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Intensive Reformer - IR

This course teaches you how to design and instruct Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) reformer workouts in personal or group training settings for a range of clients. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first. In addition to the general course objectives, you will learn:


  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination  
  • How to develop programs for personal and group classes Essential, Intermediate, Power 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 
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis 
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design 
  • 122 exercises plus multiple modifications



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



  • 50 hours instruction & supervised teaching 
  • Minimum 10 hours observation
  • Minimum 40 hours physical review 
  • Minimum 25 hours practice teaching 
  • Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends 
  • Total: 125 hours



  • 5.0 STOTT PILATES; Can-Fit-Pro