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Intensive Course Offerings

Intensive Mat-Plus™
Intensive Reformer
Intensive Cadillac
Intensive Chair
Intensive Barrels
Total Barre
Intensive Mat-Plus™

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This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

What you will learn:
  • The STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band®, Fitness CircleTM & Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication & observational skills
  • Verbal cueing & imagery for performance enhancement & client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues & conditions
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support & intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal & 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
Course Tuition – $1200.00
Manuals and required materials – $205
    • Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*
      • Comprehensive Matwork Manual
      • Essential Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.
    • Intermediate Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed
      • Mat-Plus Course Package
      • Total Body Sculpting DVD
      • Fitness Circle Challenge DVD
Continuing Education Credits:
    • 4.0 STOTT PILATES ©; ACE; canfitpro
Intensive Reformer

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This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

What you will learn:
  • Verbal cueing & imagery for performance enhancement & client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues & conditions
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support & intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal & group training
  • 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 & coordination
  • Effective communication & observational skills
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 Tuition $1600.00
$300 Discount if IMP and IR Purchased together.
Manuals and required materials $260.00
  • Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book*
  • Essential Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.
  • Intermediate Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.
  • Essential Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)
  • Intermediate Reformer DVD, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)
Continuing Education Credits
  •  5.0 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Intensive Cadillac

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 & Intermediate repertoire
  • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork & other equipment
  • To observe & 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 & alignment, as well as cueing & correcting for safety & effectiveness
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations & modifications
  • Familiarity with the safety guidelines & application of the equipment for a variety of clients
Prerequisite:
  • Completion of Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP or Intensive Reformer – IR
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
Course Tuition – $900.00
 Manuals and required materials – $225.00
  • Essential Cadillac 2nd Ed,
  • Intermediate/Advanced Cadillac 2nd Ed
  • Essential Cadillac, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)
  • Intermediate Cadillac, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)
Continuing Education Credits:
  • 2.5 STOTT PILATES© ; ACE;canfitpro
Intensive Chair

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 & side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to Essential & Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence & exercise goals, proper execution & muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength & enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral & reciprocal strength & stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety & effectiveness
Prerequisites:
  • Completion of Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP or Intensive Reformer – IR
  • 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
Course Tuition – $600.00
Manuals and required materials – $105.00
  • Complete Stability ChairTM Manual
  • Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)
Continuing Education Credits:
  • 1.5 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Intensive Barrels

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 Intensive Barrel 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 & Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES® Essential & Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence & exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, & to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout & program for specific body types, postural issues & conditions
  • To develop effective communication & observational skills, verbal cueing & imagery for performance enhancement & client motivation
Prerequisites:
  • Completion of Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP or Intensive Reformer – IR
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
Course Tuition – $400.00
Manuals and required materials – $195.00
  • Complete Arc Barrel Manual
  • Complete Ladder Barrel Manual
  • Complete Spine Corrector Manual
  • Complete Barrel Repertoire DVD
Continuing Education Credits:
  • 1.0 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Total Barre
Foundation 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
Methodology:

The Total Barre Foundation Course provides the groundwork for Instructors, enabling them to produce safe, effective and varied programs that address the needs and goals of every client. Drawing from the diverse backgrounds of our Instructor-base, the MERRITHEW team has created this program which will equip Instructors with the knowledge and confidence to design and teach highly evolved standing fitness classes in any setting.

Format – 11 Segments:

The Level 1 Foundation Course presents 11 specially arranged and selected segments to serve as the template for each session or class. Each Total Barre class follows this template; however, the specific programming and exercises are determined by the Instructor to address class requirements and objectives. Segments are accompanied by timed selections of music, each at a designated pace. The 11 segments focus on individual areas of the body or movement type and when combined, produce a balanced and complete workout.

Online ResourceThis:

Each of the segments from the Foundation Course have been filmed and are posted online in a secure area of Merrithew.com. All course participants will be given access to these great visual resources as Moira Merrithew walks you through the choreography with and without music.

Template Benefits:

This simple template is instrumental in assisting Instructors to teach well structured, systemized Barre classes. Once the basic format is presented, Instructors are taught strategies allowing them to progress clients by modifying the primary exercises, creating new variations of those exercises or altering the pace through the accompanying music. Instructors develop awareness to closely monitor the performance of their clients through the understanding of how and why each movement is being performed. This knowledge will create an understanding of how to modify or vary the exercises when necessary by adding props to the movements or altering the rhythm of the music used.

Six Principles:

Participants are also introduced to the Total Barre Principles—six movement awareness fundamentals that provide the structure and biomechanical basis for each exercise. During the course, participants have the opportunity to experience the movements before examining the application of the principles and learn the essence of each exercise along with the theories of dynamic stability, optimal mobility and movement efficiency.

Additional Concepts:

Programming and exercise choice for each Total Barre class focuses on exercise progressions, movement form and efficiency, and the importance of cueing with music for movement quality. Additional concepts are explored— including the value of cardio-based intervals within a program, suggestions on themes of workouts or programs geared toward specific fitness goals—to add variety and meet the needs of a wide range of clientele. Expertly crafted Total Barre classes will leave clients feeling energized, invigorated and delighted, improving fitness and quality of life, while helping them avoid injury.

Prerequisites:

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement who hold a related certification and/or degree. Individuals who do not possess this background may still participate in the course and will be issued a letter of completion, but will not be granted an instructor qualification. A history of participation in fitness or movement is highly recommended for anyone wishing to take this course.

Equipment Used in the Course:

Stability Barre, Pilates Mat, 12″ Mini Stability Ball™, Soft Dumbbells / Hand weights 1.1–2.75lbs, use of props as a focal point.

Recommended:

Complete the Total Barre Workshops to receive further programming content and choreography that is not covered in the Foundation Course. Currently there are 3 Total Barre workshops and many more to follow.

Credits:

Participants earn 0.7 STOTT PILATES® CECs.

Advanced Courses

Advanced Mat
Advanced Reformer
Advanced Cadillac
Advanced Chair
Advanced Barrels
Advanced Mat

This 6 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 & sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
Multiple variations for variety & intensity
13 exercises
Prerequisites:

Completion of Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP
Continuing Education Credits:

0.6 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Advanced Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.
Manuals and required materials – $50.00

Course Tuition – $250

NOTE: Also required from Level 1: Comprehensive Matwork manual

Advanced Reformer

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

What you will learn:

Muscular initiation & sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
Multiple variations for variety & intensity
70 exercises
Prerequisites:

Completion of Intensive Reformer – IR
Continuing Education Credits:

1.8 STOTT PILATES® ; ACE; canfitpro
Manuals and required materials – $125.00

Advanced Reformer Course Package:

Advanced Reformer manual, 2nd Ed.
Advanced Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)
Course Tuition – $550.00

Advanced Cadillac

This 6 hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits:

0.6 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Manuals and required materials – $55.00

Course Tuition – $450.00

Advanced Chair

This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability ChairTM exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits:

0.3 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Manuals and required materials – $55.00

Course Tuition – $450.00

Advanced Barrels

This 3 hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits:

0.3 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Manuals and required materials – $55.00

Course Tuition – $450.00

Injuries & Special Populations
Continuing Education Courses
Injuries & Special Populations

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement and is conducted over 4-6 days. Building on your STOTT PILATES® knowledge it teaches you to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries.

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 & special populations
  • Practice programming for specific injuries & special populations
What you will learn:
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia & other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair & Barrel exercises
  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions & pathologies, & exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle & foot regions
Requirements of certification:
  • 24 hours of instruction
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required
Prerequisites:
  • Completion of Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP or Intensive Reformer – IR
Course Tuition – $1150.00
Manuals and required materials – $280.00
ISP Course Package
  • ISP Resource Guide Manual
  • Injuries & Special Populations Support Materials Manual
  • Back Care Repertoire (3 disc set) •Be Kind to Your Spine DVD
  • Pain-Free Posture DVD
  • Standing Tall DVD
  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization with Reformer & Vertical Frame DVD
Continuing Education Credits:
  • 2.4 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro
Continuing Education Courses

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