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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 4.0 CECs, ACSM 4.0 CECs Included in Course:Book DVD Online Quiz $79.95 Add To Cart

Pilates Mat Training

0.4 Customer Reviews
  • 105 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 Specialty Certification.
    Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


    Customer Reviews

    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.

    Kimberly (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/10/14 4:34 PM

    Great introduction to mat pilates..

    Phillip (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/20/14 9:23 AM

    Excellent basic introduction to Pilates.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback!

    Angela Doll (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/4/14 11:39 AM

    Very clear, easy to follow. Good information.

    Gretchen (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/3/14 6:40 PM

    Its a good place to start. Its very basic, but adequately relays the important factors of the Pilates teaching. Good reference book for mat exercises.

    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback!


    1/24/14 10:27 AM

    Good basic introduction to Pilates. I especially liked the DVD which explained the exercises so well, I felt like I had a trainer right there in the room with me.

    Alissa (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/22/14 4:47 PM

    This is a really great course for those who don't already have previous experience in Pilates, but as a practitioner of Pilates for approximately 3 years, it covered only basic level exercises, and I was hoping for more content. The exercises covered were explained thoroughly and in good detail, and could be used to add Pilates basics into a class.

    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback on the course.


    11/17/13 3:58 AM

    not so intersted

    Gwenn (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/10/13 3:16 PM

    A slightly different challenge, but Pilates is slightly different than most programs. Very enjoyable and rewarding, thank you.

    Deborah (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/12/13 12:34 PM

    This is a very thorough introduction to the core principles of Pilates.

    Sascha (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/3/13 8:45 PM

    Perfect for introductory content...especially the body awareness portions. Wish there was more detail in physiology and more discussion on specific modifications for special populations (seniors, pregnant women, children, etc.). And especially for the questions on the quiz that concerned which workouts to do for "deconditioned or advanced individuals"... But aside from that nitpicking, Overall I feel like Iearned plenty.

    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the helpful feedback! We can look at incorporating regressions and progressions in a future course.

    Aaron (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/3/13 4:50 PM

    too basic

    Diane (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/13/13 12:55 PM

    Have to be a little careful with going back to questions on quiz. Though it said 100% completed, one of my answers wasn't registered. Made me a little leery to check my answers on the second quiz.


    6/28/13 2:22 PM

    Great training! I learned a lot in a easy to understand way and have already been able to incorporate these principles into my classes!

    Vicki (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/24/13 2:49 PM

    Good information on form. Questions well-worded.


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