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STOTT PILATES

Advanced Program


Overview

The Advanced (Level 2) program begins with a review of relevant Essential and Intermediate exercises, then students learn to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination. These courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course or as a series of courses.

Advanced program choices
  • Advanced Matwork (AM)
  • Advanced Reformer (AR)
  • Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)
  • Advanced Chair (ACHR)
  • Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

Advanced program courses provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

This six-hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

Details
What you will learn
  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises
Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 0.6
Required materials
Education materials

Additional languages
A number of required education materials are available in languages other than English. See all available course materials

Optional resources
These are not available for purchase through Merrithew, however you may want to purchase these as additional resources for your practice.
  • Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
  • Trail Guide to the Body 6th Edition Flash Cards by Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy Flash Cards by Anne Gilroy
  • Atlas of Anatomy by Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Germain
  • AnatomyMapp® by Books of Discovery
Required equipment (to be provided by the facility)
  • 1 per student
    • Exercise mat
    • Flex-Band® exerciser
    • Fitness Circle® Resistance Ring
  • 1 per 2 students
    • Foam Cushions A and C (in some cases, Foam Cushion C may be replaced with a Padded Platform Extender)
    • Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad
    • Mini Stability Ball
  • 1 per 3 students: Arc Barrel
  • Optional: Spine Supporter

Advanced Reformer (AR)

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify Reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over three days, this 18-hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.

Details
What you will learn
  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 70 exercises
Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 1.8
Required materials
Education materials Or
  1. Advanced Reformer Manual, 2nd Ed.
  2. Advanced Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed.

Additional languages
A number of required education materials are available in languages other than English. See all available course materials

Required equipment (to be provided by the facility)
  • 1 per 3 students: Reformer (SPX® Max, V2 Max, V2 Max Plus or Rehab V2 Max)
  • 1 per Reformer
    • Reformer Box
    • Padded Platform Extender
    • Long Spine Straps (pair, included with V2 Max Plus Reformer and not required with Retractable Rope System)
    • Foam Cushions A and C (Foam Cushion C may be replaced with a Padded Platform Extender)
    • Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad
    • Mini Stability Ball
    • Maple Pole
    • Foam-Grip-Handles (pair, included with V2 Max Plus Reformer)

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course is structured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which element to take, and when (they will likely be scheduled consecutively). Completion of all three modules below is required to be eligible for certification.

Details
What you will learn
  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 56 exercises

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)
This six-hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced-level exercises, plus modifications using the Cadillac for highly conditioned clients.

Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 0.6

Advanced Stability Chair (ACHR)
This three-hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair exercises, plus modifications for highly conditioned clients.

Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 0.3

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)
This three-hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced-level exercises, plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for highly conditioned clients.

Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 0.3
Required materials
Education materials
  1. Advanced Cadillac
  2. Advanced Stability Chair

Note, also required is the entire Level 1 package, except the Essential Cadillac Manual, Essential Cadillac DVD and Essential Stability Chair DVD

  • Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
  • Trail Guide to the Body 6th Edition Flash Cards by Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy Flash Cards by Anne Gilroy
  • Atlas of Anatomy by Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Germain
  • AnatomyMapp® by Books of Discovery
Required equipment (to be provided by the facility)
  • 1 per 6 students: Cadillac
Or
  • 1 per 12 students: Cadillac and Reformer with Traditional or Plus-style Vertical Frame (including Mat Converter)
Plus
  • 1 per 6 students
    • Ladder Barrel
    • Rotational Disks (pair, 10 or 12 in)
    • Maple Pole
  • 1 per 4 students: Spine Corrector
  • 1 per 3 students
    • Split-Pedal Stability Chair
    • Arc Barrel
    • Padded Platform Extender
    • Reformer Box
    • Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad
    • Foam Cushions A and C
    • Mini Stability Ball
  • 1 per student: Exercise mat (optional 1:2)

Admissions

In order to start Advanced (Level 2) courses students must have completed the Essential and Intermediate repertoire taught in Level 1 courses.

Admission requirements
Course Prerequisites
Advanced Matwork (AM)
Prerequisites
Intensive Mat (IM) or Comprehensive Mat & Reformer (CMR)
Advanced Reformer (AR)
Prerequisites
Intensive Reformer (IR) or Comprehensive Mat & Reformer (CMR)
Advanced Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels (ACCB)
Prerequisites
Intensive Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels (ICCB) or Comprehensive Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels (CCCB)

How to apply

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Exams

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Fees

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  • Prices listed are for the Toronto Corporate Training Center and are provided as a reference. Prices will vary depending on region and location. Contact individual training centers for up-to-date pricing information and to inquire about any packages or discounts that may be available
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