Teacher Training and Workshops2019-09-18T21:13:58+00:00

POLESTAR® Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training


Starts September 14, 2019

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Pre-requisite for Comprehensive Training: Polestar Principles Online  use code KGNYC2018 for 25% off

For information on the Polestar’s Centralized Exam, click here. Students should plan to sit for the Centralized Exam no later than 12 months after the last meeting of S6. 

If you have seen our new studio space, you know we have been preparing for Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training. This September Polestar Senior Educator, Kim Gibilisco and her teaching assistants will be training future Pilates instructors  in our Chelsea studio.

The course begins on Saturday, Sep 14th 2019, and meets one weekend per month for six months. Below are the meeting dates:

September 14 & 15

October 12 & 13

November 9 & 10

December 7 & 8

January 4 & 5

February 1 & 2

All meetings are from 8am-5pm with a one-hour lunch break.

As we are only accepting 8 students for our first cohort, we encourage you to complete the online registration as soon as possible.

The cost for the course is $6,800 and will include all six weekends of face-to face training, manuals, and the unique ability to study in a smaller group setting. A deposit of $3,400 for the course is due upon registration. The balance of $3,400 is due 30-days prior to the start of the course. Payment plans are available upon request by emailing alexandra@5pointpt.com.

Mentorship Meetings will also be offered on select Fridays and Saturdays for a small additional charge. During the Mentorship Meetings, you will have access to the studio for required practice and check-offs under the guidance of one of our Mentors. The Mentorship Meeting schedule will be distributed on the first day of the course.

See below for the full breakdown of the 470 hours of Comprehensive Teacher Training (left column).


Dates for 2019: (All classes are 6:30-8:30pm)


DECEMBER 8th ( 11am-1pm)  NJ OFFICE


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5 Point Physical Therapy is pleased to host birthing expert, Chantal Traub, and her Pushing Power class. Chantal’s experience led her to create this class. This class will be held one Wednesday a month from 6:30-8:30pm.

In Chantal’s own words:

What I’ve noticed from going to hundreds of births, is that women are often under prepared for the pushing part of labor. I feel this is due in part to a lack of understanding of and limited preparation for optimal pushing.

In my unique classes you will learn how to connect your breath with the pelvic floor and core.

We will discover what “2nd stage” of labor is and what happens during pushing and explore strategies to help it be more easeful and functional.

We will review positions and breath for effective pushing and how best to prepare beforehand for a functional balanced pelvis through each stage and postpartum recovery. We will learn some exercises to relax and release the pelvic floor muscles in order to let the baby out.

Whether an epidural or unmedicated birth is planned; my workshop will leave you feeling confident and prepared.

Fee for the class is $125, which also covers your partner.


After having Kim as my mentor in the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Cohort, I feel incredibly prepared to seek employment and jump into the workforce as a new Pilates instructor. Her wealth of knowledge on the repertoire and the body is truly a gift that any student would be lucky to have. Kim fosters a safe and fun learning environment, where students feel supported and able to explore. By the time students have completed their training with her, they are ready to succeed as teachers. Her energy lights up the room and inspires new generations of Pilates instructors.

Sean Langford, BFA, PMA®-CPT

Kim Gibilisco has a unique ability to speak a language that your body understands. She motivates and encourages while providing the necessary framework in order for us to be successful in the Polestar Pilates program. She is a treasure and we are lucky to have her as a teacher.

LaToya S. Asher, DPT, Polestar Pilates HSS 2014 Cohort

Kim is truly a movement whisperer. She possesses a keen understanding of the body and movement in all ranges from normal to injured. Kim is an amazing teacher and every session with her has been helpful and inspiring to me in my Pilates training. I’m grateful to have her as my mentor in the Polestar Pilates Transition program.

Michelle Kennedy, PT, Polestar Transition Student

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kim. For starters, she is a fantastic motivator. She engages you and gets you excited about the material you are learning, regardless of how difficult or challenging it may be. Kim is very supportive and patient and she will help you find your way back on track. What really stand out to me about Kim though is how she truly wants all of her students to succeed. She believes in what she is teaching, and she wishes to impart this knowledge upon all of her students so that they may experience success, good health, and prosperity.

Vera Karge, DPT, Polestar Pilates HSS 2014 Cohort

I am so grateful for the information provided in Chantal’s Pushing Power workshop.   The accessibility of the content was perfect for any momma-to-be.  My favourite part was hearing Chantal’s approach to the last phase of pushing to allow the natural rhythms of the body to flow which can reduce tearing and honours the woman’s body.

Highly recommend!

Dr. Emily Splichal

Being a Certified Pilates Teacher I attended Chantal’s Pushing Power workshop for professional advancement and because I was pregnant too. Often in Pilates we focus so much on global movement that we overlook the deeper soft tissue that is constantly changing as are the biomechanics in pregnant women. Chantal’s workshops provide great insight to the mother’s journey. She teaches the importance of pelvic alignment and muscle balance as well as control over the pelvic floor and its connection to breath. All which are necessary tools to help clients prepare for labor and restore pelvic health. I would highly recommend any of her workshops. Her knowledge is invaluable.

Tarah Womack, CPT

Chantal was our doula for the birth of both of our daughters, born 16 months apart. (We would most certainly recommend her to any of our friends in that capacity!). I used an epidural and had some tearing with our first daughter because I did not effectively control my pushing and I lost control of my breathing. The recovery was long and painful. And not surprisingly, I had quite a bit of anxiety around the 2nd stage of labor the second time around. Intending to deliver naturally with our second, I attended Chantal’s Pushing Power class (and educated myself in other areas she had recommended as my doula). The class familiarizes expecting moms with the anatomy of the pelvis, what happens as baby moves into the pelvis, and importantly for me, how to effectively move the baby down and out with minimal intervention using positioning and breath. As a second time mom, some of the material was repetitive. And for me, the repetition is what helped me to remember how to control myself when the time came to breath and push our second little one down and out. I did not use an epidural, and using the cues that Chantal had taught, was able to control my pushing and breathing. I had an incredible (albeit intense) birth experience. I did not tear at all. And I felt like “myself” within hours of delivery. I would definitely recommend adding her Pushing Workshop to your birth preparation toolbox.

Shannon Winer