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Bodywise Pilates - Matwork


Date: 01st Feb 2019 - 31st Jan 2020

Venue: Volpoint House, Blakey Road, Salisbury, SP1 2JG

Course Director: Leila Coppock


The Matwork Teacher-Training Programme at Bodywise Pilates Studio in Salisbury is a one-year course involving over 500 hours of study time in total. The course runs every Friday from 2:30 - 6pm, as well as at least one full weekend per month (11 weekends in total from February 2019 until December 2018). In addition to these lectures and classes (totalling over 250 hours), students will also be required to log at least 250 hours of self-study and self-practice (including a 10-week case study, homework tasks, observation and assisting qualified teachers, etc.). Final exams will take place in January 2020, involving a 3-hour theory paper and a 1-hour practical exam.

The cost of the course is £3,300 if paid in advance, or £3,630 when paid in 11 monthly instalments of £330 per month. Course fees include all lectures and classes, the Pilates Foundation Matwork Manual, and the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW). Course fees do not include PF membership, student insurance, examination fees, or books and other equipment. 

Students also have the option of taking the YMCA level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates. Learning is embedded within the Pilates Foundation course that we offer, so any student may choose to take this additional qualification if they wish (it enables you to join the Register of Exercise Professionals, in order to work within the gym industry). The cost of the YMCA diploma is £150 and this is additional to the course fees payable to Bodywise. Final practical and theory exams for the YMCA diploma take place in London after completion of the PF exams (at Bodywise) in January 2020. 

There will be no more than 8 students accepted onto the course in 2019. Applicants must have at least one year of experience attending Pilates classes (50 hours minimum), or at least 6 months of experience with a Pilates Foundation teacher (25 hours minimum). Applicants will be expected to submit our application form along with their CV no later than 1st December 2018, and may then be invited to attend a 1-1 class and a short interview. Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to the course, and must be highly motivated in order to complete the necessary self-study at home, and to achieve the high standard required by the Pilates Foundation.

For more detailed information about the course content / dates, or for an application form, please contact Bodywise Pilates:

01722 349 848