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Real Pilates
ONE JLT Building,
Al Sarayat Street (After Emirates Gold)
Dubai, UAE

Contact: Bita Riahi Alavi
t: +971 50 5529527

Paul Thornley
Instructor Trainer
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Michelle Scott
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Victoria Roper
Instructor Trainer
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Elisha Elliot
Instructor Trainer
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licensed training center

Real Pilates

REAL PILATES’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is conveniently located in new Dubai, with easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Metro. The studio opened its door for the first time in December 2011 and in January 2013, expanded again with an annex studio also in JLT. This state-of-the-art, fully STOTT PILATES® equipped exercise studios are clean, spacious, bright and the interiors are designed to give you the kind of feeling you would experience walking into a truly Zen garden in Kyoto. It also features welcoming reception areas, group Pilates mat and equipment rooms and private/semi-private Pilates training rooms, complete with lockers, showers and washrooms facilities. Ample free parking is available in the front of the building and on the lake level.

REAL PILATES was the proud winner of the 2012 What's On Dubai Awards for "Best Gym".


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STOTT PILATES Available Total Barre

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
​Fall 2016 | September 23-24, 30-October 1, 7-8, 14-15
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
Fall 2016 | November 30-December 3, 5-8
Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Thursday 12pm-5:30pm
Winter 2017 | February 9-12, 14-17
Thursday-Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm
Winter 2017 | February 24-25, March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
Spring 2017 | March 23-26, 28-31
Thursday-Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm
​Spring 2017 | May 19-22, 24-27
Friday-Monday, Wednesday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Fall 2016 | October 21-22, 28-29, November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
Spring 2017 | April 20-24, 26-30
Thursday-Monday, Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2017 | June 4-8
Sunday-Thursday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Spring 2017 | June 10-12
Saturday-Monday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Spring 2017 | June 13-14
Tuesday-Wednesday 12pm-5:30pm

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
Fall 2016 | November 11
Friday 11am-5:30pm
Fall 2016 | December 9
Friday 11am-5:30pm
Winter 2017 | February 18
Saturday 11am-5:30pm
Spring 2017 | April 1
Saturday 11am-5:30pm
​Spring 2017 | May 28
Sunday 11am-5:30pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Fall 2016 | November 24-26
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6:30pm
Spring 2017 | May 2-4
Tuesday-Thursday 11am-5:30pm

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2016 | December 3
Saturday 11am-6pm

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2016 | December 2
Friday 10am-1pm

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2016 | December 2
Friday 2pm-5pm

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
Fall 2016 | December 8-11
Thursday-Sunday 11am-6pm
​Spring 2017 | May 5-6, 12-13
Friday-Saturday 11am-6pm

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™ is currently not scheduled at this location. To find another location that works for you, click here

CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW™ 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™ is currently not scheduled at this location. To find another location that works for you, click here.

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
​Winter 2017 | January 27
Friday 9:30am-5:30pm


This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday October 7 Prenatal Matwork with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band® 9:30am-11:30am
Friday October 7 The Secret to Toned Arms, Buns & Thighs 12pm-2pm
Friday October 7 Fitness Circle® Challenge 2:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday October 29 Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Stability & Function 1pm-4pm
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.