Pre-Course including Online (46 hours)
Want to get the most out of the Pilates Reformer? The Polestar Pilates Reformer Series is designed for you! Physical therapists, personal trainers, group instructors and their clients are reaping the benefits of the work of Joseph Pilates with this versatile piece of equipment.
The Reformer Series comprises an online introductory module followed by one evening session then three two-day course modules. It teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with assessment techniques, Pilates reformer exercises, movement sequences and the application of the Polestar principles.
The courses must be taken in the following order: Polestar Principles Online (self-study), REF1, REF2 and REF3. Successful completion of the series will give participants the opportunity to obtain certification by taking the Polestar Reformer Examination.
COVID-19 Note: Should we be unable to run one of our modules due to government restrictions, our policy is that we will postpone until the next module date and then add a new date at the end of the course to make up for the one missed.
This course will combine our training in London with a satellite group of students in Limerick in Ireland. The course will be led from London with our educator Lisa and our Polestar mentor Leah will assist the students in Ireland. We have limited the group in London to just 4 students and in Limerick we will have max have 8 students.
We will have screens up in both studios. Our educator in London, Lisa, will lead the course and Leah, our Polestar mentor in Limerick, will demonstrate the exercises for our students in Limerick as Lisa teaches them to you in London. You will then have the opportunity to practice the exercises within your own small group under the guidance of our education teams in both locations.
This will be the second time we have taught the reformer course in this manner and it is working really well. Our education team are all highly experienced and the benefit that you will receive is having a very high ratio of students to teachers meaning that you will all receive a very high quality training experience.
|PPO – Principles Online||Pre-course online self-study|
|REF1 Introduction||23 Apr 2021 (Fri 17:00 - 19:00)|
|REF1 Reformer Module 1||24-25 Apr 2021 (Sat/Sun)|
|REF2 Reformer Module 2||22-23 May 2021 (Sat/Sun)|
|REF3 Reformer Module 3||19-20 Jun 2021 (Sat/Sun)|
- Proficient at Pilates reformer exercises from beginner through to advanced.
- Understand the fundamentals of group dynamics.
- Design training programmes and exercise sequences.
- Use Polestar Fitness Screening™ to problem-solve
- Acquisition of communication skills for successful teaching.
- Emphasise the use of tactile and imagery cues.
- Modification of exercises for special populations.
- Design and implement a successful exercise or treatment plan using the Pilates reformer
- Learn precautions and contraindications to ensure safe teaching.
- Group Exercise instructors
- Health & Fitness professionals
- Rehabilitation practitioners
- Movement teachers (eg yoga, dance)
Walk away skilled at designing Pilates training programs using the Pilates reformer repertoire.
The course must be taken in the following order: Polestar Principles Online (self-study), REF1, REF2 and REF3.
Successful completion of the series will give participants the opportunity to obtain certification by taking the Polestar Reformer Examination.
To graduate, you need to demonstrate your competence as a Polestar Pilates reformer instructor. This is a fundamental part of the training where you complete 25 hours of observation, 50 hours of self-practice and 50 hours of apprentice teaching. Polestar offers a number of support options to help you pass your practical teaching with confidence. It’s important to book regular private sessions (at least monthly) with a member of your education team. They will help keep you on track with your self-mastery and apprentice teaching. You can also get together with other students (up to 3) to share private tuition costs. A list of Polestar Educators and Mentors is provided when you start your course.
Certification Costs & Requirements
When you decide to take your exam and get certified is up to you, although we recommend that you sit your exam within two years of completing the course. Exams are usually offered twice annually and the cost is £225. Book your exam when you’re ready from our event timetable here.
To keep accreditation current, reformer graduates need to complete 16 hours of Polestar training courses and/or workshops every two years as well as two hours of self-practise and 5 hours teaching each week.
Then all you do is complete the form and return to us having paid the appropriate renewal fee online HERE (£75 prior to expiry, £150 after expiry). We will then maintain your listing, as a currently accredited Polestar instructor in our “Find a Teacher” search HERE.
TIP: Check your certification expiry date and ensure you have completed your hours before that date! We run Polestar Advanced training courses and workshops so there are plenty of opportunities for you to complete your practice and hours.
If you have multiple certifications, these can be renewed on one form, for one fee with the necessary hours recorded once. Just remember to tick all the boxes that apply.
Cancellations in writing prior to course commencement date (first scheduled attended module) will be refunded as follows:
- With 60 days’ or more notice – 100% of fees;
- With 30 or more days’ notice – 50% of fees;
- Less than 30 days’ notice – Nil.
Refundable course fees exclude course materials costs of £495.00 which are non-refundable. Any unpaid payment plan instalments become due in full at the time of cancellation and any outstanding balances will be charged to your payment card. If, at the time of booking, you know that you will not be able to attend a scheduled course module, let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you on a subsequent course for a nominal transfer fee. After course commencement, modules missed can either be caught-up privately with a Polestar educator/mentor at your own cost, or, subject to availability, re-booked on a subsequent course at a significant discount. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any course or course module, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. Polestar Pilates UK Limited is not responsible for any participant’s hotel/airline reservations or transportation to and from a course in the event of cancellation of a course.
This cost is comprised of £1,600 tuition fees and £495 for course materials (workbooks and manuals etc), including VAT.
Pay in full now for only £1,995.
Interest-free easy payment plan available:
Deposit £495.00 then five monthly instalments of £320.00.
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