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Intensive Program

Teacher Training

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program is designed for qualifying fitness and health professionals. Each course in the program has been carefully developed to prepare you to teach STOTT PILATES® Matwork and Equipment repertoire safely, effectively and with confidence.

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

Intensive Mat-Plus™
Repertoire (IMP)

This course provides the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating group and personal training programmes. At the end of the course you are qualified to design and teach essential and intermediate level matwork classes, integrating small equipment to add variety and to meet specific needs of your clients.

In addition to general course objectives you learn:

  • Workout composition for personal and group training
  • Essential, intermediate and power workouts
  • Use of the Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel to enhance, support and intensify strength and flexibility exercises

Prerequisites:

Working knowledge of functional anatomy, some pilates training and either at least 3 years teaching movement or fitness or a health/therapy qualification such as physiotherapy. Please note that applications are reviewed on an individual basis. We are here to assist you to accomplish your goals therefore we review and discuss each application as necessary with the applicant.

Course Duration:

40 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus a minimum 10 hours observation, 30 hours physical review and 15 hours practise teaching. This intensive format means the course is conducted over 8 days of 5 hours tuition per day or 10 days of 4 hours per day. These days can be weekdays or long weekends.

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

  • Mat/Reformer Support Material Book
  • Comprehensive Matwork™ Manual
  • Essential Matwork™ Video (3rd Edition)
  • Intermediate Matwork™ Video (3rd Edition)
  • Total Body Sculpting DVD
  • Fitness Circle® Challenge DVD

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.

Intensive Reformer
Repertoire (IR)

This course prepares you to teach a broach range of exercises, variations and modifications performed on the Reformer – the key piece of resistance equipment used in pilates exercise. This course teaches you how to combine Mat and Reformer-based workouts for increased variety and intensity. Upon completion of this course you are able to further motivate group classes and customize personal training sessions for an range of clients.

Prerequisites:

Anatomy knowledge, pilates training and at least 3 years teaching movement or fitness. Working knowledge of functional anatomy, some pilates training and either at least 3 years teaching movement or fitness or a health/therapy qualification such as physiotherapy and some pilates training.

Course Duration:

50 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus a minimum 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review and 25 hours practice teaching. This intensive format means the course is conducted over 10 five-hour teaching days or 10 four-hour days and two five-hour teaching days. Courses run both on weekdays and/or long weekends.

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

  • Mat/Reformer Support Material Book
  • 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.

Intensive Cadillac, Chair &
Barrels Repertoire (ICCB)

This course prepares you to teach essential and intermediate level stretch and strength exercises on equipment designed to complement and complete STOTT PILATES® training. This equipment includes the Cadillac, 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 programmes to meet a variety of your clients’ conditioning goals – from post-rehabilitation to athletic performance enhancement.

In addition to general course objectives you learn:

  • How to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles for precision training
  • Use of resistance to enhance torso stability and peripheral extremity training
  • How to develop dynamic programmes for one-on-one and circuit training

THIS COURSE WILL BE RUN IN THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL MODULES AND NOT AS A WHOLE.

Prerequisites:

You must have completed IMP or IR courses prior to starting ICCB

Course Duration:

50 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus a minimum 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review and 25 hours practise teaching. This intensive format means the course is conducted over three weeks or four weekends.

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 familiarise yourself with these materials before you start.

Required Materials for Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

  • Essential Cadillac Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Cadillac Manual (2nd Edition)
  • Essential Cadillac DVD (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)
  • Intermediate Cadillac DVD (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)

Required Materials for Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

  • Complete Stability Chair™ Manual
  • Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair™ DVD (2nd Edition, 2 disk set)

Required Materials for Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

  • Complete Ladder Barrel Manual
  • Complete Spine Corrector Manual
  • Complete Arc Barrel Manual
  • 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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