Platinum Instructing Course

The Platinum instructor training program is Studio Pilates’ most advanced and comprehensive training course which enables you to instruct in a Studio Pilates studio with our video technology. The Platinum instructor training comprises two online modules (Body Essentials and Pre-Platinum) in addition to a 7 day face to face course and one on one shadowing with a Studio Pilates mentor. This means that you not only receive access to Studio Pilates’ most exclusive and comprehensive training resources, but also benefit from the face to face course where you are able to consolidate your knowledge and practise your instructing in a practical environment. The aim of the Platinum instructor training is to empower Studio Pilates instructors with the knowledge and skills to become the world’s most elite and qualified Pilates instructors.


Platinum Module (Online)

  • Learn 96 Reformer exercises
  • Learn 20 Matwork exercises
  • Learn 6 Band and Circle exercises
  • Learn the Studio Pilates® instructing system
  • Learn how to physically correct/palpate clients from different positions including supine, 4 point kneeling, sidelying and prone
  • Gain confidence with a range of different physical requirements and injuries including osteoporosis, neck problems, sciatica, muscle strain, instability, SIJ problems, disc problems, shin splints, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprain, patello-femoral pain, hip instability, medial leigament knee problems and much more
  • Learn about postural assessments (correct posture, flatback, lordosis, swayback, scoliosis, and hypermobility) and how to perform a physical assessment on your client
  • Learn how to assess poor movement patterns as well as posture and core stability
  • Learn how to correctly activate your clients’ deep core stabilisers
  • Learn about Pregnancy and post natal issues and the implications for Pilates
  • Gain insight into the history and basic founding principles of Pilates
  • Give yourself the best chance of success as an instructor by having a solid understanding of injury management and rehabilitation and the founding principles of Pilates
7 Day Platinum Course (Face to Face)
  • The 7 day course is incredibly practical and hands on you get to experience all of the exercises, feel them in your body AND practise teaching the group
  • Become familiar with the Studio Pilates Platinum cueing formula/methods of instruction, imagery, demonstration, voice projection and variation
  • Learn how to work with the Studio Pilates SPTV
  • Learn how to compliment, encourage and motivate your clients to ensure a maximum client return rate
  • Learn about pregnancy guidelines protocols in Studio Pilates studios
  • Become oriented with the Reformers, their components and how to use them
  • You benefit from practical knowledge on how to keep clients safe during your classes and how to modify exercises based on particular injuries
  • Learn how to accurately prescribe springs ranges to a wide range of client demographics
  • Practise teaching all of the exercises which you learned in the Platinum Module and receive practical instructing feedback


  • Studio Pilates’ most comprehensive course designed to transform you into a world class instructor
  • Learn how to instruct a Studio Pilates Platinum Class and gain the pre-requisite certification required to instruct in a Studio Pilates studio!
  • Practice teaching and cueing in a practical environment
  • Learn over 130 exercises on the Reformer (including a small number of basic Matwork exercises and Circle and Band exercises)
  • Receive a Reformer Certification
  • Instruct Reformer Pilates in studios other than Studio Pilates
  • You benefit from ongoing access to your Matwork Online Training centre after completing the course this
    means that you can go back and revise your course content at any time to refresh your knowledge
  • Ongoing career opportunities and job notifications – as trainees or graduates of the Studio Pilates International Platinum Instructor Training Program, you will be the first to receive notification of instructing positions that become available in any company owned or franchised studio.


At Studio Pilates, you are learning directly from the industry leaders in Pilates instructor certification. Our trainers have a combined 60 years’ worth of experience in the Pilates industry, meaning that you benefit from our wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and tools which have been created to help you succeed faster than you would on your own.

Unlike other training programs, you receive personalised instructing feedback every single step of the way. You benefit from one on one shadowing with a Studio Pilates mentor where you receive practical instructing feedback in a supported and non-intimidating environment.

In standard Reformer training courses, you will learn a range of Reformer exercises but you most likely will not learn how to cue the exercise to a group, how to motivate clients performing that exercise, how to modify the exercise for particular injuries and pathologies, how to physically correct or touch a client performing the exercise to ensure they are working the correct muscles or how to make the exercise harder or easier for different client demographics.

The Studio Pilates Platinum Training is the world’s most comprehensive Reformer training, covering not only all of these aspects, but also featuring entire modules on postural assessments, injury management and prevention, occupational health and safety, physical corrections, additional Matwork, Circle and Band exercises which can be performed on the Reformer, delving into the psychology of your clients and physical training principles such as adaptation cycles and basic principles of resistance training.

Unlike standard Reformer training courses, upon passing the Platinum Training, you have an extremely high likelihood of obtaining a position at a Studio Pilates location.


You should complete your Platinum Certification course if your aim is to work in a Studio Pilates studio. If your main goal is to work in a gym or Pilates studio other than Studio Pilates, you should complete the standard Matwork and Reformer courses. At the end of your Platinum Certification, you will receive a Reformer Certificate but not a Matwork Certificate. If you require the full Matwork certification, you should consider completing the Studio Pilates Matwork course.


After completing the Platinum Course, if you would like to apply for a position at a Studio Pilates studio, you will undertake further training in the form of Shadowing with a Studio Pilates Mentor. You will also undertake further online study using the Studio Pilates Online Training Centre.



As a prerequisite to enrolling in this course, you –

General Prerequisites

  • Must have completed or be enrolled in the Studio Pilates Anatomy Course or equivalent studies in anatomy and physiology
  • It is recommended that you have attended at least 10 Platinum classes at your local Studio Pilates
  • Because this course trains instructors to work in a Studio Pilates Platinum studio, you must currently live near to a Studio Pilates location in order to enrol in the course

Physical Prerequisites

  • Be able to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions
  • Be able to lift 10kg and be able to move/push equipment as needed
  • Visual acuity required
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time



This course has been approved by a number of leading health and fitness bodies. If you are a member of any of the following health or fitness bodies, you are able to claim professional development points upon completion of this course.

  • 15 CECs through Fitness Australia (AUS)*
  • 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



As a part of this course, you are assessed in a variety of ways –

  • Online multiple choice exams
  • Two practical assessments at the course (one on full cueing, one on the Platinum cueing)
  • Practical assessment at the end of shadowing with a mentor


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  • 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!! I will continue to complete more courses
    Alle Johnson
  • One of the most comprehensive and enjoyable courses that I have attended.
    Angela Mills
  • As a remedial massage therapist having never instructed a class, I have found the Matwork Course incredibly inspirational, informative, and an asset to my business.
    Anna Hill – Massage Therapist