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The Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study is the most comprehensive and definitive international Pilates educational program of its kind. Our program derives from the physical conditioning method developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates in the 1920s and expands to include its evolution and interpretation by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher. The multi-dimensional Comprehensive Program is the only teacher-training program to be endorsed by Ron Fletcher.
In body, breath, mind and spirit we preserve the inspired evolution of Body Contrology, the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates, as articulated by our Master Teacher, Ron Fletcher. As he mentored and taught us, so we will teach and mentor others in the physical transformation that leads from strength to balance to grace.
About Fletcher Pilates®
The international Pilates revolution owes much of its momentum to Ron Fletcher. A 20-year student and protégé of Joseph and Clara Pilates, Fletcher’s organic, movement-based approach to the original Pilates method has inspired generations of Pilates teachers and practitioners. As Fletcher Pilates® continues to grow in popularity, so too grows the demand in studios around the globe for Fletcher Pilates® Teachers. Our licensed post-secondary school, the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study, satisfies this demand and ensures the consistency and continuity of the Fletcher Pilates® lineage.
Comprehensive Program Overview
The Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the complete Fletcher lineage of the Pilates method and to instill an understanding of how to teach Fletcher Pilates®. Our Comprehensive Program is divided into the Foundational and Professional Programs. Upon successful completion of the Foundational Program, students receive a Qualified Teacher Certificate and are eligible to seek employment as Pilates teachers in studio, clinic, fitness and other settings. Our Professional Program expands upon this range of knowledge to include the full Fletcher Pilates syllabus and curriculum further developing teaching and movement skills to be successful as a full-time Pilates professional, with a Fletcher Pilates® Professional Teacher Certificate. The complete range of Pilates apparatus is incorporated as well as signature Fletcher Pilates® techniques in both levels of the Program.
Already a teacher?
Pilates teachers interested in studying the Fletcher Pilates® method and earning a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified or Professional Teacher Certificate will need to complete the Fletcher Pilates® Foundational Program as a Bridge student and then may enter the Professional Program. The Bridge process is ideal for students from other Pilates lineages and schools. Students that have completed a program that meets the approval criteria of the Pilates Method Alliance Registry of Schools are eligible to enroll as a Bridge student in any of our Foundational Programs. Bridge students must complete 10 private sessions prior to starting the Program.
Bridge students must complete the following learning units from the Foundational program:
Foundational Program Classroom Sessions (I-IV) 120 hours
Participation Practicum 140 hours
Casework 120 hours
Evaluation 20 hours
Preparing to Enter the Program
As it is essential for participants to learn and know the Fletcher Pilates® method and technique in their own bodies before learning to teach this work to others, applicants are required to complete at least 30 private sessions, the Preparatory Course before entering the Comprehensive Program. The Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course (described below) can be substituted by 30 hours of private sessions or group classes if the Prep Course is unavailable. The full prerequisite student process generally takes three to six months of concentrated study. Prerequisite requirements will be modified for those who have completed another comprehensive Pilates teacher training program.
Our Preparatory Course is designed to give students an overview of the Fletcher Pilates® syllabus from a student’s point of view. Based on Ron Fletcher’s philosophy of “knowing movement in the body,” the Preparatory Course encourages experiencing each piece of movement before entering the Foundational Program to learn to teach it. Structured as a 30-hour program, the Preparatory Course is the most efficient and affordable means of reviewing the Fletcher Pilates® syllabus. The Preparatory Course is taught exclusively by our Fletcher Faculty who mentor and prepare students to enter the Comprehensive Program —from application through completion.
If you do not live near a Fletcher Faculty member, you may prepare to enter the Comprehensive Program by studying with any of our Fletcher Pilates Qualified Teachers.
Entrance Evaluation and Interview
After the initial application process and prior to the Program start date, each applicant is required to complete an Entrance Evaluation demonstrating basic understanding of the syllabus and the Pilates Movement Principles. Applicants will also participate in an Entrance Interview during which faculty will communicate results of the Entrance Evaluation. A specific preparation plan for entering the Comprehensive Program will also be discussed at this meeting.
If you have any questions about how to prepare to enter the Comprehensive Program, please contact Fletcher Pilates® at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-732-8884 and we will review your options.
Applying to the Program
Please Apply Online. Alternatively, you may apply by downloading our PDF Application and submitting to the specified address. To apply to a Foundational Program as a Bridge student click here. Note: you must complete the application process and be admitted to the Comprehensive Program prior to registration.
Click here to review a list of upcoming Comprehensive Programs.
Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Pilates Method Alliance™. For more information, please visit the Pilates Method Alliance™ website at www.pilatesmethodalliance.org
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I have not seen any other programs that offer the comprehensive quality that this program does. I would recommend this program to any serious and committed student or teacher who desires a thorough understanding of how and what it means to become a teacher.– Catherine Anderson
The Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program has absolutely changed my life, forever. Every day has been an "aha" moment!– Gina
TRFPOS has transformed me into a competent, inspired and passionate teacher and has raised the level of teaching in my studio tenfold.– Jennifer Hetzler
I'm more passionate about my journey through the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program than I am about my undergraduate college education!– Pauline Middleton
After 40+ years of athletics, 30+ years of top-to-bottom business experience and 7 years of studying classical Pilates with the industry elite and otherwise, I longed for work more refined in its physicality, more fully and clearly defined in its pedagogy and, in a business sense, vertically integrated for full service. I have found my home in the Fletcher Program of Study®, a technically superior, impeccably run comprehensive program that includes and enhances my classical background and is wholly dedicated to developing my unique movement and teaching potential.– Rebecca Leone
The Program of Study is demanding, challenging and thought-provoking - to say nothing of very hard work! For me, it brings movement, balance and centering back into my life - which for many years had been missing. For this I thank Mr. Fletcher and the Program of Study for presenting a well-run, exciting and professional program.– Robin Sheldrick
I have completed two certification programs in my career of 8 years, and I can declare without hesitation that the Fletcher program was more complete, more demanding, and more gratifying in lessons learned and challenges met.– Susie Griffith