STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™

Start your career as a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and change lives through Pilates.


4 CECs




From £1590

About this course

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™ course, developed by the Merrithew® team, is a modern take on the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. This course is 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. It 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.

Flexible learning formats


8 days of face-to-face tuition.
1 day practical assessment at the venue.
In-person theory assessment.


10 sessions of live tutor-led classes, each lasting 4 hours.
Interactive eLearning.
1 day practical assessment at the venue.
In-person theory assessment.


  • Apply STOTT PILATES bio-mechanical principles of core stability, peripheral mobility, breathing and alignment to relevant exercises.
  • Break down essential and intermediate-level exercises.
  • Exercise essence, muscular initiation and movement sequencing.
  • Apply variations to increase or decrease exercise intensity.
  • Modify for specific body types, postural issues and conditions.
  • Teach and communicate effectively using visual skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation


  • Share your passion with others in a safe and effective classroom.
  • Learn to teach both group classes and one to one sessions.

Career progressions

  • Achieve a qualification that provides opportunities to work in gyms, leisure centres and Pilates studios.
  • Work freelance delivering classes in various settings to build a regular committed, clientele, which will provide you with a regular income.
  • Gain the potential to earn more and increase your employability.
  • Broaden your client base and help boost your earnings.
  • Learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career.


  • Taught by experienced and industry-qualified tutors who will provide guidance and support throughout the course.
  • Access online eLearning.
  • Unparalleled support online, over the phone and in person.


  • Practical assessments
  • Theory paper
  • Teaching log
  • Worksheets


To be certified you will need to complete the following:

  • 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
STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™ certification Level 1
  • You must have a working knowledge of functional anatomy.
  • You will need a minimum 30 hours’ experience of Pilates classes/workouts.
  • You must have three+ years teaching movement or fitness. Applicants with a strong history of Pilates participation and/or experience instructing students/clients in another field may also be considered.



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What you’ll learn on the course
Training dates and locations
How you’ll be assessed
Different training routes and formats available
How we’ll support and guide you during your course
Career prospects after your course

How to book?

Simple, just speak to one of our course advisors.

Course Locations

We deliver our face-to-face courses from state-of-the-art venues across England. This course is currently running from:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Merrithew®?

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