Anatomy for Movement Professionals 

STOTT PILATES requires a working knowledge of functional anatomy that covers the human musculoskeletal system and includes muscle attachments, actions and basic biomechanics. If you are thinking of becoming a Pilates Instructor, this course is the first step.

Designed for Pilates instructors, apprentice instructors, fitness instructors, or anyone who may need the foundation of anatomy, or a refresher. This course will help to further your knowledge and better apply it to the STOTT PILATES repertoire. 

If you have a medical background, university or college level anatomy or physiology course, online course experience this anatomy training participation may be waived. Your previous training may be accepted provided the coursework amounted to a minimum 20–25 hours of learning and included homework assignments, tests and/or a final examination. If you are unsure about your coursework meeting the requirements please reach out about auditing this course and next steps.

Coming Summer 2024!

Intensive Pilates Reformer Training

Program requirements:

•          Working knowledge of functional anatomy and prior participation in an anatomy course that covers in detail the human musculoskeletal system and includes muscle attachments, actions and basic biomechanics. 


•          Minimum 30 hours participation in Pilates classes/workouts.

•          3+ years teaching movement or fitness. Strong history of Pilates participation and/or experience instructing students/clients in another field is helpful.

If you don't meet the recommendations, reach out about setting up a plan for success. We offer a bridge and apprentice program before and after certification.



This course 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 covering 139 exercises on the Reformer. Upon completion of the training you will be able to serve every client base to meet the exercise needs of all clients, from post-rehab to elite athlete. Students learn modifications to progress and regress clients appropriately to achieve and maintain fitness goals, and to use top-quality, user-friendly small props and equipment to properly position clients for effective exercise.

What you can expect from the STOTT PILATES Instructor Program

  • 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 skills, including verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation.

One of the reasons Maine Pilates is offering STOTT programming is because of their exceptional course material. STOTT PILATES’ continued reputation of training excellence is the extensive catalogue of technical manuals in the STOTT PILATES library. STOTT PILATES has been meticulously crafted based on the very latest in biomechanical research and cutting-edge thinking on health and fitness. Exercises and anatomical information is clearly laid out in text and images, and STOTT PILATES manuals provide an excellent resource to return to throughout your fitness career.

 * "Merrithew" STOTT PILATES. Accessed 1 March 2024.*

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Are you a certified instructor?

We are growing! Now hiring additional staff to support class or substitute requests for pilates, yoga and barre instruction. We believe everyone has a gift to offer and we would like to support your passions. Drop in to a class or speak with one of our instructors about joining the team or renting our space. 

Apprentice Program

If you are seeking feedback and a community before or after your certification program, we are a supportive place to grow your confidence and skills in our Maine Pilates Apprentice Program. Pilates is increasing in popularity every day, and the need for knowledgeable and attentive instructors has never been more important. Guiding dedicated apprentices to become skilled instructors is deeply rewarding. We feel privileged to mentor you through this journey of growth and learning. Contact us to learn more.

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