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Pilates Mat Training

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.4 CECs , ACSM 4.00 CECs, ACSM 4.00 CECs Included in Course:Book DVD Online Quiz $79.95 Add To Cart

Pilates Mat Training

0.4 Customer Reviews
  • 143 Reviews
  • Learn the six traditional Pilates principles and how they combine to form the basis of all Pilates movements. Based on ACE’s Pilates Mat Training and Guide to Pilates Mat Training, this self-paced study explores how modern exercise science has influenced the traditional teachings of Pilates. Get tips on programming and leadership as well as a detailed review of proper technique and exercise modifications.

     You will learn:

    • Traditional Pilates principles and how they influence all Pilates movements
    • How modern science has influenced traditional Pilates teachings
    • Programming techniques and leadership skills
    • Exercise modifications for special populations


    This course is included in our Mind Body Specialist Program.
    Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


    Customer Reviews

    John (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/29/17 10:31 AM

    good but very short and not as much detail on special populations and also would like more information on studys and exersizes.

    Patrick (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/5/17 6:56 PM

    The book was well written and got to the point without repeating itself too much. The video that also came with this corse was extremely helpful and the instructor was a delight.

    Brianna (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/29/17 5:26 PM

    Good course!

    Shirleyann (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/27/17 7:01 AM

    It was kind of a waste of time, especially for a seasoned trainer.

    Karen (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/26/17 7:36 AM

    Good and basic

    Mare (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/22/17 12:47 PM

    The DVD and handbook were well coordinated.

    Nina (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/22/17 9:18 PM


    Tyler (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/3/17 10:10 PM

    Learned a lot great course

    Courtney (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/19/16 9:56 AM

    Very thorough and some good fun facts. Thank you!

    Nicole (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/16/16 10:31 AM

    The videos seem dated, some of the pictures are incorrect, and I don't feel like I can construct a class from this course.

    Karin (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/3/16 4:40 AM

    Thank you. Very good information and video.

    Victoria (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/31/16 7:31 PM

    fast historical facts and history of practice and its developments to today. Useful book and good video

    Amanda (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/16/16 12:59 PM

    I believe I have received general but thorough training and understanding of Pilates concepts and principles. Excellent quality for the price.

    Ronald (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/16/16 10:25 AM

    This is a good introduction to Pilates mat training. It gives a bit of history and discusses the principles of Pilates, as well as how it has evolved and information on safety and teaching. This is not a complete course on Pilates; you will not be ready to teach a Pilates class after taking this course. However, it is not designed for that purpose. What it is, and does very will, is an introduction to Pilates. It will give you a clear picture of what Pilates is all about and put you on the path to further study of the Pilates system if you so desire.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Ronald, thank you for your review on our Pilates Mat Training course.  We are glad you were able to understand it’s true objective and we hope you continue your education on Pilates and other fitness formats.  

    Carlotta (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/11/16 2:12 PM

    I highly recommend: Return to Live Through Contrology and Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger. The video in the course kept putting me to sleep. I do hope the next course is better.


    2/11/16 11:42 AM

    The book is thorough and the accompanying video is well worth viewing. I recommend practicing the exercises in order to attain a good base.

    Patricia (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/29/16 1:27 PM

    This is the first 100% good course in the whole mind-body certification. Thorough, accurate, well-instructed and well-written. After those dreadful YogaFit videos this came a relief!!!

    Krystal (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/10/15 11:57 AM

    Content was easy to understand. Pictures are provided for each exercise in this training, which was helpful.


    10/26/15 9:30 AM

    I have taken Pilates on/off over the years. I found the book informative. The test was not what I expected but the questions were good and gave me an even better understanding of what to really focus on. I would recommend this course to anyone with a fitness background but very little knowledge of Pilates.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Lyiola for your feedback.  We are happy to hear that you found the course informative and that it helped with your Pilates practice.

    Carmen (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/4/15 7:53 AM

    Great basic training for anyone seeking to implement Pilates mat training into their programs for their clients.


    2/25/15 12:37 PM

    There are questions on the test that aren't even mentioned in the manual. If it wasn't for the fact that I've been exposed to Pilates before, I wouldn't have known. Also, standard Pilates terms like "The Hundred" aren't used in the manual using the "PilatesFit" way, yet they're used on this test. This is an ok intro to Pilates but that's all it intro.


    2/17/15 3:02 PM

    Very well organized and presented training.


    12/9/14 10:55 AM

    Will you be pilates mat certified after this course?


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for your question Jennifer.  This course is intended to expand your knowledge and education of Mat Pilates, but it will not provide with a certification in Mat Pilates.

    Michael (ACE Certified Professional)

    8/6/14 12:57 PM

    Great for all levels!!!!!!

    Sarah (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/24/14 11:18 AM

    love how the course was direct and to the point without a lot of "fluff" used as filler.


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