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.
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
STOTT PILATES 5.0 REPs 16.0 canfitpro 4.0 ACE 5.0
Required Education materials
Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*
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.
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
Cost for course is $1700 plus HI state tax and course materials.