Build an extraordinary career with us.

Whether you want to become an instructor or you're a seasoned professional learn how we can take you to new heights. Confident, vibrant and on the leading edge.

Build an extraordinary career with us.

Whether you want to become an instructor or you're a seasoned professional learn how we can take you to new heights. Confident, vibrant and on the leading edge.

Ready to become an instructor?

Let's get right to it. Here's how.

Ready to become an instructor?

Let's get right to it.

Here's how.

01

ENJOY LEARNING

Start with either mat or reformer training. These are our foundational courses and the entry point into the STOTT PILATES program.

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02

PUT IT INTO PRACTICE

Master the repertoire in your body, practice teaching and observe STOTT PILATES instructors putting the repertoire to work teaching sessions and classes. You'll have access to the studio if needed.

03

DESIGN YOUR REWARDING CAREER

After taking the IMP or IR course, test out or continue learning by taking the corresponding advanced course, any of the remaining intensives, or workshops. After certifying, our specialty tracks allow you to design a satisfying and rewarding career.

01

ENJOY LEARNING

Start with either mat or reformer training. These are our foundational courses and the entry point into the STOTT PILATES program.

- or -

02

PUT IT INTO PRACTICE

Master the repertoire in your body, practice teaching and observe STOTT PILATES instructors putting the repertoire to work teaching sessions and classes. You'll have access to the studio if needed.

03

DESIGN YOUR REWARDING CAREER

After taking the IMP or IR course, test out or continue learning by taking the corresponding advanced course, any of the remaining intensives, or workshops. After certifying, our specialty tracks allow you to design a satisfying and rewarding career.

The STOTT PILATES Curriculum

Forge your path.

Start the STOTT PILATES program with either the Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) or the Intensive Reformer (IR) course. Both cover essential and intermediate repertoire, the STOTT PILATES Basic Principles, Postural Analysis and other foundational topics. After completing either take any of the other intensives or the corresponding advanced course.

Start here.

Or here.

Intensive Mat Plus

IMP

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Intensive Reformer

IR

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Intensive Cadillac

ICAD

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Intensive Chair

ICHR

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Intensive Barrels

IBRL

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Intensive Cadillac, Chair and Barrels

ICAD, ICHR, IBRL

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Anatomy and Advanced Topics

Dive Deep.

The Functional Anatomy (FA) course is available to students at any point in the program. It has no prerequisites and can even be taken before beginning the intensives. It is available to any fitness, yoga or movement professionals. While not required for certification, the course provides beneficial background allowing students to deepen their understanding of the STOTT PILATES repertoire and sets the stage for the Injuries and Special Populations course.

The Injuries and Special Populations (ISP) course is available exclusively to students in the STOTT PILATES program. Students must take either the Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) or the Intensive Reformer (IR) course prior to taking the ISP course.

Functional Anatomy

FA

Injuries and Special Populations

ISP

Functional Anatomy

FA

Injuries and Special Populations

ISP

The STOTT PILATES Program

Start with a strong foundation.

At DFX Pilates we've chosen the STOTT PILATES program over all others because it is rooted in the classical work of Joseph H. Pilates and is advanced with cutting edge science. It's safe, super effective and the modern approach to the method. It's the foundation of everything we do. Here's why.

Basic Principles

STOTT PILATES Basic Principles are the key to unlocking your two most important skills, an eye for movement and cueing.

Classical Repertoire

Learn the full repertoire of classical exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates. All broken down into logical layers.

Cutting Edge Science

Bring your clients seriously effective programs, incorporating the latest in Exercise Science, Physical Therapy and Kinesiology.

Work with any Clients

Meet clients where they are. Learn to regress exercises so they can master the movement details and then take them to new heights.

Cutting Edge Science

Bring your clients seriously effective programs, incorporating the latest in Exercise Science, Physical Therapy and Kinesiology.

Postural Analysis

Gain deep insights into the transformative power of the repertoire while sharpening your eye for movement even more.

Exceptional Course Materials

With the most thorough and detailed manuals and DVDs in the industry, be confident in knowing every nuance of the repertoire.

Work with any Clients

Meet clients where they are. Learn to regress exercises so they can master the movement details and then take them to new heights.

The home of STOTT PILATES in Sacramento.

DFX Pilates is a Merrithew Licensed Training Center.

2020 Coursework Schedule

Master this key piece of repertoire.

Intensive Reformer (IR)

July 11 - Nov 22

The STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer (IR) course is our level 1 reformer training and is a great place for new students to start. Learn the intricate details of the classical Pilates reformer repertoire and how it applies to posture, alignment and overall strength and flexibility. The course includes a ton of very useful modifications to strengthen the right places and make the pilates reformer repertoire even more effective.

Dates, Times and Fees

Dates:
July 11, 12
Oct 10, 11
Nov 7, 8
Nov 14, 15
Nov 21, 22

Times:
Saturdays 10:30-4:00
Sundays 9:00-2:30

Course Fee: $1,500
Materials: $232+tax

Required Hours:
Class Time: 50 hrs
Physical Review: 40 hrs
Practice Teaching: 25 hrs
Observation: 10 hrs

Email or call us at 916-397-2373 to begin registration or to ask us anything.

Begin a new, rewarding career.

Master the Matwork.

Intensive Mat Plus (IMP)

Sept 26 - Nov 8

The STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) course is our level 1 mat training and is a great place for new students to start. Learn the intricate details of the classical Pilates matwork and how it applies to posture, alignment and overall strength and flexibility. The course includes a ton of very useful modifications to strengthen the right places and make the pilates matwork even more effective.

Dates, Times and Fees

Dates:
Sept 26, 27
Oct 10, 11
Oct 24, 25
Nov 7, 8

Times:
Saturdays 10:30-4:00
Sundays 9:00-2:30

Course Fee: $1,050 before Aug 26, $1,150 after
Materials: $207+tax

Required Hours:
Class Time: 40 hrs
Physical Review: 25 hrs
Practice Teaching: 15 hrs
Observation: 10 hrs

Email or call us at 916-397-2373 to begin registration or to ask us anything.

Begin a new, rewarding career.

More student resources

We love to learn

Take your understanding of the Pilates method to the top with these insightful learning tools. These are time-tested, tried-and-true resources and for good reason. They have helped millions of students master anatomy. You'll gain insight into the anatomy principles behind the method. We can't recommend them enough.

Trail Guide Flash Cards

Andrew Biel

These flash cards are required for all of our Mat and Reformer students. Images from these cards are on the written exams for our coursework. These are available on Amazon or on iOS and Android. The app is called AnatomyMapp. If you like having the actual flash cards, you can find them at the link below.

Buy Now ❯

The Anatomy of Movement

Blandine Calais-Germain

Many books on this topic lack the detail needed to gain deep insight. Others, such as college level text books can be overwhelming. This book is written in clear language that will bring you up the learning curve quickly and painlessly. You'll refer to it for years to come. Easily worth the modest price.

Buy Now ❯

Trail Guide to the Body

Andrew Biel

Used in the majority of Massage, Physical Therapy and Athletic Conditioning programs, this book is a wonderful exploration of anatomy through palpation. You'll get access to exceptional online resources - a video library where Andrew Biel will take you on a true learning adventure.

Buy Now ❯

Already an Instructor?

Explore the possibilities to grow your career.

One of the richest aspects of the STOTT PILATES program is Continuing Education. With more than 150 workshops there are countless opportunities to develop your niche, set yourself apart and keep yourself and your clients inspired. It's open to all Pilates professionals. We don't think you'll find a program with more to offer. See for yourself.

STOTT PILATES Continuing Education

Keep your career flying high.

Open to Everyone

No matter what program you are trained in, be it Classical or Contemporary, join us for Continuing Education.

Keep it Fresh

We hold a Spring and a Fall Conference every year, weekends full of refreshing material. Recharge your practice twice a year.

Variety

With over 150 workshops over 9 Specialty Tracks, there's endless opportunity to take your career to new heights.

Functional Anatomy

The Functional Anatomy course is open to any professionals and has no prerequisites. It's a powerful learning experience that we open up to everyone.

STOTT PILATES Continuing Education

Keep your career flying high.

Open to Everyone

No matter what program you are trained in, be it Classical or Contemporary, join us for Continuing Education.

Keep it Fresh

We hold a Spring and a Fall Conference every year, weekends full of refreshing material. Recharge your practice twice a year.

Variety

With over 150 workshops over 9 Specialty Tracks, there's endless opportunity to take your career to new heights.

Functional Anatomy

The Functional Anatomy course is open to any professionals and has no prerequisites. It's a powerful learning experience that we open up to everyone.

The STOTT PILATES Specialty Tracks

Pick a color. Any color.

With over 150 workshops in 9 Specialty Tracks, the STOTT PILATES program provides endless opportunities to follow your passion, grow and set yourself apart. Once certified, STOTT PILATES Instructors can earn a specialist designation by taking 8 workshops in any of the Specialty Tracks. By the way, feel free to pick more than one color. Endless variety so you can make your career yours.

Pilates for post-rehabilitation of injuries, back pain and orthopedic injuries

Post-Rehabilitation

Learn to work with clients with common injuries and special conditions.

Pilates group reformer classes

Group Equipment

Teach stimulating equipment sessions to a variety of levels.

Pilates for active older adults, clients in their 60's, 70's and 80's

Active for Life

Specialized programming for the active aging population.

Pilates for athletic conditioning and cross training

Athletic Conditioning

Work with athletes to improve power and agility with modified repertoire.

Pilates modified for pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal Pilates

Pre & Post Natal

Address a moms changing body before and after birth.

Pilates for dancers, a ballet barre

Dance

Help dancers build strength, stability, balance and flexibility.

Pilates with fascia and exercise science

Interdisciplinary

Incorporate the latest fascial and exercise science.

Pilates for golf

Golf Conditioning

Learn to boost performance on the green.

Pilates group mat classes

Group Matwork

Teach inspiring mat classes to a wide variety of clients.

Pilates for post-rehabilitation of injuries, back pain and orthopedic injuries

Post-Rehabilitation

Learn to work with clients with common injuries and special conditions.

Pilates group reformer classes

Group Equipment

Teach stimulating equipment sessions to a variety of levels.

Pilates for athletic conditioning and cross training

Athletic Conditioning

Work with athletes to improve power and agility with modified repertoire.

Pilates for active older adults, clients in their 60's, 70's and 80's

Active for Life

Specialized programming for the active aging population.

Pilates modified for pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal Pilates

Pre & Post Natal

Address a moms changing body before and after birth.

Pilates for dancers, a ballet barre

Dance

Help dancers build strength, stability, balance and flexibility.

Pilates with fascia and exercise science

Interdisciplinary

Incorporate the latest fascial and exercise science.

Pilates for golf

Golf Conditioning

Learn to boost performance on the green.

Pilates group mat classes

Group Matwork

Teach inspiring mat classes to a wide variety of clients.

The DFX Pilates 2020 Fall Conference

Get CECs and get inspired

It's been a tough year and who couldn't use a little inspiration? We've got a weekend of great workshops planned.  Put 2020 in the rear view mirror and get inspired for 2021. Saturday will be rehab focused and Sunday will feature fun workouts. One thing's for sure - we've got fun ways to bring real benefits to your clients.

Saturday, Dec 5

Optimization of the Shoulder Complex

10:30-3:00, 0.4 CECs
Note that for pricing, this counts as two workshops ($225)

This lecture/demo workshop first explores the biomechanics of a healthy, optimally functioning shoulder girdle. We then explore a series of mat and small props based exercises designed to optimize the function off the shoulder girdle. We will start with optimizing the thoracic and cervical spines and then muscles of the shoulder.

To purchase equipment for this workshop:

Blue & Orange Mini-Stability Ball ❯
Foam Roller ❯
Flex Band (yellow) ❯
Toning Balls (2-lbs) ❯

Sunday, Dec 6

Mini-Stability Ball Workout

9:00-11:00, 0.2 CECs

Brighten up your matwork and feel energized with the Mini-Stability Ball. We incorporate the 7.5" Blue Mini-Stability Ball to create a total-body strengthening and conditioning workout. It's fun from beginning to end.

To purchase equipment for this workshop:

Blue Mini-Stability Ball ❯

Essential Matwork with Fascial Focus

11:30-1:30, 0.2 CECs

This workshop incorporates the latest in Fascial Research into the essential level matwork. This workshop is full of innovative programming. Don't be fooled by the fact that it's based on the essential matwork. This repertoire is quite challenging and your clients will feel results quickly.

Monday, Dec 7

Pilates for Men

12:00-2:00, 0.2 CECs

Get down on the Mat for a workout that’s not for the faint-hearted. Welcome to the full-body workout athletes swear by for sports conditioning, cross training and a strong, injury-resistant core. Every last muscle will feel this challenging routine that uses Toning Balls and innovative exercise choices to focus on precision and control.

To purchase equipment for this workshop:

Toning Balls (2-lbs) ❯

Monday, December 14

Fitness Circle Challenge

12:00-2:00, 0.2 CECs

Inject energy and challenge into any Matwork routine with the Magic Circle. Add targeted resistance and focus to both the upper and lower body. This invigorating workout guarantees to challenge strength, flexibility and core stability. Learn innovative cues and functional corrections to ensure safety and effectiveness.

To purchase equipment for this workshop:

Fitness Circle Lite ❯

Fall Conference Pricing:

1-workshop: $125, 2-workshops: $225, 3-workshops: $325
Note that the Optimization of the Shoulder Complex workshop counts as two workshops for pricing purposes.

Email or call us at 916-397-2373 to begin registration or to ask us anything.

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