S6b :200 hour Pilates Reformer Professional Instructor Qualification for Pilates Enthusiasts.

This modular qualification is designed for Fitness Professionals or Pilates enthusiasts who do not already hold a L3 or equivalent Pilates Matwork qualification.   You can click on the lozenges to the right showing the modules for more detail on each module and the dates and locations of these modules currently scheduled.

At the end of the Course the Instructor will be able to both gain insurance to teach as a Pilates reformer specialist but also will be qualified to induct clients on Cadillac, Barrels, Chair and Cadillac and will then be able to take further Pilates studio or matwork repertoire education as CPD and teach this without further need to take exams.

Pilates Enthusiasts who are not existing L3 Fitness Professionals or graduates holding an Exercise Physiology based degree are expected to be able to show that they have studied for and passed a Level 2 or equivalent Anatomy and Physiology qualification - there are a number of these that can be taken as online education.

The course starts with classroom modules which set the scene with the history of Pilates and the development of the Pilates philosophy introducing both the fundamentals of Pilates and the Pilates Basic Principles found in all Pilates teaching.

5.9 The Philosophy that is 'Pilates'

The student then moves on to understand how to assess and analyse the client before working with them on the Reformer or other apparatus.  Assessment includes record keeping and history taking as well as dynamic and static movement and postural assessments which will form the backbone of successful goal setting and programme design.

5.8 Client Assessment and Postural Analysis

Students are then introduced to the Reformer along with the other most common pieces of Pilates Apparatus found in the Pilates Studio (Cadillac, Tower, Split Pedal chair with arms, Barrels) and undergo an intensive induction on the kit, its parts, maintenance and safe usage, the dos and don’ts of teaching on the kit as well as Pilates Studio Health and Safety in General.  During the course students learn to teach a basic 30-minute Studio Induction appropriate for motivating a client and at the very end of the 2.5 day module there is a Health and Safety multiple choice test and a practical assessment of the student teaching the 30 minute induction to a single person. 

5.1 Pilates Studio Apparatus Induction

3 days of learning and practice teaching essential and Intermediate Pilates Reformer repertoire follow reinforcing the Pilates Philosophy and the Induction protocols

5.7 Intensive Pilates Reformer Repertoire Module

Students then work outside of formal face to face education to complete a requirement of Observation hours, Practice hours and Practice teaching - where every session is analysed in a Reflective way and recorded in an online portal which at the completion of the model produces a working portfolio of the students work  

5.6 Studio Teaching, Observation, Performance, Reflection and Portfolio

In order to recognise a first Pilates qualification - Insurance companies require a course that is run by an accredited Professional Training Academy which delivers a course with a minimum of 75 face to face hours, that includes an endorsed Health and Safety component where large Apparatus is involved and has either a series of case studies produced by the student or a Case portfolio of post course work with the subject matter and then a final written examination and practical examination.   The Insurance companies also require proof that the candidate has an Anatomy and Physiology certificate to a minimum of L2.

The modules above complete all of the requirements other than the final assessments which are arranged on a one on one basis together with the company.

Some students choose to take a mock examination or private tuition with Instructor trainers in the build-up to their exams - others feel comfortable to work in their own neighbourhood and use friends and colleagues to prepare for the exams.

For this reason, the course fees include all of the modules above but do not include any follow up Private tuition or the exam fees which for 2020 are £180.00 for the practical and £70.00 for the written exam (these include all marking, paperwork, post exam feedback and certification).

Please email us [email protected] for further details of the course or to discuss registration on the course etc.   Alternatively enrol onto one of the modules -  selecting PAY ON DOOR as your payment method to ensure we have all your details and then call or email us to arrange payment and registration on the additional modules to complete the enrolment.


Mbodies teaches the Reformer qualification around the World. This clip is from a 2019 Reformer course in The Ukraine.
Package price: £1680.00*
* Candidates wishing to complete all 5 modules (7.5 taught days + tutor supported portfolio home work) over a twelve month period, will be able to benefit from a 40% discounted price of £1680 from list price of £2800, or to take a 20% discount and make 12 monthly instalment payments of £186.67 per month (total £2240).
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