Courses — Intensive Mat Plus
About STOTT PILATES®
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over three decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES® method of exercise. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation — making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. STOTT PILATES® is recognized as The Professional’s ChoiceTM by studios, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and the consumer market worldwide.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.
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 exercise
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
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
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. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.
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.
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
Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
- Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*
- Mat-Plus Course Package
This course is intended for those who are already working in the fields of fitness or movement (personal training and/or strength conditioning experience) or someone with an interest in developing these skills. There are no prerequisites.
- COURSE : 14900 HKD
- COURSE : 13900 HKD EARLY BIRD BY 30 MAR 2020
- Education materials :
- Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book* : 380 HKD
- Mat-Plus Course Package : 1680 HKD