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Instructor Training

The “Ivy League” of Pilates education. 

Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire. Courses and workshops are led by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path.



Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire. You’ll be taught by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. Our training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education. It’s a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on.


Our introductory and continuing education workshops supplement your current training and are not limited to STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors. Workshops are continually updated with the latest information to meet the changing needs of our instructors. They cover everything from the Fundamentals, Sport and Athletic Conditioning, to Rehabilitation and Special Populations.



STOTT PILATES is recognized by a host of high-level industry bodies all over the world, including The Register of Exercise Professionals, the American Council on Exercise and canfitpro. Certified Instructors can earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) across all of Merrithew’s branded programming, including ZEN•GA®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training , Total Barre and Halo Training, maximizing training and development

Specialty Tracks

Certified Instructors can set themselves apart by becoming a specialist in the field of their choice. With eight Specialty Tracks to choose from, Instructors can earn Continuing Education Credits while gaining access to a new client base and broadening skill sets. Instructors can choose from:

  • Active for Life

  • Athletic Conditioning

  • Dance

  • Golf Conditioning

  • Group Equipment

  • Group Matwork

  • Interdisciplinary

  • Post-rehabilitation Conditioning

  • Pre- & Post-Natal

Exams & Certifications

Students can take courses à la carte or all at once, and can certify in Matwork, or Reformer, or Full Certification including Cadillac, Stability Chair, and Barrels. Merrithew also offers over 150 STOTT PILATES workshops to choose from for continuing education. STOTT PILATES® training is rigorous and consistent, with extensive screening of both Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainers in both written and practical exams.

Internationally Recognized

With nearly 300 training centers around the world, keeping your knowledge fresh and up to date — crucial in today’s fast-changing fitness industry — has never been easier or more accessible.

Course Materials 

One of the reasons for STOTT PILATES’ continued reputation of training excellence is the extensive catalogue of technical manuals in the STOTT PILATES library. STOTT PILATES has been meticulously crafted based on the very latest in biomechanical research and cutting-edge thinking on health and fitness. Exercises and anatomical information is clearly laid out in text and images, and STOTT PILATES manuals provide an excellent resource to return to throughout your fitness career.

Serve Every Body

STOTT PILATES provides varying levels of movement — essential, intermediate and advanced — to meet the exercise needs of all clients, from post-rehab to elite athlete. Students learn modifications to progress and regress clients appropriately to achieve and maintain fitness goals, and to use top-quality, user-friendly small props and equipment to properly position clients for effective exercise.

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All courses require a payment to save your spot. Educational Materials includes manuals, support materials books, balls, bands, barrels, and other props.  Payment Plans are available and differ per course. See course info for more details.

All course fees are due in full two weeks before the start date of your course. There are no refunds for withdrawals within the two weeks prior to the start of the course. If a withdrawal is requested before the two weeks prior to the start of the course, a service charge of 20% is levied to cover administrative costs.
Course fees do not include exam fees or applicable taxes.

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