Welcome to the Pilates Institute of Maryland

My name is Jo-Ann Giles. I am the CEO of the Pilates Institute of Maryland.
The Pilates Institue of Maryland is for anyone who wants to learn the history, terminology, anatomy, principles and philosophy of the Pilates exercise method.
The Pilates Institute of Maryland is also for anyone who want to learn how to teach classic Pilates exercises.
Participants are taught using the True Pilates Method, with emphasis on Joseph H. Pilates' teachings using his books; "Your Health" and "Return to Life Through Contrology".

Please browse through the website and if you have any questions pls email, text/call 301 257 4819.


Pilates Instructor Training is a 2-day technical review of Joseph H. Pilates' exercise method also known as Contrology. This course will train individuals to teach in a group setting 56 Pilates Matwork movements with proper technique and mind/body connection. Participants' knowledge will be measured by a practical demonstration and a 100 question written exam with a passing grade of 85%. Please see the Instructor Training page for a sample agenda.

This course is .7 ACE CECs and 7.25 AFAA CEUs.
The cost for this course is $225.00.
Information for the next training session is to be announced. Stay tuned to this website for future dates....
ALL participants will recieve FREE;
  •  Sticky mat
  •  I Love Pilates T-shirt
  • The "Pilates Instructor Manual" and the accompanying Study Guide and Workbook.
To ensure every participant recieves individual attention, the maximum number of participants is ten (10).
The Pilates Instructor Manual is available for sale. The cost is $25.00. Please go to the Pilates Instructor Manual page to purchase online.

"Pilates, Joseph, H. Workshop" is a 3 hour exploration into Joseph H. Pilates' writings, "Return to Life Through Contrology" and "Your Health". Pilates' philosophies and principles will be examined as well as 34 of Pilates' original exercises.  The cost for this workshop is $50.00.

This course is 1.75 AFAA CEUs.
Training dates for this course to be announced.

Individual Pilates Training (IPT) is one on one Pilates Matwork Training for all individuals who want to learn Pilates, but not in a group setting. IPT gives special attention to participants in body alignment, proper technique and mind/body connection. The cost for this set of instruction varies. Please click on IPT for more information on Pilates Individual Training sessions.

Call 301 257 4819 or email for information and to schedule a training session.

If you would like to participate in Pilates Instructor Training or the "Pilates, Joseph, H. Workshop", the registration form can be downloaded from the REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES page.

To host a Pilates Instructor Training or "Pilates, Joseph, H." Workshop at your facility,

please call 301 257 4819 or email

Thanks again for logging onto and visiting the Pilates Institute of Maryland's website.

Jo-Ann Giles

Pilates Master Trainer
CEO, Pilates Institute of Maryland
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