REFORMER COURSE:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 –  SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 2019

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REFORMER PILATES COURSE SUMMARY

Manly West, Queensland - Australia

Duration: 32 Hours

Observation & Self Mastery: 30 Hours

Examination: Written Exam, Practical Assessment & Video Submission

WHY VIVA EDUCATION?

We pride ourselves on delivering the most comprehensive and thorough training program.  VIVA graduates are of the highest calibre; fully equipped with the skills to communicate & deliver the Pilates repertoire safely, effectively & efficiently.

Learning & support doesn’t stop at our 4 Day Course. We’ve developed online and face-to-face continual learning tools to assist you in becoming the very best! We’re not just about the first step. We’re here (cheering you on) all the way!

REFORMER COURSE DETAILS

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • How to apply Pilates principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises
  • A complete breakdown of each exercise
  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing
  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity
  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues
  • How to recognize optimal and less than optimal movement patterns
  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated
  • Effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

DURATION

Contact Hours: 32 Hours (4 Days)  Non Contact Hours: 30 hours consisting of 15 hours observation and 15 hours practical.

ADMISSION

Many of our graduates have chosen to become a Pilates Instructor to enhance their passion for fitness, embark on a new career or supplement their current income. We strongly recommend that before commencing your VIVA course that participate in a minimum of 10 Pilates classes prior to your course. Knowing Pilates in your own body will not only give you an appreciation of the method, it will also help you teach it to your clients.

COURSE FEES

VIVA Pilates Courses cost $1297.  Early bird discounts do apply so be sure to get in touch with us today to learn more about how you can save! Flexible payment methods of up to 16 weeks are also available.

ASSESSMENT

On-Course Theory Exam: The written exam consists of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank or matching type questions, and muscle identification questions. It will take you approximately 2-3 hours to complete the exam. Your results for your theory exam will be emailed to you within 10 days of completing your course. 

Practical Exam: You will be required to demonstrate an exercise to your course group at the end of day 3. Post Course video submission of 30 Minute Class required.  Once your observation and practical logs are complete please email a copy to info@vivapilatesstudios.com.au. Your Pilates Certificate will be issued within a 2 week period.

ABSENTEEISM & MAKE-UP HOURS

It is strongly advised that make-up hours are done as soon as possible after they are missed – especially if it occurs in the middle of a course. This allows students to cover the missed material prior to returning to the course. Please note that this is done in private review at the student’s expense. Students have six months to make up any hours missed. If they exceed this timeline, the course is forfeited and the entire course must be retaken in order to examine and certify.

DATE OF CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of the exam, students are considered certified instructors from their exam date.

OBSERVATION HOURS

Observation hours can be logged during or after the course and can be accrued by watching a VIVA Instructor at any of our locations, free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in a VIVA Pilates course.

CERTIFICATION APPEALS PROCESS

Students who choose to appeal their certification score may do so in writing to info@vivapilatesstudios.com.au 30 days of their exam scores being issued. All appeals will be attended to within 60 days of receipt.

CAREERS

Upon completion of Reformer Level 1, students who pass the course will be eligible to interview for instructor positions at VIVA. The road to starting your Pilates career starts with us. Our aim is to provide all of our trainees with the resources to become highly skilled, successful Pilates instructors before, during and after training with us. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

We believe everyone has untapped potential

AND IT TAKES A COMPREHENSIVE, SUPPORTIVE APPROACH TO UNLEASH IT. VIVA PILATES EDUCATION.

Having completed the VIVA Instructor Training Curriculum, graduates are competent in:

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • The Pilates Method of Exercise – covering the mechanics, breath and essense of 120 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • Classic Pilates exercises plus all progressions and regressions
  • Effective use of the Reformer to enhance stability and strength extremity conditioning, flexibility, joint stability, balance and coordination
  • Verbal cueing, imagery and tactile cueing for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Formation and grouping of exercises – exercise layering to create effective class design

OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES A BALANCED AND THOROUGH BLEND OF THEORY, OBSERVATION AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU MASTER THE PILATES REPERTOIRE.  

You will be confident and equipped to instruct Reformer Pilates at a Pilates studio, gym group classes, semi or private small group, at home, outdoors or in a corporate environment.

READY TO ENROL?

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

I HAVE NO FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS, CAN I STILL DO THE COURSE?

Of course you can! The VIVA Pilates course is designed to start from the very beginning. The course is structured to ensure you leave with a full and complete knowledge of the correct postural alignment, abdominal recruitment, safety and communication cues and a deep knowledge of Pilates exercises. Whether the goal is to deepen your own knowledge and juice more from your individual Pilates practice or to explore exciting new opportunities as an instructor, the VIVA Pilates Teacher training will leave you feeling confident and ready to tackle all Pilates endeavours!

DO I NEED PILATES EXPERIENCE?

While Pilates experience is not essential, it is definitely recommended that you have attended a couple of Matwork and/or Reformer classes so that you know what to expect from the Pilates Methodology. You can feel free to book a class at VIVA here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COST?

Course Cost Inclusions-

  • A Hard Copy of our Comprehensive Course Manual outlining
    • The VIVA Method
    • Postural Alignment and the Factors Affecting
    •  Foundations of Pilates and Correct Form and Alignment
    • Safety and Communication
    • Class Mapping, Structure and Cueing Guidelines
    • Class Plans 
    • 120+ Pilates Exercise with Modifications, Progressions and Regressions
  • Access to our Studios for your Post Course Observation and Practical Classes
  • Access to our Studios for Teaching Practice Outside of Class Hours
  • Potential for ongoing and cover classes at VIVA Studios
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?

Yes, for health and safety purposes, course eligibility requires a minimum age of 18 years. 

I JUST COMPLETED MY COURSE, WHAT NEXT?

In order to be sent your certification, all course participants must do a minimum of 15 Observation Class and 15 Practical Classes. We are happy to support course participants through this process. We also encourage participants to attend classes at studio other then VIVA and this should be negotiated on a case by case basis by the participant. 

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO FOR MY PRACTICAL EXAM?

The Practical Exam requires you to teach 1-2 exercises to other course participants. The Course Facilitator will be present during this time. You will be fully prepared for this over the 4 days of the course.

WHAT IS THE BEST PREPARATION FOR THE PRACTICAL COMPONENT OF THE EXAM?

You will be given the exercises in advance of the practical exam and have the opportunity to prepare for the practical exam the evening before. There will opportunities to practice teach during the course and making the most of these opportunities and getting feedback from fellow participants and your course facilitator will be your best preparation.  

WHERE CAN I PARK?

MANLY WEST: Plenty of parking available at the door at Wondall Village Shopping Centre located at 190 Radford Road where all Reformer Courses are held.

WHERE CAN I INSTRUCT AFTER I'VE COMPLETED THE COURSE ?
  • Independent gyms, health clubs or pilates studios
  • Operate from a private residence, local town hall or provide a mobile service
  • Outdoors, Local Parks or Recreation Centres – applications with council may be required
  •  Gym chains such as Goodlife, Fitness First (also requires Certificate III in Fitness)
EARLY BIRD
  • EARLY BIRD OFFER

  • $960UPFRONT
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    • Offer ends 27th September unless sold out prior

DIRECT DEBIT PLAN
  • EARLY BIRD DIRECT DEBIT

  • $107.60PER DEBIT
    • $99 course enrolment fee to be paid upon registration
    • Fortnightly Direct Debit of $107.60 for 4 Months
    • Select a fortnightly debit date that suits you!

FLEXIBLE PLAN
  • COURSE FEE DIRECT DEBIT

  • $137.50PER DEBIT
    • $99 due on enrolment
    • Fortnightly Direct Debit of $137.50 for 4 Months
    • Course fee total of $1199

GOT QUESTIONS?

CONTACT A COURSE ADVISOR

E: getstarted@vivapilatesstudios.com.au or

PH: 0423 349 462

COURSE LOCATION:  190 RADFORD ROAD MANLY WEST