Become a STOTT PILATES® certified instructor.

Getting started with the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program.

The first steps to becoming a STOTT PILATES® trainer are the same, no matter where you want to end up in your proefssional path. The journey begins with the Intensive Mat Pilates course and Intensive Reformer.  Once you have completed those two courses, you will have more choices ahead, but if you are new to the journey, start here.

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or who have completed the Functional Anatomy course and meet the Pilates class requirements. The focus is on expanding student’s current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a fast-paced format.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

Learning Outcomes
  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • How to develop programs for personal and group classes
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • 122 exercises plus multiple modifications
Prerequisites
  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy
  • Minimum 30 hours Pilates classes/workouts
  • Three-plus years teaching movement or fitness
Duration
  • 40 hours instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum 10 hours observation
  • Minimum 30 hours physical review
  • Minimum 15 hours practice teaching
  • Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends
    Total: 95 hours
CECs

4.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Intensive Reformer – IR

This course teaches how to design and instruct Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) Reformer workouts in personal or group training settings for a range of clients. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

Learning Outcomes
  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • How to develop programs for personal and group classes
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • 122 exercises plus multiple modifications
Prerequisites
  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy
  • Minimum 30 hours Pilates classes/workouts
  • Three-plus years teaching movement or fitness
Duration
  • 50 hours instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum 10 hours observation
  • Minimum 40 hours physical review
  • Minimum 25 hours practice teaching
  • Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends
    Total: 125 hours
CECs

5.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

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If you have questions about continuing education, training options, or purchasing STOTT PILATES® equipment, please fill out the form below or contact our Pro Training team at 651-646-8418 or protraining@sweatshopfitness.com