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STOTT PILATES® Certification Courses

Intensive Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels

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. Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; ICAD, ICHR and IBRL, to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Intensive Cadillac — ICAD

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

Intensive Stability Chair™ — ICHR

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

Intensive Barrels — IBRL

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

Intensive Cadillac — ICAD

• A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
• To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
• To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
• The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
• How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
• Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

Intensive Stability Chair™ — ICHR

• Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
• How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
• Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
• How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
• How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
• Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

Intensive Barrels — IBRL

• How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
• Exercises from the STOTT PILATES® Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
• To understand movement essence and exercise goals
• How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
• How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
• To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Intensive Cadillac — ICAD

• 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
• Minimum of 10 hours of observation
• Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
• Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
• Total: 60 hours

Intensive Stability Chair™ — ICHR

• 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
• Minimum of 5 hours of observation
• Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
• Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
• Total: 40 hours

Intensive Barrels — IBRL

• 10 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
• Minimum of 5 hours of observation
• Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
• Minimum of 5 hours of practice teaching
• Total: 30 hours

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 and submitted at the time of the practical exam.

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.

Intensive Cadillac — ICAD
Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro

Intensive Stability Chair™ — ICHR
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro

Intensive Barrels — IBRL
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; canfitpro