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Intensive Reformer

INTENSIVE REFORMER(IR)

STOTT PILATES®

INTENSIVE REFORMER(IR)

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.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. 

Our programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

EFFETIVE TRAINING

What you will learn

  • 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 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

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OBSERVATION, PRACTICE TEACHHING 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. 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).

 

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

Physical review

Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

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