Who founded the Pilates Academy International? What style of Pilates is it considered?

The Pilates Academy International is a contemporary method founded my Katherine and Kimberly Corp of the Pilates on Fifth Studio in NYC. Click here to learn more about these amazing women.

Is the Pilates Academy International Recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance? Is it recognized by anyone else?

Yes, the Pilates Academy International is listed in the PMA Registry of Schools. We are also in process of being recognized by ACE and NASM as continuing education providers.

What do your courses require?

The Pilates Academy International upholds course requirements commensurate with other Pilates teachers training programs around the world.  In the chart below, prospective students will find the hours required of them both in the classroom and out, as observation, personal practice and practice teaching are all necessary components of becoming a successful Pilates instructor.

Class Hours: A PAI manual will be provided for every course. ABP requires an additional text which the student is responsible for obtaining: “Trail Guide to the Body” Fourth Edition by Andrew Biel.
Students should dress in exercise clothing as they will be performing the exercises as they learn them.

There will be breaks during course hours.

Observation Hours: The student watches a class, private session, or videos. Taking class is not considered observation.

Practice Teaching: The student practices teaching the exercises on another person. PAI students may practice at Pilates on Fifth for free for 3 months after the last day of the course, bringing in one practice body total. After 3 months, PAI students may practice for $20/hr.

Personal Study Hours: The student studies the exercises on their own, studying design, breath patterns and muscles involved. Taking class can be considered as personal study hours.

These suggested hours are to be logged and completed taking the certification test. The logs are turned in on the day of the test.

 

PAI has a crossover program available for students who have already begun their studies with another program and wish to train with Pilates Academy International.

 

Does the school have a published grievance/complaint policy?

While we hope that everyone has a great experience at PAI, we understand that things happen. You can let us know any concerns or difficulties had by emailing feedback@pilatesonfifth.com. We will get back to you ASAP and your comments will be kept confidential.

Our Placement: On Policies, Prices Procedures at the bottom of the page.

 

Does the school adhere to the PMA Scope of Practice/ Code of Ethics guidelines?

PAI follows the PMA Scope of Practice/Code of Ethics Guidelines. For more information on these guidelines, visit the PMA site here http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3282

Our Placement: On the About page, after the Core Curriculum section.

 

Does the school allow for the transfer of coursework from other schools?

PAI has a crossover program available for students who have already begun their studies with another program and wish to train with Pilates Academy International. For more information please emailtraining@pilatesonfifth.com.

Our Placement: On Requirements page after the table.

 

Does the school offer payment plans?

PAI offers payment plans. Please contact us with specific inquiries.   

 

Does the school offer job placement? (job boards, leads, formal documents etc.)

PAI receives job opportunity notifications from affiliated studios across the country. If you are a PAI student interested in being put on our mailing list to receive such notifications, please email training@pilatesonfifth.com.

 

Does the school publish a catalog?

We do have a brochure that potential student can pick up from our studio.

What is your Course Pricing?

 All course prices include training manual and one year Ultimate membership towww.UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com.

 

 

What are your Payment Deadlines?

Early bird price: 5% discount

Early bird deadline: One month before the start of the course.

Full Payment deadline: Two weeks before the start of the course.

PAI students receive 10% off ALL group classes at Pilates on Fifth beginning the day they complete their course payment until one month after the last day of the course.

Late sign up (within 2 weeks of the start of the course): $50 late sign up fee.

 
Do you have a Cancellation and Transfer Policy?

If a student chooses to withdraw from training outside of two weeks prior to the start date, the course cost will be returned to the student with the exception of the $200 non-refundable deposit. If the student chooses to withdraw from training within the two weeks prior to the start date or after the course begins, no refunds will be given but the payment is transferable.

If a student chooses to postpone training, the payment is transferable with a $50 transfer fee for 6 months. After 6 months, the payment is transferable for another 6 months with an additional $100 transfer fee. After 1 year, the payment is non- transferable.

PAI holds the right to cancel a course with 1 month notice. In the event of a cancellation, all payments will be returned including the $200 deposit.

What are the Certification Exam and Fees

The student has one year from the last day of the course to take the certification exam. If the student takes longer than a year, a review hour must be scheduled with a certifying instructor at the rate of $107/hr. This hour serves to ensure the student is on track with studying and the information hasn’t been lost throughout the year.

Exams for every course include a written and practical portion. A score of at least 80% is required to pass the written. The practical is graded as pass/fail.

The first exam consisting of ABP and the student’s first All Populations course Exam is $225. All following exams or retakes are $50 per course. If a student takes an All Populations course exam and the corresponding Progressions & Challenges course exam, the exam fee is $50.

Can students make up hours?

It is required that students attend every day of training. If a student has a conflict that cannot be resolved and must miss training hours, the student must notify PAI prior to the course. Make up hours must be scheduled with a certifying instructor at $107/hour. (Note that 3 hours of missed group training does not necessarily equal 3 make up hours as a student is often able to go through material faster in a one-on-one setting. The number of review hours will be decided upon by the certifying instructor and the PAI directors).

 

Grievances/ Complaints

While we hope that everyone has a great experience at PAI, we understand that things happen. You can let us know any concerns or difficulties had by emailing feedback@pilatesonfifth.com. We will get back to you ASAP and your comments will be kept confidential.

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