PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

Your journey to become a Pilates Instructor or GYROTONIC® Teacher starts here with our Pilates Teacher Training programmes. Learn the skills you need to become a Pilates teacher and turn your passion into a career. Breathe Pilates is recognised in Singapore and throughout the region for its quality teaching and expertise.

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STOTT PILATES® TEACHER TRAINING

We are a MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Center providing Pilates Teacher Training courses and workshops in Singapore using the STOTT PILATES® Method. STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. All STOTT PILATES® Courses and Workshops are led by our Education Director, Thicha Srivisal. Read more about Thicha here. If you’re interested in taking the next step to advance your pilates knowledge or looking for a change in career, STOTT PILATES  Training programmes are tailored  for clients of all ages and conditions. Through our STOTT PILATES® Teacher Training programme you can gain in-depth knowledge about Clinical Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Post-rehabilitation techniques, Prenatal Pilates, and Post-natal Pilates to help you help your clients better.

Why Pursue Pilates Teacher Training?

It is well known that the demand for Pilates Teacher Training classes has reached a new high. Here are some reasons why becoming a pilates teacher might be the right choice for you:

  • Excellent work life balance – There is no such thing as a regular working day for a Pilates Teacher; you have the ability to control your working hours. Because most instructors work on a freelance basis, you can schedule your classes around your family and other obligations. As a Pilates Instructor, you can be your own boss, whether that means working in other places or starting your own Pilates Reformer studio.
  • Satisfying work – Working as a Pilates Instructor can be a highly gratifying and life-affirming profession. It certainly feels amazing to encourage others on their journey to a healthier lifestyle while helping to reduce pain, assist in post-injury rehabilitation, and prevent further injuries.
  • Suitable for everyone – You can become a Pilates Instructor so long as you are driven and have a passion for the discipline. Pilates has no gender, age, experience, or ability-based limitations or biases.

Why STOTT PILATES® Teacher Training?

Whether you are joining a First Time Pilates Teacher Training or are already a practising pilates instructor who wants to gain a new skill set, there are many positives behind investing time in our STOTT PILATES® Training course. STOTT PILATES® is a well-known Pilates brand that is used all over the world. Certified STOTT PILATES®Instructors are in high demand for jobs in the fitness and wellness industry and there are numerous employment options available such as studio instructor, rehabilitation specialist, online instructor, and much more. STOTT PILATES® instructors from our MERRITHEW™ licensed training courses are recognised around the world as being of the greatest quality. Our students are expected to meet a high standard and constantly revise and keep up with the latest methods and training available. That means every pilates teacher within our school must commit to a programme of continued professional and personal development to maintain their qualifications and stay up-to-date with the latest teaching methodologies.

What Makes Our Pilates Reformer Teacher Training Different From Others?

Our high-quality classes and expert pilates instructors and physiotherapists aren’t the only reason why Breathe Pilates is one of the most well-regarded Pilates Training centres in Singapore. Here’s why our Pilates Teacher Training is seen as one of the best Pilates Reformer Teacher Training programmes in Singapore:

  • We have pilates teachers who genuinely share a passion for health and fitness and help others become better versions of themselves.
  • We create a learning environment that’s fun and comfortable for everyone.
  • Our pilates instructors have excellent observation and communication skills to enhance students’ educational experiences.

First Time Pilates Teacher Training

The entry-level Pilates Teacher Training starts with either the mat or reformer pilates techniques. No previous certificates or experience is required to be eligible for our First Time Pilates Teacher Training other than having a keen interest in mat-based pilates. Our course also covers important theory and practical aspects related to anatomy, health and safety, physical therapy, posture, planning, and achieving client goals.

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PILATES TEACHER TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

INTENSIVE MAT-PLUS (4.0 CECs – 40 Hours)

Jan 28 – Feb 19
Jun 3 – Jun 25
Nov 4 – Nov 26
Advance Mat Pilates Teacher Training Excercise By Zurina Bryant

What You Will Learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle + Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication + observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement + client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 exercises + specific body types, postural issues + conditions modifications
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support + intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal and group training

INTENSIVE REFORMER (5.0 CECs – 50 Hours)

Mar 4 – Apr 2
Jul 1 – Jul 30
Oct 7 – Nov 5

Breathe Pilates

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

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY (3.0 CECs – 30 Hours)

Nov 21 – Nov 27
Feb 6 – Feb 12
Apr 2 – Apr 7
Aug 27 – Sep 1

Functional Anatomy Pilates Teacher Training Course

The Functional Anatomy course is part of the Comprehensive program, and fully prepares students for that program. Additionally it can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfill the anatomy prerequisite for the Intensive program. What you will learn

  • Anatomical position and the importance of it
  • The bones that make up the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Names and locations of bony prominences and landmarks
  • Terms of direction and relationship and their application to movement
  • Types of joints and the movements available at the joints
  • Types of muscular contractions including the application of force
  • Origin, insertion and action of muscles
  • Application of functional anatomy to chosen exercises and movements

INTENSIVE CADILLAC (2.5 CECs – 25 Hours)

Feb 27 – Mar 3
May 22 – May 26
Aug 14 – Aug 18
Nov 20 – Nov 24

What you will learn

  • A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
  • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
  • To observe and 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 and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
  • Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

INTENSIVE STABILITY CHAIR (1.5 CECs – 15 Hours)

Mar 6 – Mar 8
May 29 – May 31
Aug 21 – Aug 23
Nov 27 – Nov 29

Intensive Stability Chair Teacher Training Class

What you will learn

  • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

INTENSIVE BARRELS (1 CECs – 10 Hours)

Mar 9 – Mar 10
Jun 1 – Jun 2
Aug 24 – Aug 25
Nov 30 – Dec 1

Intensive Barrels Pilates Teacher Training Conducted By Dr Deborah Wong

What you will learn

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

ADVANCED MATWORK (0.6 CECs – 6 Hours)

Dec 22, 2022
Feb 19, 2023
Apr 20, 2023
Jun 26, 2023
Oct 12, 2023

Advance Mat Pilates Teacher Training Excercise By Zurina Bryant

This six-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 and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

ADVANCED REFORMER (1.8 CECs – 18 Hours)

May 15 – May 17
Sep 25 – Sep 27

Enjoyable Advanced Reformer Teacher Training

This six-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 and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

INJURIES & SPECIAL POPULATIONS (2.4 CECs – 24 Hours)

Dec 6 – Dec 9
Oct 23 – Oct 26

Injury Rehabilitation Pilates Teacher Class

The STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification. What you will learn

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises

ANATOMY REVIEW WORKSHOP (0.6 CECs – 6 Hours)

Sun, May 07 – 0.6 CECs (6 hours) In-Person
Sat, Jun 03 – Online
Sun, Jun 04 – Online
Mon, Jul 03 – 0.6 CECs (6 hours) In-Person
Sat, Sep 30 – Online
Sun, Oct 01 – Online
Fri, Nov 03 – 0.6 CECs (6 hours) In-Person

Anatomy Review Course Conducted For Pilates Teachers In Training

This lecture, developed by the Merrithew team, is a review for those who already have functional anatomy knowledge. Topics include: basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force), anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy, actions at the joints, major muscle groups and the muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching. Learning Objectives

  1. Understand levers, effects of gravitational force and effects of muscle force
  2. Review anatomical terminology
  3. Review musculoskeletal anatomy
  4. Review muscle origins, insertions and actions
  5. Understand how to analyze the functional anatomy of an exercise

BEYOND THE BIOMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES (0.3 CECs – 3 Hours)

Dec 05 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Biomechanical Course Conducted For Pilates Teachers

The STOTT PILATES Principles form the foundation of the STOTT PILATES Movement System and provide the initial framework for programming. These concepts, when applied appropriately and strategically, will facilitate awareness and ensure optimal alignment as well as appropriate engagement of required muscles in clients. Learning Objectives

  1. Discover how the STOTT PILATES Principles form the foundation for any type of movement programming.
  2. Experience movements that illustrate the what, why and how of each Principle.
  3. Learn how the individual Principles support and facilitate movement patterns crucial for functional activity for all clients.
  4. Explore how the Principles have been evolved based on current scientific research in movement and exercise physiology.

EXPERIENCE MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE AWARENESS & TEACHING (0.3 CECs – 3 Hours)

Dec 8

Pilates Teacher Class To Improve Body Awareness

In order to be successful teachers, Pilates Instructors need a deep awareness of how their own body works and feels. Every individual develops a unique style of movement that is used in everyday activities. These distinct patterns may not be the most efficient. The use of self-exploration and observation can bring awareness to how we move and the characteristics of these movements known as movement qualities. The resultant awareness can facilitate more efficient and effective exercise choices for future programming for clients and self. In addition, this standing warm up can be used to facilitate self‐exploration of common movement patterns in combination with the STOTT PILATES Principles, focusing on movement qualities that stimulate the fascial system. Learning Objectives

  1. Experience a standing warm up to observe and develop awareness of preferred or habitual movement patterns.
  2. Explore how the STOTT PILATES Principles are incorporated in more dynamic movement sequences.
  3. Use warm up exercises to incorporate recognized movement patterns, movement qualities and fascial integration.
  4. Develop an understanding of how individual movement preferences can provide a framework for programming goals.