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STOTT Pilates® courses are ideal for personal trainers looking to improve their range of skills and enhance their employability.

Provider YMCAfit
Qualification: STOTT PILATES ® Reformer
Category: Pilates
Duration: Intensive 10 Days Practical + 1 Day Assessment
Schedule: Full-time

Course Introduction

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. It is a contemporary, approach to Joseph Pilates' original exercise method.

YMCAfit offer a range of STOTT Pilates® courses to choose from, including :

  • STOTT Pilates® Intensive Mat-Plus
  • STOTT Pilates® Intensive Reformer
  • STOTT Pilates® Intensive Barrels
  • STOTT Pilates® Intensive Cadilac
  • STOTT Pilates® Intensive Chair

Pre-requisities / Entry Requirements

  • YMCA Gym or Studio Instructor or equivalent. Alternatively be a practising sports therapist, physiotherapist or dancer
  • Teaching experience is recommended
  • Background practical knowledge of Pilates as a user-either the STOTT PILATES® method or another style
  • At least 30 hours of attending Pilates classes is required

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

Course Options


  • Practical
  • Theory paper
  • exam after course

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

  • 25 hours practical teaching (individuals or groups)
  • 40 hours physical review (attending Stott Pilates classes or performing exercises with DVDs)
  • 10 hours observation (Stott pilates classes or DVDs).

What Qualification Will I Get?

STOTT Pilates® Reformer

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