This course is designed to give Fitness Professionals and Physical therapists the basic knowledge of Pilates Mat Exercises and general Pilates philosophies. A comprehensive manual/study guide is included in the course. Students obtain a thorough understanding of the complete beginner and intermediate Pilates Mat program including adaptations for several postural deviations. Postural assessment and alignment will be addressed throughout the course as the fundamental principle behind the exercises. Students will be given enough information to recall and teach a beginner to intermediate level Pilates Mat class and emphasis is placed on developing teaching skills, hands-on training competence, and verbal cueing for correct execution of moves and postural self-improvement for demonstration purposes.