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Comprehensive Program

Teacher Training

Our original and most thorough certification program, the STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Program is designed for those with some movement training and exposure to pilates but who lack experience with teaching movement or fitness and have little knowledge of functional anatomy. Comprehensive courses provide the solid foundation, functional anatomy education and practical skills required to develop effective and motivating matwork and equipment based fitness and post-rehab programs. The entire Comprehensive program is conducted over 9 months, requiring a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week plus one hundred hours of apprenticeship.

General Course Objectives

  • How to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles of core stability, peripheral mobility, breathing and alignment to relevant exercises
  • Breakdown of essential and intermediate level exercises
  • Exercise essence, muscular initiation and movement sequencing
  • Variations to increase or decrease exercise intensity
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • Effective communication, visual skills, verbal cuing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Comprehensive Matwork &
Reformer Repertoire (CMR)

Teaches the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES® exercise and their application to the essential and intermediate level matwork and Reformer repertoire. At the end of the course your are qualified to design, teach and modify essential and intermediate level Matwork and Reformer based classes, integrating small equipment to add variety and to meet the specific needs of your client.

In addition to general course objectives you learn:

  • Functional anatomy (lecture-demo format)
  • Use of Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle® and Arc Barrel to enhance, support and intensify strength and flexibility exercises
  • Effective use of resistance to enhance torso stability training and peripheral extremity conditioning
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • How to develop effective Reformer and combined Mat work and Reformer programs for personal and group training
  • Essential, intermediate and power workouts

Prerequisites:

Some training in dance, fitness or movement, exposure to pilates, limited training in functional anatomy and little to no prior teaching experience.

Course Duration:

30 hours functional anatomy, 90 hours of instruction and supervised teaching, 20 hours observation, 70 hours physical review, 40 hours practice teaching, 60 hours apprenticeship (performed upon completion of course material). Conducted over fifteen weeks.

Course Materials:

Prior to starting the course you will need to purchase the following required course materials. To get the most from the course it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with these materials before you start.

Required Materials

  • Comprehensive Matwork Manual
  • Essential Matwork DVD (3rd Edition)
  • Intermediate Matwork DVD (3rd Edition)
  • Total Body Sculpting DVD
  • Fitness Circle® Challenge DVD
  • Essential Reformer Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Intermediate Reformer Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Essential Reformer DVD (3rd Edition, 2 disk set)
  • Intermediate Reformer DVD (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)

All of the above course materials are available to order when you enroll in the course, at which time a discount on the normal price is given.

Comprehensive Cadillac, Chair &Barrels (CCCB)

Prepares you to teach essential and intermediate level stretch and strength exercises on equipment designed to complement STOTT PILATES® training: Cadillac/Trapeze Table; Stability Chair™, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel. By the end of this course you are able to fine-tune both personal and circuit training programs to meet post-rehab, general fitness and athletic conditioning goals.

In addition to general course objectives you learn:

  • Effective use of resistance to enhance torso stability training and peripheral extremity conditioning
  • How to develop dynamic programs for personal and circuit training

Prerequisites:

  • You must have completed the CMR course prior to starting CCCB

Course Duration:

50 hours instruction and supervised teaching, 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review, 25 hours practice teaching, 40 hours apprenticeship (performed upon completion of course material). Conducted over eight weeks.

Course Materials:

Prior to starting the course you will need to purchase the following required course materials. To get the most from the course it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with these materials before you start.

Required Materials

  • Essential Cadillac Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Cadillac Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Complete Stability Chair™ Manual
  • Complete Arc Barrel Manual
  • Complete Ladder Barrel Manual
  • Complete Spine Corrector Manual
  • Essential Cadillac (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)
  • Intermediate Cadillac (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)
  • Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)
  • Complete Barrel Repertoire

All of the above course materials are available to order when you enroll in the course, at which time a discount on the normal price is given.

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