Our mission is to support the classical Pilates community and foster the education of new and existing instructors. Our Comprehensive Scholarship Program is an initiative to support the next generation of instructors that will keep the classical work alive. It's important that we contribute to preserving the legacy of Joseph Pilates through exposing people to his original work on the apparatus he originally designed to support his system of exercises - GRATZ
On Pilates Day May 4th, 2019, Gratz will launch the first Gratz Pilates Comprehensive Scholarship Contest in association with our friends at EQUINOX, with the winner receiving a full scholarship from Gratz for the EQUINOX Pilates Institute teacher certification program. The scholarship will provide the opportunity for a deserving candidate to fulfill their dream to study, practice, and become a certified Pilates instructor. Our Director of Community Relations, Alexia P. Hammonds, created the initiative to allow Gratz to support deserving individuals who are unable to afford the associated costs for comprehensive Pilates education and certification.

We are proud to "give back" and support the Pilates community and we will be launching additional scholarship programs in the near future with various teacher training and certification programs-- so stay tuned!

Gratz will work closely with EQUINOX to select the top 3 finalists and ultimate winner! EQUINOX’s Pilates Institute Teacher Training PROGRAM details (attendance, lessons, testing, etc) will be directly coordinated through EQUINOX. The scholarship winner will work closely with Gratz as we follow their program journey through our social media platform and executing their community service project.

Including tuition, the scholarship winner also receives:

1 year subscription to Pilatesology

$149 VALUE

Also have the opportunity to be a "body" in an upcoming Pilatesology video.

Receive ToeSox product


3 day Intensive Training with Chris Robinson

$1,000 VALUE

Support and assistance planning a Pilates based community service event in your city. 

Gratz believes in supporting the community and it is important that the winner gives back to their community!

An outfit from lululemon

$250 VALUE

GRATZ PILATES promotional items (t-shirts, tanks, tote bag, notebook)


What you need to know:

MAY 4TH 2019


Submissions officially open. Candidates must successfully fill out the submission form to be considered.

MAY 20TH 2019


Submissions closed.

JUNE 3RD 2019


Finalists are selected and announced on our social media platforms.

JUNE 10TH 2019


Winner announced.

Ready to Submit?

Got all the information you need and ready to submit? Fill out the form completely and upload your resume and a clear picture of yourself! Ready. Set. GO!

Important Message!

You MUST be able to participate at one of the locations listed below (Training weekends and Apprentice hours).

Please Click or Tap on the tabs to view the available locations in each city.

Or CLICK HERE to view the locations on EQUINOX's website.

  • NYC
  • L.A.

Bryant Park (seminars only, no apprentice hours)

- E. 54th StColumbus Circle

- E. 85th StGreenwich Ave (some Gratz)

- E. 92nd St

- E. 85th St

- E. 74th St

- E. 63rd St

- Park Ave

- Flatiron

- Orchard St

- Dumbo

- Dartmouth St

- Sports Club Boston

- Kensington

- Sports Club DC (some Gratz)

- Summit

- Century City

- Miracle Mile

- 520 Collins AVE

- 1441 Brickell Ave #4

- 25 SW 9th st g103

- Commerce Court West 199 Bay St

- Yorkville Village


Winner must adhere to all rules and standards of the EQUINOX program. You must complete the program within acceptable time frame decided upon by EQUINOX. If for any reason winner does not adhere to the EQUINOX program rules, winner’s scholarship will be forfeited. Gratz Industries is not responsible for the successful completion of program by winner. Winner shall report to EQUINOX for all program needs.

Gratz is ONLY responsible for paying program costs to EQUINOX directly. Winner must work closely with Gratz for all social media planned projects discussed at the time finalist are selected. 

For official Pilates Teacher Training Program information, follow the link to EQUINOX’s program page: