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Northeast Pilates Education Centers
6 School Street
Manchester, MA 01944

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PJ O'Clair
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Northeast Pilates Education Centers

ABOUT: Northeast Pilates Certification Centers Studio [NEPCCi] s located within clubXcel, a 10,000 sq.ft. state-of-the- art functional fitness training center. In addition to a cardiovascular and strength training center, clubXcel is equipped with a 2,000 sq. ft. fully equipped STOTT PILATES studio and a serene 1,000 sq. ft mind-body studio for Matwork-based classes including, stability ball, foam roller, BOSU, and the very popular Pilates-Infused Yoga class developed by PJ O'Clair. Just 30 minutes outside of Boston by car or commuter rail, we offer free parking. Students may have full access to the club for an added fee and may observe any STOTT PILATES classes without charge.


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The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP)

LEVEL: 1       40 hours
Spring 2014 | April 26-27, May 17-18, 31-June 1, 28-29
Saturday 11:00am-4:30pm | Sunday 9:00am-2:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Summer 2014 | June 7-8, 28-29, July 12-13, 26-27, August 8-9
Friday-Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
Fall 2014 | September 20-21, October 4-5, 18-19, November 1-2, 15-16
Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Fall 2014 | September 12-14, 27-28
Friday-Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Summer 2014 | June 13, 20, 27
Fridays 11am-4:30pm
Fall 2014 | October 17, 24, 31
Fridays 11am-4:30pm

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Fall 2014 | November 22-23
Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Spring 2014 | May 4
Sunday 11am-5:30pm
Fall 2014 | November 8
Saturday 9am-3:30pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Fall 2014 | November 30, December 7, 14
Sundays 9am-3:30pm

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

LEVEL: 2      12 hours
Summer 2014 | July 19-20
Saturday 11am-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-3pm
Fall 2014 | December 6-7
Friday-Saturday 11am-5:30pm

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations 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 certification.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
Spring 2014 | March 22-23, April 12-13
Saturday 11am-6pm | Sunday 9am-4pm

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Mat

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Summer 2014 | August 3
Saturday 11am-7pm

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2014 | April 5
Saturday 11am-7pm
Summer 2014 | June 22
Sunday 9am-5pm
Fall 2014 | November 9
Sunday 9am-5pm

CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training– developed exclusively by Merrithew Health & Fitness™ experts.  This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2014 | June 14
Saturday 11am-7pm
Fall 2014 | October 26
Sunday 9am-5pm

Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2014 | May 10
Saturday 11am-7pm
Summer 2014 | August 17
Sunday 9am-5pm
Fall 2014 | November 16
Sunday 9am-5pm


STOTT PILATES workshops designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, are ideal as an introduction into the method or as continuing education. All workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credits through both STOTT PILATES and ACE and none have prerequisites.

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday April 11 Pilates Matwork for Golf, Levels 1 & 2  11am-3pm 
Saturday April 19 Secret to Toned Arms, Buns, & Thighs 
Saturday April 19 Teaching Matwork to First-Timers 
Saturday April 19 Toning Ball Workshop
Saturday May 3 Golf Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer  11:30am-1:30pm 
Saturday May 3 Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1  2pm-4pm 
Friday May 9 Intermediate Stability Chair: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting  12pm-3:30pm
Saturday May 10 Programming 1 on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 11am-2:30pm 
Friday May 16 Jumpboard Interval Training on the Cardio-Tramp™, Level 2 12pm-2:30pm 
Saturday May 17 Reformer & Cardio-Tramp Barre workout  11am-1pm 
Saturday May 17 Cueing & Modifications on the Reformer For a Client with Postural Issues 1:30pm-3:30pm 
Sunday May 17 Intermediate Reformer: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting  9am-12pm 
Sunday May 17 Intermediate Matwork: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting  12:30pm-3:30pm 
Saturday May 31 Total Barre™ Endurance 1 11am-3:30pm 
Friday June 6 Programming 2 on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 11:30am-3pm
Saturday June 7 Postural Analysis & Application to Pilates Exercise  11:30am-4pm 
Sunday June 15 Reformer & Padded Platform Extender  9am-11am 
Sunday June 15 Pilates with the Medicine Ball  11:30am-1:30pm 
Sunday June 15 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™, Level 1  2pm-4pm 
Friday June 20 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 12pm-2pm 
Friday June 20 ZEN•GA™ Intro to V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer  3pm-5pm 
Sunday June 29 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion™  9am-11am 
Sunday June 29 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with the Fitness Circle®  11:30am-1:30pm 
Sunday June 29 CORE™ Power & Stamina: Medicine Ball Interval Training  2pm-4pm 
Sunday October 26 CORE™ Balance & Strength on the Big Blue Stability Cushion™
Sunday October 26 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with the Fitness Circle® 
Sunday October 26 CORE™ Power & Stamina: Medicine Ball Interval Training
Saturday December 13 Total Barre™ Endurance 1

The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.