Equinox Pilates Training Institute offers a classical Comprehensive and Mat Pilates teacher training programs. Equinox has been in business for 25 years and has locations in over 12 markets including London and Toronto. Our Teacher Training program started in 2010 and was developed by Carrie Macy Samper, a 20-year veteran in the Pilates industry (also certified by Romana Krysanowska and Power Pilates). Master traditional training methods, learn contemporary fitness principles, and develop proven business practices to begin or boost your career.




Comprehensive and Mat training programs are offered in the following markets:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New Jersey
  • New York City and New York Metro - Woodbury
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto
  • Washington D.C.
  • Westlake Village


Our program development team includes some of the leading voices in the Pilates and fitness industry. The team has years of combined and textured experience teaching and studying around the world. They are all current and successful instructors at Equinox, so they have their fingers on the pulse of the Pilates industry and plenty of real-life experience to share with apprentices. Simply put, it makes sense to learn from the best of the best. This program offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of teaching and practicing Pilates, founded in the Equinox philosophy that Pilates is a workout that encompasses strength, power and agility to assist clients in achieving their fitness goals.


Each three-day weekend (6 weekends in total over a 6-month period) will be a focused intensive, including Pilates exercises, philosophy and anatomy lectures and vocal training. In addition to the weekend seminars, program participants complete 450 student hours, during which there will be plenty of hands-on teaching practice, self study opportunities, and ample time for questions.


Study and mentor with leading Pilates teachers in Equinox’s well-appointed studios. Students will learn from these instructors, refine their own practice and acquire the confidence and skills to teach in their own unique style. Program graduates will leave the program ready to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance certification exam and will be eligible to interview for a teaching position within Equinox’s studios, pending availability and need.


Upon completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 (out of 5 total), apprentices who pass the corresponding exams will be eligible to interview for instructor positions at Equinox Pilates Studios and begin teaching prior to program completion. The road to starting your Pilates career starts with us. Our aim is to provide all of our trainees with the resources to become highly skilled, successful Pilates instructors before, during and after training with us. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.



Equinox Pilates Training Institute | Comprehensive And Mat Pilates Teacher Training Programs

Website: www.equinox.com/education/pilates

Email: carrie.samper@equinox.com



Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) 

Pilates Method Alliance

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the international, not-for-profit, professional association and certifying agency dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates.




About Carrie Macy Samper

Carrie Macy Samper is the creator of the Equinox Pilates Teacher Training Program and the National Pilates Training Manager for Equinox. She began her Pilates career in 1996 and completed her teacher training course with Romana Krysanowska. After completing her second training program with Power Pilates, she joined the Power Pilates Teacher Training team in 2005. Carrie became PMA Certified in 2007. She is a featured Pilates Anytime presenter, has presented workshops for Pilates on Tour, and is a presenter for the Pilates Method Alliance conference. Carrie was also the Pilates model for Toesox.





Equinox Pilates Training Institute | Comprehensive And Mat Pilates Teacher Training Programs

About Equinox

We believe there are three elements that most powerfully drive results and optimize health: movement, nutrition and regeneration. They are synergistic. They are fluid. They are dynamic. They key is striking the right balance for your body. That’s where Equinox comes in. We are the experts in creating precise and individualized blueprints that build bodies primed for the high performance life.



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