IMG_9778-300x200STOTT PILATES®, an internationally recognized and respected Pilates training organization, offers education and certification programs to empower instructors to motivate, challenge, and retain clients long term. And now you can participate locally, at Pilates 1901 AND registration is easier than ever. Make your reservations now from this page.

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If you are just getting started, please look at the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat Reformer courses. These provide the foundation of your Pilates Instructor courses and are basic requirements for employment at most reputable studios.

Congratulations, you are embarking on a fabulous career. With STOTT PILATES®, you can’t go wrong.

2102 tina cbb feb 116Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating personal and group training programs. At the end of the course you are qualified to design and teach essential and intermediate-level matwork classes, integrate small equipment to add variety, and meet the specific needs of your clients-from post-rehabilitation patients to elite athletes.

Prerequisites: A solid knowledge of functional anatomy, familiarity with Pilates

Course duration: 40 hours of instruction, 10 hrs. observation, 30 hrs. physical review. 15 hrs. practice teaching.

*Price does not include materials & cancellations made 60 days or more from the course date will be eligible for a full refund

Class are generally over two different weekends for 4 days: Thu, Fri, & Sat (from 12-5:30 pm)  &  Sun usually starts a little earlier

Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) October 6-9 and November 3-6, 2022 4.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,450.00 Buy Now
Non Refundable Deposit Reserves Your Spot in Course Payment Plans Arranged $500.00 Buy Now

2102 tina cbb feb 258IR prepares you to teach a broad range of exercises, variations, and modifications performed on the STOTT PILATES® Reformer – the key piece of resistance equipment used in Pilates exercise. This course teaches you how to combine mat and reformer-based workouts for increased variety and intensity. Upon completion of this course, you are able to further motivate group classes and customize personal training sessions for a range of clients-from post-rehabilitation patients to elite athletes.

Course duration: 50 hours of instruction, 10 hrs. observation, 40 hrs. physical review, 25 hrs. practice teaching.

Classes are generally over 3 weekends and hours are usually Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12-5:30 pm.

*Price does not include materials.

*Cancellation Policy: Deposits and course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend a course after payment has been received in full, you will be permitted to enroll in the NEXT course if there is space, with an additional $300 deposit. All registration and course fees are due in full by the first day of class unless you have been approved for a payment plan.  All course payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Reformer Training (IR) 2022 Dates TBA 5.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,875.00
Non Refundable Deposit Guarantees Your Spot in Course Payment Plans Available $500.00

MG_8366By the end of this course, you are able to fine-tune both personal and circuit training programs to meet a variety of your clients’ conditioning goals — from post-rehabilitation to athletic performance enhancement.

Prerequisites:  IMP or IR.

Course duration:  50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching. Minimum 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review, 25 hours practice teaching – conducted over three weeks or four weekends.

Pilates1901 will be offering the Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course in three separate modules, so you can choose what specialty you want to take and when!

*Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification. And now you only need IR or IM to participate, not both to participate!

We will update this page when 2021 course dates are confirmed.


Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Cadillac Only 2022 DATES TBA 2.5 STOTT PILATES® $900.00
Intensive Chair Only 2022 DATES TBA 1.5 STOTT PILATES® $600.00
Intensive Barrels Only 2022 DATES TBA 1.0 STOTT PILATES® $400.00

sp-lumbo-pelvic-stabilitySTOTT PILATES® introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current instructor training and programming. Workshops cover everything from the fundamentals, sport, and athletic conditioning, to rehabilitation and special populations.

Designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, all introductory and continuing education workshops qualify for STOTT PILATES® CECs and many are eligible for credits elsewhere.

Fall 2022 Dates TBA


Postural Analysis Review - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This hands-on workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Discuss the differences between static and dynamic posture and consider how each affects exercise choices and modifications necessary. Review postural theory relating to the effect of certain postures on muscle length and strength and actively practice postural analysis.

2.0 CECs

Lumbo-Pelvic Region-Reformer Programming for Stability and Function - 1:15 - 3:15 pm

The lumbo-pelvic region is an area of concern for a large number of clients. In this lecture/demo-style workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explore how the Reformer can be an integral tool in a post-rehab setting. After reviewing the anatomy, biomechanics, and optimal functioning of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, and surrounding musculature, discuss some of the more common injuries and conditions that can occur and the resulting dysfunction. Then, learn a wide variety of exercise options utilizing the Reformer and many of its accessories and how to identify better movement patterns and muscular activation. Explore how modifications can provide ideal programming choices for various stages of healing and functional reintegration.

2.0 CECs

The Shoulder Girdle - Reformer Programming for Stability and Function  3:30 - 5:30 pm

The shoulder girdle is a complex structure that is subjected to stresses in everyday life and even more stress during extreme activities. In this lecture/demo-style workshop developed by the Merrithew™ team, discover how Pilates programming on the Reformer can be ideal in a post-rehabilitative setting. First, explore the anatomy and biomechanics involved in the normal, healthy functioning of the shoulder girdle, then, discuss common abnormal or dysfunctional movement patterns that can result from injury or strain. Finally, learn how specially selected exercises on the Reformer can address these issues by creating awareness, stability and strength. Exercises are layered to restore functional mobility, then progress to work-hardening activities and performance enhancement.
2.0 CECs

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Class Name Dates CECS Price
Postural Analysis Review 2022 DATES TBA 2.0 CECs $90.00
Lumbo Pelvic Region-Equipment Programming for Stability and Function 2022 DATES TBA 2.0 CECs $90.00
The Shoulder Girdle-Equipment Programming for Stability and Function 2022 DATES TBA 2.0 CECs $90.00
Take all 3 CEC Workshops and Save! 2022 DATES TBA 6.0 CECs $225.00