Thursdays/Saturdays 11-4:30; Fridays/Sunday 12-5:30
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. 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.
What you will learn:
The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations
Effective communication and observational skills
Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
Theory and practice of postural analysis
63 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
Exercise layering related to effective program design
Workout composition for personal and group training
Requirements of Certification
40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
Minimum of 10 hours of observation
Minimum of 30 hours of physical review
Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching
Total: 95 hours
Observation, Practice Teaching & Physical Review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time and submitted at the time of the practical exam.
Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.
Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.
Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.
Continuing Education Credits
CECs: STOTT PILATES 4.0 REPs 6.0 canfitpro 4.0 ACE 4.0
Required Education materials
Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*
Mat-Plus Course Package
Comprehensive Matwork Manual
Essential Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.
Intermediate Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.
Total Body Sculpting DVD
Fitness Circle® Challenge DVD
Note: the Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book is required for IMP, IR and CMR courses but only needs to be purchased once
These resources are not available at merrithew.com, however you may want to purchase these as additional resources for your practice.
Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
Anatomy Flash Cards, Anne Gilroy
Atlas of Anatomy, Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Germain
Muscular System Flash Pak, Bryan Edwards