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Frequently Asked Questions about STOTT PILATES® Training in Australia

This collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) provides brief answers to many common questions about Merrithew Health & Fitness (STOTT PILATES, ZEN•GA™ and CORE™) training in Australia. It also provides links to more detailed information available from this website.

If you don’t find the answers to your queries, please contact us, below.

Who will provide STOTT PILATES® education in Melbourne moving forward?

Effective April 14, 2013, Merrithew Health & Fitness, the creators of STOTT PILATES, will be the official education provider in Melbourne and all of Australia. We will continue to work with a number of local STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainers to provide on-going training.  All courses and schedules will be coordinated from our head office in Toronto, Canada. Please visit the Where to Train section of our website  for the most up-to-date information about upcoming course schedules. As of April 14, 2013 Breathe Wellbeing Yoga & Pilates will no longer provide STOTT PILATES training.

Why is Breathe Wellbeing Yoga and Pilates no longer offering courses?

Breathe has elected to launch its own training program, meaning they will no longer offer Merrithew Health & Fitness (STOTT PILATES, ZEN•GA™ and CORE™) courses and workshops. Breathe Education's training programs are neither affiliated with MH&F, nor based on the foundational principles found in MH&F's educational offering.

I have completed the courses but have not taken the exam yet. Where can I find information about scheduling my exam?

For full details on completing an examination, please refer to our Exam FAQs. To schedule an exam please contact us below, and we will be happy to arrange a suitable location and time for you.  Regular exam fees apply.

Where will courses be held in the future?

We offer courses and workshops on a regular schedule through Host Sites in Sydney, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand and will continue to do so.  We are also working with our distributor, Leisure Concepts, to offer courses in Melbourne and to locate other facilities across Australia that are interested in hosting MH&F training.  If you are interested in learning more about hosting education at your facility or need further assistance with locating a course in your area, please contact us below.

For the most up-to-date course information click here.    

How do I register for future courses in Melbourne?

Please contact us by clicking the red button below.

Who is STOTT PILATES / MH&F currently accredited by?

Over the past 25 years, STOTT PILATES has grown into the world’s most respected Pilates brand. Our education is recognised by:

  • Fitness Australia (Intensive Mat Course, Intensive Reformer Course pending approval)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) (Rehab Course)
  • REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) UK
  • ACE (American Council on Exercise)
  • CanFit Pro

A STOTT PILATES Certification is recognized by all major insurance companies globally.

What is MH&F doing to become a nationally recognized qualification?

The Australian Pilates industry is moving towards implementing minimum standards to achieve professional membership and accreditation. As these standards are established, Merrithew Health & Fitness is committed to learning more about and working toward achieving any necessary recognition to ensure our students are equipped to launch successful careers as instructors. 

Am I employable in Australia as a STOTT PILATES Instructor?

A STOTT PILATES education opens up many job opportunities for you as our rigorous training programs are respected for their credibility and integrity. There are over 39,000 trained STOTT PILATES professionals around the world who are actively sought for their knowledge and skills. STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors can continue to set themselves apart by specializing and thus gaining access to an even wider client-base.

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