STOTT PILATES Courses and Workshops!

Sweatshop Pro Training Community- join us at Life Time Academy

 Life Time Academy is hosting  STOTT PILATES workshops and courses  at the Life Time  Highland Park Pilates Studio.

Our goal is to support our extraordinary community of STOTT PILATES® graduates and certified trainers as well as all those who have just taken their first courses on their path towards a new career. As the demand continues to grow for well trained and certified Pilates trainers, we have had so much new interest in getting started. We want you to keep going on this path,  your goals and your careers without a hitch. Here is what you need to know to stay the course… hitch free:

  • If you want information and support to get registered for 2023 STOTT PILATES® courses, STOTT PILATES® Rehab courses, exams, Merrithew® foundational courses and workshops, please contact

  • For information on the STOTT PILATES® courses, check out this link for basic info.

  • If you have completed your STOTT PILATES® courses and are ready for more, or need to information on your certification exam, click here for info.

  • If you are part of our STOTT PILATES® Rehab community for PTS and other rehab professions, please contact for information on upcoming schedules.

We have been building Pilates careers for 40 years. Now is the time for you to become a STOTT PILATES® certified instructor.

The SweatShop has provided Pilates and fitness education for over 40 years. Out Instructor Trainers are world-class, teaching you what you need to build a rewarding career. As a STOTT PILATES™ Licensed Training Center, we can help you achieve certification in the leading, globally-recognized STOTT PILATES® method, giving you a competitive advantage when you hit the job market.  We coach you through your training plan, your certification, and continuing education on a schedule and budget that works best for you.

*UPDATE: The Sweatshop Pro Training LLC will now be hosted through Life Time Academy and taught at Life Time Highland Park with  the state of the art  Merrithew equipment.

Not sure how to start ?
Let us help you each step of the way

Navigating your path to Pilates certification can be confusing and spark a lot of questions.  But we're here to make things easy for you. We'll help you create a plan that aligns with both your schedule and budget. Where do you fall on this timeline, and where do you want to end up? Let's plan together. 


Intensive Courses

if you already work in the fitness field and have teaching experience, start with Intensive Mat Plus™ (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR). Courses are conducted over 2 weeks or 3-4 weekends. Build on your industry knowledge and learn to design and lead Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork for personal or group training settings.


Intensive Courses
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Comprehensive Courses

If you practice Pilates but lack teaching experience and education in anatomy, this track will give you the solid foundation you need. CMR is a six-month commitment that combines both matwork and Reformer training and includes an internship with clients so you gain the experience you need to launch your career. 


Comprehensive Courses
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Advanced Courses

You’ve established a solid Pilates foundation. Now, let’s build on it.  With advanced courses in Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Stability Chair or the Barrels you’ll deepen your Pilates expertise and emerge ready to pursue increasingly higher levels of Pilates certification.


Advanced Courses

Career Enhancers

Whether you're a fitness or Pilates trainer, these courses will enhance your career and bring more value to your clients. SweatShop offers Injuries and Special Populations, Fascial Movement Foundations, Functional Anatomy and a full range of Merrithew™ training courses each year. 


Career Enhancers
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Continuing Education

Enhance and expand your knowledge and repertoire with our workshops and continuing education courses. These workshops qualify for STOTT PILATES® CECs and many are eligible for credits elsewhere. We offer both online and in-studio workshop options. 


Continuing Education

Book a Pro Training consultation or attend an information session.

Get started with a free 30-minute consultation with our Pro Training staff. Explore the paths to certification, as well as opportunities available in this exciting, growing industry.
Alternatively, you can attend our  free 45 minute information session on Pilates training. This ‘So You Wanna Be’ workshop will help you discover how to turn your passion for fitness or Pilates into a lucrative and highly rewarding career.
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Your Professional Training Options

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The STOTT PILATES® advantage

The leading, globally-recognized Pilates certification, STOTT PILATES® gives you the competitive advantage when you hit the job market. Incorporating the latest research in exercise science, fitness practices and knowledge, such as fascial movement, biomechanics, functional fitness and core-integrated bodyweight training, STOTT PILATES® bring the benefits of mindful movement to a wider audience.

Download your free booklet to learn more about STOTT PILATES® and the benefits of certification.

Why Choose SweatShop?

SweatShop offers world-class instructors, the latest equipment, and the direct teaching experience you need to build your successful and rewarding career.

SweatShop course graduates are among the most sought after in the country and achieve their career goals.

Personalized Attention

Online and private learning opportunities

5:1 average student-to-instructor ratio

Free access to equipment and studio space

Mentorship opportunities

Extensive Experience

40+ years of professional training experience: 2000 Pilates instructors, 5000 fitness instructors, and over 100 physical therapists

Courses taught by multiple Instructor Trainers and Lead Instructor Trainers

Instructor Trainer expertise in fascial movement, rehab, athletic conditioning and other specialties.

Top Accolades
Recipient of a STOTT PILATES® Lifetime Achievement Award
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Contact Us

Uncovering the path to achieving your Professional training goals may leave you with more questions than answers.

Meet Doris, our Pro Training Director!

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

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