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Intensive Mat-Plus™ – IMP

IMP provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating group and personal training programs. This course teaches you to design and teach the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) Matwork repertoire, integrating small equipment to add variety and meet the specific needs of your clients. In addition to the general course objectives, you will learn:


  • Workout composition for personal and group training 
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel workouts 
  • Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation 
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions 
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design 
  • 63 exercises plus multiple modifications



  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy 
  • 30 hours pilates classes 
  • Three-plus years teaching movement or fitness



  • 40 hours instruction & supervised teaching
  • Minimum 10 hours observation 
  • Minimum 30 hours physical review 
  • Minimum 15 hours practice teaching 
  • Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends 
  • Total: 95 hours



  • 4.0 STOTT PILATES; Can-Fit-Pro