Course Schedule 2021:

Intensive Mat Plus (IMP): Aug 12-15 & 26-29

Advanced Stability Chair (ACHR): Sep 11

ZENGA: Sep 18

CEC Workshops: Sep 19

Intensive Reformer (IR): Oct 7-10, 22-24, & Nov 5-11

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD): Nov 19-11 & Dec 4-5

CEC Workshops: Dec 11

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Aug 12-15 & 26-29

Provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating group and personal training programs. 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 the specific needs of your clients. In addition to the general course objectives you learn:
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Workout composition for personal and group training.
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Essential, intermediate and power workouts.
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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 three-plus years teaching movement or fitness.

Duration: 40 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus minimum 10 hours observation, 30 hours physical review, 15 hours practice teaching. Conducted over two weeks or three weekends.

COST: $1150 + Materials

Sep 11

The Intermediate and Advanced Stability Chair exercises are often regarded as the most challenging to perform and likewise to teach. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, focuses on some of the more complex moves and attempts to thoroughly break down and clarify them. Working in groups, participants rotate through the repertoire paying particular attention to goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment with particular application of the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles. Appropriate cueing and correcting techniques are discussed as well as how to teach the exercises safely and to recognize when clients may be ready to proceed to this level of intensity. You will learn:
- how to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Intermediate/Advanced Stability Chair exercises.
-movement essence and exercise goals.
-how these exercises are more challenging than those at other levels.
-cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of functional anatomy, some pilates training and three-plus years teaching movement or fitness.

Duration: 2 hours
CEC: 0.2

COST: $395 + Materials

Sep 18

The Equipment programs created through the ZEN•GA approach to movement allow us to utilize the unique quality of spring resistance. The coiling and uncoiling quality of the springs creates a more fluid, resilient body. The ZEN•GA Equipment Course will help us explore the principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break); and some yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended. No pre-requisites are needed for this course, but some yoga or mind-body training is highly recommended. Upon course completion you will be a qualified ZEN•GA instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 7 Hours
CECs :
7.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro COST: $395

Dates TBA

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. Beyond the general course objectives, you will learn:

-Effective use of the equipment to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination.
-How to develop dynamic programs in a full studio environment.
-Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation.
-Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions. Exercise layering related to effective program design.

Prerequisites: IMP + IR or GM + XMP + GR + XRP or CMR

Duration: 15 hours class instruction and supervised teaching, Minimum 5 hours observation, Minimum 10 hours physical review, Minimum 10 hours practice teaching Total: 40 hours

COURSE COST: $550 + Materials

Dates TBA

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 exercises for these populations without consultation with an appropriate health practitioner (i.e. Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist or similarly recognized health care professional).

Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification.

General course objectives:

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; 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; and, 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; and, appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises.

Requirements of certification:
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24 hours of instruction
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No physical review, observation or practice teaching required

Prerequisites:
Students must have completed the IMP or IR or CMR

Duration: 24 hours

CECs: 2.4 STOTT PILATES & ACE, 4.0 canfitpro

Cost: $1205

Oct 7-10, 22-24, & Nov 5-11

Prepares you to teach a broad 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 a range of clients. In addition to the general course objectives you learn:

-Effective use of resistance to enhance torso stability and peripheral extremity conditioning
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How to develop effective Reformer and combined Mat-and-Reformer programs for personal and group classes
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Essential, intermediate and power workouts
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Effective communication, visual skills verbal cuing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Prerequisites: anatomy, pilates training, and 3+ years teaching movement or fitness.

Duration: 50 hours instruction and supervised teaching, plus minimum 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review, 25 hours practice teaching. Conducted over three weeks or four weekends.

COURSE COST: $1650 + Materials

Nov 19-11 & Dec 4-5

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. Beyond the general course objectives, you will learn:

-Effective use of the equipment to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination.
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How to develop dynamic programs in a full studio environment.
-Essential and Intermediate exercises and variations.
-Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation.
-Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions.
-Exercise layering related to effective program design.

Prerequisites: IMP + IR or GM + XMP + GR + XRP

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

COURSE COST: $900 + Materials

Dates TBA

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. Beyond the general course objectives, you will learn:

-Effective use of equipment to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity training, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination.
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How to develop dynamic programs in a full studio environment.
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Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation.
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Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions.
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Exercise layering related to effective program design.

Prerequisites IMP + IR or GM + XMP + GR + XRP or CMR

Duration: 10 hours of class instruction and supervised teaching, minimum 5 hours observation, minimum 10 hours of physical review, minimum 5 hours of practice teaching.

COURSE COST: $375 + Materials

Dates TBA

This course teaches basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force), anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy, actions at the joints, major muscle groups and the 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.

Topics covered in this lecture/demonstration class include: Methodologies, Anatomical Position, Skeleton, Bony Prominences, Joint Articulation, Origin, Insertion and Action of Muscles

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 30 Hours
CECs : 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

COST: $795