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BASI Pilates educates and nurtures the world’s leading Pilates Instructors throughout their professional careers. BASI courses are offered in over 20 countries in over 100 locations world-wide.

Students who obtain a BASI qualification receive one of the most respected certificates in the industry and have the self-confidence that comes from knowing that they are comprehensively qualified to instruct in the method. With Pilates now a mainstream fitness activity, it is critical that a self-respecting instructor have a trusted qualification and a solid theoretical and practical grounding in the profession.

“I only employ BASI Pilates instructors as they are the best qualified to work with clients” –  Chantal vd Westhuizen (Pure Motion)

What we Offer:


·         Mat Work Teacher Training Course (MTTC) 
It is affordable, easy to integrate into many different settings and introduces people to the foundation of Pilates. There is no part of the Pilates system that exemplifies the principles of the method, particularly flow, quite as well as the Mat work.

Students study the full complement (Basic to Master Level) of Mat Work exercises and the integration of small apparatus into the Mat program. The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course.
The course covers both the classical and contemporary repertoires, anatomy and the science of human movement, and teaching methodologies It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or those in locations without Pilates equipment. The course consists of 6 Modules, presented over 2 weekends and from start to the exam date is approximately 6 months. Apprentice hours are a requirement.

·         Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC)

The BASI CTTC emphasizes the holistic nature of Pilates; it teaches the student to think and understand, rather than simply to perform exercises, and to work with a broad diversity of clients. The course covers major Pilates equipment, classical and contemporary repertoires, anatomy and the science of human movement, and teaching methodologies. The course consists of 12 Modules, presented over 4 weekends and from start to the exam date is approximately 6 - 8 months. Apprentice hours are a requirement.

Continued Advanced Education

 BASI Advanced Education:  Post Graduate Courses provides Pilates professionals with the specialized skills they need to succeed and prosper in today’s very competitive commercial environment. BASI Advanced Education is designed for all Pilates professionals, irrespective of where they received their Pilates education. Conducted as one-day workshops and/or three to four days certificate courses.

Workshops:  BASI Pilates offers short workshops (3 - 4 hours) that keeps instructors inspired and on the cutting edge of developments. These workshops are informative, packed with info (practical & theoretical) and easy to attend with a busy schedule.

Symposiums : BASI Pilates SA brings to the South African Pilates community a bi-annual Symposium (4 days) with international instructors and top of the range workshops and classes. It has become the Pilates highlight on every Pilates instructor’s calendar.

Continued Support & Communication

BASI Pilates SA supports its students with continued course support, monthly newsletters, through the use of Social Networking, with video support (www.pilatesinteractive.com) and consultancy.

Locations in SA:   Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban (Ballito), various smaller towns and Leading Universities. Contact us if you see the potential for a course in your town. 

Contact us: Tel/Fax: 012 460 9206; bodyintellect@pilatessa.co.za; Facebook: Pilates SA (BASI Pilates South Africa); www.basipilates.co.za




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STOTT Pilates


Please check out (and ‘like’) our new Facebook page and note our new identity! Bay Pilates is now known as The Movement Lab (Stott Pilates Licensed Training Centre) https://www.facebook.com/themovementlabpe

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years they have been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. MH&Fs premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates equipment, education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. 

STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available – and making it the first choice for health professionals worldwide. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs. 

Often referred to as the “Ivy League” school of Pilates, STOTT PILATES provides you with the depth of knowledge and practical programming options to teach effective group or personal training programs to clients of any age of fitness level – from post rehabilitation patients to elite athletes. 

STOTT PILATES education and certification programs empower instructors to motivate, challenge and retain clients long term. It’s just one of the reasons our graduates are in high demand worldwide.

The STOTT PILATES Network™ consists of over 100 training centers with more than 36,000 students trained in the method from over 100 countries. 

Details of the Intensive Mat – IMP

In the IMP course, you will to learn to equip yourself with the following:

Workout composition for personal and group training

Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle™ and Arc Barrel workouts

Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

Theory and practice of postural analysis

Exercise layering related to effective program design

63 exercises plus multiple modifications

Registered providers for STOTT PILATES CEC’S; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro and a member of REPSSA (approved CPD points for health professionals).

Please contact Lisa Palmer for more information: portelizabeh@stottpilates.com or lisapilates@axemail.co.za

Website - www.merithew.com 

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