PPRC Fully Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course


This course covers all aspects of Pilates training from beginners mat work to advanced equipment work (Reformer, Trapeze, Ladder Barrel and Combo Chair) including all conditions and special populations.

It is affiliated with Alan Herdman:

http://www.alanherdmanpilates.co.uk/ who is a world renowned Instructor and brought Pilates over to this country in the 1970’s, and also incorporates the Active IQ level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Mat work which gives you entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s).

The course usually takes between six months to one year with one day per week of structured training and anatomy lectures. Trainees are also expected to put in as many extra hours as possible in attendance at either the Clevedon or Taunton studio, initially to practise and eventually to assist.

We usually run the course on term times which means we will break for a couple of weeks at Christmas, Easter and slightly longer for summer plus some half term holidays.

Students will be given a PPRC Exercise Repertoire Booklet for each piece of equipment, remedial mat work and Joseph Pilates 34 original exercises. These will be used for reference and notes.

The training will include knowledge of:

Core stability
Postural alignment
Flexibility and stretching
Adaptation & modification of certain exercises for various injuries and conditions.
The Equipment training will cover exercise repertoires on each machine listed below, together with care, maintenance and health and safety issues.

Trapeze table
Combo Chair
Ladder Barrel
You will learn how to progress these exercises in order to provide a more challenging work-out but you will also be taught adaptations for remedial clients and special populations.

You will become familiar with each exercise through demonstration, observation and practice.

Students will also be given a PPRC basic Anatomy booklet and PPRC Pathologies and Conditions booklet to study alongside the lectures which will cover:

Basic Anatomy:

The Spine
The Pelvis
The Hip
The Knee
The Shoulder
Pathologies and Conditions:

To include knowledge of:

Cervical Spine Dysfunction
Shoulder Impingement
Lumbar Spine Dysfunction
Patellofemoral Joint Dysfunction
Adhesive Capsulitis
Cervicogenic Headaches
Achilles Tendinopathy
Groin strain
Planta Faciiitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Chondromalacia Patella
Groin Strain
Osgood Schlatter’s
Tibial stress fracture
Osteo Arthritis
Hip Fractures
Iiopsoas Syndrome
Piriformis Syndrome
Sacro-Iliac pain
Osteitis Pubis (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction)
Neurological Conditions:

Parkinson’s Disease
Stroke rehabilitation
During the course students will undertake four written PPRC anatomy examinations:

The skeleton
Muscles & their functions
Joints and /soft tissue
Conditions and special populations
Active IQ Anatomy and Physiology examination
Active IQ Principles of Exercise examination
Active IQ assessment,
Alan Herdman assessment
Successful students will be awarded a Physiotherapy & Pilates Rehabilitation Centre Teacher Training Certificate for equipment and matwork in affiliation with Alan Herdman Pilates, and an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.


Please contact Karen for more details on: 01275 871 935
Or by email on: karen@thepilatesstudio.co.uk

Course Fees
The cost of the course to include the Active IQ Matwork diploma, affiliation with Alan Herdman and use of both the Clevedon and Taunton studios.

A registration fee will be required to secure your place. This will be deducted from the total fee.

Registration fee (Terms and Conditions apply): £500.00

Upfront payment: £4500 (less £500 registration fee) £4000

Payment by instalments: £4750 (less £500 registration fee) £4250

This comprises of;

Down payment at start of course: £1250

Plus 6 monthly payments of: £500


Terms & Conditions