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Real Pilates
JLT, Jumeirah Lake Towers,
Cluster V, JBC2, Ground Floor
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Contact: Bita Riahi Alavi
t: +971 50 5529527


Elisha Elliot
Instructor Trainer
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Paul Thornley
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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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
Winter 2015 | March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
Spring 2015 | May 21-24, 26-29
Thursday-Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm
Summer 2015 | August 6-9, 11-14
Thursday-Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5:30pm
Fall 2015 | September 25-26, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
Fall 2015 | December 1-4, 6-9
Tuesday-Friday, Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Spring 2015 | April 23-27, 29- May 3
Thursday-Monday, Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
​Fall 2015 | October 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, November 6-7, 13-14
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2015 | June 5-7
Friday-Sunday 12:30pm-6pm

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 2015 | April 24
Friday 10am-5pm
​Fall 2015 | December 11
Friday 10am-5pm

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2015 | December 6
Saturday 11am-6pm

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2015 | December 5
Friday 10am-1pm

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2015 | December 5
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 2015 | November 26-29
Thursday-Sunday 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.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

LEVEL: 1      18 hours
Spring 2015 | May 29-31

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork (RM2)

LEVEL: 1      18 hours
Spring 2015 | June 1-3
Monday-Wednesday 11am-6pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Thursday June 4 Foam Roller Challenge, Level 2  11am-1pm 
Thursday June 4 Flexion-Free Workshop 1:30pm-3:30pm 
Thursday June 4 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band™ 4pm-6pm 
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.