pilates certification

As a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, The Pilates Body allows you the flexibility of training in Mississauga at our fully equipped studio, or delivering STOTT PILATES® world-renowned certification courses and workshops on-site at your facility.   At The Pilates Body, courses are taught by highly skilled STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor Trainers in a professional and friendly environment.

The STOTT PILATES Advantage
Our goal is to maintain the highest standards in customer service and provide a comprehensive learning experience in a professional and friendly environment.  STOTT PILATES’ curriculum is continually updated to ensure it complies with modern exercise science and is relevant to fitness professionals, facility operators and clients.  Visit
stottpilates.com/advantage to review the exclusive benefits available to STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors.

Certification and Examinations
STOTT PILATES certification shows clients and employers that you are a well-qualified professional. At the conclusion of each course, you receive a letter of completion and continuing education credits. STOTT PILATES certification is awarded upon successful completion of a course plus a written and practical exam. Exam material is cumulative so students can certify in stages by taking an exam after each course or after a series of courses, e.g. students certified in Matwork must take a combined Matwork and Reformer exam should they wish to subsequently certify in Reformer. This also applies to students certified in Reformer who wish to move on to CCB certification.

Please note that exams must be taken within six months of the last course completed and that there is a fee associated with each exam. Successful completion of Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; Advanced Repertoire; ISP courses and exams are required for full certification.


Introductory and Continuing Education
To maintain certification and stay up-to-date on skills and programming techniques, STOTT PILATES has implemented a Continuing Education Credit (CEC) program for certified instructors.  For upcoming CEC workshops, please view our Certification Schedule and refer to stottpilates.com/workshops for complete descriptions.

General Course Objectives
Our programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. In each course, you learn:

· 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


Observation, Practice Teaching and Physical Review Requirements
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 to prepare for certification.

Observation includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos. Practice teaching hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

A physical review means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with a video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time and submitted at the time of the practical exam.

Intensive Program
Intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, the STOTT PILATES Intensive (Level 1) program focuses on expanding current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a faster paced format.

Intensive Mat-Plus™

IMP provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating personal training programs. This course teaches you to design and teach the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) Matwork repertoire, integrating light equipment to meet the specific needs of your clients.

Prerequisites
· Working knowledge of functional anatomy
· Three-plus years teaching movement or fitness
· 30 hours Pilates classes/workouts

Benefits include:
· Workout composition for personal and group training
· Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
· Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle® and Arc Barrel workouts
· How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
· 63 exercises plus multiple modifications

Duration
· 40 hrs class instruction & supervised teaching
· Minimum 10 hrs observation
· Minimum 30 hrs physical review
· Minimum 15 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends
· Total: 95 hrs

CECs
· 4.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP
· Minimum 40 hrs physical review
· Minimum 25 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends
· Total: 125 hrs
CECs
· 5.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Intensive Reformer

This course teaches you how to design and instruct Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) Reformer workouts in a personal training setting for a range of clients.  While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

Prerequisites
· Working knowledge of functional anatomy
· Three-plus years teaching movement or fitness
· 30 hours Pilates classes/workouts

Benefits include:
· Effective use of the Reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination
· How to develop programs for personal and group classes
· Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
· 122 exercises plus multiple modifications

Duration
·50 hrs class instruction & supervised teaching
· Minimum 10 hrs observation
· Minimum 40 hrs physical review
· Minimum 25 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends
· Total: 125 hrs

CECs
· 5.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Intensive Cadillac

ICAD prepares you to teach Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) exercises on the Cadillac.  By the end of this course you will be able to
fine-tune personal and circuit training programs to meet a variety of clients’ conditioning goals with 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 25 hrs class instruction and supervised teaching
· Minimum 10 hrs observation
· Minimum 15 hrs physical review
· Minimum 10 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 5 days or 2 weekends
· Total: 60 hrs
CECs
· 2.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Intensive Stability Chair

ICHR prepares you to teach Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) exercises on the Stability Chair.  By the end of this course you will be able to  fine-tune personal and circuit training programs to meet a variety of clients’ conditioning goals with 63 exercises on the Stability Chair.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 15 hrs class instruction and supervised teaching
· Minimum 5 hrs observation
· Minimum 10 hrs physical review
· Minimum 10 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 3 days or 1 weekend
· Total: 40 hrs

CECs
· 1.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Intensive Barrels
IBRL prepares you to teach Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) exercises on the Barrels. By the end of this course you will be able to fine-tune personal and circuit training programs to meet a variety of clients’ conditioning goals with 98 exercises on the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 10 hrs class instruction and supervised teaching
· Minimum 5 hrs observation
· Minimum 10 hrs physical review
· Minimum 5 hrs practice teaching
· Conducted over 2 days or 1 weekend
· Total: 30 hrs

CECs
· 1.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

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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.

Advanced Matwork

This one-day course progresses 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.  Participants will learn 13 exercises and advanced modifications.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 6 hrs instruction in 1 day

CECs
· 0.6 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Advanced Reformer

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify the Reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients.  Exercises require greater strength, stability and flexibility.  Participants will learn 70 new exercises and exercise variations.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 18 hrs instruction over 3 days

CECs
· 1.8 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels [ACCB] is now taught in three separate modules

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

Advanced Cadillac
ACAD prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 6 hrs class instruction in 1 day

Advanced Stability Chair
ACHR provides you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Stability Chair for the highly conditioned client.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 3 hrs class instruction in 1 day

Advanced Barrels
ABRL equips you with 14 Advanced level  exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.

Prerequisites or Duration
· 3 hrs class instruction in 1 day



Injuries & Special Populations
In this course, you will learn to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems and injuries (but not to diagnose specific injuries). Topics covered in this lecture-demonstration class include:

· 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 as well as proper use of
props and light equipment

Prerequisites or Duration
· 24 hrs class instruction over 4-6 days

CECs
· 2.4 STOTT PILATES; ACE; CFP

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