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STOTT PILATES Certifications in QLD

Our signature STOTT PILATES education method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality.

Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire. You’ll be taught by experienced Pilates Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. Our training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education. It’s a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on.

Certification Programs

Starting your training, or continuing your training with STOTT PILATES begins with our Certification Programs. Whichever certification program you choose you will learn the STOTT PILATES Five Basic principles; effective communication and observation skills, verbal cuing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation; modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions; theory and practice of postural analysis; and exercise layering related to effective program design.

Course: Functional Anatomy

This course uses lectures, demonstrations and group activities to teach basic anatomy fundamentals. There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomical position and the importance of it
  • The bones that make up the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Names and locations of bony prominences and landmarks
  • Terms of direction and relationship and their application to movement
  • Types of joints and the movements available at the joints
  • Types of muscular contractions including the application of force
  • Origin, insertion and action of muscles
  • Application of functional anatomy to chosen exercises and movements

Prerequisite:

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course: Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Functional Anatomy course and meet the Pilates class requirements. The focus is on expanding student’s current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a fast-paced format.

This option is ideal for those who are unable to devote the amount of time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues.

Our programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

General Course Objectives:

  • How to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  • A complete breakdown of each exercise
  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing
  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity
  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues
  • How to recognize optimal and less than optimal movement patterns
  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated
  • Effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • 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 or 3 weekends. 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.

    Note:

    There are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 4.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    IMP1- Module 1 & IMP2- Module 2

    To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Mat-Plus in two modules – IMP1 & IMP2. Key learnings are the same as the full course. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification. IMP1 is a pre-requisite of IMP2. Both modules must be taken within 6 months of each other.

    IMP1- Module 1

    • Provides the solid foundation and skills needed to develop effective personal training programs. Learn to design and teach the Essential portion of the Level 1 repertoire with 38 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.
    • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum 6 hours observation
    • Minimum 20 hours physical review
    • Minimum 10 hours practice teaching
    • Total: 61 hour

    CECs: 2.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    MP2- Module 2

    IMP2 expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as you learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 25 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

    • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum 4 hours observation
    • Minimum 10 hours physical review
    • Minimum 5 hours practice teaching
    • Total: 34 hours

    CECs: 1.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact

  • Intensive Reformer™ - IR

    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 3 weeks or 4 weekends. 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.

    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 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.

    Note:

    There are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 5.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    IR1- Module 1 & IR2- Module 2

    To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Reformer in two modules – IR1 & IR2. Key learnings are the same as the full course. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification. IR1 is a pre-requisite of IR2. Both modules must be taken within 6 months of each other.

    IR1- Module 1

    Provides the solid foundation and skills needed to develop effective personal training programs. Learn to design and teach the Essential portion of the Level 1 repertoire with 74 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

    • 30 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum 6 hours observation
    • Minimum 25 hours physical review
    • Minimum 15 hours practice teaching
    • Total: 76 hour

    CECs: 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Canfitpro

    IR2- Module 2

    • IR2 expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as you learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 65 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.
    • 20 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum 4 hours observation
    • Minimum 15 hours physical review
    • Minimum 10 hours practice teaching
    • Total: 49 hours

    CECs: 2.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Canfitpro

    CECs: 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Canfitpro
    CECs: 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; Canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact

  • Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – ICCB

    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 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; ICAD, ICHR and IBRL, to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

    Intensive Cadillac – ICAD

    Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table

    What you will learn:

    • A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
    • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
    • To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
    • The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
    • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
    • Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

    Requirements of certification

    • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
    • Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
    • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
    • Total: 60 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.

    Note:

    There are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 2.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    Intensive Stability Chair™ – ICHR

    Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

    • What you will learn:

    • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
    • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
    • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
    • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
    • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
    • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

    Requirements of certification

    • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
    • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
    • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
    • Total: 40 hours

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 1.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    Intensive Barrels – IBRL

    Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

    What you will learn:

    • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
    • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
    • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
    • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
    • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
    • To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

    Requirements of certification

    • 10 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
    • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
    • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
    • Minimum of 5 hours of practice teaching
    • Total: 30 hours

    Continuing Education Credits

    1.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact

Course: Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. It is important to note that this course will NOT prepare students to diagnose or treat any specific injuries or conditions or prescribe.

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement and is conducted over 4-6 days. Building on your STOTT PILATES® knowledge it teaches you to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries (but not to diagnose specific injuries).

General Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the Pilates Instructor’s role in the rehabilitative process
  • Examine the industry standards for screening clients and learn how to begin a Pilates program to safely and appropriately work with special populations
  • Discuss the three-level muscle classification system
  • Develop and be able to apply a rehabilitative approach based on current models of joint stability
  • Examine optimal and dysfunctional biomechanical patterns in various regions of the body
  • Review the most common injuries and special populations that may be encountered
  • Review appropriate exercise progressions for those injuries and special populations
  • Practice programming for specific injuries and special populations

What you will learn:

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises

Requirements of certification:

  • 24 hours of instruction
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required

Prerequisites

Students must have completed the IMP, IR or CMR

Continuing Education Credits

  • 2.4 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

Course: Advanced Program

The Advanced (Level 2) program begins with a review of relevant Essential and Intermediate exercises, then students learn to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination. These courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course or as a series of courses.

Our Advanced programs continue to provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

  • Advanced Matwork – AM

    This 6 hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

    What you will learn:

    • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
    • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
    • 13 exercises

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 0.6 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact

  • Advanced Reformer – AR

    Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over 3 days this 18 hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.

    What you will learn:

    • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
    • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
    • 70 exercises

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 1.8 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact

  • Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels– ACCB

    The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which element to take, and when (they will likely be scheduled consecutively). Completion of all three modules below is required to be eligible for certification.

    What you will learn:

    • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
    • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
    • 56 exercises

    Advanced Cadillac – ACAD

    This 6 hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 0.6 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    Advanced Stability Chair – ACHR

    This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair™ exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 0.3 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

    Advanced Barrels – ABRL

    This 3 hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.

    Continuing Education Credits

    • 0.3 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

     

    For more information on this course, please contact