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I’m so happy with my career change to become a Modern Pilates Instructor, and very glad I chose to train with PFE. The course was comprehensive, covering all aspects of the Pilates discipline, how to set up as a freelance instructor and how to structure sessions. Lots of practical work was interspersed with detailed study. I got excellent support from the trainers. An extremely professional company. I couldn’t recommend them more

Angela, December 2019

The PFE Diploma in Teaching Pilates course was recommended to me by my Pilates teacher. I have a background in teaching in further and higher education so have a clear idea what makes for an excellent course.   

I have been very impressed by this course. It has been well planned with a very good structure that session by session builds on your knowledge and understanding. All of the course materials were well thought through, thorough and professionally produced. I have learnt so much, far more than I expected on a short course.  

The teaching team are well informed both theoretically and practically. They were reassuring and encouraging in their approach and made good links to their own professional practice. We felt in very safe hands. They also were very responsive and flexible in their approach to best meet the needs of the students. For example, introducing everyone to teaching was carried out in a supportive, well-planned way, taking small steps at a time. Feedback was supportive, constructive and encouraging.  

Their relaxed and friendly approach enabled an excellent class dynamic to be established and we are all in touch and supporting each other with our ideas, experiences and resources we discover via a WhatsApp group that we were encouraged to set up. Despite all of the students living miles apart, I have never felt alone in my studies. This level of support provides a safety net that is reassuring both in terms of developing our understanding, addressing assessments and as we move into thinking about setting up are own practices.  

I highly recommend this excellent course.

Sue Watmore  

I attended the YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates course with Sandie Keane and Graeme Baxter in 2019. Both Sandie and Graeme are extremely talented, experienced and supportive tutors. They explain things in a way where information just clicks. We also had a few visitors to teach classes and generally provide advice and support who were also excellent and very knowledgeable.

I learned a great deal on this course and would highly recommend to anybody wanting to teach Pilates. The course is enjoyable and thorough at the same time. The office is friendly and efficient when dealing with queries as well. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I have no doubt that the knowledge I have gained so far will help me look after myself as well as clients I come across during my future Pilates career.

Lauren Powell

Can I take this opportunity to say how impressed I was with Graeme and Sandie last weekend. The course was just great, it exceeded my expectations which were pretty high to start with. Many thanks! (YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates)

Catherine Hewitt

“Thank you very much for yesterday, the day went very smoothly, and I really appreciated the efforts the examining team went to to put us at ease. The thoroughness of the feedback was very useful too and the whole experience delivered with empathy and support.”


Christine and her team are first class tutors who always impress me with their knowledge and genuine desire to support and encourage you along the way. They readily answer any questions you ask and offer masses of helpful tips for real life class scenarios.

I specifically chose to train with PFE as it had been highly recomended by many. l liked the idea that Christine was one of the founders of Modern Pilates and that it looks at the body as a whole;  is based on up to date research and accessible to all ages and abilities offering adaptions and progressions according to each client’s needs. You really realise how important this is once you start teaching.


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your response. The e mailed links are very helpful. I was extremely pleased that Val took the time to forward my e mail to you and for your speedy reply.  I have telephoned the office on several occasions over the past few months and have always been dealt with very professionally which is a credit to your company.  I was delighted to receive an e mail to confirm I have passed the exam which has given me a great deal of confidence moving forward.  Once again, thank you for your support

Trish Grimshaw

I would like to say a very big thank-you to yourself and the team for the first weekend of the course. I thoroughly enjoyed Graeme’s revision workshops and found his active and engaging delivery, catering for different learning styles, incredibly useful. I felt Graeme’s Pilates class was the perfect antidote to the exam preparation and sitting and a lovely way to end the weekend.

It was good to meet Christine and hear about the course background; and Sandi’s introduction to Joseph Pilates and reference to the course structure was further confirmation that the course you offer is of the highest quality. Of course, I’m well aware that none of this would be possible without your very efficient organisation and help with the pre-course preparations.

Although the course is relatively expensive, I’m in no doubt that the cost is justified and will represent very good value for money; and to this end I’m delighted I’ve chosen to train with Modern Pilates out of the myriad of Pilates teaching programmes available.

Rachel May

“Hi could I just say the tutor Christine for this course was nothing short of perfect she kept us motivated and was so kind and warming it was a pleasure to be on this course. I’ve done many many fitness courses and this lady had everything. Thankyou so much” (Aquanatal 1 – Introduction to Teaching)

Emma Carthy

I trained for CYQ Level 3 Matwork Pilates in Glossop a couple of years ago. Hard work, but oh so enjoyable, informative & fun. I also did the Ante & Post Natal course last year. Again very enjoyable. Mind you, both hard work. As funds & time allow, I plan to do more courses with PFE training. I now run 8 classes per week, mainly over 50s. I take classes into village halls in our very rural county of Shropshire. My smallest class is 9, biggest 15. Best training I every did!

Ruth Morris

Having had back/neck problems intermittently for most of my practising life as a dentist, I attended Pilates classes for 10 years. The results and inspiration I gained encouraged me to retrain as a Pilates teacher.

I searched for courses online I came across the Professional Fitness Modern Pilates course.  I enrolled and very detailed course manuals were sent to me and I was allocated a course mentor, who promptly answered any queries I had by phone or email.  On the course we were taught by physiotherapists and specialist Pilates teachers along with numerous inspirational teachers who demonstrated the practical and teaching aspects that we needed to understand. This brought a varied interesting programme and the hands on nature of the teaching allowing us to iron out any practical problems.

The course was thoroughly enjoyable attracting candidates from all around the country.  It more than fulfilled my needs to enable me to enter the Pilates teaching world confident and very well prepared, with the added bonus of knowing that if I needed any support, I need only contact Professional Fitness and prompt support was forthcoming. I cannot recommend the Modern Pilates training programme highly enough for their Level 3 Matwork Pilates teaching course – a great start to your career.

Anne P Leeds

Highly recommend Christine, Rebecca, Jay and all her team if you’re looking to become a ‘proper’ Pilates instructor – and not just do an online course or watch a DVD….

The course is very thorough, professional, packed with lots of interesting facts, physio related, motivating and encouraging. Great for people who would like to go further in their career as a personal trainer but also for those just starting in the fitness industry.

Christine and her team deliver the right mix of high-quality teaching – making sure every participant will get the thorough knowledge in Anatomy/Physiology to apply this in practical hands-on workshops. Great support on and off the course – always there to help and encourage.

No need to go anywhere else – there’s no better course to go for. It ticks all the boxes you will ask for.

Sabine Flugel

This course was recommended specifically by my own Pilates teacher, as one of the best on the market and I can truly say that it has given me the tools to teach, and knowledge to provide an excellent foundation in delivering my own classes. It is not any easy course, but then nothing worthwhile is easy, what is excellent is the support you receive throughout the course and the study materials provided, which are very comprehensive. The delivery by the tutors, both in a classroom setting and the studio were invaluable and initially pushed me outside my comfort zone, but by the final weekend I had been given everything I needed to pass the final exams. I’ve discovered that Pilates people are lovely, ready to help each other both during the course and after. I enjoyed it so much I’m coming back for some of the specific condition courses. Can’t wait!


If you are wanting a Pilates instructor course run and taught by dedicated tutors, who have real life and relevant experience in a field they work professionally in, are recognised within and are passionate about, the Modern Pilates course is the course for you.  

 You won’t just get taught verbatim, a load of facts, you’ll get hands on experience of what it’s like to apply your knowledge and understanding in a life-like ‘Pilates session’ setting.  

 The lovely characters you will meet on the course will feed your passion for this discipline.  Their diligence will make you prepared and confident from day one of running your own session.  Your confidence will flow to your clients who in turn will strive to achieve their own goals to live a pain free and active life. This is hugely rewarding, in which ever capacity you hope to utilise the course.  

 The course will provide you with all you need to set up, from anatomy knowledge all the way through to music clearance.  And if there’s the odd follow up query, your tutors will always be just a phone call away, to support you months and years down the line.  

 I met some wonderful people on the course and we’ve helped each other through.  And we’re still there now, over a year down the line encouraging and supporting each other. I’m glad I paid the extra, because I know I wouldn’t have got this care and support behind me if I hadn’t.  Go for it, you’ll never look back!  A year later and I’m looking forward to booking on my next bolt on course.

Jo Milton
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