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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 Mat – AM
  • Advanced Reformer – AR
  • Advanced Cadillac – ACAD
  • Advanced Chair – ACHR
  • Advanced Barrels – ABRL

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

Advanced Matwork – AM

This 6 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
REPs 6.0

Required materials

Education Material

  1. Advanced Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.

NOTE: Also required from Level 1: Comprehensive Matwork manual

Additional Languages:

A number of required resources are available in languages other than English. Please click here for more information.

Optional Resources:

These resources are not available at merrithew.com, however you may want to purchase these as additional resources for your practice.

  • Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy Flash Cards, Anne Gilroy
  • Atlas of Anatomy, Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Germain
  • Muscular System Flash Pak, Bryan Edwards

Equipment Required

1 per Student: Mat; Flex-Band® exerciser; Fitness Circle® resistance ring 

1 per 2 Students: Foam Cushions A & 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: 1 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 3 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
REPs 6.0

Required materials

Education material

  1. Advanced Reformer Course Package
  • Advanced Reformer manual, 2nd Ed.
  • Advanced Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set) 

Additional languages:

A number of required resources are available in languages other than English. Please click here for more information.

Optional resources:

These resources are not available at merrithew.com, however you may want to purchase these as additional resources for your practice.

Equipment required

1 per 3 Students: Reformer (V2 Max™; V2 Max Plus™, SPX™ or V2 Max Rehab)

1 per Reformer: Reformer Box; Padded Platform Extender; pair Long Spine Straps (included with V2 Max Plus™ Reformer and not required with Retractable Rope System); Foam Cushions A & C (Foam Cushion C may be replaced with Padded Platform Extender); Eco-Friendly Pilates Pad; Mini Stability Ball™; Maple Pole; pair Foam-Grip-Handles (included with V2 Max Plus™ Reformer)

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels– ACCB

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course has been 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 6 hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.6
REPs 6.0

Advanced Stability Chair - ACHR

This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair™ exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.3
REPs 3.0

Advanced Barrels - ABRL

This 3 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 the highly conditioned client.

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.3
REPs 3.0

Required materials

Education material

  1. Advanced Cadillac DVD, 2nd Ed.
  2. Advanced Stability Chair™, 2nd Ed.

Note: Also required from Level 1: entire package except Essential Cadillac manual, Essential Cadillac DVD, Essential Stability Chair DVD

  • Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy Flash Cards, Anne Gilroy
  • Atlas of Anatomy, Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Germain
  • Muscular System Flash Pak, Bryan Edwards

Equipment required

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; pair Rotational Disks (10" or 12"); 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 & C; Mini Stability Ball™

1 per Student: Mat (optional 1:2)

Exams

Please see all exam FAQs

Admission

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

Admission requirements

Prerequisite
Advanced Mat (AM)
Prerequisite
Intensive Mat (IM) or Comprehensive Mat & Reformer (CMR)
Advanced Reformer (AR)
Prerequisite
Intensive Reformer (IR) or Comprehensive Mat & Reformer (CMR)
Advanced Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels (ACCB)
Prerequisite
Intensive Cadillac or Chairs & Barrels (ICCB) or Comprehensive Cadillac or Chairs & Barrels (CCCB)

Fees

Click below for a price list from the Toronto Corporate Training Center for courses, exams and materials.

Note:

  • Prices listed are for the Toronto Corporate Training Center and are provided as a reference. Prices will vary depending on region and location. Please contact individual training centres for up-to-date pricing information as well as any packages or discounts that may be available.
  • Purchase Course Packages for your course materials and save up to 30% off the price of individual pieces. 

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