Instructor Course Descriptions

The full STOTT PILATES® repertoire contains level 1 (Intensive) and level 2 (Advanced) courses, as well as Functional Anatomy and Injuries & Special Populations courses, and Practice Fitness offers all of these. Click on the titles below for full course suggestions.

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

STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program:

The Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Functional Anatomy course and have met the Pilates experience requirements. The focus is on expanding student’s current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES® principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a fast-paced format.

The programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. After completing any of these programs students will be prepared to teach the entire Essential and Intermediate repertoires.

STOTT PILATES® Advanced Program:

The Advanced (Level 2) program begins with a review of relevant Essential and Intermediate exercises. Students will learn to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination.

These courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course or as a series of courses. Prerequisites: The advanced courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course.

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