Brand 1 : Mbodies Pilates Studio Apparatus Courses

Mbodies Online Pilates reformer instructor courses break new ground by offering qualified Pilates Matwork Teachers, part trained but not certified reformer teachers or Medical professionals i.e. Pilates Physiotherapists to enter the world of the Pilates Reformer Studio.  Current Professional status is accepted to enrol and to progress through a range of Pilates teacher training as far as you need to go to meet your needs, whilst being covered by Insurance teaching the public. 

These Pilates courses, studied online and at your pace, offer Pilates reformer teacher training and certification.

This Education can be taken as CPD only which enables you to gain Insurance Coverage to teach - in this case you are assessed on your competence and safety to teach, plus completion of the whole module.

For those wanting to receive certification of reaching a high standard, the culmination of the modular education can be Apparatus Specific qualifications or the ultimate Full Studio Specialist 350 hour qualification to provide a comprehensive Pilates certification.

To look at the individual modules click on the lozenges to the right

For more information on the Studio Specialist Qualification look for S6 in the Specialist Qualifications on the left menu of this page

For more information about our Studio training carry on below !

The Mbodies Studio Pilates Brand encompasses the creation of stand-alone CPD education modules, which cater for those looking for an introduction to Pilates Apparatus to support and progress an existing knowledge of Pilates based Matwork exercises.

The online modules are stand-alone – which means that they can be taken in isolation.  However, when taken in combination with other modules created by Mbodies:  These modules combine to provide a modern and effective entry level Studio Pilates qualification. This allows the customer to work effectively as a studio instructor and then build further on this qualification and advance the studio qualification with specialisms, leading to more advanced studio qualifications.

Mbodies Studio Pilates modules have been designed ‘out of the box’ and do not conform to the traditional approach of Pilates Apparatus Education in the UK, which demand many years of training, and a mortgage to achieve a qualification which allows any revenue generation.

Instead the Mbodies team focus upon the business of running a studio, the essential focus on safety, and the business need for studio craft and versatility in the instructors who work within the studio.

The modules have been designed ‘bottom up’  with reference to the Mbodies Team’s joint experience of owning and running 11 UK and USA-based Pilates studios between 1995 and 2021. These studios range from small, less than 50 square metres, up to the largest UK dedicated Pilates studio with 600 square metres dedicated to Pilates Apparatus training.

An online lesson from the Tower Induction Course

1)  Studio Apparatus Inductions

The Pilates Reformer or Pilates Tower Induction Modules cover the needs of the UK Insurance industry to ensure that all participants completing the module and its formative and  summative assessment are competent in 3 areas.

  • Health and Safety (Studio in general and equipment specific). Education is online.
  • Safe Teaching and demonstrating on the Apparatus of full induction repertoire with virtual presence of the allocated tutor
  • Effective Induction of new clients on the Apparatus assessed by video submission of two 40 minute induction sessions

The Modules are taken online - in which case assessment is by way of Video submission + Virtual 'Zoom' Style 2-hour Assessment with one of our Assessors.

2)  Studio Repertoire

All Studio Repertoire Courses for Pilates Reformer, Pilates Tower, Pilates Wunda Chair and Pilates Barrels are all taught online.

Thes courses are designed for Pilates Instructors or Physiotherapists to extend the scope of their repertoire beyond that of the induction module.  

Assessment to ensure that the student has covered the full repertoire and can teach and perform a selection of the Repertoire, is via submitted videos and attending a virtual one on one 'Zoom' style summative assessment to show your grasp of the teaching, and performing of the Repertoire.

An online lesson from the Reformer Induction Course

3)  Studio Practice Teaching, Observation and Own Performance Reflection and Assessment

For Students wishing to turn the CPD training into a formal qualification there is a need in the UK for a period of logging teaching, observation and own practice and reflecting on this to create a learning portfolio.

The final summative assessment is in the form of a Multiple Choice test and a practical assessment where you will demonstrate your teaching quality, knowledge of the Repertoire and ability to perform Repertoire from across the courses that you have taken.