The Reformer is an exquisite piece of equipment that has myriad benefits for exercisers of all levels of ability and fitness, and learning to use it effectively requires training.
What kind of training best suits your needs?
For those who are already working in the fitness industry, or those who want the benefits of Certification, the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1) and Advanced Reformer Program offer the choice of focusing on the Reformer, while learning the Essential and Intermediate repertoires.
Intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Functional Anatomy course and meet the Pilates class requirements.
Intensive Reformer is offered in two modules:
IR1 – Module 1
This module provides the solid foundation and skills needed to develop effective personal training programs. Students will learn to design and teach programs using the Essential portion of the Level 1 repertoire with 74 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.
The module includes:
- 30 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
- Minimum 6 hours observation
- Minimum 25 hours physical review
- Minimum 15 hours practice teaching
1R2 – Module 2
This module expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as students learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 65 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.
This module includes:
- 20 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
- Minimum 4 hours observation
- Minimum 15 hours physical review
- Minimum 10 hours practice teaching
Beginning with a review of relevant Level 1 Essential and Intermediate exercises, students learn to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination.
Offered in one module of 18 hours often held over three days, Advanced Reformer teaches students to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify the Reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers and highly-conditioned clients.
Students will learn:
- Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
- Multiple variations for variety and intensity
- 70 exercises
For Certified Instructors and fitness professionals who want to delve deeper into the possibilities of the Reformer, Merrithew offers a number of workshops that explore the various ways in which Reformer programming can be modified and expanded to accommodate a broad range of fitness levels, abilities and target markets.
Discover the potential of the Reformer with workshops that focus on full workouts, athletic conditioning, golf conditioning and the history and progression of the current Reformer repertoire.
Reformer with Props
Learn how to use props with the Reformer to expand programming options and accommodate a wider variety of fitness levels and abilities.
Reformer with Jumpboard or Cardio-Tramp®
Raise heart rates and work on strength training and conditioning with these workshops.
V2 Max Plus™ Reformer
Unleash the potential of the V2 Max Reformer in your classes with these workshops.
Need advice on which workshops or courses best suit your needs? Get in touch with our Education Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-910-0001 ext. 300.