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Learn Pilates the right way with our Classical Certificate Program. It's the most comprehensive in Los Angeles, teaching all 5 levels of Pilates with comprehensive anatomy.
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Upcoming Open House  

January 20th 2018
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Next Program begins March 10th 2018

September 2017 Schedule
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  • I chose Whole Body Method for my certification because they take a mind and body approach to training, are expert instructors, safely challenge students and truly care about clients.
    — Amy K.
  • Nigel and Annette have developed the program in a way that every student gets the attention and education that is essential in becoming a confident and fully competent teacher.
    — Emily F.
  • I'm so grateful to the education (anatomy, precision, technical teaching, and personal exercise experience) I was able to work full time and still get done what I needed to.
    — Allison H.
  • It's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I wish I had discovered them years ago, but I feel lucky just to have found them at all!
    — Emily W.

WBM Pilates Education Info

5 in-depth Classical Pilates levels

Our 11 month program is one of the most comprehensive in the Pilates industry. Each level is completed over the course of two weekends (with 6-7 weeks between each level). 125 hrs of hands-on class instruction &  500 hour apprenticeship program which consists of self-practice, client teaching, taking classes and private training observation.

200 Hours of Hands-on Teaching of Clients

Students average between 12-14 hours per week at the studio and get unlimited access to WBM studios. Detailed instruction on hands on and verbal cuing, teaching technique and creative workout design.

Earn as you learn. Our students get paid a total of $1800 while teaching.

Our students learn with real life clients and develop professional relationships to prepare them for a successful Pilates career.

The Whole Body Method Difference

We inspire students to become extraordinary mindful, nurturing and connected instructors.

We set goals for our students and implement systems to facilitate growth, personal & professional responsibility.  We will instill our philosophy of listening, constructing and executing the perfect work out for each client, every time.   

Our class sizes are no more than 15 students.

More hands-on class instruction hours than any other certificate program. Safely and thoughtfully learn to progress your clients with proper flow and body awareness.

There is an emphasis on educating clients on how the body works and the benefits of the exercises they are doing. We teach students the importance of listening and connecting to your client to make their experience not only good for their bodies but their whole person.

WBM Educational Materials

Learn over 350 Classical Pilates exercises

Our detailed manuals which cover almost every classical Pilates exercise are only available to our certificate students. They are a lifelong resource of self-study and practice. Included in each manual are the complete sequences through all 5 levels

Flashcards for workout design

Each student receives 5 levels of Flashcards. These useful cards allow you to create visual workouts and are daily pocket resource.

Flashcard Example  I  Workbook Example 1  I  Workbook Example 2

Our in depth anatomy course will take your Pilates teaching to another level. We’ll teach you how to use anatomical knowledge to build a better Pilates session. Our course book is the beautifully illustrated Trail Guide to the Body and Trail Guide to Movement. Students also have access to free online videos, images and audio files. 

Teachers, Careers & Investment

Our WBME co-owner/ director has over 25 years experience in the field of Pilates, health and exercise physiology. For a complete bio of Master Educator Nigel Sampson PMA®-CPT click here.


Our certification instructors are some of the best in the industry and have been trained by Pilates legends including Romana Kryzanowski, Ron Fletcher and Jillian Hessel. 

Our students have come from all over the world to learn the art of Pilates. Our sought after graduates have elevated the standard of Pilates at Equinox, Club Pilates and many boutique studios worldwide.  


4 Private sessions with a WBM certified instructor. These must be completed prior to submitting the registration form.

Program Investment

Program Investment is $6,750 (early registration discount 1 month before program start) or $6,900 (standard registration) with ALL students receiving $1800 back in our "earn as you learn program". All students pay on a per level basis. Payment schedule is on our registration form.
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