STOTT PILATES® Intensive Reformer

Discover how the reformer can stretch, strengthen and streamline the body.


5 CECs




From £1649

About this course

Developed by former professional dancer Moira Merrithew, with input from sports medicine professionals, STOTT PILATES is a contemporary, anatomically based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original exercise method. 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. 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.

The STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer Repertoire 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.

Course format


10 days of face-to-face tuition.
1 day practical assessment at the venue.
In-person theory assessment.
Course Developed by the Merrithew® team.


What you’ll learn

  • 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.


  • Develop programs for personal and group classes.
  • Explore the reformer and how to use it to enhance strength, stability, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Career progression

  • 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
  • Exam after your course
  • Teaching log

Requirements of certification

To be certified you will need to complete the following:

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 20 hours of practice teaching
STOTT PILATES® Intensive Reformer certification Level 1

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16. You must have at least three months of teaching experience.
  • You must have experience as a Gym or Studio Instructor, or be a practising Sports Therapist, physiotherapist or dancer.
  • You must have practical background knowledge of Pilates.
  • You must have at least 30 hours of attending Pilates Classes.


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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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