Pilates Teacher Training & Certification

 Mat Teacher | Reformer Teacher | Comprehensive Mat & Apparatus Teacher | Bodhi Suspension Teacher

All workshops are held at Pilates by the Bay, Toms River, NJ. On-site workshops may be scheduled at your fully equipped studio (with a minimum of 3 students and additional Instructor travel expenses). Please call 732-300-4917 for more information.


Pilates Teacher Training Program

Pilates by the Bay proudly offers BodyFit Pilates™ Teacher Training Academy, assessment-based certificate programs and continuing education is based on a college curriculum model.  Graduates of the full 500 hour comprehensive Pilates Instructor certificate are receiving the equivalent of an associate’s degree, in terms of credit hours, and will be completely prepared to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance-Certified Pilates Teacher exam (PMA-CPT, the ONLY national Pilates instructor certification).

Following an academic model, BodyFit Pilates™ education curriculum was designed with YOU, the student, in mind.  Our courses are accessible, flexible, and affordable.  As a BodyFit Pilates™ student, you can elect to take the entire comprehensive 500 hour equipment program all at once, or pick and choose to take courses as best fits your needs, schedule and budget.  However, in order to complete the full requirements necessary to sit for the PMA Certified Pilates Teacher Exam, all prerequisites must be satisfied, and required courses must be taken in order of level (100 level courses, followed by 200 level courses, and then 300 and 400 level courses). Contact us for more information or to register.

Note: Workshops may be scheduled at any time with a minimum of two students. If you have a friend or co-worker wishing to join, contact us to schedule custom workshop dates.

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Fall 2018 – Teacher Training Dates  

  • Mat 101 – Email us for more details.
  • Mat 201 – TBD

Winter/Spring 2019 – Teacher Training Dates

  • Reformer 301 – TBD
  • Cadillac, Chairs & Barrel 401 – TBD

Master Teacher Patty Baiano

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) Master Teacher,  and Specialist in Pilates-Based Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis & Neurological Disorders. The courses she teaches through BodyFit Pilates Teacher Training Academy 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.



Bodhi Suspension System™

A dynamic, whole-body system that challenges core strength, flexibility and proprioception.

The 16-hour course, with Bodhi Suspension System™ Faculty Member Patty Baiano, includes a detailed manual and suggested class formats — everything you need to begin teaching on the Bodhi Suspension System to all fitness levels. The course has a programmatic track format that makes learning the exercises easy, fun and teachable. The Bodhi Suspension System Training is rooted in Balanced Body movement principles which emphasize safe and effective movement potential.

This course is not limited to Pilates Teachers. Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Fitness Instructors, and movement enthusiasts alike can learn to teach this amazing method of movement. Bodhi is not only used for fitness and balance training, it is also a powerful tool for physical rehabilitation.

Especially beneficial for trained TRX Teachers, this course can bring a deeper understanding into the anatomy of suspension training and expand your teaching repertoire with Pilates-based movements. For Bodhi Enthusiasts, if you already love your Bodhi classes but have no intention of teaching—no problem! This workshop can be used as a deep immersion into the ropes to deepen your own personal practice.

Visit the Education Finder® for a listing of current classes, or contact us for more information.

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Pilates equipment by Balanced Body® | Photo(s) courtesy of Balanced Body®