Pilates Teacher Training Course
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Pilates Teacher Training Course

Learn Classical Pilates Matwork and how to teach it safely and effectively
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Josie McKenlay
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 29 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • They will learn
  • * Pilates Matwork from beginner to advanced level
  • * Basic anatomy & physiology to enhance understanding
  • * How to break down each exercise so that they can teach all levels and tier teach
  • * Advanced teaching skills
  • * How to read faulty postures and which exercises will help improve clients posture
  • * How to create interesting and balanced sequences
  • * Tools to build a client base and marketing
  • * Health & safety screening
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  • You will need a mat for your practice and a desire to help people improve their health and wellbeing

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 improving 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.

  "I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life.  The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." Joseph Pilates

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.

This course is ideal

  • for anyone who wants to set up a business as a Pilates Matwork teacher,
  • existing teachers who would also like to offer Pilates or
  • students who want an in-depth knowledge of Pilates.

Students will learn

  • the complete classical sequence from beginner to advanced level so that they can become proficient at the exercises
  • the theory, anatomy and physiology to enable them to teach safely and effectively
  • how to break down and modify each exercise for every level and variations for special populations
  • how to identify faulty postures and prescribe the exercises that will help improve their posture
  • teaching techniques to enable them to teach all types of learners
  • all the practicalities of setting up your own classes including marketing
  • ways to put together sequences to keep their classes fresh and exciting.

Downloadable resources include Health Screening Questionnaire and T&C/Waiver - extremely important for everyone's protection.

There are two multiple choice quizzes to test you on what you have learned.

The format for the course is mostly video with supporting pdf documents and has been broken down into easy to follow sections, giving you plenty of time to practice.

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 is the target audience?
  • Anyone who want be learn how to teach Pilates Matwork safely and effectively
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:20

A short video to explain what you will learn from the course and give you an idea of the best way to approach the material.  Please read the Introduction pdf provided in this section.  Please check each section and lecture for supporting resources: there is unique information in the video and pdfs which complement one another.

Preview 02:20
Pilates Matwork Classes Beginner to Advanced.
3 Lectures 02:32:20

Even if you already know the Pilates repertoire it's important that you practice the Beginner level to help you with tier teaching.  Once you become proficient at anything, it's hard to empathise with those who have little knowledge and easy to forget how difficult the basics can feel at first.

Beginner Matwork Sequence

This will help you remember which exercises are suitable for beginners
Beginner Exercises
1 question

Get a feel for the progressions and notice the new exercises added at this level.

Intermediate Sequence

This will help you remember those exercises suitable for intermediate level.
Intermediate Exercises
1 question

You should be extremely proficient at this level by the time you teach your first class!  Check your form in a mirror or ask someone else to check you: remember that you will be demonstrating these exercises and therefore you need to be the perfect example.

Advanced Matwork Sequence

Which exercises have yet to be added?
Advanced Exercises
1 question
Theory, Anatomy & Physiology, Posture
1 Lecture 13:23

Please take your time to learn all the information in this section.  Learning to read faulty postures and being able to advise which exercises will help correct and alleviate problems such as back pain will set you apart.

Neutral Position and Thoracic Breathing

Have you fully understood what this means?
10 questions
Classical Warm Up Exercises 1 to 5
5 Lectures 19:36

Please always use the accompanying pdf with every video as there will be some content that doesn't necessarily make it onto both parts of each class.

The Hundred

The Roll Up

One Leg Circle

Roll Back

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
1 Lecture 09:28
The Core Series with Modifications

Get creative with this assignment.
Core Variations
1 question
Spine Flexion and Extension
2 Lectures 21:31
Spine Stretching

Spine Extension

Practicing moving the spine in segments to enable you to teach it effectively to your students.
Opening up the Spine
1 question
Shoulder Stands & Shoulder Bridge
4 Lectures 17:49
Scissors & Bicycle

Shoulder Bridge

Spine Twist

The Jack Knife

It's important that you move clients on slowly.
2 questions
Side Leg Series
1 Lecture 07:23
Side Leg Exercises

An assignment to help you progress these variations.
1 question
Advanced Core
2 Lectures 05:27

Hip Circles

An short exercise to think about why we modify
Why modify
1 question
Strengthening the Back Lines
3 Lectures 08:02

Leg Pull Up

Exploring speed, rhythm and wrists
Swimming & Planks
3 questions
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Josie McKenlay
4.7 Average rating
52 Reviews
1,158 Students
3 Courses
Health & Wellbeing

I have over 30 years experience in the health & fitness industry. I started out as an aerobics instructor in London, taught all types of studio based classes in the growing number of health clubs and trained as a Pilates and yoga instructor towards the end of the 1990's. From then on, I built up a large portfolio of clients and ran private classes in the London area and in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  When we moved to Dubai, I did further training in aerial yoga therapy, indoor cycling and Barre. I also wrote a Lifestyler column for Sport360, a Dubai based Sports Newspaper, for the 7 years I was in the Middle East. I am passionate about people's wellbeing and have dedicated my life to helping them improve their health through a healthy lifestyle.