Pilates Teacher Training Certification
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Pilates Teacher Training Certification

Become a Classical Mat Pilates instructor with this comprehensive CPD Certified course - 15+ points
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Created by Josie McKenlay
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The history, fundamentals and Principles of Pilates, neutral position & thoracic breathing
  • The Classical Mat Pilates method from beginner to advanced level
  • Core concepts and the connection between the breath and core stability
  • How to analyse each exercise so that you can modify/progress and safely teach all abilities
  • Anatomy & physiology, in particular, in-depth knowledge relevant to Pilates
  • How to recognise faulty postures and help correct them
  • Advanced teaching skills and class management
  • How to create interesting and balanced sequences including warm ups and closing sessions
  • Health, safety and welfare to keep you and your clients safe
  • Special populations: who you can and shouldn't teach
  • Tools to build a client base and marketing ideas to grow your business
Requirements
  • You will need a mat for your practice and a desire to help people improve their health and wellbeing
  • Pilates: A New Body in 30 Sessions is highly recommended before you take this course unless you have extensive knowledge and experience of classical mat Pilates
Description

All the information you need to teach Pilates Mat exercise confidently and competently is included in this course.

Not only have I reaped the benefits of a personal practice, but I've had a tremendously rewarding career and I'd like to help you do the same by passing on the knowledge I've gained over the years.

"Josie has so much experience in Pilates, Yoga and Fitness industry and she shares her extensive knowledge very generously. Her lectures and materials are very clear and the way she gives instructions is very precise. Josie has always been very supportive and approachable.  A teacher like her is hard to find and there is always so much to learn."  Justina Kaselionyte

Pilates has proved to be one of the most useful forms of exercise I've learned in the 40 years I've been actively interested in health and fitness.  It's helped from a technique point of view with everything else I teach and seeing the difference it's made to my clients health and wellbeing has been particularly rewarding. 

Simply helping clients correct their posture can improve or even cure many health issues including back problems, stress incontinence, preparation for/recovery after childbirth, arthritis and other joint problems, recovery and prevention of injuries, improved mental wellbeing and of course, a fit, strong, flexible body.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Well, there is the obvious benefit of distance learning so that you can fit the training in with your lifestyle and commitments

  • The cost: you can take this training at a fraction of the fees charged by other training organisations, but don't be fooled: this is not an easy option! You must pass 2 final exams.

  • It is CPD accredited and certified which means it has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.  You will receive a CPD certificate at the end of the course.

  • The content covers all the subjects recommended by the PMA, the UK level 3 guidelines and is extremely thorough.

  • I am always available to support you!

  • The course is mostly high quality video content with supporting documentation to which you have lifetime access. 

  • There are plenty of assignments and suggested practices to help you achieve your goals.


This course is ideal

  • for anyone who wants to set up a business as a Pilates Matwork teacher

  • fitness instructors and personal trainers who would also like to offer Pilates

  • students who want an in-depth knowledge of Pilates

  • therapists and health care workers who want to add new skills to help their clients

"I absolutely LOVED this course! As a physiotherapist, it was wonderful to see detailed descriptions of the anatomical structures required for each exercise, as well as the physiological benefits. I am so excited to incorporate teaching into my practice, and have already been teaching daily classes to friends and family free of charge. Thank you so much for the useful resources as well :)"  Amanda Anne Neri

All you need to take this course is a laptop (or any mobile device), a mat and a desire to learn a discipline that will improve yours and your clients or future clients health and wellbeing.

Who this course is for:
  • Perfect for therapists and movement specialists who want to add Pilates to their skills
  • Ideal for health and fitness professionals looking for new modalities to teach
  • A great opportunity for the entrepreneur to start a new business
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 11:57:00
+ FOUNDATION, ASSIMILATION & EVOLUTION
17 lectures 04:02:41

Some information on this extremely confusing subject!

Preview 05:39

Please watch the video - hit pause if it moves too fast!  Below are some of links to which I refer for each of use.  Let me know if you have any other questions or problems and I'm happy to help - always available : )

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Student Course Guide
04:05

Please download the resources that accompany this lecture

Pilates Fundamentals: Foundations
04:33
Pilates Fundamentals: Functional Exercise
02:50
Pilates Fundamentals: The Benefits
03:12
Pilates Fundamentals: The Dual Role of the Diaphragm
04:00

This is the most important concept you will teach so practice as often as possible until you have a clear understanding yourself.

  • What is neutral position?

  • Where are the core muscles?

  • What is thoracic/lateral breathing?

  • Understand the connection between the breath and core muscles

  • Understand how to engage the core and stabilise the spine and pelvis


Workshop: Neutral Position & Thoracic Breathing
18:29
This is at the very heart of Pilates and it's essential that clients understand what neutral position and thoracic breathing are and how to perform both. You must be confident that you can explain both clearly and in a class situation you will need to get everyone into position quickly.
Teaching Practice: Neutral Position & Thoracic Breathing
1 question

Practice as often as possible even if you are an advanced practitioner.  Taking it back to basics and really getting mind and body connected can make even what we perceive as being simply quite a challenge.

Workshop: Core Strength & Stability Drills
20:29
All movement comes from the centre. Strong core muscles will help maintain a stable pelvis and spine and will help control movement, keeping it safe.
Teaching Practice: Core Strength & Stability
1 question
Pilates Fundamentals: Rules of Breathing
03:25
Pilates Fundamentals: Pilates Principles
10:15
Paying attention and incorporating the Principles into your practice at the earliest opportunity can make the difference between effective Pilates and a sequence of sloppy exercises.
Teaching Practice: Pilates Principles
1 question
How to use the next 3 lectures
Personal Practice
1 question

Even if you have experience of Pilates, this course is based on the Classical Mat Sequence so please at least watch these next three videos to gain an understanding of how the practice evolves. 

  • For those who have already done my New Body course this is revision;

  • for those new to Pilates this is your opportunity to build a strong personal practice whilst you continue to study the course;

  • for those with Pilates experience this is a great way to remind yourselves of where you started!

You must be an expert practitioner to take your clients safely to the advanced options and be able to demonstrate with perfect technique.

Build a Practice: Classical Mat Sequence - Beginner
59:53
Build a Practice: Intermediate
47:58
Build a Practice: Advanced
44:00
+ ANALYSIS, COMPREHENSION & DEMONSTRATION
30 lectures 04:38:55
This is the only way to become confident.
Teaching Practice
1 question
Hundred
09:18
Roll Over
07:56
Leg Circles
08:30
Roll Back
07:58
It's important that you know what is and isn't suitable for the various levels of students in your classes
Warm Up
4 questions

We cover a lot of anatomy & physiology in this section, some of it is recorded and some in manuals and other resources so please check to see what's available.

Anatomy & Physiology: The Psoas
12:05
Anatomy & Physiology: A Girdle of Strength
18:50
Anatomy & Physiology: The Posterior Powerhouse
14:31
Core Series
16:42
Get creative with this assignment.
Core Variations
1 question
Back Stretching
15:10
Spine Extension
17:07
Practicing moving the spine in segments to enable you to teach it effectively to your students.
Opening up the Spine
1 question
Neck Pull
02:19
Scissors & Bicycle
07:27
Shoulder Bridge
11:07
Spine Twist
08:42
Jacknife
05:36
It's important that you move clients on slowly.
Progressions
2 questions
Side Leg Series
09:27
Teaser
07:03
Hip Circles
04:36
Anatomy & Physiology: Neuromuscular Activation
23:11
Swimming
07:06
Leg Pull Down
06:16
Leg Pull Up
05:41
Exploring speed, rhythm and wrists
Swimming & Planks
3 questions
Boomerang
06:32
Control Balance
05:02
Seal
03:36
Exploring the more advanced flexion exercises.
Spinal Flexion
1 question
Side Bends
07:08
Challenging exercises, but with regular practice feel the difference in the waist area.
A Girdle of Strength
1 question
Rocking
04:58
Push Ups
08:13
These 2 do more than you think and work well at the end of the classical sequence.
Rocking & Push Ups
2 questions
+ INNOVATION, APPLICATION & REALISATION
14 lectures 03:13:06

Have a plan!  There's more to this than you think.

Class Planning
09:30

Why is planning a sequence important?  What ways can it be done?  Is using the classical Matwork sequence a good idea?  Get the answers here.

Introduction to Sequencing
04:54

Masterclass: some ideas for a seated warm-up and a sequence using flexibility as the focus.  Tips on ensuring that the warm-up prepares the clients for what's to come and how to adapt each exercise for all the different levels of ability.

Seated Warm-Up & Flexibility
21:42

The warm up is on all fours which works very well with strength exercises such as push ups, planks and prone positions.

Preview 08:59

Starting the class on your back leads into core strength exercises perfectly.  It's a lovely way to end a class, too, ready for some relaxation.

Supine Warm-Up & Core
10:43

Ideas for a sequence following a standing warm up.

Standing warm up
19:42
A well planned class is a great experience for the student and the teacher.
Sequencing a Class
2 questions
Teaching Skills
09:34

Who you can and shouldn't be teaching.

Teaching Special Populations
05:28

Pilates is really about correcting muscle imbalances and improving posture.  This overview will introduce you to what it actually is and how poor posture can have such a negative impact on life.

Posture: Overview
11:28

By far the biggest issue you will encounter as a Pilates teacher.

Posture: Back Problems
11:42

An introduction to the most common faulty posture types and which exercises are the most useful to help correct them.

Posture: Prescription
12:01

This is where posture begins!  Simply "being on top" of your feet can make all the difference. 

The Feet
32:19

Keep you and your clients safe.

Health, Safety & Welfare
08:16
Practice your teaching skills and your clients will always come back.
Teaching
1 question
Running a Successful Pilates Business
26:48
+ Final Exams
1 lecture 00:48
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR EXAMS
00:48

Relax and take your time.  Good luck!

Theory, Anatomy & Physiology
60 questions

Test your knowledge of the practical!

Pilates Exercises & Teaching
60 questions
+ CPD Certification and Bonus
2 lectures 01:29

Congratulations on finishing the course!  To receive your CPD certificate (sample shown below - DO NOT SEND A COPY OF THIS)

  • Please send a copy of your 12 HOUR Udemy certificate of completion to josiemckenlay@gmail.com with the way in which you would like your name to appear clearly typed for copy & paste and I'll do the rest!  If you have problems downloading your Udemy certificate please refer to lecture 5 and the links in the accompanying resources.

  • Please also send a photo or screenshot of your exam results.

  • CPD certificates are only available 30 days after enrolling.  This is a 200 hour course if you are to thorough complete the course including personal/teaching practice.  Please state your profile name you used to enrol.

HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR CPD CERTIFICATE
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