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STOTT PILATES® Mat Plus

This course provides the skills to design and teach essential and intermediate level matwork classes.

Provider YMCAfit
Qualification: Level 3 CYQ STOTT PILATES® Mat Plus
Category: Pilates
Duration: 8 days practical over 2 weeks plus 1 day assessment
Schedule: Full-time

Course Introduction

Our STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus™ Course provides the skills to help you design and teach essential and intermediate level Matwork classes. THis includes integrating small equipment, which will allow you to add variety to your sessions.

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.

Pre-requisities / Entry Requirements

  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy*
  • Minimum 30 hours experience of Pilates classes/workouts
  • Three or more years teaching movements or fitness, for example YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Sports therapists, physiotherapists or dancers*

*Applicants with a strong history of Pilates participation and/or experience instructing students/clients in another field may also be considered.

Course Content

  • 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

Course Options

Assessment

  • Practical
  • Theory paper
  • Exam after course
  • Worksheets

A teaching log needs to be completed prior to assessment. This includes:

  • 15 hours practical teaching (individuals or groups)
  • 30 hours physical review (attending STOTT PILATES classes or performing exercises with DVDs)
  • 10 hours observation (STOTT PILATES classes or DVDs).

The examination must be taken within 6 months of completion of your last course.

Note: if taking the STOTT PILATES Reformer course, it is possible to combine both exams.

What Qualification Will I Get?

The certification you will receive is :

  • STOTT PILATES
  • Level 3 CYQ Certification 

You will also receive 20 REPs CPD points.

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