Become a Pilates Instructor

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The Midwest Pilates Institute teaches authentic Pilates in the style of a traditional apprenticeship. The comprehensive 500 hour program of study consists of seminars/workshops, observation, personal practice, student teaching and practical exams.

Curriculum to include History of Pilates, Levels 1-4 on mat and all equipment (Reformer, Wunda Chair, Trapeze Table, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel), Technique/Modifications/Contraindications, Program Design/Teaching Methodology and Anatomy/Kinesiology.


The Midwest Pilates Institute offers a comprehensive Pilates teacher training program. In 2010 MPI voluntarily sought out the Wisconsin Education Approval Board committee to consider our teaching training program for post-secondary education state approval. In 2011, after a lengthy and tedious approval process the Midwest Pilates Institute become the first state-approved Pilates school in Wisconsin and one of only a few in the nation.

The Midwest Pilates Institute is not a franchise. There are no hidden fees or partial programs in our agreement. We do not offer a “fast track” to learning the intricacies and beauty of the Pilates Method. We produce teachers who want to be the very best at what they do.


  • Attained 18 years of age
  • 6 months of Pilates or other mind-body experience
  • Mature understanding of themselves
  • Computer literate

Next Steps

  • Complete and submit the application form
  • Attach a resume, cover letter and one letter of recommendation
  • Submit a $100 application fee

“I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome 14 years ago. I have suffered chronic fatigue and inflammation and ached of the joints. Since starting Pilates with Ej Movement, my level of discomfort has lessened to the point that i can extend my therapeutic massages from 2-3 weeks out of 3-4 weeks… what a difference! Thanks Em!”

Dana Ballweg