Teacher Training Courses

If you have experience teaching fitness, dance, yoga, or you are a physical therapist: START HERE

Every Pilates program begins with a strong foundation in Matwork. You will get Complete instruction in STOTTPILATES principles while learning to teach essential and intermediate exercises with countless modifications. This 40 hour hands-on course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement.
Each Intensive Level 1 program is further broken down into two modules to accommodate fitness professionals whose schedules or budgets do not allow them to enroll in the entire Level 1 course at one time. You can choose to take Module 1 alone and take Module 2 at a later time so that you can begin your STOTT PILATES education and join a group of elite instructors working around the globe.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

This 50-hour 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 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer 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 Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

This 50-hour 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 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; ICAD, ICHR and IBRL, to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. In this 25-hour module you will learn 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. This 24-hour course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement and is conducted over 4-6 days. Building on your STOTT PILATES® knowledge it teaches you to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries (but not to diagnose specific injuries).

Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/injuries-special-populations

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over 3 days this 18 hour advanced course teaches 70 exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/advanced-program

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which element to take, and when (they will likely be scheduled consecutively). Completion of all three modules below is required to be eligible for certification.

Advanced Cadillac

This 6-hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

Advanced Chair

This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair™ exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client

Advanced Barrels

This 3-hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/comprehensive


If you want to turn your passion for pilates into a new career and you have no prior experience teaching movement: START HERE

The STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Program (Level 1) teaches the STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a time frame that allows you to assimilate and apply the material at a slower pace. This “ground up” approach is intended for those with no prior teaching experience and little or no training in functional anatomy and/or movement as well as limited exposure to Pilates. Equilibrium is one of only two studios in the United States that offer the Comprehensive program to those who don’t have the prerequisites for Intensive Training. Immerse yourself in learning and studio life and you will gain the solid foundation and required skills to teach pilates.

  • 310 total hours usually completed in 9-12 months. Includes:
  • 120 hours of classroom instruction
  • 130 hours of studio observation, physical review & practice teaching
  • 60 hour apprenticeship

Because people entering the CMR program are embarking on a new career in fitness we want to personally talk to you about the program and what you can expect. Our program is unique because not only do you have non-stop access to a fully operational busy pilates studio, you also have a support staff of service specialists to answer your questions and provide support along your journey.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

The 30 hour Functional Anatomy course is part of the Comprehensive Program, and fully prepares students for that program. Additionally it can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfill the anatomy prerequisite for the Intensive course. The anatomy course is broken into 2 modules, the 6-hour anatomy workshops and 24-hour anatomy course.

The classroom-style presentation utilizes visual aids and hands-on techniques providing students with a thorough review of anatomy basics which can be applied to all repertoire, as well as functional activities and movement.

This course uses lectures, demonstrations and group activities to teach basic anatomy fundamentals. There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.

The 6 hour Anatomy Workshop is valuable to take as part of the review process in anticipation of taking your certification exam. It can also be taken to earn your 6 CEC’s.

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

For more detailed information visit: http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/functional-anatomy


If you are currently training in STOTT PILATES at equilibrium OR you are a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor: START HERE

There are many reasons to take your exam now:

  • you have worked so hard and this is how you show what you have learned
  • increase your earning potential – the best places to teach require that you are certified
  • you will be seen by others, both clients and colleagues as more professional once you are certified
  • success – we worked together to help you be the best instructor you can be and we strongly believe that becoming certified is key to reaching that goal

For detailed information visit: http://www.equilibriumstudio.com/teacher-training/exams/

To speak to our training coordinator about scheduling your exam please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]


If you are STOTTPILATES certified and you want to become a specialist: START HERE

Focus your education and acquire new clients

Set yourself apart by becoming a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our eight Specialty Tracks, complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base. There is no time-limit on completing the components and you earn CECs at the same time!

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To speak to our training coordinator about choosing the right program please email Andrea Schins at [email protected]

See more at: http://www.merrithew.com/instructor-training/SpecialtyTracks.