Pilates South Texas

As a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, certification training, programs and continuing education workshops are conducted to expand the education and knowledge of the STOTT PILATES® method to all Pilates, Yoga and Fitness instructors who desire to provide safe and effective Pilates exercise to their clients.

STOTT PILATES® is the premiere brand of Merrithew Health & Fitness.

SAN DIEGO Education

STOTT PILATES® & KINETIC CHAIN® Education

Attend the internationally renowned and respected STOTT PILATES® Education at pillarPERFORMANCE, a STOTT PILATES® Hosting Center in Encinitas, CA.

Chau Pham-Kid, a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer extends her instruction of the full certification programs and over 150 Merrithew continuing education workshops for all new, experienced and aspiring instructors and trainers living and/or visiting Encinitas and the San Diego area.

Join Chau in the city where she began her STOTT PILATES® education, instruction and career.

Chau, also, a KINETIC CHAIN® Education Master Instructor Trainer offers services for education training and private instruction at your facility.

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STOTT PILATES® Certification


INTENSIVE (LEVEL 1)

STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1)

STOTT PILATES® training begins by qualifying for the Intensive Program (Level 1). Intensive Program (Level 1) has the following training courses:

  • Intensive Mat-PlusTM
  • Intensive Reformer
  • Intensive Cadillac
  • Intensive Chair
  • Intensive Barrels

Each course program will provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help students learn effective skills to instruct the entire Essential and Intermediate repertoires.

GENERAL INTENSIVE COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • How to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  • A complete breakdown of each exercise
  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing
  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity
  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues
  • How to recognize optimal and less than optimal movement patterns
  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated
  • Effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
EDUCATION SCHEDULE

Level 1: STOTT PILATES® Certification Training Courses 2020

Intensive Mat-PlusTM – IMP, Level 1: 40 hours

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Intensive Reformer – IR, Level 1: 50 hours

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Intensive Cadillac – ICAD, Level 1: 25 hours

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Intensive Chair – ICHR, Level 1: 15 hours

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Intensive Barrels – IBRL, Level 1: 10 hours

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INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

INTENSIVE MAT-PLUSTM – IMP

This course is a 40 hours course, which is conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. The course consists of eight sessions and attendance is required for all eight sessions. Upon completion of the course, one has the foundation and skills to develop effective group and personal STOTT PILATES® Matwork programs. One will have the knowledge to design and lead the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, integrating small equipment to add variety and meet the specific needs of the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

  • 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

  • Total: Minimum of 95 hours
  • 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
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 4.0
  • ACE®: 4.0
  • PMA®: 40

INTENSIVE REFORMER – IR

This course is a 50 hours course, which is conducted over 3 weekends. The course consists of ten sessions and attendance is required for all ten sessions. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing the IMP first. Upon completion of the course, one has the foundation and skills to develop effective group and personal STOTT PILATES® Reformer programs. One will have the knowledge to design and lead the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) STOTT PILATES® Reformer repertoire, integrating small accessories to add variety and meet the specific needs of the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

  • 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

  • Total: Minimum of 125 hours
  • 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
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 5.0
  • ACE®: 5.0
  • PMA®: 50

INTENSIVE CADILLAC, CHAIR & BARRELS – ICCB

The completion of the Intensive Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course is a 50 hours course. The ICCB course has been restructured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which module to take and when. However, the completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification. The three modules are ICAD, ICHR and IBRL. Students registering for any of the modules must have completed the IMP or IR.

INTENSIVE CADILLAC – ICAD

This course is a 25 hours course, which is conducted over 1 week or 2 weekends. The course consists of five sessions and attendance is required for all five sessions. Upon completion of the course, one will have the knowledge to design and lead the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) STOTT PILATES® Cadillac repertoire in a personal or group training setting, integrating small accessories to add variety and meet the specific needs of the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

  • A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
  • Completion of 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table
  • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
  • To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
  • The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
  • Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • Total: Minimum of 60 hours
  • 25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 2.50
  • ACE®: 2.50
  • PMA®: 25

INTENSIVE CHAIR – ICHR

This course is a 15 hours course, which is conducted over 1 weekend. The course consists of three sessions and attendance is required for all three sessions. Upon completion of the course, one will have the knowledge to design and lead the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) STOTT PILATES® Stability Chair repertoire in a personal or group training setting, integrating small accessories to add variety and meet the specific needs of the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

  • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • Total: Minimum of 40 hours
  • 15 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 1.5
  • ACE®: 1.5
  • PMA®: 15

INTENSIVE BARRELS – IBRL

This course is a 10 hours course, which is conducted over 1 weekend. The course consists of two sessions and attendance is required for the two sessions. Upon completion of the course, one will have the knowledge to design and lead the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) STOTT PILATES® Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire in a personal or group training setting, integrating small accessories to add variety and meet the specific needs of the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES® Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • Total: Minimum of 30 hours
  • 10 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Minimum of 5 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 10 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 5 hours of practice teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 1.0
  • ACE®: 1.0
  • PMA®: 10

ADVANCED (LEVEL 2)

STOTT PILATES® Advanced Program (Level 2)

The Advanced (Level 2) program begins with a review of relevant Essential and Intermediate exercises, then students learn to apply STOTT PILATES® biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination. These courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course or as a series of courses.

Advanced Program (Level 2) has the following training courses:

  • Advanced Mat
  • Advanced Reformer
  • Advanced Cadillac
  • Advanced Chair
  • Advanced Barrels
EDUCATION SCHEDULE

Level 2: STOTT PILATES® Certification Training Courses 2020

Advanced Matwork – AM, Level 2: 6 hours

Spring 2020 at pillarPERFORMANCE in Encinitas, CA – AM
Mar 14: Sat 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Advanced Reformer – AR, Level 2: 18 hours

Spring 2020 at pillarPERFORMANCE in Encinitas, CA – AR
Apr 17, 18: Fri, Sat 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Apr 19: Sun 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Advanced Cadillac – ACAD, Level 2: 6 hours

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Advanced Chair – ACHR, Level 2: 3 hours

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Advanced Barrels – ABRL, Level 2: 3 hours

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ADVANCED PROGRAMS

ADVANCED PROGRAMS

ADVANCED MAT – AM

This 6 hour course is covered in one-day. Upon completion of the course, one has the skills to effectively intensify the mat workout for the clients.

COURSE SUMMARY

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

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 6 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 0.6

ADVANCED REFORMER – AR

This course is an 18 hours course, which is conducted over 3 days. Upon completion of the course, one has the skills to effectively intensify the reformer repertoire for the clients.

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 1.8

ADVANCED CADILLAC, CHAIR & BARRELS – ACCB

The completion of the Advanced Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course is a 12 hours course. The ACCB course has been restructured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which module to take and when. However, the completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification. The three modules are ACAD, ACHR and ABRL. Students registering for any of the modules must have completed the ICCB or ICAD, ICHR, IBRL (for respective advanced module).

ADVANCED CADILLAC – ACAD

This 6 hour course is covered in one-day. Upon completion of the course, one has the skills to effectively lead 28 Advanced level Cadillac exercises to intensify the workout for the clients.

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 6 hours of ACAD instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours ACHR of instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours of ABRL instruction and supervised teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 1.2

ADVANCED CHAIR – ACHR

This course is a 3 hours course. Upon completion of the course, one has the skills to effectively lead 14 Advanced level Stability ChairTM exercises to intensify the workout for the clients in a personal or group training setting.

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 6 hours of ACAD instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours ACHR of instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours of ABRL instruction and supervised teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 0.3

ADVANCED BARRELS – ABRL

This course is a 3 hours course. Upon completion of the course, one has the skills to effectively lead 14 Advanced level exercises using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel to intensify the workout for the clients in a personal or group training setting.

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 6 hours of ACAD instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours ACHR of instruction and supervised teaching
  • 3 hours of ABRL instruction and supervised teaching
  • Pass Written and Practical Examination

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 0.3
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INJURIES & SPECIAL POPULATIONS

STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations

This course is a 24 hours course, which is conducted over 1 weekend. The course consists of four sessions and attendance is required for all four sessions. Upon completion of the course, one will be equipped with the skills to address a broad range of physical challenges of the clients. This course will build on one’s knowledge to customize workouts to address weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries. It is important to note that this course will NOT prepare students to diagnose or treat any specific injuries or conditions or prescribe exercises for these populations without consultation with an appropriate health practitioner (i.e. Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist or similarly recognized health care professional).

Completion of the STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations – ISP course is required for full STOTT PILATES® certification.

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss the Pilates Instructor’s role in the rehabilitative process
  • Examine the industry standards for screening clients and learn how to begin a Pilates program to safely and appropriately work with special populations
  • Discuss the three-level muscle classification system
  • Develop and be able to apply a rehabilitative approach based on current models of joint stability
  • Examine optimal and dysfunctional biomechanical patterns in various regions of the body
  • Review the most common injuries and special populations that may be encountered
  • Review appropriate exercise progressions for those ALL POPULATIONS, including the injuries and special populations
  • Practice programming for ALL POPULATIONS and for specific injuries and special populations

COURSE SUMMARY

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises

REQUIREMENTS OF CERTIFICATION

  • 24 hours of instruction, conducted over 4 days (6 hours/day)
  • No physical review, observation or practice teaching required
  • No Written or Practical Examination at the end of the ISP Course

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • STOTT PILATES®: 2.40
  • ACE®: 2.40
EDUCATION SCHEDULE

Injuries & Special Populations – ISP: 24 hours

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STOTT PILATES® Certification Exams


GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION

GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • The written and practical exams are conducted at Pilates South Texas.
  • The written and practical components may be taken on the same day or within 7 days.
  • If both portions are not completed within seven (7) days, the exams are required to be retaken at the student’s expense.
  • Completion of an examination is required within six (6) months upon completion of the certification training course.
    Two options to extend the deadline to complete the examination:
1. Complete private review hour(s) with Chau Pham-Kid, STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer to reinstate eligibility.

– The material covered is customized to prepare the student for the exam.
– The number of private hours is based on the course repertoire.
– The reinstatement is valid for 60 days.

The MINIMUM private session requirements are:

Matwork – 1 hour
Reformer – 1 hour
Matwork & Reformer – 1 to 2 hours
Matwork, Reformer & CCB – 2 to 3 hours

2. Take additional STOTT PILATES® Certification Courses.

STOTT PILATES® Courses include IMP, IR, ICAD, ICHR, IBRL, AM, AR, ACAD, ACHR, ABRL and ISP.

STOTT PILATES® Certification Requirements

  • An average score of 80% (Practical & Written components)
  • A minimum score of 75% per component

EXAMINATION PREPARATION REVIEW

  • Complete the KINETIC CHAIN® Training – Anatomy for Movements to learn the methodologies of studying anatomy
  • Practical Exam Review: A ‘Mock’ Practical Exam allows students to receive feedback of the performance and to discuss any areas for additional preparation.
  • Written  Exam Review: A ‘Mock’ Written Exam allows students to review and discuss answers of the ‘Mock’ questions.
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MERRITHEWTM Continuing Education


REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors are required to obtain six hours of Merrithew Continuing Education Credits (0.6 CECs) annually to maintain certification status.
  • Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (formerly Pilates Method Alliance) are required to obtain 16 hours of PMA® Continuing Education Credits (16 CECs) bi-annually to maintain certification status.
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE®) Certified Instructors are required to obtain 20 hours of ACE® Continuing Education Credits (2.0 CECs) bi-annually to maintain certification status.
  • All fitness and health care professionals are eligible to attend all Merrithew Continuing Education for professional development, as there are no prerequisites.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS EARNED

  • 0.1 STOTT PILATES® CEC per scheduled hour
  • 1.0 NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC per scheduled STOTT PILATES® education hour
  • 0.1 ACE® CEC per scheduled STOTT PILATES® education hour
  • Length of the continuing education varies from 60 minutes to seven hours.

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STOTT PILATES® CEC SCHEDULE

Variety of STOTT PILATES® Continuing education materials is available for all new, experienced and aspiring instructors and trainers to supplement with their current instruction and programming. Selections of continuing education range from Fundamentals, Sport and Athletic Conditioning, to Rehabilitation and Special Populations. Length of the continuing education varies from 60 minutes to seven hours.

Become a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the field of one’s choice. All workshops are open to any fitness professional; however, STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors who complete eight (8) workshops within each category are eligible to receive the Specialist designation. There is no time limit on completing the Specialty Track categories. Workshops within the Specialty Tracks also qualify for CEC’s.

There are nine Specialty Track categories:

              • Active for Life Specialist
              • Athletic Conditioning Specialist
              • Dance Specialist
              • Golf Conditioning Specialist
              • Group Equipment Specialist
              • Group Matwork Specialist
              • Interdisciplinary Specialist
              • Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialistt
              • Pre & Postnatal Specialist

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STOTT PILATES® Continuing Education 2020

Customized Education with Chau Pham-Kid, STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer 
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Receive 0.1 STOTT PILATES® CEC per private hour
Receive 1.0 NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC per private hour

KINETIC CHAIN® Training – Functional Anatomy for Movements
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Receive 0.2 STOTT PILATES® CEC
Receive 8.0 NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC

STOTT PILATES® The Knee: Equipment Programming for Stability & Function in SAN DIEGO
• POST-REHABILITATION CONDITIONING Specialty Track
Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Encinitas
STOTT PILATES® CEC:  0.2
ACE® CEC:  0.2
NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC:  2.0

STOTT PILATES® Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Reformer Programming for Stability & Function in SAN DIEGO
• POST-REHABILITATION CONDITIONING Specialty Track
Sunday, March 15 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Encinitas
STOTT PILATES® CEC:  0.2
ACE® CEC:  0.2
NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC:  2.0

STOTT PILATES® The Shoulder Girdle: Reformer Programming for Stability & Function in SAN DIEGO
• POST-REHABILITATION CONDITIONING Specialty Track
Sunday, March 15 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Encinitas
STOTT PILATES® CEC:  0.2
ACE® CEC:  0.2
NPCP (formerly PMA®) CEC:  2.0