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APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification

$3050.00 inc. GST

The APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification provides you with the fundamental knowledge to teach equipment Pilates on the reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and arc barrel.

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APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification includes:

  • 8 days of training consisting of Equipment Levels 1 - 4 
  • Learn over 150+ clinical Pilates movements on the reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and arc barrel
  • Clinical approach to training that can be immediately implemented
  • All courses delivered by experienced physiotherapists
  • Practical hands-on training 
  • Internationally recognised training in 22 countries 



APPI Matwork Level 1 or a formal 2-day Matwork Pilates training course is the prerequisite for our Equipment courses.  View our Matwork Level 1 course dates HERE.

Package details

Course Sessions
APPI Equipment Level 1 - Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation
APPI Equipment Level 2 - Scapulo Thoracic Stabilisation
APPI Equipment Level 3 - Spinal Articulation & Stretching
APPI Equipment Level 4 - Progressions and Planning
APPI Pilates Equipment exam

  • Course dates
  • Course description
  • APPI Pilates
  • Sample repertoire
  • Eligibility


MELBOURNE - Face to Face weekends

Equipment Level 1: 27 - 28 Feb 2021

Equipment Level 2: 17 - 18 Apr 2021

Equipment Level 3: 15 - 16 May 2021 

Equipment Level 4: 5 - 6 June 2021


MELBOURNE - Face to Face intensive

Equipment 1: 6 - 7 May 2021

Equipment 2: 8 - 9 May 2021 

Equipment 3: 11 - 12 May 2021 

Equipment 4: 13 - 14 May 2021 


SYDNEY - Face to Face  

Equipment 1: 6 - 7 Mar 2021

Equipment 2: 10 - 11 Apr 2021

Equipment 3: 8 - 9 May 2021

Equipment 4: 26 - 27 Jun 2021


ADELAIDE - Face to Face  

Equipment 1: 17 - 18 Jul 2021

Equipment 2: 11 - 12 Sep 2021

Equipment 3: 9 - 10 Oct 2021

Equipment 4: 4 - 5 Dec 2021


BRISBANE - Face to Face  

Equipment 1: 17 - 18 Jul 2021

Equipment 2: 16 - 17 Oct 2021

Equipment 3: 6 - 7 Nov 2021 

Equipment 4: 4 - 5 Dec 2021


PERTH - Face to Face 

Equipment 1: 26 - 27 Jun 2021

Equipment 2: 11 - 12 Sep 2021

Equipment 3: 9 - 10 Oct 2021

Equipment 4: 13 -14 Nov 2021

The APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification series is broken down into 4 x 2-day courses.  Following each teaching block, you will be able to start teaching the exercises straight away and implement your new skills into your clinical practice. 


APPI Equipment Level 1 - Lumbo Pelvic Stabilsation: APPI Pilates Equipment Level 1 covers beginner level repertoire aimed at improving lumbopelvic stabilisation.  Exercises on the reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and arc barrel are covered on each level.

APPI Equipment Level 2- Sacpulo Thoracic Stabilisation:  APPI Pilates Equipment Level 2 continues to expand your beginner-intermediate repertoire introducing participants to Pilates exercises with a focus on the upper limb and scapulothoracic stabilisation. Once again, exercises are taught on reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and barrels. 


APPI Equipment Level 3 - Spinal Articulation and Stretching: On APPI Pilates Equipment Level 3 you will start to explore articulation and stretching on the large equipment.  This dynamic course introduces some more intermediate level exercises which address mobility for the whole body.

APPI Equipment Level 4 - Progressions and Planning:  Throughout this final level, you will draw upon the fundamentals gained in the earlier levels to learn a repertoire of intermediate-advanced exercises that call for full body integration. 

APPI Equipment Certification Exam: Upon completion of Equipment Levels 1-4 you will be eligible to sit your certification exams. The theory exam is completed online and the practical is a face to face exam.  


Once you have attended all four equipment levels and completed your certification logbook you can then complete the exam process.  Once you pass both exams and submit all homework and logbook requirements, you will become an APPI Pilates certified Pilates Equipment Instructor. APPI Pilates is taught to health and rehabilitation professionals around the world, so you will be entering an international community, of certified teachers. You will also have access to the APPI logo to promote yourself as a certified teacher.

World Recognised Pilates Teacher Training 

The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) Clinical Pilates Certification - Matwork & Equipment is taught in 22 countries and is recognised amongst health practitioners globally as the gold standard in Pilates teacher training. 


Join a growing community of over 50,000 Pilates Instructors. 


Designed for Physiotherapists & Allied Health Professionals 

APPI has spent years developing what is now recognised as the premier international Pilates Rehabilitation program. Founded by Australian Physiotherapists Glenn and Elisa Withers in 1999, The APPI Pilates Method has been designed specifically for use by physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals working in the clinical setting. This comprehensive Pilates instructor training will give you all the tools required to teach effectively in the clinical environment but also the confidence to move clients beyond the rehab phase to full health and fitness. 


Clinical approach to training that can be immediately implemented 

The APPI Pilates curriculum is designed specifically for those working in the clinical setting; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing, and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

On each level of the certification series, you will gain skills and knowledge that you can immediately implement into your clinical practice. 


Flexible Training Options

Our training is flexible - you can spread it out to suit your schedule - as long as you complete all levels and your exams within two years.

Select TBC for any course dates you are unsure of and book those in at a later date. 


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APPI Equipment Level 1: Single leg press on the chair with variations 


APPI Pilates Equipment Level 2: Scapula isolations on the split pedal chair


APPI Pilates Equipment Level 3: Front Thigh Stretch 


APPI Pilates Equipment Level 4: Roll down with bicep curls


Student feedback 

-  Alina was awesome. Very up to date and made an effort to draw on current research, always applying it to the exercises


-  I really could see the benefits of using spinal articulation with so many patients in a clinical setting


-  The presenters Kathryn & Lisa were excellent at explaining exercises & helping with any questions


-  i loved the whole group dynamics, involvement and ease in which everyone interacted


 - Kathryn is extremely inspiring with her in-depth knowledge and passion that translates into an efficient teaching style


APPI Clinical Pilates teacher training is designed for physiotherapists, osteopaths, exercise physiologists, doctors, sports scientists, chiropractors, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, degree qualified myotherapists, students undertaking an allied health degree and Pilates instructors. 


If you have NO healthcare background then our APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is ideal for you. The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach both matwork and reformer Pilates classes and one on one sessions for healthy population groups. Learn more >>