The Midwest Pilates Institute teaches authentic Pilates in the style of a traditional apprenticeship. The Midwest Pilates Institute comprehensive 500 hour PROGRAM OF STUDY consists of 3 trimesters and a total of 360 hours of training, observation, practice, and teaching, 108 hours of seminars, 12 hours of teacher training clinic, 3 practical exams, and 1 final examination.

It is expected that the student will complete the PROGRAM OF STUDY in 12 months. At the completion of this program and passing the final examination the student will receive a diploma from the Midwest Pilates Institute. The education students receive through MPI will prepare them to successfully complete the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) International Pilates Certification Exam.

Our Philosophy

“One can learn every Pilates exercise on every piece of equipment and still not know Pilates.”
– Eve Gentry in 1991

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 their teacher training program for post-secondary education state approval. In 2011, after a lengthy and tedious approval process, The Midwest Pilates Institute became 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. We provide extensive training in all skills necessary for the student to become a successful Pilates teacher in a busy, working Pilates studio.

Our “hands-on” approach to teaching the Pilates Method allows the student to develop and grow at his or her own pace with on-going support and feedback. We teach authentic Pilates as taught to Eve Gentry by Joseph Pilates. We operate in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art studio. We ensure an educationally rich and nurturing environment in which to learn.