STOTT PILATES® Certification Courses

Unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality

Ballet Memphis Pilates is a licensed training center for the STOTT PILATES® Method which is known as the “Ivy League” of Pilates education and is recognized by health and fitness experts and medical professionals.

We have over 15 years of experience training teachers in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels and can mentor you on your Pilates education path. The program provides a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. At Ballet Memphis Pilates, you can take the certification courses, complete your exam, and take the yearly required 6 hours of Continuing Education Courses (CEC’s) to keep you up to date on the latest training information as well as add to your repertoire of STOTT based exercises.

On completion of a 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 and will be included on the Merrithew Website as a Certified STOTT Pilates instructor.

For more information contact pvangilder@balletmemphis.org or call 901-737-7322.

Pam VanGilder, Training Coordinator
Our program is often called the "Ivy League" of Pilates education. It's a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on.

Available Certification Courses

INTENSIVE MAT PLUS™ IMP

This 40 hour hands-on course is intended for those already working in the field of fitness or movement. You will learn the STOTT PILATES® five Basic Principles, the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® mat Repertoire plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues, and conditions as well as how to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises.

INTENSIVE REFORMER - IR

This 50 hour course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement. You will learn 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.

INTENSIVE CADILLAC - ICAD

Building on the material learned in IMP and IR you will 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. In this 25-hour module you will learn 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

INTENSIVE CHAIR - ICHR

In this 15 hour course you will build on the material learned in IMP and IR and 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.

INTENSIVE BARRELS - IBRL

In this 15 hour course you will learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

ADVANCED MAT - AM

This 6 hour course held over one-day, progresses 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.

ADVANCED REFORMER - AR

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

ADVANCED CADILLAC - ACAD

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 and athletic client.

ADVANCED STABILITY CHAIR - ACHR

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

​ADVANCED BARRELS - ABRL

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 and athletic client.

For more information on careers in STOTT PILATES® go to www.merrithew.com.

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