STOTT PILATES® courses

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates' original exercise method. The courses are ideal for experienced studio and fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists and those with a background in dance looking to improve their range of skills and enhance their employability.

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Incorporating modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, it is a safe and highly effective low-impact way to stretch, strengthen and streamline the body. STOTT PILATES helps to develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints, which makes it the perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation.

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This course will provide you with the skills to design and teach essential and intermediate level matwork classes, integrating small equipment, which will allow you to add variety to your sessions.

The Total Barre™ Foundation Course provides the groundwork for instructors, enabling them to produce safe, effective and varied programs that address the needs and goals of every client.

With this one day course you will learn how to teach the new Advanced Matwork exercises ranging from the ‘corkscrew’ to ‘scissors in the air’. The new Advanced Matwork exercises build on the principles of core stability and fluidity.

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

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

 

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

The Equipment programs created through the ZEN•GA™ approach to movement allow us to utilise the unique quality of spring resistance. The coiling and uncoiling quality of the springs creates a more fluid, resilient body.

This course will prepare you to teach a broad range of exercises, variations and modifications performed on the Reformer, and how to combine Mat and Reformer based workouts for increased variety and intensity.

The CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course Level 1 introduces important concepts of athletic conditioning and performance training. Emphasis is placed on utilising 11 foundational principles when training athletes. 

The ZEN•GA™ Mat Course will help you explore the foundational principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to help 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.

This unit is ideal if you are planning to work with clients who have specific problems. You will learn to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries.

The intensive Cadillac course 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.

The intensive Chair 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.

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.

This module begins with a review of the biomechanical and stabilization principles learned in RR1, this module demonstrates exercises designed to rehabilitate and prevent common injuries by balancing and strengthening muscles around the joints. Emphasis is on core stability and peripheral joint mobility to restore and maintain healthy movement patterns. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

This module introduces you to the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and how they apply to modified Matwork exercises. Light equipment including balls, bands and rollers are used to emphasize lumbo-pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and the role they play in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

Building on the biomechanical and stabilization principles learned in RM1, this module will teach you exercises that are designed to prevent and rehabilitate common injuries by balancing and strengthening muscles around the joints in order to restore and maintain healthy movement patterns. Emphasis on core stability while mobilizing the peripheral joints. Typically courses are conducted over 3 days.