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MATWORK PILATES COURSE SUMMARY

  • Fitness Australia Certified: 15 CEC Points

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MATWORK PILATES COURSE SUMMARY

We pride ourselves on delivering the most comprehensive and thorough training program. VIVA graduates are of the highest caliber; 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!

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Matwork Course Details

  • 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

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

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 you 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. Additionally you should ensure a good working knowledge of anatomy prior to completing the VIVA Level 1 Matwork Course. 

VIVA Education Matwork Courses cost $1300. Flexible payment methods of up to 16 weeks are also available.

RESIT FEES: If you need to make up hours due to illness or change of circumstances during the course, it is strongly advised that make-up hours are done as soon as possible after they are missed. 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 at a cost of $75 per hour. 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.

VIVA Education gives all students a 7 day cooling off period, from receipt of their submitted enrolment form. If the applicant decides to take advantage of the cooling off period any course fees paid will be refunded minus a $150 withdrawal fee. After the cooling off period no refunds are allowed on course fees paid unless exceptional circumstances can be substantiated in which any refund will be considered by management on a case-by-case basis.

Exceptional circumstances include debilitating illness, bereavement or tragedy with family. VIVA advises all students to select their course carefully, as we cannot accept responsibility for changes in student’s personal circumstances or work commitments, which may occur before or after the commencement of the course.

COURSE DATE CHANGES: 

  • Changes to course dates are only available 6 weeks prior to a course start date. A flat-rate reschedule fee of $300 applies to all Matwork and Reformer courses. 
  • There will be no reimbursements or schedule changes able to be made to courses within 6 weeks of the course start date. Full fees will apply. 
  • If you enrol within 6 weeks of the course start please ensure you select your course dates carefully as full fees will apply. 

In the event of exceptional circumstances, a refund will be considered by management on a case by case basis. Exceptional circumstances include debilitating illness, bereavement or tragedy with family. VIVA advises all students to select their course carefully, as we cannot accept responsibility for changes in student’s personal circumstances or work commitments, which may occur after the commencement of the course.

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 14 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 a video submission of a 15 Minute Class is required. Additionally you will be required to complete 15 Observation and 15 Practical Classes. 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.

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.

Upon successful completion of the exam, practical assessment, and submission of logs and video assessment students are considered certified instructors from their submission date.

Observation and Practical 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. These can also be completed at any studio of your choice as long as they are signed off by a certified instructor.
Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in a VIVA Pilates course.
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.
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 Pilates Method 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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!

While Pilates experience is not essential, it is definitely recommended that you have attended a minimum of 10 x Matwork classes so that you know what to expect from the Pilates Methodology. You can feel free to book a class at VIVA here or experience matwork classes online via our platform VIVA At-Home.
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

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

There is plenty of on-site parking available at all of our studio locations.

* 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)

Matwork Course Pricing

FLEXIBLE PLAN

DIRECT DEBIT$16250PER DEBIT
  • 50% deposit due on enrolment
  • Fortnightly direct debit for 2 months
  • Course fee total of $1300

UPFRONT PAYMENT

PAID IN FULL$1300UPFRONT
  • 50% deposit due on enrolment
  • Balance paid within 30 days
  • Course spots strictly limited

BUNDLE PACKAGE

MATWORK & REFORMER$2347SAVE $200
  • Strictly limited bundles packages per course
  • 50% deposit
  • Get Matwork and Reformer Certified