The Pilates Center

About The Pilates Center

Joseph Pilates once wrote, “Self-confidence, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of Contrology (Pilates).”

At The Pilates Center we embrace that message wholeheartedly. Pilates isn’t merely a system of exercises, it’s a path to healthier and happier living. Please, join us. Whether an enthusiast, professional or student, we look forward to sharing our passion for Pilates with you.

National Federation of Professional Trainer (NFPT)

About NFPT
The National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) has been certifying personal trainers since 1988. We seek to equip trainers and their clients with the education and tools needed to address America’s health problem and promote fitness around the world.

NFPT certified trainers go to work in gyms, health clubs, and private fitness studios around the world everyday. By successfully completing the NFPT certification exam, you will receive a CPT, or Certified Personal Trainer, credential that can be put to work immediately!

The NFPT certification program is accr

National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

About NETA: National Exercise Trainers Association
Since its founding in 1977, NETA (formerly known as NDEITA) has certified over 130,000 fitness professionals and is recognized as a leader in the fitness industry. NETA offers certification and continuing education workshops in Group Exercise, Personal Training, Pilates, and Yoga. NETA Certifications are recognized at over 18,000 fitness facilities across the US. NETA trainers are exceptionally qualified, degreed fitness education professionals. They are personable, approachable, and dedicated to making fitness training practical and enjoyable.

NETA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the fitness industry with the highest quality education at the most reasonable cost. In addition to education and training, NETA offers support products such as music, videos, apparel and other fitness related accessories designed to assist fitness professionals in staying current with industry trends.

National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association (NESTA)

NESTA is a professional fitness association offering a wide range of primary, advanced, and specialized educational programs.

NESTA is an international fitness organization with over 45,000 members from around the world. Approximately 10% of all our members are from outside the U.S. NESTA members have thriving fitness careers in over 50 foreign countries. Countries outside the U.S. with the highest number of NESTA trainers/coaches are Canada, Japan, Australia & China. We welcome students from around the world.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Enhanced interactive digital manual, over 10 Hours of video lectures and demonstrations, PDF note packets, audio lessons, plus NCCA accredited proctored exam included, 100% accelerated the online program.

Physical Mind Institute – The Method Pilates

The Method Pilates continues to stay ahead of the education curve. Our certification program is more comprehensive than ever before by providing students with an online teacher-to-teacher experience while maintaining valuable in-studio study.

Evolution 101 Online is our gateway to Matwork and Apparatus training. This course can also stand alone as continuing education for all fitness professionals.

Evolution 101

Evolution 101 Online covers TheMethod® Pilates Fundamentals & Pilates Exercises. We begin with the 27 Fundamentals, as they encourage proper form and deeper understanding of Pilates exercises. After two decades of teaching the Fundamentals, we have synthesized their application so you can feel the movement biomechanics. You will learn that the Fundamentals are not only the cues but also the basis of every individual Pilates exercise: spinal and limb movements are applied variations of these basics. The focus on Fundamentals as the backbone of the entire catalog of Pilates movement is what sets TheMethod® Pilates apart from other certification programs.

The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)

The National Association for Fitness Certification is one of the fastest growing Fitness Certification Organizations in the United States. Established in 1992, we provide you with a scientifically-based, standards-focused education. The NAFC mission is to educate you in becoming a critical thinking, movement specialist, for your career as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor or Wellness Consultant. The NAFC credential is the promise of credibility.

The Natural Fitness Trainers Association (NFTA)

About The NFTA

The *NFTA offers you the most convenient, ethical, and affordable Personal Fitness Trainer Certification. Learn online, in comfort, and at your own pace. Certification testing is available online, whenever you’re ready. Becoming a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Natural Strength & Conditioning Trainer, or Success Coach couldn’t be more convenient or affordable!

The NFTA Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the general public, professional fitness trainers, and those who wish to become professional fitness trainers, with an ethical, high-quality, alternative, international organization that is committed to realistic and modern methods of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness.

National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

Personal Training with the NCSF
The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is a professional, member-driven, education and credentialing organization for personal trainers and exercise science professionals. The NCSF is committed to serving the public through research, service, and advancement of the movement sciences.

The NCSF Board for Certification serves as the governing authority over the personal trainer certification program, setting regulatory standards. In addition, the Board for Certification provides professional advocacy, oversees legislative activity, and collaborates with organizations and universities to disseminate valid, evidence-based information to stakeholders. The organization encourages you to learn more about career opportunities within the personal trainer profession and the process of gaining certified status.

Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT)

About IYT

Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in training Yoga professionals who can bring the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs. Our programs are based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. Our mission is to provide the general public, professional fitness trainers, and those who wish to become professional fitness trainers, with an ethical, high-quality, alternative, international organization that is committed to realistic and modern methods of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness. Our experiential approach to learning allows students to integrate in-depth information through a creative process resulting in a unique experience.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

NCHEC Mission and Purpose
The mission of NCHEC is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists. To meet this mission, NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.

Our charge is to develop and administer a national competency-based examination; develop standards for professional preparation; and promote professional development through continuing education for health education professionals. NCHEC is governed by an eleven-person Board of Commissioners and two seven-person and one thirteen person Division Boards. Each division board addresses one of the three activities noted in NCHEC’s mission: certification, professional development and professional preparation. All directors and commissioners are elected volunteers and are active credential holders with the exception of the public member who is appointed by the Board of Commissioners after a call for nominations.


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