As the fitness landscape continues to evolve, professional development has proven to be essential for practitioners dedicated to elevating their skills. Merrithew has designed Professional Development Courses to meet the needs of various professionals, from Pilates instructors and personal trainers to rehabilitation experts and fitness enthusiasts. STOTT PILATES Professional Development Courses provide opportunities for individuals to expand their knowledge and practical application skills.
Gain insight into our Professional Development Course offerings, led by our distinguished Instructor Trainers.
Understanding the Professional Development Courses
Designed to provide an intensive educational experience, our Professional Development Courses are presented using various teaching methods, including lectures and demos. Each course provides in-depth information into a specific topic, covering relevant theory, programming, observation techniques and exercise selection. Our Professional Development Courses range from 1-3 days, shorter in comparison to other courses we offer. To maintain a personalized learning environment, these courses are limited to 18 students.
Eligibility for the Professional Development Courses
Our STOTT PILATES Professional Development Courses are designed for all movement professionals, including Pilates instructors, personal trainers, exercise specialists, strength and conditioning coaches, rehabilitation experts and fitness enthusiasts. Additionally, we welcome anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and practical application skills in a specific area. Prior Pilates certification or movement training is not required, however, some knowledge of the repertoire would be an asset.
Advantages of the Professional Development Courses
Our Professional Development Courses offer comprehensive learning experiences designed to enhance both technical abilities and soft skills. These courses aim to broaden students’ networking horizons and guide them to engage with a more diverse client base, fostering growth in their respective practices and careers.
Additionally, the Professional Development Courses aim to develop and improve participant’s instructing skills to effectively address their clients’ needs. Our courses provide students with innovative solutions to a range of challenges they may encounter in their practice and careers. One of the core objectives is to renew students’ enthusiasm across various topics, and inspire them to stay up-to-date on current industry trends.
Upon completion, students are awarded a letter and a certificate of completion, signifying their commitment to professional growth. Dependant on the length of the course, participants may also be eligible to earn STOTT PILATES Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
Spotlight on Our Launched Professional Development Courses
STOTT PILATES Programming Protocols
for Breast Cancer Rehab
We are excited to announce the launch of the STOTT PILATES Programming Protocols for Breast Cancer Rehab course, which had a successful soft launch at the New York Symposium in May 2023. Presented by PJ O'Clair, Merrithew® Master Instructor Trainer, this course arms movement practitioners with the latest insights into breast cancer and provides specific Merrithew programming protocols for assisting patients at every stage of their cancer journey.
STOTT PILATES Optimization of the Shoulder Complex
For the first time in Spain, we are thrilled to introduce the STOTT PILATES® Optimization of the Shoulder Complex course presented by Pablo Vera Saura, Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer. The soft launch of this course will take place at the Thomas Wellness Group in Madrid, Spain on February 17-18, 2024. The course is now open for enrollment. This unique opportunity allows participants to learn how to apply the STOTT PILATES principles to a variety of exercises, using them as an assessment tool in order to develop effective programming options. The course will officially launch following the 2024 New York Symposium.
Keep an eye out for further updates regarding additional courses at Merrithew’s Toronto Corporate Training Center (CTC).
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