Whole Body Method
Classical Pilates with a Holistic Approach
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We focus on a Classical Pilates Education with a Holistic Approach. It’s a balance between body, mind & science that elevates your training to another level.
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Call us at 323-934-7134 to discuss your exciting Pilates future…


Next Program begins September 21st 2109.

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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 9 month program is the most comprehensive in the Pilates industry. Each of the 5 levels is completed over the course of two weekends (with 6-7 weeks between each level). There is a total of 125 hands on workshop hours.

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500 Hours Apprenticeship Program

Students average between 12-14 hours per week at the studio to complete the apprenticeship program which comprises of 200 hrs of hands-on client teaching, 180 hrs of self-practice, 20 hrs taking classes, 20 hrs assistant teaching, 20 hrs class observation, 20 hrs private training observation, 20 hrs with a student mentor & 20 hrs self anatomy study. Students recieve unlimited access to WBM studios to complete these hours.

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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.

Program Investment

$6,900 + $355 for 4 pre-requisite sessions (payment plans available). You can view these on the registration form

Students are paid $1,800 in our “earn as you learn" program.

For professional dancers, scholarships may be availabe at https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/career-transition-dancers or call Sophia Kozak 323.330.2472 skozak@actorsfund.org

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 12 students.

More hands-on class instruction hours than any other certificate program in Los Angeles. 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. And best of all, we're here to help you every step of the way!

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 and safer Pilates session. 

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 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.  

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