STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus Instructor Training
Apr
18
to Apr 28

STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus Instructor Training

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.

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

Physical Review

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.

Practice Teaching

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

  1. Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*

  2. 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

Optional resources:

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

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STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer Instructor Training
Aug
6
to Aug 18

STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer Instructor Training

Tuesdays/Thursday/Saturdays 11:00-4:30 Fridays/Sunday 12:00-5:30

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 Reformer 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 Reformer programs. While Intensive Reformer(IR) may be taken prior to Intensive Mat Pilates (IMP), we recommend completing IMP first.

What you will learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 139 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

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 25 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 125 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. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

Physical review

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.

Practice teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 5.0 REPs 16.0 canfitpro 4.0 ACE 5.0

Required Education materials

  1. Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*

  2. Reformer Course Package

  • Essential Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

  • Intermediate Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

  • Essential Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)

  • Intermediate Reformer DVD, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)

Note: The Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book is required for IMP and IR courses but only needs to be purchased once and can be used for both.

Optional Resources:

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

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Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU®
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU®

Now, you can progress from the Essential level by linking Intermediate Matwork exercises with the versatile BOSU balance trainer - a demi-ball that effectively targets and conditions the core. Exercises, developed by the Merrithew™ team, are performed on both the flat and inflated domed side of the BOSU in standing, kneeling, seated, supine and prone positions. Learn how stability, balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance can all be enhanced with Pilates exercises on the BOSU.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer

Bring more power and control to your golf game with the new Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer, a workshop developed by the programming team at Merrithew™. Based on warmup and conditioning drills used by the world’s top golf pros, this program uses the spring resistance of the Reformer to increase mobility, build stability and improve the overall swing. Learn how to harness the power of the breath to bring focus and connection, improve range of motion in the shoulders and hips, and develop greater torso rotation – all major components of an outstanding swing. Through analysis of the biomechanics of each aspect of the swing, bring awareness to the neuromuscular, skeletal and fascial systems and how they work together to create greater power and distance. The moving platform of the Reformer challenges balance and stability resulting in optimal efficiency both on and off the course.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Rotational Disks on the Mat
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Rotational Disks on the Mat

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, exercises are performed supine, prone, standing, and kneeling as well as on hands and knees, isolating movement to upper or lower torso. The highly movable disks create instability, challenging unilateral and bilateral stabilization to resist undesirable movements. They can also be used to allow greater ranges of rotation or lateral flexion through the spine.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training
Sep
4
to Sep 16

Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training

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. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer 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 Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

Cost is $1650 plus HI state tax.  Course materials are additional.

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CORE™ Instructor Foundations Course
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

CORE™ Instructor Foundations Course

This course introduces important concepts of athletic conditioning and performance training and emphasis is placed on utilizing 11 Foundational Principles when training athletes. The principles cover alignment and biomechanics for the major joints involved in athletic performance as well as understanding how to train the three classifications of muscles for optimal performance. In addition, components of athletic conditioning are overviewed including resistance training methods, plyometric training, balance training, and speed & agility training. Performance training concepts such as periodization are also introduced.

Cost is $375 plus HI state tax.  Course materials are included. 

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