits with ACE by studying this program.


ACE Approved

Be The Best You Can Be With The World’s Most In-Depth & Comprehensive Pilates Certification

Learn on ALL the Pilates appatatus

You want to be as employable as possible: Learn Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels so you won’t be limited.

You will be taught the complete repertoire of exercises as written by Joseph Pilates in his book Return To Life Through Contrology. Yo’ull learn the start position, proper exercise technique and movement sequences, the equipment setup, refinements and the finish or transition; everything you need to know to confidently create and teach the complete Pilates repertoire.

This course includes ALL the beginner, intermediate and advanced repertoire. It is a complete package.

Flow class programming

You’ll learn how to program flowing classes and sequences your clients will love on Mat, Reformer and Pilates Chair.

You will learn to build smooth as silk, flow-style classes using the traditional Pilates exercises. PLUS we’ll get creative and show you how to make up your own moves, or adapt moves you pick up from other instructors, social media or anywhere else.

At the end of the course you’ll be able to walk into any studio situation and bring an incredible class that will WOW their clients and land your dream job.

How to cue ANY exercise

You’ll learn to cue the Pilates repertoire using simple, clear instructions your clients will easily understand.

You won’t have to memorize complicated verbal cues for each exercise. Instead you’ll be able to cue easily and simply because you UNDERSTAND the point of the exercise, what it’s meant to look like, and how to give simple instructions to your clients to help them get closer to the proper shape and movement sequence.

You’ll learn learn up-to-date cueing techniques based on current scientific understanding of how humans learn movement skills.

How to modify exercises for anyone

What if you’ve created an amazing class, but some of your clients don’t have enough strength, or flexibility to do the moves you’ve programmed?

Easy – Just use a few simple principles to make the exercise more achievable.

You’ll also learn to modify exercises to make them harder for more advanced clients.

Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates

The Breathe 450-hour Comprehensive Pilates Certification is the world’s only Pilates course to include full prenatal and postpartum training. That’s right – you’ll learn EVERYTHING you need to know about pre-natal and postpartum Pilates teaching in this course.

You’ll learn to modify all the Pilates apparatus special considerations for exercise during pregnancy, which exercises to avoid, and which ones are perfectly safe.

You will learn to safely and confidently teach pregnant and postpartum women in your group class, or to run a special prenatal class.

How to teach clients with pain & injuries

You’ll learn to accommodate injured clients in your group class with ease and confidence. PLUS. you’ll learn a few simple rules for when you should refer clients to a health professional.

You’ll learn current guidelines on working with injuries, and how to apply them to your group class.

Note: You won’t learn how to rehabilitate people with injuries – instead you’ll learn how to give them a kick-ass Pilates workout whilst keeping them safe.

Incredibly Flexible Online Learning That Maximizes Your Potential

We’ve created this course to be flexible and optimized it for online –  so you can do the world’s most comprehensive Pilates instructor certification even if you have a busy schedule.

Approved for Continuing Education Credits by the American Council on Exercise

On completion of the certification you’ll be eligible for 9 Continuing Professional Development (CEC) Points with ACE.

ACE Approved

SO User-Friendly eLearning

This is not online learning as you know it.

No boring videos, yawn-worthy quizzes, or frustrating navigation.

Our program is modelled on the very latest research in adult and online education. Plus, we’ve studied best-practice online institutions like Harvard, Stanford and General Assembly, and we’ve put together a certification that takes full advantage of the many benefits of online learning.

You’ll experience a high-touch, very human learning experience. With both structured and unstructured engagement every day. You’ll be chatting with your classmates and trainers on the daily.

There are succinct videos (with short, relevant, challenging quizzes) so you can study in short bursts when you have time, like on your commute, at lunch or when the kids are in bed.

Our platform is mobile optimized so you can watch videos and do quizzes on your phone, tablet or laptop.

Certify Without Leaving Home

Absolutely no travel required – not even for your exam. You can complete all the program requirements from your home.


In the fitness and health space science has progressed enormously over the last 20 years, and the pace of change is only accelerating. Don’t do a program based on 20-year old science.

We’re fanatical about keeping up with the latest developments in research and we constantly update our curriculum and teaching methods as best practice evolves.

We only train you in the latest evidence-based methods. What you learn will be in line with the latest science. That’s very different to just about every other Pilates training out there.

Everything we teach is backed by RECENT peer reviewed research, not folk-wisdom or magical thinking.

An instant network of over 4,000 classmates and graduates

The day you enroll you’ll join a worldwide community of over 4,000 graduates and current students. You’ll be able to engage with the community on a daily basis using Slack and our internal Facebook group. This community is where you’ll go to ask questions, contribute answers and just hang out.

PLUS this community will be your network – this is where you’ll find job opportunities, and it’s the secret to how so many of our graduates have work waiting for them the day they graduate.

Simple & Fun Online Learning

Fun & Engaging

Easy to Use

Mobile Friendly

Worrying about Learning Online? You Don’t Need To!

Our 100% Money Back Guarantee

The “why” that drives us is to help you to build the skills and confidence to teach Pilates.

So you can change people’s lives and enjoy a fun, flexible and deeply rewarding career that is in line with who you are.

If after completing all the certification requirements you are not satisfied that you have achieved your goal, we will give you 100% of your money back.

Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Emmie’s Story

“You don’t just learn how to do Pilates well, you learn how to come across as a person who cares for other people. Just like Pilates is for everybody, this program is for everybody”

Trusted By The Industry’s Best

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to purchase your own textbooks (not from Breathe Education, approximate cost $40), and if you don’t have access to a reformer you will need to buy one (approximate cost $550).

There is a $100 price difference between a deferred payment plan or pay in full option. This is a discount on the full purchase price.

Where you choose a deferred payment options, we charge a $50 administrative / set up fee over the course of your deferred payment schedule.

This is not a contract for credit, these are our reasonably incurred expenses in providing a payment plan to you.

We charge you merchant fees on transactions made where payment credentials you have provided us fail through no fault of our own

Can I pay upfront?

Yes, you can.

There are some additional costs for deferred payment plans.

Enroll through the website or over the phone with one of the team.

How will my payment plan work?

Your credit or debit card will be charged each 30 days until you have paid the program fee in full.

Download Your Free Course Guide

If you’ve read all the way down to the bottom of the page, you know this is something that is important to you – your next step is to download your free course guide.

You’ve been thinking about this for a while and you know its something you’re serious about.

There will never be a perfect time, you just have to go for it!