Merrithew.com

ONE KX
120 Cromer Street
London WC1B 8BS

t: 020 7343 1850

Alison Salmond
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Brigitte Wrenn
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Robert Izatt
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Amanda Kitchen
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Charlotte Albion
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YMCAfit

YMCAfit is the UK's most experienced fitness training provider with over 25 years' experience. The Licensed Training Centre for MERRITHEW™ courses and education in London, YMCAfit offer a comprehensive range of workshops throughout the year, winning the Licensed Training Centre 'Rookie of the Year' award. Along with MERRITHEW 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.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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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 2016 | May 6-8, 13-15, 21-22
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   
Spring 2016 | June 6-9, 13-16
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Summer 2016 | July 1-3, 8-10, 16-17
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   
Summer 2016 | August 8-11, 15-18
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Fall 2016 | September 16-18, 23-25, October 1-2
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   
Fall 2016 | October 28-30, November 4-5, 11-12
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   
Fall 2016 | November 28-December 1, 5-8
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Winter 2017 | January 13-15, 20-22, 28-29
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   
Winter 2017 | February 13-16, 20-23
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Spring 2017 | March 10-12, 17-19, 25-26
Friday 10:30am-4:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Spring 2016 | May 16-20, 23-27
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Summer 2016 | September 5-9, 12-16
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Winter 2017 | January 23-27, 30-February 3
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Spring 2017 | March 20-24, 27-31
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Summer 2016 | July 11-15
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
Winter 2017 | February 27-March 3
Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Summer 2016 | July 18-20
Monday-Wednesday 10:30am-4:30pm

 
Winter 2017 | March 6-8
Monday-Wednesday 10:30am-4:30pm
   

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Summer 2016 | July 21-22
Thursday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
   
​Winter 2017 | March 9-10
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.

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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
Summer 2016 | June 24
Friday 10am-5pm
   
Summer 2016 | August 22
Monday 10am-5pm
   
Fall 2016 | October 21
Friday 10am-5pm
   
Fall 2016 | December 3
Saturday 11am-6pm
   
​Winter 2017 | March 16
Thursday 10am-5pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Fall 2016 | September 26-28
Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm
   

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Spring 2016 | June 2
Thursday 10am-5pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Spring 2016 | June 3
Friday 10:15am-1:15pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Spring 2016 | June 3
Friday 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
Spring 2016 | June 11-12, 18-19
Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm
   
​Winter 2017 | February 6-9
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.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer (RR1)

      18 hours
TBD    

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer (RR2)

      18 hours
TBD    

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
TBD    

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork (RM2)

      18 hours
TBD    

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
​Spring 2016 | May 10
Tuesday 9:15am-5:15pm
   

Workshops/Exams

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

Wednesday May 4 Programming for Osteoporosis Management
9am-11am
Wednesday May 4 Programming for Scoliosis Management
11:15am-1:15pm
Wednesday May 4 The Knee: Stability & Function 2:15pm-4:15pm
Sunday June 12 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat 10am-12pm
Sunday June 12 Post-Natal Pilates 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday June 12 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band™ 3pm-5pm
Saturday June 25 Exam Preparation: Matwork 11:15am-1:15pm
Saturday June 25 Postural Analysis Review 2:15pm-4:15pm
Monday July 4 Secret to a Strong Back 9am-11am
Monday July 4 Flexion-Free Workshop 11:15am-1:15pm
Monday July 4 The Knee: Stability & Function 2:15pm-4:15pm
Wednesday August 24 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 9am-11am
Wednesday August 24 Programming for Scoliosis Management 11:15am-1:15pm
Wednesday August 24 Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab 2:15pm-4:15pm
Friday September 30 Postural Analysis Review 10:15am-1:15pm
Friday September 30 Exam Preparation: Matwork 2:15pm-4:15pm
Tuesday October 4 Fitness Circle Flow 9am-11am
Tuesday October 4 Toning Ball Workshop 11:15am-1:15pm
Tuesday October 4 Pilates Matwork for Men 2:15pm-4:15pm
Monday November 7 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat 9am-11am
Monday November 7 Post Natal Pilates 11:15am-1:15pm
Monday November 7 Prenatal Pilates with Stability Ball™ & Flex-Band® 2:15pm-4:15pm
Sunday December 4 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 9am-11am
Sunday December 4 Programming for Scoliosis Management 11:15am-1:15pm
Sunday December 4 Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab 2:15pm-4:15pm
February 4 2017 Foam Roller™, Level 1 11:15am-1:15pm
February 4 2017 Mini Stability Ball™ Workout 2:15pm-4:15pm
February 4 2017 Toning Ball™ Workshop 4:30pm-6:30pm


Prerequisites:
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.