Small Pilates Ball Course


This fun-filled online course is a fantastic addition to your existing Pilates knowledge and certifies you to instruct a massive repertoire of 68 beginner-intermediate small ball exercises!

Not only is the small ball an incredibly fun addition to your Pilates classes, but it also provides an even more effective all over body workout. The small ball works as a form of stability training while also offering the benefit of added resistance. In fact, a 2007 study found the small ball even more effective at activating the abdominal muscles (while keeping the back muscles switched off) compared to the same exercise on the mat and on the large ball. The small ball can also be used to aid your stretching and given its small size, is easily transported for classes on the go! So it’s a fantastic piece of small equipment that you’re going to love!


  • The course is delivered completely online and includes an extensive online training centre featuring a digital manual and comprehensive video workshops.


  • Comprehensive online training centre (75 videos)
  • Digital or hard copy course manual (approximately 350 pages)
  • 68 beginner to intermediate small ball exercises
  • 2x 1 hour sample class program videos
  • 6x sample programs (written choreography)


  • Become certified on a small, inexpensive piece of equipment that will revolutionise your classes!
  • The small ball adds resistance and is fantastic for increasing stability
  • Fantastic for all types of clients
  • Learn about the different types and sizes of small balls available
  • Learn about programming for the small ball as well as how to incorporate the ball into your classes
  • Learn a MASSIVE 68 exercises!
  • Benefit from 6x sample class programs which you can instruct or use as inspiration for your own program writing
  • Learn about occupational health and safety with the small ball
  • Add variety to your classes with this fun piece of equipment!



As a prerequisite to enrolling in this course, you –

  1. Must be enrolled in or have completed the Studio Pilates Matwork Course
  2. Have access to high speed internet (ADSL 2+ or Cable) as well as an up to date web browser to stream online video content

Pilates Instructors Trained By Another Education Provider

Please note that you are only able to enrol in this course if you are currently enrolled in or have previously completed Studio Pilates’ Matwork Course. You must bridge across to the Studio Pilates method prior to completing any of our ongoing education courses. Click here for more information.


  • 15 CECs through AUSactive (AUS)*
  • Health Practitioners – earn CPD hours through AHPRA (AUS) to maintain annual registration

*You must be a registered Personal Trainer and/or Group Exercise Instructor in order to attain AUSactive CECs, Fitness Pilates Instructors and Pilates Method Teachers are also eligible for CECs. The Matwork Programming and Progressions Course must also be completed to be recognised as a Fitness Pilates Instructor.



As a part of this course, you complete the following assessment –

  • Online multiple choice  exam



Course Video