Teacher Training News

Announcing our Fall 2016 Pilates Teacher Training dates!
Fully certified teachers earn from $35 – $120* per hour at Pilates by the Bay by teaching private sessions, classes, and *workshops.  Teaching workshops are for:
  • Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, & Comprehensive Teacher Certification
  • Existing Teachers needing to earn CEC’s 
  • NEW! Pilates Enthusiast’s looking to deepen their personal practice.
  Pilates Teacher Training & Certification
Over the last decade, Pilates has grown in popularity exponentially, creating an ever expanding need for highly educated Pilates teachers. Unfortunately, this need for instructors has led to fly-by-night teacher training schools popping up all over.

Historically, a Pilates teacher needed to undergo 400 – 600 hours of lecture, observation and self practice in order to safely teach clients. Now we see organizations claiming to “certify” Pilates teachers in as little as just 8 hours!

Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy™ (PBPIA) IS NOT one of those “quickie” teacher training programs. We have been training Pilates instructors country wide since 2003. Our comprehensive teacher training course requires 510 hours of lecture, observation and self practice, as well as a 300 hour hands on paid apprenticeship in our studio. Graduates of the program will be fully qualified to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance Certification Exam – the ONLY NCAA accredited Pilates Teacher Certification in the world!

We know that you have lots of choices when it comes to your Pilates teacher education. Choosing a Pilates teacher training program will be one of the most important investments you will make in your career. Please consider your options very carefully, and you’ll find that PBPIA is the gold standard for Pilates instructor education in the country. (Click below to register or scroll down to see training dates.)  

Note: We offer Bridging programs for students who have completed training modules elsewhere, please inquire with your specific needs. Certification programs include Full Comprehensive Pilates Teacher qualified to sit for the PMA Exam, as well as independent Mat and/or Reformer certificate programs.
Financing available. Please share this email with anyone else you know who may be interested. 
Pilates Teacher Training Dates – Fall 2016 / Winter 2017
Mat 101: 
Saturday February 10th: 11:30 – 6:30 
Sunday September 11th: 11:30 – 6:30
Mat 101 is also available for Pilates Enthusiasts looking to deepen their practice (no certificate offered) as well as existing PMA Certified Teachers  needing to earn (3) CEC’s or who are interested in revisiting the foundation mat exercises or refreshing their basic anatomy. 
Mat 102: TBD
Reformer 301: TBD
Cadillac 302 & Chair and Barrels 303: TBD
Contact Patty Baiano by:
Phone: 732-300-4917
Financial aid may be available 
for military  spouses through 
the MyCAA program

About Your Instructor Patty Baiano:
Ms. Baiano has been teaching Pilates for over a decade. She holds certifications through Balanced Body University, and is also an internationally recognized Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), and Certified Teacher and Specialist in Pilates-Based Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis & Neurological Disorders. The courses she teaches through PBPIA have been recognized for continuing education credits for the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the American Council on Exercise ( ACE), the American Aerobics and Fitness Association (AFAA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Patty has been featured in Pilates Style magazine and Pilates Anytime, and is also a facility teacher at Balanced Body University for Bodhi Suspension curriculum. Her philosophy toward Pilates instructor training is simple: 
to provide high-quality, exercise science-based education that is affordable, convenient and most of all taught in a supportive and inclusive environment.