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MAT 2 (16 HOURS)

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Prerequisite: Mat 1.


Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes and creating successful Mat classes.

MAT 1 (16 HOURS)

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning Exercises


Prerequisites: Movement Principles, 10 Mat classes. 6 months experience teaching movement and anatomy recommended.


Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre and post–natal classes are included.


MAT 3 (16 HOURS)

Enhanced MAT + Props

Prerequisite: Mat 1 & 2 OR completion of comparable Mat Program.


Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises.


In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body Programming System is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!

Pilates Mat Instructor Training


  • Mat work is the foundation of Pilates and provides a great full body workout.


  • The Balanced Body Mat program includes the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, along with modifications and variations to make your program successful for a wide range of clients.


  • By focusing on the principles underlying the Pilates method, we give you the power to be a creative, inspiring and transformative teacher.



  • Exercise instruction in pre-Pilates and the complete Mat repertoire


  • A detailed, full color manual with accompanying DVD and streaming video to enhance your learning experience


  • Cueing, coaching and teaching tip


  • Safety information for teaching older adults, pre and post natal women, and clients with back, knee, neck and shoulder conditions


  • Tips on teaching successful group programs



To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy (strongly recommended)


  • Movement Principles (16 hours)


  • Mat 1 - Course work and tests (16 hours)


  • Mat 2 - Course work and tests (16 hours)


  • Mat 3 - Course work and test (16 hours)


  • 20 Mat personal sessions, 15 observation hours and 35 student teaching hours


  • Final written and practical test


Total hours for completion of Mat program: 134 hours.


Upon completion of all requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Mat Instructor will be issued.