REFORMER education course

Intensive Reformer – IR

EARLY BIRD* 4 weeks before less than 4 weeks before
989,10€ 1099€ 1208,90€

*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 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 & 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


IR1 – Module 1 & IR2 – Module 2

To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Reformer in two modules – IR1 & 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:


Education material


Essential Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

Intermediate Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

Essential Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)

Intermediate Reformer DVD, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)


Formation Pilates Reformer Intensive

Advanced Reformer – AR

EARLY BIRD 4 weeks before less than 4 weeks before
449,10€ 499€ 548,90€

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over 3 days this 18 hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.


What you will learn:

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


Continuing education credits:


canfitpro 4.0

REPs 16.0


Education material:

Advanced Reformer manual, 2nd Ed.

Advanced Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)

Formation Pilates Reformer Avancée