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Active Pilates & Sports Therapy is very excited to be the first Northern Beaches Host Centre for Merrithew, offering STOTT PILATES Instructor Training.

STOTT PILATES Education is the gold standard Global leader in mind-body Education. The following courses will teach functional Anatomy, the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES exercises & their application to the Level 1 Essential & Intermediate Matwork & Reformer repertoire.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor.


Our programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

General course objectives:

  • How to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises

  • A complete breakdown of each exercise

  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing

  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity

  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues

  • How to recognize optimal and less than optimal movement patterns

  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated

  • Effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Active Pilates will be hosting The MATWORK & REFORMER PILATES Courses in 2020. Dates will be confirmed January 2020.


What you will learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

  • Exercise layering related to effective program design

  • Workout composition for personal and group training

Requirements of certification

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 25 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 125 hours

COURSE FEE   $2900 Plus


TOTAL              $3300

To register you will need to pay a deposit $660 to secure your place. Limited spaces are available. We will be offering more Pilates Courses and Reformer Workshops from January 2020! Stay tuned...

Please visit  the Merrithew Website for more information: