HOST STUDIO FAQs

Here is a brief list of frequently asked questions from our Host studios. If you have a question that is not listed here or on this website please contact us.

i just signed my host contract, what now?

Our program is a premiere training program with unique offerings. Talk it up! Create a page on your website dedicated to the training program. Click here for access to the RPTT Logo, Images, direct all RPTT inquiries to realpilates.com and to your studio for a visit. 

BEFORE SEMINARS

HOW DO I BEGIN MARKETING/ADVERTISING FOR RPTT?

Get social. The fastest way to start is online. Use your existing media outlets for announcements. Follow our media guide in your Host folder online for additional guidelines, resources and upload your own media assets so we can promote you. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM ME (THE HOST)?

Please provide your studio logo, studio hours, your owner Bio/Photo, as well as website URL's and any other social media or contact links. (JN can we put all of this on their overture pages).

WILL I GET A SEPARATE CONTRACT FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM?

Yes. Host studio contracts are separate and apart from Bridge contracts. Obligations as a Host studio and those of a Bridge student must both be observed for those Host studio owners participating as Bridge students.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING RPTT BINDERS, MANUALS, SEMINAR MATERIALS?

RP will work with you to deliver binders, manuals and any other materials for seminars based upon your location and available outlets for printing.

DURING SEMINARS

WHAT AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR DURING RPTT?

Host studios have specific responsibilities and resources. For an outline of the particular responsibilities click here. LINK 

CAN RPTT LEAD TRAINERS TEACH PRIVATES OR CLASSES DURING SEMINAR WEEKENDS?

Yes. With advance planning and time, we permit Lead Trainers to conduct additional privates and classes. There is a separate rate sheet for these add-on services. During weekends where testing is scheduled, add-on teaching is impractical.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR THE HOST SHARED EXPENSES?

We make every attempt to invoice host studios for shared expenses within two (2) weeks time. In the event of a delay we will notify the Host. 

DOES BRIDGING COUNT FOR BECOMING AN RPTT LEAD TRAINER?

Host studio owners and instructors often participate in the Bridge training as they pursue a path to become an RPTT Lead Trainer. Our protocol requires several full rounds of the program be completed. The Bridge cycle may count towards the overall requirements. 

AFTER THE SEMINARS

WHEN DO WE BEGIN CONTINUING EDUCATION?

Professional Pilates teachers are required to complete continuing education in order to keep their Real Pilates Instructor status current. Real Pilates follows the PMA standard of 16 CEC credits every two years. Real Pilates offers CEC's through our own courses and works with each Host studio to approve additional courses as required. Beginning just after your first complete round of teacher training, a continuing education calendar should be established.

WHAT IS THE PATH TO BECOMING AN RPTT LEAD TRAINER?

Becoming an RPTT Lead Trainer is a long-term investment of time and energy. Lead trainers-in-training are required to complete several rounds of seminars in addition to our online training program and a battery of examinations. Be aware that the industry standard to lead Pilates teacher training is a minimum of 10 years teaching experience. 

practical exams

How should test outs be conducted?

Beginner and Intermediate level practical exams are conducted immediately following the Intermediate and Advanced seminars. Lead trainers typically conduct on site exams  during seminar weekends. All trainees are required to take their Advanced practical exams in New York City at Real Pilates studios within 30 days of the completion of their program.  Extensions are available but are subject to additional requirements. 

WHAT PREPARATION FOR TEST OUTS IS REQUIRED?

We rely on our Host studios to assess each trainee for readiness as test-out dates near. Be certain to advise us of any concerns you may have about trainees and their upcoming exams. 

All trainees are required to teach a student with a practice level appropriate to the exam. Trainees may not use other trainees as test bodies, nor should they provide their own body on whom they might have practiced or rehearsed their performance. In order to preserve the integrity of the exam, host studios should work together with each trainee to be certain that all test bodies are 

The room where test outs occur should be clear of other trainees. Regular studio operations are appropriate to the exam including ongoing sessions and classes. However, trainees may not be present to observe other practical exams under any circumstance. 

WHAT IF A TRAINEE DOES NOT PASS THEIR EXAM?

In the event a Trainee does not pass their exam, they will be given specific requirements to complete before re-testing.  Re-tests are subject to additional fees, a minimum two week wait time and whatever requirements the examiner deems appropriate.