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Essential Matwork Weekend Course (Teach)

January 21 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

This course will give you the new nationally recognised qualification YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) regulated by Ofqual and supported by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)

It covers;

All class content – to include warm up, cool down and stretch

Principles and fundamentals

Pre – Pilates

34 original exercises

Progression and modification

Postural analysis, core stability and movement analysis

Overview of special populations in exercise

Teaching and communication skills


The following key skills and knowledge are assessed through YMCA awards assessment procedure:

  • Anatomy and Physiology required when exercise programming and design for a range of clients
  • Importance of professionalism, customer service, effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of commonly occurring medically controlled diseases and health conditions
  • Understanding the principles and fundamentals of Pilates
  • How to programme a Pilates session
  • How to instruct a Pilates session


This assessment includes:

A multiple choice exam for Level 3 applied anatomy and physiology

Online questions and written worksheets

A 12 week progressive programme, and viva

A detailed lesson plan for a matwork group class – practical teaching assessment


Weekend course is 8 weekends 10 – 5pm (TBC)

Followed by YMCA awards Assessment

Cost: £2000 in advance (includes a free FiP course when paid in advance)

Installment £500 deposit and 8 monthly payment of £215




January 21 @ 10:00 am
October 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Kentish Town Studios
141-145 Kentish Town Road, Camden
London, London NW1 8PB United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 208 346 8803


Allison Swan
0208 346 8803