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We are a Merrithew™ Host Training Centre offering STOTT PILATES® training courses in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End.

In 1988, former professional dancer Moira Merrithew built upon the foundation laid by Joseph Pilates by developing the STOTT PILATES® method. Incorporating contemporary knowledge of anatomy and athletic performance enhancement, STOTT PILATES® is designed to emulate natural breathing patterns and uses neutral spine and pelvic alignment to restore the natural curves of the spine.

Although the techniques may have changed over the years due to a more sophisticated understanding of the human body, the practice and instruction of Pilates has only ever thrived. Now, almost a century later, people are practising Pilates all over the world. This longevity and popularity, more than any other qualities, are testaments to Pilates’ effectiveness and its ability to revolutionise people’s lives. Merrithew has trained more than 60,000 partners worldwide in mind-body movement. Their premium Pilates program, STOTT PILATES®, is one of the most sought-after training modalities in the industry.

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Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) Training Course

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES® Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 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

  • 40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 30 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 95 hours

Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Observation hours can be logged during relevant course homework or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect. We recommend 50-80% of your hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in advance.

Physical review
Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Physical review of the material is very important to ensure full understanding within your own body first, before attempting to teach someone else. It is also very important to ensure your body is prepared for the increased challenge at each level of repertoire as you move through your STOTT PILATES Instructor Training. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Students can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Students can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

Practice teaching
Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients, cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing program, such as Skype or Zoom.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 4.0
canfitpro – 4.0
ACE – 4.0

£1195 (£200 deposit due upon application, Full Balance to be settled before course starts or 4 monthly instalments £248.75 to start one month after deposit. See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 10 days face-to-face training (40 hours)
  • Training Manuals. (Comprehensive Matwork, Support Manual)

$115 Digital Video (contains the digital videos you need to start your training in STOTT PILATES® Matwork) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Monday 23rd –  Thursday 26th January  &

Monday 13th – Thursday 16th February 2023 (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 15:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Intensive Reformer (IR) Training Course

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES® 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

While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first. 

Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Observation hours can be logged during relevant course homework or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect. We recommend 50-80% of your hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in advance.

Physical review
Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Physical review of the material is very important to ensure full understanding within your own body first, before attempting to teach someone else. It is also very important to ensure your body is prepared for the increased challenge at each level of repertoire as you move through your STOTT PILATES Instructor Training. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Students can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Students can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

Practice teaching
Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients, cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing program, such as Skype or Zoom.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 5.0
canfitpro – 4.0
ACE – 5.0

£1,475 (£200 deposit due upon application, Full Balance to be settled before course starts or 5 monthly instalments £255 to start one month after deposit. See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 10 Days face-to face practical training (50 hours)
  • Training Manuals (Essential Reformer, Intermediate Reformer, Support Manual)

$115 Digital Video (contains the digital videos you need to start your training in STOTT PILATES® Reformer) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Monday 29th Aug – Friday 2nd Sept and

Monday 26th Sept – Friday 30th Sept  FULLY BOOKED

09:30 – 15:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD) Training Course

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. 125 exercises on the Cadillac/Trapeze Table.

What you will learn

  • A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
  • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
  • To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
  • The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
  • Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

Requirements of certification

  • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 60 hours

Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Observation hours can be logged during relevant course homework or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect. We recommend 50-80% of your hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in advance.

Physical review
Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Physical review of the material is very important to ensure full understanding within your own body first, before attempting to teach someone else. It is also very important to ensure your body is prepared for the increased challenge at each level of repertoire as you move through your STOTT PILATES Instructor Training. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Students can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Students can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

Practice teaching
Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients, cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing program, such as Skype or Zoom.

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Credits
STOTT PILATES – 2.5

£910 (£200 deposit due upon application, see Terms and Conditions for details)

Includes:

  • 5 days face-to-face training (25 hours)
  • Training Manuals

$215 Digital Video (contains the digital videos to support your STOTT PILATES Cadillac, Chair and Barrels training) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Monday 12th – Friday 16th Sept

09:30 – 15:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Intensive Stability Chair(ICHR) Training Course

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 Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

What you will learn

  • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

Requirements of certification

  • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 40 hours

Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Observation hours can be logged during relevant course homework or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect. We recommend 50-80% of your hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in advance.

Physical review
Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Physical review of the material is very important to ensure full understanding within your own body first, before attempting to teach someone else. It is also very important to ensure your body is prepared for the increased challenge at each level of repertoire as you move through your STOTT PILATES Instructor Training. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Students can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Students can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

Practice teaching
Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients, cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing program, such as Skype or Zoom.

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 1.5
canfitpro – 4.0

£520  (See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 3 days face-to-face training (15 hours)
  • Training Manual (Complete Stability Chair)

$215 Digital Video (contains the digital videos to support your STOTT PILATES Cadillac, Chair and Barrels training) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Monday 27th Feb – Wednesday 1st March 2023 (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 15:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Intensive Barrels (IBRL) Training Course

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 Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

What you will learn

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Requirements of certification

  • 10 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 5 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 30 hours

Observation, practice teaching and physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Observation hours can be logged during relevant course homework or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect. We recommend 50-80% of your hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in advance.

Physical review
Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Physical review of the material is very important to ensure full understanding within your own body first, before attempting to teach someone else. It is also very important to ensure your body is prepared for the increased challenge at each level of repertoire as you move through your STOTT PILATES Instructor Training. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Students can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. Students can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

Practice teaching
Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients, cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing program, such as Skype or Zoom.

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 1.0
canfitpro – 4.0

£450  (see Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 2 days face-to-face training (10 hours)
  • Training Manuals (Complete Arc Barrel, Complete Spine Corrector, Complete Ladder Barrel)

$215 Digital Video (contains the digital videos to support your STOTT PILATES Cadillac, Chair and Barrels training) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd June 2023 (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 15:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) Training Course

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. It is important to note that this course will NOT prepare students to diagnose or treat any specific injuries or conditions or prescribe exercises for these populations without consultation with an appropriate health practitioner (i.e. Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist or similarly recognized health care professional).

Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification.

General course objectives

  • Discuss the Pilates instructor’s role in the rehabilitative process
  • Examine the industry standards for screening clients and learn how to begin a Pilates program to safely and appropriately work with special populations
  • Discuss the three-level muscle classification system
  • Develop and be able to apply a rehabilitative approach based on current models of joint stability
  • Examine optimal and dysfunctional biomechanical patterns in various regions of the body
  • Review the most common injuries and special populations that may be encountered
  • Review appropriate exercise progressions for those injuries and special populations
  • Practice programming for specific injuries and special populations

What you will learn

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises

Requirements of certification

  • 24 hours of instruction
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required

Prerequisites

Students must have completed at least one of:

  • Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP)
  • Intensive Reformer (IR)
  • Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 2.4

£1100  (£200 deposit due upon application, Full Balance to be settled before course starts or 4 monthly instalments £225 to start one month after deposit. See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 4 days face-to-face training (24 hours)
  • Training Manuals (Injuries & Special Populations Resource Guide, Injuries & Special Populations Support Materials)
  • DVDs (Back Care Repertoire, Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization on Reformer & Vertical Frame 

There is no examination for the Injuries and Special Populations Training Course however, you need to have completed the course in order to be considered fully certified.

Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th November &

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th November 2022 (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 16:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Advanced Matwork (AM) Training Course

This six-hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

What you will learn

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

Requirements of certification

  • 6 hours of instruction
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required

Prerequisites

Students must have completed at least one of:

  • Intensive Reformer (IR)
  • Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 0.6
canfitpro – 3.0

£190 (See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 1 Day face-to face practical training (6 hours)

$48.99 Digital Video (contains the digital video you need to continue your training in STOTT PILATES Matwork) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Wednesday 23rd November (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 16:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

Advanced Reformer (AR) Training Course

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 three days, this 18-hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.

What you will learn

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 70 exercises

Requirements of certification

  • 18 hours of instruction
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required

Prerequisites

Students must have completed at least one of:

  • Intensive Reformer (IR)
  • Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Continuing Education Hours
STOTT PILATES – 1.8

£595 (£200 deposit due upon application, Full Balance to be settled before course starts or 2 monthly instalments of £197.50 to start one month after deposit. See Terms and Conditions for more details)

Includes:

  • 3 Days face-to face practical training (18 hours)
  • Training Manual (Advanced Reformer)

$52.99 Digital Video (contains the digital videos you need to continue your training in STOTT PILATES Reformer) Buy here

Examination fee to be paid at time of booking exam:

Mat or Reformer Level 1 – £210, Level 2 – £175. Combined Mat & Reformer Level 1 – £235, Level 2 – £175. Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Level 1 – £300, Level 2 – £175. Full Certification Level 1 & 2 – £300.

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November (to be confirmed)

09:30 – 16:30 (one hour lunch break included)

(You must attend all dates)

Pointe Ahead Pilates Studio

10a Rutland Square

Edinburgh

EH1 2AS

STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plusand Intensive Reformer training courses are entry level. Conducted over 2 weeks or 4 weekends. You will be taught to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® repertoire. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating programs for personal or group training settings and for a range of clients. The Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Injuries & Special Populations and Level 2 Advanced training courses build on this foundation.

In the Intensive stream we’re looking for self-directed and highly motivated people with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Admission requirements

  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy and prior participation in an anatomy course that covers in detail the human musculoskeletal system and includes muscle attachments, actions and basic biomechanics. Acceptable courses include the STOTT PILATES® Functional Anatomy course or a university or college level anatomy or physiology course (minimum of 20–25 hours of in-class instruction). Online courses may be accepted provided they amount to a minimum 20–25 hours of learning.
  • Minimum 30 hours participation in Pilates

Course Registration

  • Space is limited and application will be processed on a first come-first-served basis.
  • Space will only be reserved upon receipt and acceptance of application form and deposit paid.
  • Fees are subject to change.
  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.
  • Some courses have prerequisite conditions such as relevant experience and education.

Cancellation Policy

  • There is a 14 day cooling off period where you can cancel your place on the course and the deposit will be refunded in full.
  • After the 14 days payment is due in full and non-refundable.
  • Course transfer is possible as long as you let us know in writing at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course.
  • Less than 30 days please contact us to discuss options. education@pointeahead.com

Course Attendance

  • You must attend all days of the course to be considered to have completed the course.
  • See Merrithew Policies & Procedures below for information on how to make up for missed attendance. 

Examinations

  • Exams will be held in conjunction with training courses at 6 month intervals (subject to change).
  • To book your exam please email us at education@pointeahead.com 
  • Please let us know if you are re-sitting your exam as we will need to issue an invoice for the full exam fee.
  • If you need to change the date of your exam please let us know at least 30 days prior of the start date to avoid being charged. Less than 30 days please contact us to discuss options. 

Certification

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise.
  • Upon passing the exam, you will be recognised as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.
  • Only upon the receipt of your certificate will you be entitled to identify as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.
  • Certificates will be sent via email  by Merrithew
  • If you wish to appeal your practical or theory results this must be done in writing no later than 30 days after the date of your assessment. You will need to provide supporting evidence. Please email education@pointeahead.com with all the relevant information.

Feedback

  • At the end of each course you will receive a feedback form which we invite you to provide honest information.
  • If you wish to comment on any of our courses, processes or anything else to do with our training please email education@pointeahead.com 

Prospective pregnant, injured or post-rehabilitation participants

While it is considered safe and desirable to exercise during pregnancy and Pilates programs can be ideal in the recovery phase of injury, Merrithew courses can be quite demanding physically, and have not been tailored for pregnant or injured participants or those in a post rehabilitation phase.

For this reason, we are not able to accept course registrations from students who are knowingly pregnant or who are currently or recently injured. A major component of our courses is physical performance of all exercises. This necessitates that participants are injury-free, and able to participate fully, in order to fulfill this requirement.

Under certain circumstances, permission to participate may be granted for select workshop titles from our Post-Rehabilitation, Pre and Post-Natal, and Active for Life Specialty Tracks, as well as the Injuries and Special Populations course.

Extensions will be granted for those needing to earn CECs, at no additional cost. Requests for permission or extension must be submitted in writing to the Merrithew Education Programming Department at least 30 days prior to the workshop/course date and for CEC extensions. This allows us time to review and consider all factors as well as provide alternative recommendations in the event the request cannot be fulfilled. Please note that we receive a high volume of requests and those received less than 30 days prior to the workshop/course date will only be reviewed if time permits.

Auditing

We allow auditing of the following courses if a student has previously taken them: IMP, IR, ICAD, ICHR, IBRL, AM, AR, ACAD, ACHR, ABRL, CMR, and CCCB. We also allow auditing of the ISP course if taken post-June 2007 to present and the RMR1, RMR2, RCCB1 and RCCB2 courses if taken post-June 2012. Please contact your closest Training Center if you are interested in auditing. We do not however, allow auditing of any Functional Anatomy Course, Foundation Courses and the workshops we offer (CEC/introductory) as the main goal of the workshops is continuing education and not certification.

Please note: Students are asked to remain silent and not participate in any group work/discussions, or ask questions during the course, unless otherwise directed by the Instructor Trainer.

Absenteeism and make-up hours

It is strongly advised that make-up hours are done as soon as possible after they are missed – especially if it occurs in the middle of a course. This allows students to cover the missed material prior to returning to the course. Please note that this is done in private review at the student’s expense. Students have six months to make up any hours missed. If they exceed this timeline, the course is forfeited and the entire course must be retaken in order to examine and certify.

  • Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs and Barrels Essential courses Less than five hours of a course – 2:1 ratio of hours missed to hours made up (i.e. students need to make up half the time in private review). More than five hours of a course – 1:1 ratio of hours missed to hours made up (i.e. students need to make up the entire time in private review)
  • Rehab, Anatomy courses, ISP and Advance courses Any make-up hours for these courses are done on a 1:1 ratio due to the density of the course material and the expectation that it will take the same amount of time to teach one student as to teach a group
  • No time can be missed during any Foundation Course. If a student misses any time then the course must be re-taken

Note, Merrithew Training Centers must inform us via the submitted class list that a student has not completed a course. A note will be made on the student’s file. A letter of completion will be sent to the student when the Center has confirmed that the student has completed the remaining hours.

Date of certification

Upon successful completion of the exam, students are considered certified instructors from their exam date. If the student takes the exam on two separate days, the latter date is the date that they may refer to themselves as a Certified Instructor. CECs are then earned the next full calendar year after one becomes certified, regardless of what month they examine in.

Photography, video and/or audio recording

Photography, video and/or audio recordings of any Merrithew course/workshop is strictly prohibited. If there are exceptional circumstances that make this necessary, the student must apply for and receive express written permission from the Merrithew Education Programming Department and sign a contract restricting its use. This policy is to help us avoid any infringement on our intellectual property.

Observation hours

Observation hours can be logged during or after the course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor teach clients, as well as observing the relevant course package DVDs. We recommend that 80% of observation hours be completed by watching a Certified Instructor teach. Please contact your nearest Training Center or STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, to arrange for observation.

Eligibility

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any Merrithew course, workshop or STOTT PILATES examination.

Exam special accommodations

Special exam accommodations may be arranged for students with disabilities or circumstances that prevent them from taking the STOTT PILATES written examination as outlined in our regular procedures. In order to be considered, a formal request supporting the student’s situation must be provided to the Merrithew Education Programming Department at exams@merrrithew.com at least 30 days prior to the scheduled examination date. This allows us time to review and consider all factors as well as provide alterative recommendations in the event the request cannot be fulfilled. Please note that we receive a high volume of requests and those received less than 30 days prior to the exam date will only be reviewed if time permits. Merrithew reserves the right to determine the reasonableness of the accommodation requested.

Cheating policy

Merrithew takes dishonest and unethical behavior very seriously. If a student is found to have cheated on any exam a mark of zero will be recorded for that exam and the student will be unable to re-take that exam for a minimum of six months. The re-take and any future exams will then need to be completed at our Toronto Corporate Training Center or at one of our Merrithew Training Centers and may not be proctored. The student will be required to pay for a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer to be present during the written exam. Merrithew will not be held responsible for any adverse effect this policy may have.

Certification appeals process

Students who choose to appeal their certification score may do so in writing to the Merrithew Education Programming Department within 30 days of their exam scores being issued. All appeals will be attended to within 60 days of receipt. This allows us time to review and consider all factors and provide a thorough follow up to the appeal submitted.

Grievance and appeals process

Students who choose to submit a formal grievance regarding their education training may do so in writing to educationadvisor@merrithew.com within 30 days of the course or workshop completion. Grievances should include details regarding the specific situation, the desired resolution of the grievance, and any other relevant supporting information. All grievances will be attended to within 60 days of receipt. This allows us time to provide a thorough follow up to the appeal submitted and review and consider all factors as well as provide alternate options in the event the desired resolution cannot be met.

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