What is a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor?
To become a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, individuals must complete training under the supervision of Master Trainers. The requirements for this course focus on teaching functional anatomy and the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES® exercises and their application to Essential, Intermediate, Advanced Matwork and Reformer repertoire. Typically courses are run full-time over a 12-15 week period then followed by an apprenticeship. Students learn to design, teach and modify Essential and Intermediate level classes, while integrating small equipment to add variety and to meet the specific needs of their clients. Instructors leave with a solid foundation and the required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork and Reformer programs.
Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructors learn:
- • Functional anatomy (lecture / demonstration format)
- • Theory and practice of postural analysis
- • 185 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
- • Workout composition for personal and group training
- • Use of Flex-Band® exerciser, Fitness Circle® resistance ring and Arc Barrel to enhance, support and intensify strength and flexibility exercises
- • Effective use of the Reformer to enhance torso stability and strength and for peripheral extremity conditioning, flexibility, joint stability, balance and coordination
- • Effective communication and observational skills
- • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
- • Essential, Intermediate, and Power workouts
- • Exercise layering related to effective program design
Requirements of certification
• 30 hours functional anatomy
• 90 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
• minimum of 20 hours of observation
• minimum of 70 hours of physical review
• minimum of 40 hours of practice teaching
• 60 hours apprenticeship performed upon completion
• Total: 310 hours
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 supervised by Master STOTT PILATES® Instructors. 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.
All Applicants must complete and pass the STOTT PILATES Certification Course Written and Oral exams to be Fully Certified to Teach.