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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 ongoing interpretation by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher. The multi-dimensional Comprehensive Program is the only teacher-training program to be fully 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® Qualified 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.
Our Comprehensive Program Structure
Our 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 this method to others. The full range of Pilates apparatus is incorporated, as well as the Pilates Matwork and signature Fletcher Pilates® techniques.
Preparing to Enter the Program
It is essential that Comprehensive Program participants develop a strong personal practice before learning to teach this method. The following are the minimum requirements to initiate the Comprehensive Program:
- • 30 private sessions with a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher
- • Attendance at the Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course (if unavailable, can be substituted by 30 hours of group classes and/or private sessions with a Qualified Teacher)
- • 20 group classes with a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher
The full prerequisite student process generally takes 3 - 6 months.
The Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course
The Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course is a preparatory course designed to give students an experiential overview of the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study, from the student point of view. Based on Ron Fletcher’s philosophy of “knowing movement in the body,” the Prep Course encourages experiencing each piece of movement before learning to teach it. Structured as a 30-hour program, generally taught in 3-hour sessions, the Preparatory Course is the most efficient and affordable means of preparing to enter the Comprehensive Program.
The Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course is taught exclusively by our Fletcher Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Facilitators who prepare and mentor students through each step on the path to become a Fletcher Pilates® teacher. Please visit our Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course page to see a list of upcoming programs. If there are no programs in your area, you may prepare to enter the Comprehensive Program by studying with a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher.
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. 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.
Class Protocol Document
Click here to view our Class Protocol for all Fletcher Events.
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