How to Start
How do I become a Pilates Instructor if I have no experience?
The best way to become a pilates teacher is to enrol into the Functional Anatomy Course. This way you get to learn the anatomy language used on our Intensive Courses and lays a strong foundation for any Pilates Instructor.
I have some experience but I am not feeling confident, what do you recommend?
You have 3 ways to start as a new Pilates Teacher. You can choose to enrol in either the Mat course, Reformer Course or the Functional Anatomy course. It doesn’t matter which order you choose to do them in both the mat and reformer courses are foundational and the anatomy course will be a refresher if needed.
Why choose STOTT PILATES®?
We don’t just teach choreography, we are exceptionally proud of our detailed method. We teach you why you do the exercise not just how to do it. You will learn how to program for individuals to help them create better movement patterns and why they may need to modify an exercise for them before progressing it to the next level. This is why STOTT PILATES® Instructors are highly sought after.
Our method is highly regarded for its anatomical and intelligent approach. You will learn 5 Basic Principles which are the STOTT PILATES® biomechanics for movement and you will learn how to use them to correct your clients alignment and movement patterns to progress them successfully.
STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original Pilates method based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation that is recognized worldwide as the ‘Ivy League’ of Pilates education. Certified Instructors are sought after to work across a broad range of positions in the health and fitness industries, from studios and clubs to rehab and therapy practices. With a STOTT PILATES education, there is no limit to career opportunities.
Serve Every Client Base
STOTT PILATES provides varying levels of movement — essential, intermediate and advanced — to meet the exercise needs of all clients, from post-rehab to elite athlete. Students learn modifications to progress and regress clients appropriately to achieve and maintain fitness goals, and to use top-quality, user-friendly small props and equipment to properly position clients for effective exercise.
Modular Training and Certification
Modular training offerings allow students to choose the method of study that best suits their lifestyles and availability. Students can take courses à la carte or all at once, and can certify in Mat, or Reformer, or achieved Full Certification. Merrithew also offers over 150
STOTT PILATES workshops to choose from for continuing education.
Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainers are highly-qualified and log numerous hours of practical teaching experience before achieving Certification or Instructor Trainer status. This consistency helps
STOTT PILATES maintain the high standards and quality control that it is recognized for around the world.
Exceptional Course Material
One of the reasons for STOTT PILATES’ continued reputation of training excellence is the extensive catalogue of technical manuals
in the STOTT PILATES library. STOTT PILATES has been meticulously crafted based on the very latest in biomechanical research and cutting-edge thinking on health and fitness. Exercises and anatomical information is clearly laid out in text and images, and STOTT PILATES manuals provide an excellent resource to return to throughout your fitness career.
STOTT PILATES® training is rigorous and consistent, with extensive screening of both Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainers in both written and practical exams.
Certified Instructors can set themselves
apart by becoming a specialist in the field of their choice. With eight Specialty Tracks to choose from, Instructors can earn Continuing Education Credits while gaining access to a new client base and broadening skill sets. Instructors can choose from:
- Athletic Conditioning
- Golf Conditioning
- Conditioning Active for Life
- Pre- & Post-natal
- Group Matwork
- Group Equipment
STOTT PILATES offers courses for fitness, mind-body and health care professionals that delve deep into how STOTT PILATES can complement rehab and therapy practices. The STOTT PILATES Rehab Program explores how to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into a therapy or rehabilitation practice, while the STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips fitness Instructors or those with a fitness background with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges in a client base.
STOTT PILATES is recognized by a host
of high-level industry bodies all over the world, including The Register of Exercise Professionals, the American Council on Exercise and canfitpro. Certified Instructors can earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) across all of Merrithew’s branded programming, including ZEN•GA®, CORETM Athletic Conditioning & Performance TrainingTM, Total BarreTM and Halo® Training, maximizing training and development.
Locations Around the World
With over 100 training centers around the world, keeping your knowledge fresh and up to date — crucial in today’s fast-changing fitness industry — has never been easier or more accessible.