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Life Time Academy is excited to announce the introduction of the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1), a dynamic and fast-paced training course designed for individuals already immersed in fitness or movement professions. This program is also open to those who have successfully completed the Functional Anatomy course and fulfill the necessary Pilates class prerequisites.

Our intensive course is meticulously structured to deepen your existing expertise by providing thorough instruction in the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles, along with Essential and Intermediate exercises. This accelerated learning format is tailored to accommodate the busy schedules of professionals who may find it challenging to commit to the duration typically required by our Comprehensive program.

By choosing Life Time Academy for your Pilates education, you’re not just signing up for a course; you’re embracing an opportunity to enhance your career with the quality and convenience that align with your professional journey and personal commitments.

Two UpCOming Courses

Intensive Reformer (IR)

This IR curriculum is designed to build upon your existing industry knowledge, guiding you through the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire. The course is structured to empower you to confidently design and lead Reformer-based Pilates sessions, whether for individual clients or group classes, across a wide spectrum of abilities and needs.

Upon completion, you will possess a solid foundation and the necessary skills to create effective and inspiring Pilates Reformer courses. While this Reformer course (IR) can be undertaken before our Matwork course (IMP), we typically recommend that students begin with IMP to establish a comprehensive groundwork in Pilates principles. However, the choice is yours, and we are here to support your educational journey in a way that best suits your professional development at Life Time Academy.

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

Dates & Times

To successfully complete the course, your attendance is mandatory at these in-person training sessions at Highland Park Life Time in St. Paul, MN on the specified dates and times:

March 9th, 12:30-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
March 15th-17th, 12:30-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
March 22nd-24th, 12:30-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
April 5th-7th, 12:30-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul

Intensive Reformer (IR)
$2,655

Course fee includes:

  • In-person Training At Highland Park Life Time ($2,165)
  • *Course Manual
  • *Digital Videos
  • *Exam Fee

*= purchased from Merrithew

Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP)

This IMP course is ideal for professionals seeking to expand upon their industry knowledge and expertise. We focus on equipping you with the skills to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork repertoire. Whether you’re aiming to instruct personal sessions or group classes, our curriculum is crafted to ensure you can cater to a diverse range of clients.

By the end of your journey with us, you will have a robust foundation in STOTT PILATES principles, enabling you to create engaging, effective, and motivating Pilates Matwork courses. Life Time Academy is committed to your growth as a fitness professional, ensuring that you walk away with not just an education, but a transformative skill set that enhances your teaching and enriches your clients’ experience.

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 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

  • 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

Dates & Times

To successfully complete the course, your attendance is mandatory at these in-person training sessions at Highland Park Life Time in St. Paul, MN on the specified dates and times:

  • April 19th-21st, 12:30pm-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
  • April 26th-28th, 12:30pm-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
  • May 4th & 5th, 12:30pm-6:00pm @ Highland Park Life Time, St. Paul
INTENSIVE MAT-PLUS™ (IMP)
$1,995

Course fee includes:

  • In-person Training At Highland Park Life Time ($1,505)
  • *Course Manual
  • *Digital Videos
  • *Exam Fee

*= purchased from Merrithew

FAQs

What is needed for Observation?

Observation hours can be logged during or after a STOTT PILATES course and can be accrued by watching a STOTT PILATES Certified
Instructor/Instructor Trainer teach clients (in-person or online), as well as observing the relevant course videos on DVD or through
Merrithew Connect™. Please ensure you receive permission from the Merrithew Training Center and/or presenting Instructor well in
advance, if you are observing in person.

What is needed for Physical Review?

Physical Review hours means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified
Instructor/Instructor Trainer or working out with relevant course videos on DVD or through Merrithew Connect can qualify as physical
review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.
You can participate in an online Pilates session or join an online group Pilates class that teaches STOTT PILATES repertoire with a STOTT
PILATES Certified Instructor/Instructor Trainer. You can also attend a Merrithew Online Workshop (offered by Merrithew Training
Centers worldwide or the Corporate Training Center).

What is needed for Practice Teaching?

Practice Teaching hours can be fulfilled by teaching STOTT PILATES course repertoire to family, fellow students, friends or clients,
cueing and correcting them through a workout. Practice Teaching can be done in-person or by using a video conferencing pro-gram,
such as Skype or Zoom.

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