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21 Kapellgasse
Luzern, LU, 6004

041 541 50 75


Teacher Training

STOTT PILATES Teacher Training, Hosting Center STOTT PILATES Schweiz, 

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  • Pilates Studio Luzern 21 Kapellgasse Luzern, LU, 6004 Switzerland (map)


This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.


Lead-Instructor-Trainer: Sarah Jarvis

IIT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer,Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP; ZEN•GA®; Total Barre®; Halo® Training

Sarah Jarvis joined the Merrithew™ team in 2004 after completing her Full Certification in STOTT PILATES® and is now a Merrithew™ Lead Instructor Trainer and an Instructor Trainer specializing in ZEN•GA®, Halo® Training and Total Barre®. Sarah has trained under multiple Merrithew Master Instructor Trainers, including Moira Merrithew, PJ O'Clair, Wayne Seeto and Stefania Michas, and she regularly teaches Instructor and Instructor Trainer courses for ZEN•GA® and Total Barre®at the Merrithew Corporate Training Center in Toronto, Canada. Sarah has extensive experience in planning and implementing Merrithew education programming, and extensive knowledge and experience in teaching and developing Merrithew branded programs. She is a mentor to internationally-trained Instructor Trainers, and for over a decade has presented on behalf of Merrithew throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Sarah began teaching aerobics and weight training classes while finishing her degree in Business Administration at the University of Windsor. While working in sales and managing a club, she soon discovered STOTT PILATES®exercise. Intrigued by the method and the ability to strengthen and refocus the mind and body, she made the transition from the high-impact training world and continues to witness the impact these programs have made all over the world. Sarah is also canfitpro certified and continues to stay current by attending workshops/courses within the field.ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA / Bed Dance, BSc Kinesiology, Yamuna Body Rolling, Franklin Method

What you will learn:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Total: 125 hours

more information here

IR1 – Module 1 & IR2 – Module 2

To help accommodate your schedule, we also offer Intensive Reformer in two modules – IR1 & IR2. Key learnings are the same as the full course. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification. IR1 is a pre-requisite of IR2. Both modules must be taken within 6 months of each other.

IR1 – Module 1

Provides the solid foundation and skills needed to develop effective personal training programs. Learn to design and teach the Essential portion of the Level 1 repertoire with 74 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 30 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum 6 hours observation

  • Minimum 25 hours physical review

  • Minimum 15 hours practice teaching

  • Total: 76 hour

CECs: 3.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro

IR2 – Module 2

IR2 expands on the foundation and skills developed in the first segment as you learn to design programs incorporating the Intermediate repertoire. Learn 65 unique exercises plus multiple modifications and progressions.

  • 20 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum 4 hours observation

  • Minimum 15 hours physical review

  • Minimum 10 hours practice teaching

  • Total: 49 hours

CECs: 2.0 STOTT PILATES; ACE; canfitpro


Mon, 8.6.2020 10.30 - 16.30 h
Tue, 9.6.2020 10.30 - 16.30 h
Wed, 10.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Thu, 11.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Fri, 12.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Sat, 13.6.2020 12.30 - 18.00 h (lunchbreak 1/2 h)

incl. 1 h lunchbreak


Mon, 15.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Tue, 16.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Wed, 17.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h
Thu, 18.6.2020  10.30 - 16.30 h

incl. 1 h lunchbreak


CHF 2'500.00 per person
incl. following Manuals

  • Essential Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

  • Intermediate Reformer Manual 2nd Ed.

  • Essential Reformer DVD, 3rd Ed. (2 disc set)

  • Intermediate Reformer DVD, 2nd Ed. (2 disc set)

Optional: Mat/Ref. Support Materials Book  CHF 30 (please order with registration)

Registration UNTIL 15/05/2020

The registration fee is 50% at the time of booking.
The rest is due 5 weeks before the course.
The cancellation fee is till 5 weeks before the course no refund of the registration fee
and from 5 weeks till the course 100%

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