This is a Pilates Mat training programme that provides a solid foundation in the principles of Pilates, including; alignment, breathing and core contraction. You will progress from a beginner level focusing on core strengthening exercises and postural awareness to an intermediate level that introduces more complex movements. With this course you will be able to teach beginner to intermediate Pilates classes in a mainstream gym or studio environment. It is ideal for anyone looking to secure a basic-level teaching credential and for fitness professionals looking to increase their marketability and earning potential.
- Recognised by the International Register of Exercise professionals
- Earn 20 CPD points
- Training programme to instruct Pilates Mat classes at a beginner to intermediate level in a mainstream gym or studio setting
Instruct Pilates Mat classes at a beginner to intermediate level within a gym or studio environment
Increase your scope of practice and marketability as a fitness professional
How is this course presented? (Study mode & duration)?
This course runs over 7 days across 7 weekends (including the mock and practical exam days).
You will receive an extensive theory manual with a descriptive exercise glossary explaining each exercise down to the last detail.
Assessments include; 2 assignments, 30 log-hours in a Pilates training environment, 1 case study, 1 practical exam and 1 online theory examination.
There are 2 optional, 2-hour workshops (overball and foamroller) that are offered as an addition (R350 per workshop) to this course if there is enough interest amongst the group.
What are the contents of this course? (Modules & chapters)
Contents of Course
History of Pilates
Activation and strengthening exercises
Outcomes of the course includes:
– Identify the muscles involved in Pilates exercises
– Demonstrate & perform Pilates exercises with correct technique & form
– Design & Instruct a Beginners Pilates Mat Programme
– Design & Instruct an Intermediate Pilates Mat Programme
– Apply Pilates Principles in Design & Instruction of Pilates Mat Programmes
– Effectively utilise cues to aid correct Pilates exercise execution
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
In order to enroll in this course you must hold an Introduction to Exercise Science certification or equivalent.
How will I be recognised once I have completed this course? (Accreditation)
Upon completion of this course you will receive 20 CPD points regocnised by the International Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). You will also receive a certificate of competence issued by HFPA recognising that you have fulfilled all the course requirements and competencies.
What job opportunities are available once I have completed this course? (Career paths)
This qualification is geared towards anyone interested in becoming a beginner/intermediate Pilates instructor and looking to secure a basic-level teaching credential. It is ideal for fitness professionals who would like to instruct Pilates in mainstream health and fitness centres in order to increase their earning potential.
Once you have completed this basic programme you can pursue further training that will advance your level of instruction and enable you to provide more comprehensive offerings.
What opportunities exist for continuing education once I have completed this course? (Further learning)
This is a training programme that will enable you to instruct Pilates Mat classes at a beginner to intermediate level within a gym or studio environment.
This course has been designed to equip you with the necessary tools, techniques and repertoire to run Pilates classes from a beginner to a intermediate level. It embodies a holistic approach towards the practice and instruction of Pilates providing you with knowledge of Pilates methods and an understanding of anatomy, posture and muscle imbalances that can be applied in the context of Pilates.
Should you wish to explore other opportunities within fitness, we also provide a number of short and continuing education courses focused on developing specific skills to help you increase your scope of practice and marketability and receive CPD points in order to be recognised by international industry bodies.
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How to Register for this Course
Thank you for choosing to do our Pilates ABCs and Intermediate course! Please refer to the below steps to guide you through the registration process.
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2017 Course Dates
Feb 25 – 26; Mar 4 – 5; Mar 11 – 12; Mar 25 (mock); Apr 8 (exam)
Mar 11, 18, 25; Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (exam)
May 5, 6, 20, 27; May 3, 10, 17 (mock); Jun 24 (exam)