International 4 Day Matwork Course - Singapore 11-14 May 2017

In this course, you will learn about the anatomy of the body for Pilates and over 90 basic to intermediate Matwork exercises. This course combines an extensive online learning component, with 80 hours of pre-course learning through Studio Pilates' exclusive Online Training Centres. You will receive access to both our Anatomy and Matwork Training Centres, featuring digital manuals, workout downloads, and online educational videos.

This course also features a four day practical component. Day One will focus on your Anatomy study, revising everything you need to know about muscles, joints and bones in order to become a great Pilates instructor. Days Two-Four are then about refining the teachings and techniques of Pilates in a hands-on learning environment. You will revise the Matwork exercises in a workshop setting. You will also learn about spinal problems, posture, and core stability, Pilates for pregnancy, muscle imbalances and muscle recruitment/activation. At the end of the course, you will have the skills to use Pilates with PT clients for both rehab and toning, and also take a Pilates mat class in a large group setting.

Anatomy Learning Objectives:

  • Learn anatomical terminology
  • Learn about the Skeletal System including bone structure and function
  • Learn about joints and joint movement including intervertebral, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, pelvis, knee, and ankle/foot joints
  • Learn about muscle structure and function
  • Learn about muscle levers and muscle terminology
  • Learn about muscles that move the body

Matwork Learning Objectives:

  • Learn over 90 basic-intermediate Pilates exercises
  • Learn about the history and basic principles of Pilates
  • Learn about common spinal injuries and using Pilates for rehabilitation
  • Learn about programming for athletes and advanced clients how to challenge your clients' core
  • Learn about correct muscle activation of the deep core stabilisers
  • Assessment and correction of poor movement patterns
  • Assessment of posture and core stability
  • Become familiar with the Studio Pilates cueing formula/methods of instruction, imagery, demonstration, voice projection and variation
  • Learn about pre/post pregnancy workouts and Women's Health related issues
  • Learn how to take a large group class safely and give different levels

Anatomy Assessment

  • Three online multiple choice pre-course exams
  • Practical assessment at the course
  • One online multiple choice post course exam

Matwork Assessment:

  • One online multiple choice pre-course exam
  • Practical assessment at the course
  • One online multiple choice post course exam
  • Video submission of you instructing

Online Pre-Course Study:

  • 40 hours online Anatomy learning
  • 41 hours online Matwork learning

Practical Course Format (4 Days):

  • 1/2 day Anatomy tutorial
  • 3 1/2 day Matwork course
  • 3 PDPs through Physical Activity Australia (AUS)
  • 13 CPDs through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (AUS)
  • 20 CPEs through Massage & Myotherapy Australia (AUS)**
  • 30 CECs through REPs (NZ)
  • 12.5 CEUs through AFAA (USA)
  • 1.9 CEUs through NASM (USA)
  • 3 PDPs through ACE (USA)
  • Health Practitioners - earn CPD hours through AHPRA (AUS) to maintain annual registration

* You must be a registered Group Exercise/ Gym Instructor in order to attain Fitness Australia CECs

** Note for MMA Members: If you hold a Certificate IV in Massage and are registered with MMA, you can claim the full 20 CPE points upon also completing the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course. Members with a Diploma of Massage are not required to complete the Anatomy Course as a prerequisite.

How to Enrol:

  • Book your course online or simply call + 61 488 014 618 or email
  • High speed internet (ADSL 2+ or Cable) as well as an up to date web browser to stream online video content.
Venue: To Be Confirmed
Starting: 9:00 AM
Thursday 11th May 2017
Ending: 5:00 AM
Sunday 14th May 2017
Phone Enquiries: 0488 014 618
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"This Pilates course is outstanding! I have previously completed Pilates training with another organisation and Studio Pilates has eclipsed anything I have previously experienced in terms of teaching style, knowledge shared and support given. This is an amazing company to learn from and associate with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Bethany

"I highly recommend the Matwork Level 1 course. Even if you have been teaching for years it will improve your knowledge of anatomy, your understanding of Pilates and how you manage a group. It's certainly raised my game and my clients love it!" Karen

"Amazing! You will learn so much, gain confidence, get constructive criticism AND support at the same time. Wonderful people and fantastic instructors. I recommend it to ANYONE!" Alle


"This is actually the best course I've ever completed. I left the course feeling confident in my ability to teach Matwork and inspired to pass on my knowledge to my clients." Robyn


"Loved this course!" Rachelle


"I found the Studio Pilates International Matwork 1 Course to be of the highest professional standard of any such course that I have undertaken. I found the course content, material and accessibility to be extremely comprehensive." Kathleen