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Student taking part in a Level 3 Reformer Pilates teacher course
HFE Pilates reformer student using the apparatus
Student taking part in a Level 3 Reformer Pilates teacher course

Pilates. Reformed.

This is the industry's most advanced Level 3 Pilates Reformer Teacher course

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Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher Course


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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £712.50 5% discount £37.50
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £110 and 5 x £108 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £750

Learn how to master the most recognisable piece of Pilates equipment and elevate your teaching career to new heights with this hands-on, industry-recognised reformer course.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    6-10 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Approved Logo HFE's reformer Pilates teacher course is recognised by the ASCM

Learn More About This Reformer Pilates Course

Course Intro

The Pilates reformer, or universal reformer, is one of the most recognisable pieces of Pilates apparatus available. It’s also highly adaptable as it’s possible to perform over 500 different exercises. Typically, reformer Pilates is associated with the more clinical adaptation of Joseph Pilates’ methodology and this is why you’d typically find reformers in rehabilitation environments such as physiotherapy clinics.

Recently, reformer Pilates has found itself increasingly in the mainstream consciousness. One of the biggest reasons for this is that, as a society, we are unfortunately more sedentary than ever. The prevalence of poor posture, musculoskeletal disorders and back is at an all-time high. People are turning to Pilates, both reformer and its mat-based counterpart to fix these issues and free themselves from pain.

Our Level 3 Reformer Pilates Teacher course has been designed to help you become an in-demand and life-changing Pilates teacher. It’s also fully recognised by CIMSPA and ACSM.

As standard, we’ll provide access to range of learning materials including bespoke hard copy and digital manuals and unlimited phone and email support from a dedicated tutor. Alongside your home study, you’ll also be given the opportunity to plenty of hands-on reformer experience in a leading studio.

Discover more about reformer Pilates by sampling our student manual or browsing our range of Pilates career guides and articles.

What You'll Learn

This essentials reformer Pilates course will teach you everything you need to know to become a highly competent and proficient reformer teacher. Specifically, the course includes:

  • Reformer Safety

  • Anatomy for Reformer Pilates

  • History and Origins of Reformer Pilates

  • Principles of Pilates

  • Reformer Exercises

  • Planning and Teaching Reformer Pilates

Upon enrolment, you will receive print and digital copies of one of the most comprehensive reformer Pilates manual available. You will also be given access to our online Learner Engagement System (LES) where much of your coursework will be completed.

How You'll be Assessed

You will be assessed continually throughout your training courses in a variety of ways and they include:

  • Multiple-Choice Assessments

    Complete six assessments, each has 20 questions

  • Lesson Plan

    Produce a session plan for a small group of mixed-ability participants

  • Continuous Practical Assessments

    Demonstrate your ability to plan and teach a safe and effective preparation and close

  • Summative Practical Assessments

    Teach the main component of a reformer Pilates session to a small group of mixed-ability participants

Upon successful completion of the above assessments, you’ll be awarded the Level 3 Award in Teaching Reformer Pilates (CIMSPA & ACSM endorsed) certificate.

Entry Requirements

This reformer Pilates teacher training programme is suited to anyone who has a keen interest in mastering what it takes to become a reformer Pilates teacher.

Given the scope and depth of the information presented in this programme, we strongly advise that participants attending this course hold a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates qualification (or equivalent).

Applications may also be considered from students with other fitness industry qualifications (e.g. personal trainers, yoga teachers etc), where they can demonstrate that they have extensive experience of performing Pilates as a participant (e.g. attending classes).

Finally, upon enrolment students are advised to attend as many reformer Pilates classes or sessions as they can in order to give themselves the best opportunity of passing this course. It is not advisable to attend the practical training having never used a reformer.


Prior to attending the first practical training weekend we recommend that you take between 6-10 weeks to complete the home-study activities and familiarise yourself with the contents of the training manuals.

Some students, especially those with more time to study (we recommend around 1 hour per day), or who already have lots of experience in Pilates, may be able to reduce this part of the course.

Important note: Due to the specialist nature of our reformer Pilates courses, we usually deliver them in a dedicated reformer Pilates studio. Therefore, in order to maximise your time on the reformer, it is likely that this course will be delivered later in the working day when the studio has delivered its own timetable for the day (e.g. 11:00-19:00 or 12:00-20:00). Please speak with our Careers Team if you need to know more about start and finish times of specific courses.

  • Weekend 1

    You will get a comprehensive induction to the Pilates reformer and will work through an extensive range of reformer-based exercises

  • Weekend 2

    You'll put everything into practice from your first weekend and complete your practical assessments

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