INTENSIVE REFORMER (IR)

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

  • Exercise layering related to effective program design

  • Workout composition for personal and group training

 

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 25 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 125 hours

 

OBSERVATION, PRACTICE TEACHING AND PHYSICAL REVIEW


A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

OBSERVATION


Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

PHYSICAL REVIEW


Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

PRACTICE TEACHING


Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

NOTE

 

There are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

STOTT PILATES

REPs

canfitpro

ACE

5.0

16.0

4.0

5.0

IR1 – MODULE 1 AND IR2 – MODULE 2

To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Reformer in two modules – IR1 and IR2. Key learnings are the same as the full course. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification. IR1 is a pre-requisite of IR2. Both modules must be taken within 6 months of each other.

IR1 – MODULE 1

Provides the solid foundation and skills needed to develop effective personal training programs. Learn to design and teach the Essential portion of the Level 1 repertoire with 74 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 30 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum 6 hours observation

  • Minimum 25 hours physical review

  • Minimum 15 hours practice teaching

  • Total: 76 hour

CECs: 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

IR2 – MODULE 2

IR2 expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as you learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 65 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 20 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum 4 hours observation

  • Minimum 15 hours physical review

  • Minimum 10 hours practice teaching

  • Total: 49 hours

CECs: 2.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

REQUIRED MATERIALS

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

NOTE

 

The Matwork & Reformer Support Materials Book is required for IMP and IR courses but only needs to be purchased once and can be used for both.

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES


A number of required resources are available in languages other than English.

OPTIONAL RESOURCES


These resources are not available through Merrithew, 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 (PROVIDED BY THE FACILITY)

  • 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)

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