The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Functional Anatomy course or our Online Anatomy Resource Training and meet the Pilates class requirements. The focus is on expanding student’s current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a fast-paced format.

This option is ideal for those who are unable to devote the amount of time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues.

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.

Intensive and Advanced Programs

Intensive Program choices:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor.

Students may begin their training with either the Intensive Mat-Plus Course (IMP) or the Intensive Reformer Course (IR). Upon completion of either the IMP or the IR course, students may continue into the Intensive Cadillac (ICAD), Intensive Chair (ICHR) and the Intensive Barrels (IBRL) course modules.  Advanced courses may be taken upon the completion of the Intensive Level Course.

Advanced Program choices:

An application to register for your first course is required for acceptance into the program.  Please contact the training center directly so that we may assist you with how to best begin your STOTT PILATES education program.

For more information or to register for a course please contact us at (972) 943-0001 or send an email to

How to Examine for Certification

The certification process includes both a written and a practical exam. Exams must be completed within 6 months of completing a training course.  Should you attend additional training courses the deadline to examine is extended another 6 months per course attended.  Extensions to examine may also be permitted by meeting with an Instructor Trainer privately to assess readiness to examine and answer any questions regarding the material and the exam.

Certification is available in the following levels:

Level 1 (includes intensive course repertoire only) Level 2 (includes advanced repertoire) Fully Certified
Mat Mat
Reformer Reformer
Mat & Reformer Mat & Reformer
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair Barrels Level 1 & 2, Injuries & Special Populations Course

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the examination process.

Online Exam Prep Course

Benefits of Certification – emPower Program

Online Education Library Resource 

Recommended Anatomy Resource Books

Required Fascial Movement Course Book

Cancellation Policy on all workshops and education courses

Cancellations within 30 days of the beginning of a course or workshop are not eligible for refunds.

Training Locations are available in both Plano and Arlington, Texas

Training site locations are found within each course schedule and description.  Plano courses are held in a private studio near the intersection of Custer and Parker.  Arlington Courses are held at The Pilates Effect located at 2410 W Abram, Suite 112.  Arlington, TX 76013

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