Is certification necessary when training with a Pilates instructor?

By April 19, 2014 November 5th, 2014 Instructors, Pilates Information
Who We Are - Pilates Northwest - Seattle - Lake City

We, at Pilates Northwest, believe that if you are hiring a professional for specialized services, advanced education and experience is key. Obtaining a full equipment certification in Pilates is not easy. Typically it’s at least a two year rigorous program filled with courses on anatomy, physiology, injury and special population training, equipment safety, self practice, Pilates observation hours and practice teaching. Read more about our individual instructors.

If you are just starting regular Pilates classes here at Pilates Northwest, we think it’s very important to use the correct Pilates fundamentals and techniques. Interestingly, the right form can sometimes differ between individuals based on body types and shapes, age, fitness level and function. We feel we are giving you the best instruction available by offering lessons with highly educated, certified instructors who provide you with motivation and ensure that you are exercising properly.

Working with certified instructors becomes even more important as Pilates work progresses. Combining movements with breathing and engaging both the body and the mind, Pilates techniques can be challenging to learn on your own. Having certified Pilates instructors teach you here at Pilates Northwest ensures that you are educated on how to use the proper form so that you get as much as possible out of your Pilates session.

At Pilates Northwest in Seattle, we hire quality, friendly, certified instructors. They have different backgrounds and interests including a dance instructor, a young adult author, a registered birth Doula, a Nutritionist, and a functional fitness specialist. They are interesting, substantial people who all have a passion for Pilates instruction. They have all worked hard to bring you quality education.

Our studio is located north of the downtown Seattle area, just east of the Northgate shopping mall in Lake City. To find out more about the certified Pilates instructors and our studio, please contact us today at or (206) 368-6904.