J. Pilates designed the many features of the Cadillac in hospital beds. This is the most used Pilates equipment for rehabilitation. No matter what the physical ability or condition of the client is, the Cadillac is designed to give the body the support, isolation, and safety required. Clients/patients can work around an injured part of the body. Rehabilitating an injury while exercising the rest of the body.

Cadillac course introduction

Cadillac teacher training is  a comprehensive course divided into seminars over 3 weekends: Each weekend consists of 2 parts. The duration of the first part is 3 hours on Saturdays and the second part is 6 hours Sundays

Cadillac: beginners/intermediate/advance

We explore the foundation principles of teaching on the Cadillac, including correct use of the machine and safety for teachers and clients.

Moving on to more complex concepts and exercises, we explore further the art of teaching on the Cadillac. Looking at the whole body, we isolate muscle groups and refine our form and technique.

Deep strength, agility, balance, advanced technique, and complex dynamics. It is recommended for physically able teachers and after completing.

Teaching qualification

Individuals who wish to become officially qualified as Cadillac teachers can do so through P.E.A.R.

Please direct your enquiries about qualification to

Requirements to enter the Reformer Teacher programme 

  • Interview,

  • Level 3 Pilates Instructor (this training is currently unavailable at P.E.A.R.).​ 

  • PEAR Mat foundation Course

  • Balls, Bands and Wobble Boards Course (recommended optional)

  • Arc and Spine Corrector Course (recommended optional)

  • Reformer course (recommended optional)

Requirements to complete Teaching Certification

  • Complete 27 hours of Cadillac seminars I, II and III.

  • 100 hours of apprenticeship at P.E.A.R. studios in London (apprenticeship includes: supervised practice, supervised teaching, and observation).

  • 100 hours of own and partnered logged practice,

  • 2X 10 hours case study,

  • Physical Exam, 75-90 minutes 

Total course duration: 247 hours


£2500 inclusive of VAT, seminars, apprenticeship and exam.

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