120 Cromer Street
London WC1B 8BS

t: 020 7343 1850

Alison Salmond
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Brigitte Wrenn
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Robert Izatt
Instructor Trainer

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Amanda Kitchen
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Charlotte Albion
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Wayne Seeto
Wayne Seeto
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licensed training center


YMCAfit is the UK’s most experienced fitness training provider with over 25 years’ experience. The Licensed Training Centre for STOTT PILATES® courses and education in London, YMCAfit offer a comprehensive range of workshops across the year, winning the Licensed Training Centre ‘Rookie of the Year’ award. Along with the STOTT PILATES training courses, YMCAfit has an abundance of high quality training options for both current fitness professionals looking to develop their knowledge and skills, and for budding instructors taking their first steps in the fitness industry. With courses ranging from Advanced Diploma in Personal Training, Gym Instructor, Exercise to Music and Yoga, to more specific courses such as Kettlebells and Suspension Fitness, YMCAfit is guaranteed to have a course for every fitness professional. As a registered charity, YMCAfit has a determination to not only train the next generation of fitness instructors but also to make a real, tangible difference to people’s lives along the way. It is with this ethos, that they remain the most trusted and sought-after fitness training provider in the UK.


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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
Summer 2015 | September 4-6, 11-13, 19-20
Friday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
Fall 2015 | September 14-17, 21-24
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
Fall 2015 | October 5-8, 12-15
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
Fall 2015 | October 31- November 1, 13-15, 20-22
Friday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
Fall 2015 | November 30- December 3, 7-10
Friday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
Winter 2016 | January 15-17, 22-24, 30-31
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
Winter 2016 | February 22-25, 29- March 3
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
Spring 2016 | March 19-20, April 1-3, 8-10
Friday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Fall 2015 | October 19-23, 26-30
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
Winter 2016 | January 25-29, February 1-5
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
Winter 2016 | February 12-14, 19-21, 27-28, March 5-6
Friday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Winter 2016 | March 7-11
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Winter 2016 | March 14-16
Monday-Wednesday 10:30am-4:30pm

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
​Summer 2015 | August 27-28
Thursday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
Winter 2016 | March 17-18
Thursday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm

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.

Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

120 hours
Fall 2012 | September 11-December 14
Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-5:30pm | Friday 2pm-6:30pm
 3 Additional
Saturday | September 29, October 27, November 17 | 9am-1:30pm

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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 2015 | September 25
Friday 10am-5pm
Fall 2015 | November 29
Sunday 10am-5pm
Winter 2016 | January 18
Monday 10am-5pm
Winter 2016 | March 4
Friday 10am-5pm

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2015 | September 28
Monday 10am-5pm

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Fall 2015 | September 29
Tuesday 10:15am-1:15pm

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
​Fall 2015 | September 29
Tuesday 2:15pm-5:15pm

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
​Winter 2016 | February 15-18
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm

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.

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer (RR2)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | November 10-12

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | November 14-16

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork (RM2)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | November 20-22

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, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Fall 2015 | October 18
Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Thursday November 12 ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength 9am-11am
Thursday November 12 ZEN•GA™ Flowing Sequences 11am-1pm
Thursday November 12 ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement: Breathing Workout 2pm-4pm

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Summer 2015 | September 10
Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm
​Spring 2016 | March 22
Tuesday 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

Tuesday September 8 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder 9am-11am
Tuesday September 8 Reformer Workout for Men 11:15am-1:15pm
Tuesday September 8 Jumpboard Strength & Conditioning 2:15pm-4:15pm
Sunday October 4 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat 11:15am-1:15pm 
Sunday October 4 Post-Natal Pilates
Sunday October 4 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band™
Thursday November 12
ZEN•GA™ Power & Strength
Thursday November 12
ZEN•GA™ Flowing Sequences
Thursday November 12
ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement: Breathing Workout
Friday December 4 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat
Friday December 4 Post-Natal Pilates
Friday December 4 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band™
Saturday December 5 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 
Saturday December 5 Programming for Scoliosis Management
Saturday December 5 Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab 
Sunday December 6 3 workshops TBD TBD
Saturday March 12 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat
Saturday March 12 Post-Natal Pilates
Saturday March 12 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band™

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.