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Do you want to be a Pilates instructor?


We currently offer the full range of Pilates Academy International – internationally recognised Pilates courses and certification from Pilates on Fifth in New York. Courses offered include 40 hour Matwork courses (All Populations Mat or APM), 50 hour Reformer courses (All Populations Reformer or APR), Full Studio courses (All Populations Cadillac, Chair and Barrels or APCCB), as well as a variety of workshops and interesting courses for continuing education.


Since 2007 we have certified hundreds of Pilates instructors and our graduates are employed throughout Singapore and Asia – many have gone on to set up their own studios and a few have even gone on to be Master Trainers around Asia!


OptionsPilates is the largest and best Pilates training centre in Asia with the most courses and workshops every year. We also regularly run courses related to Pilates for instructors to stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Who can take a Pilates instructor course?


Students on our courses are drawn from the following backgrounds:


  • Enthusiasts who want to change career or work part-time
  • Gym Instructors/Personal Trainers
  • Physiotherapists and other Physical Clinicians looking to add to their knowledge of rehabilitation possibilities
  • Retiring or semi-retired Dancers and Movement Professionals
  • Pilates Enthusiasts who want to learn more


If you are interested in a career as a Pilates Instructor you can work independently as a Certified Mat Pilates Instructor or you can go further to become a Reformer Instructor at a studio or gym, or even a Fully Certified Instructor qualified to teach clients on all the Pilates equipment.


Many of our graduates decide to buy a Reformer or other equipment and work from home teaching just a few clients daily.


It is beneficial for personal trainers to take the Matwork course in order to add to their skill set for working with clients, especially clients with postural issues.

See a few of our course graduate group photos

What courses are available?


Student Pilates Instructors and fitness enthusiasts can learn to teach 1-on-1 and group classes using the following Pilates equipment:

  • Mat – including a large variety of props for modifications and interest
  • Reformer – the best known traditional Pilates equipment
  • Cadillac – useful for rehab, special populations and clients from beginner to super experienced
  • Chair – in terms of efficiency this is the most versatile piece of Pilates equipment
  • Barrels – including the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and gymnastic Ladder Barrel


Post Rehabilitative Pilates and Special Conditions Certification can follow each and any course or can be done in one go at the end of all the courses.

What If I’ve done some courses already?


If you’ve already taken some courses with other Pilates methods you can join one of our crossover courses. If you’ve taken IMP, IR or ICCB with Stott or courses with Polestar you can automatically qualify to take further courses with us or to take your exam just by taking one of our Crossover Courses.


As you probably know, we were the largest Stott Pilates Licensed Training Centre in Asia for many years – if you were one of our students contact us for special deals and complimentary offers on courses, exams and workshops

How do I get certified?


After your course you need to practice teaching and doing Pilates. Once you become competent and fluent with the exercises and programming you can take a mock exam or the real certification exam. You can take this exam at several locations throughout Asia.

How can I get regular updates?


Easy – just “Like” us on Facebook to get regular updates, information on new courses and see what’s happening around the region with OptionsPilates.

Who teaches the courses?


All our courses and workshops are taught by our in-house Program Director Sharon Brendia or by Instructor Trainers Angie and Erick.

Where are the courses held?


Most of our courses are run in our Orchard Road Pilates studio and Bukit Timah studio. Occasionally we host courses at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and other locations on request.

How can I find out more about the courses?


To enquire about our current and future courses and workshops call +65 63333137 or pop into the Studio for a visit anytime.

Email for updates to our course schedule: [email protected]

General course outline


Our courses and workshops provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the client experience as quickly as possible. In each course, you learn:

  • How to apply correct biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  • A complete breakdown of each exercise
  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing
  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity
  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues
  • How to recognize optimal and less than optimal movement patterns
  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated
  • Effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Currently scheduled courses and workshops for 2019

3rd Quarter

17th -18th Aug Sat-Sun
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
19th-23rd, 26th-30th Aug Mon-Fri
PAI Course All Populations Mat
19th-21st Aug Mon-Tue
Wed (12-6pm)
Jungle Sports Jungle Sports PEI 2
9th-13th, 16th-20th Sept Mon-Fri
PAI Course All Populations Reformer
2nd - 5th Sept Mon
PAI Special Conditions Course Post Rehab Pilates: Foundations & Core
PAI Special Conditions Course Post Rehab Pilates: Cervical Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist
PAI Special Conditions Course Post Rehab Pilates: Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot
PAI Special Conditions Course Post Rehab Pilates: Diseases, Disorders, Disabilities

4th Quarter

5th - 6th Oct Sat-Sun
PAI Course Anatomy Biomechanics and Posture Analysis
14th-18th Oct, 21st-25th Oct Mon-Fri
PAI Course All Populations Chair, Cadillac & Barrels
12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th Oct, 2nd, 3rd Nov Sat-Sun
PAI Course All Populations Mat
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th Nov, 1st, 7th, 8th Dec Sat-Sun
PAI Course All Populations Reformer

PAI Workshops: November

TBC Thur-Fri
PAI Course Anatomy Bio-mechanics and Posture Analysis (JAPANESE)
TBC Sat-Sun
PAI Course All Populations Mat (JAPANESE)
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