MATWORK education course

Intensive Mat-Plus™ – IMP



60 days before the beginning of the course

4 weeks before less than 4 weeks before  Price with Support payment
809,10€ * 899€* 988,90€* 1078,90€*
Teaching support:  280€
Matwork exam for beginners, intermediate: 299€*
Participation in group lessons: 175€ for 10 hours**
Use of our facilities and equipment: 25€/h***
* all taxes includes


*10% discount on the exam if you pay it at the same time as the training.

** If you need to take classes to help you better manage your future group classes, you can take them at the studio or in any other Pilates space.

***You can do your practice hours in the studio with the guinea pig of your choice.

 *If the course starts on February 2nd, registration for the Early Bird must be done before December 1st. 


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 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork 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 Matwork programs.


What you will learn:


  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 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:


  • 40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 30 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 95 hours


Observation, practice teaching & 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.



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.



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


Continuing Education Credits:


REPs 16.0

canfitpro 4.0

ACE 4.0


IMP1 – Module 1 & IMP2 – Module 2:

To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Mat-Plus in two modules – IMP1 & IMP2. Key learnings are the same as the full course. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification. IMP1 is a pre-requisite of IMP2. Both modules must be taken within 6 months of each other.


IMP1 – 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 38 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum 6 hours observation
  • Minimum 20 hours physical review
  • Minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 61 hour

CECs:2.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro


IMP2 – Module 2

IMP2 expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as you learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 25 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum 4 hours observation
  • Minimum 10 hours physical review
  • Minimum 5 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 34 hours

CECs:1.5 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro


Required materials

Education material


Comprehensive Matwork Manual

Essential Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.

Intermediate Matwork DVD, 3rd Ed.

Total Body Sculpting DVD

Fitness Circle® Challenge DVD


Formation Matwork Intensive

Advanced Matwork – AM


60 days before the beginning of the course

4 weeks before less than 4 weeks before  Price with Support payment
179,10€* 199€* 218,90€* 308,90
* all taxes includes

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.


What you will learn:


  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

Continuing education credits:


canfitpro 3.0

REPs 6.0


Educaiton material:

Comprehensive Matwork manual

1. DVD a Matwork, 3ème éd.dvanced

Formation Avancée Matwork