Learn to Teach Pilates


Pilates Fit Studio is a host studio for The Pilates Center of Boulder, CO, school for Classical Pilates. The Pilates Center of Boulder is one of the oldest and most comprehensive teacher training programs in the Pilates industry.

Shelly Ruggiano heads the program at Pilates Fit Studio and advises the students in the studio. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, want to heighten your teaching practice with our teaching clinics, or are completely devoted to practicing Pilates and want a deeper investigation of the work, ask us about the various programs.

Learn about the programs

The Taylor Sisters

Two sisters, Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel, trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protege and inheritor of his studio in NYC. This lineage is significant because Amy & Rachel have strived to foster the legacy and tradition of the original, classical method of Pilates. They founded their studio in Boulder in 1990. These women make it their mission to heal the world by teaching Pilates, and their passion and commitment to maintaining the integrity of the method inspires others to become teachers.

WORKSHOPS: Transitions & Connections with Amy Taylor Alpers

WHEN: Nov 3 & 4, 2018
WHERE: Pilates Fit Studio, Crestwood KY

Pilates Transitions and Connections workshop with Amy Taylor Alpers

SATURDAY: Transitions of the Reformer and Mat

Advance the reformer and the mat with transitions. The transitions connect each exercise to the next for one continuous movement. Learn the value of the transitions with minimum movement for all body types.

SUNDAY: Connections of the small apparatus

Progress your clients with the spine corrector, high chair, foot corrector, and pedi-pole. The practical application of these tools will help your clients to challenge their powerhouse and recognize weaknesses while building strength.

12 PMA Credits Both Days; 6 PMA Credits Single Day

In-studio pricing
$525 for both days; $275 single day

Zoom pricing
$398 both days; $224 single day

There is limited seating so register now while spaces are still available.

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Amy Taylor Alpers

Amy Taylor Alpers Pilates Center of BoulderAmy Taylor Alpers co-founded The Pilates Center (TPC) and The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program (TPCTTP) over 25 years ago in Boulder, Colorado. When not traveling the world to teach both foundational and graduate level Pilates teacher education she remains part of the core faculty for TPCTTP, mentors advanced teachers, teaches classes and sees clients. In addition to teaching TPC sponsored workshops, Amy has presented numerous times at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting, Balanced Body’s Pilates on Tour and Passing the Torch. In 2013, Amy presented at the Shared Traditions Conference for Fletcher Pilates and will present at The Pilates Roundtable to The PMA Teacher Training Summit.

Amy was born in Youngstown, Ohio where she began classical ballet at age two.
She attended The Juilliard School for Dance, danced with the Garden State Ballet in New Jersey, and received a B.A. in Dance and a M.A. in Dance History from New York University. In addition, Amy taught ballet at various dance schools in New York City for ten years before launching her Pilates career.

Both Amy and her sister Rachel studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York City. They received their Pilates teaching certificate from there in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel founded The Pilates Center. The sisters then created and established The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 1991. The school has since expanded to include an Intermediate Program, Advanced Program, Bridge Program, Master’s Program, and a Mentorship Program. In addition, TPC now has “Licensed” and “Host” studios established all around the world.

Amy and her sister wrote The Everything Pilates Book, published in 2002. She was a founding board member of the PMA and sat on the board that created the PMA Certification Exam. Recently she has also had the honor of filming classes and workshops for online organizations such as Pilates Anytime and Pilates On Demand.

In 2011, Amy, her sister Rachel, and Ken Endelman of Balanced Body, developed CenterLine – a line of equipment designed for classical Pilates and based upon the specifications pioneered by Joseph Pilates.

Teaching Clinics

In the picture: Kelli Burkhalter, Shelly Ruggiano, Amy Taylor Alpers, Kailey Larson. Photo taken at TPC

Teaching Skill Clinics: where instructors and Trainees come together to discuss + explore movement

Teaching Clinics happen once a month at the studio. They are required for students of the TPC program, and we welcome students from other programs, teachers, and enthusiasts to participate.

The intention of the teaching skills and symposium is to provide a forum for trainees in which to discuss issues related to teaching Pilates that might come up for them throughout the year of study; to develop more deeply into the required reading material and anatomy study.

Come prepared. Bring your study materials, your journals, your inquisitive minds, ready to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

Please note that each month has a general theme or focus on the area of the body. You might consider organizing your attention for each month in all areas of your apprenticeship (lessons, observations, practice teaching, anatomical study, personal workouts) on that same area of focus to further support your learning, so that by the end of the month you will have a well-rounded grasp of the material. This will allow you to concentrate on smaller amounts of information at a time to make the program more manageable and potentially less overwhelming. As with the lectures, the symposium cycle repeats itself in the second half of the year, providing you the opportunity to consciously explore what might seem to be the same material at the next higher level of your understanding.

Teaching clinics are 1-2 hours

– $25 per hour

Contact to inquire