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Instructor Training

STOTT PILATES Instructor Training Certification

Our signature STOTT PILATES education method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality

Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire. You’ll be taught by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. Our training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education. It’s a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on


Certification programs

Starting or continuing your STOTT PILATES teacher training begins with our Pilates Certification Programs. All certification programs include the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles; effective communication and observation skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation; modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions; theory and practice of postural analysis; and exercise layering related to effective program design

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Professional development and continuing education

We welcome all Pilates and fitness instructors to learn and benefit from the STOTT PILATES teacher certification programs with no prerequisites (i.e. these are not limited to STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors). With over 150 Pilates certification workshops to choose from, our introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current training and programming. They cover everything from the fundamentals, sport and athletic conditioning, to rehabilitation and special populations

Our workshops


Become a specialist

Set yourself apart by becoming a Merrithew Specialist in the field of your choice. All workshops are open to any fitness professional; however, only STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors who complete eight workshops within each category are eligible to receive the designation. There is no time limit on completing the components and you can earn CECs at the same time!

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Student testimonials

David Taylor

I wanted to learn from the best so the choice was obvious. My instructor was trained in the STOTT PILATES method and I wanted to have the same experience

David Taylor
Toronto, Canada
Farber Arielle

The STOTT PILATES method appealed to me most because it’s the foundation of all the other mindful movement modality options of Merrithew instructor training

Arielle Strub-Farber
Toronto, Canada
Buntovskikh Marina

STOTT PILATES is a part of my life; it’s my job and my business—I get so many benefits from it and it’s very important for me to share it

Marina Buntovskikh
Brussels, Belgium
Zickel Kathleen

What separates a Merrithew® Education from other similar instructor training programs is their commitment to excellence in teaching

Kathleen Zickel
Whitehall, US


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