Intensive Mat-Plus, 2nd Edition 

Learn the science and the art of instructing mat Pilates on our Mat Pilates teacher training course. Become a Pilates professional who is able to design and lead the STOTT PILATES® repertoire and work in many types of settings and with a wide range of clients. Moreover, you’ll be taught by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. Therefore, you will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Mat programs.

Kick start your Pilates career with the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Matwork Plus
Internationally Acclaimed Qualification




  • 40 Hours of in-person training at Core Windsor
  • STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Matwork Manual
  • STOTT PILATES® Matwork and Reformer Support Materials
  • Merrithew Connect – Intensive Matwork Plus Video Package

Course fee must be settled 1 month prior to course start
Once course is completed, your written and practical exam must be completed within 6 months

Exam Fees: IMP Course Exam Fee: £250 – Joint IMP/IR Courses Single Exam Fee: £275


The STOTT PILATES education and method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality. Learn from experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. STOTT PILATES® training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education.

Increase your marketability as a fitness professional or improve your life skills. Furthermore, the STOTT PILATES® Mat Pilates teacher training course will give you the tools you need to become the best instructor in the industry.

Our Mat Pilates teacher training course includes the STOTT PILATES® Principles; effective communication and observation skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation; modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions; theory and practice of postural analysis; and exercise layering related to effective program design

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) is an intensive Pilates course intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement.

About the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus, 2nd Edition course: 

Learn to effectively design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. Furthermore, the STOTT PILATES® Mat Pilates teacher training course will provide you with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

This course is perfect for experienced fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists and those with a strong dance background looking to enhance their skills and improve their employability. Additionally, you will get the skills required to design and teach essential and intermediate level Pilates matwork classes while integrating small equipment. Above all, you will be able to teach a variety of clients, populations and settings.

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Matwork Plus is your springboard to embarking in a Pilates instructor career and continuing on to the Pilates reformer.

Note: Students receive the printed course manual and support materials upon purchase sent via post, and the video course materials on an email with a unique code for streaming on Merrithew Connect

Course Pre-requisites

  • Gym or Studio Instructor or equivalent, or dancer. Alternatively, functional Anatomy background
  • At least 30 hours of attending Pilates classes is required
  • Background practical knowledge of Pilates as a user-either the STOTT PILATES® method or another style
  • Teaching experience is recommended
  • Note: If no previous functional anatomy experience, you will need to book the anatomy course online in order to be accepted to this course. We recommend that you book the anatomy course online at least six weeks before your STOTT PILATES® course to allow enough study time

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES® 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


STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor – Matwork Level 1

Anatomy Course Online

Students with no previous anatomy experience will be accepted to the STOTT PILATES® courses when booking the anatomy course online. This anatomy course online will equip you with the necessary knowledge required to join the STOTT PILATES® courses and pass your exams
(This course is sold separately)

  • 40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching, during the course
  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation
  • Minimum of 30 hours of physical review
  • Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching
  • Total: 95 hours

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 Pilates teacher training certification. Most importantly, 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). Lastly, 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.

Consider these post-course hours as a continuation of the course to better prepare you for your exam.

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

In other words, physically performing the exercises learned in class. Participating in 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.

Note, there are no hours required for Injuries & Special Populations or Advanced Level courses.

Upcoming Courses

12 – 14 January
20 – 21 January
02 – 04 February

Time: 11am to 5pm

Location: Core Windsor

Meet your Instructor Trainer

Carlo Yanez

Carlo is a registered osteopath and a Pilates passionista, who loves to inspire students and clients. His affection for Pilates was born after a dance injury when he discovered the benefits of spinal rehabilitation through the STOTT PILATES® method. He is a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer, a STOTT PILATES® REHAB Reformer 1 & 2 trained instructor and a STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning Specialist & Group Matwork Specialist.

Carlo holds a BSc. Ost.(Hons) from the College of Osteopaths in London, UK, a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA and is a YMCA FIT Gym Instructor certified in strength training.
Carlo can be seen on Merrithew Connect Advanced Reformer videos

How To Join The Course

Step 1:

Fill the online application form.

We will confirm your spot on the course via email.

Step 2:

Once confirmed, enroll on the course and settle the deposit/full course fee

Pay by Bank Transfer

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For assistance, you can contact us on 02078541934 or email

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