The APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Series is the essential Pilates teacher training tool for allied health professionals.
The series is made up of:
Matwork Level 1 is our foundation course teaching the principals of Pilates, 5 stage rehabilitation model, and beginner repertoire
Matwork Level 2 focuses solely on enhancing your group teaching skills
Matwork Level 3 is the direct continuation from Matwork Level 1 offering advanced repertoire
and the Matwork certification exam
This training will give you the skills to deliver clinical Pilates services in a 1:1 or group setting. The APPI Pilates Method has been designed by Physiotherapists for Physiotherapists and other allied health professionals to teach safe and effective Pilates within the clinical environment.
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 from the start of your Matwork Level 1 course. Select TBC for any course dates you are unsure of and book those in at a later date
Matwork Certification: Sat 16th - Thurs 21st Mar FULL
Matwork Certification: Sat 3rd - Thurs 8th Aug
Auckland, New Zealand
If you are enrolling in the APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Series in Auckland, please select 'OTHER' from the drop-down boxes below.
Matwork Level 1 - 2 & 3 Mar FULL
Matwork Level 1 - 8 & 9 Jun
Matwork Level 2 - 27 & 28 Jul
Matwork Level 3 - 19 & 20 Oct
The series is broken down into 3 x 2-day teaching blocks and final exams. After each teaching block, you will be able to implement the exercises and methods learned immediately into your clinical practice.
Read more about each level by clicking on the course name below.
APPI Matwork Level 1 - The Foundation: This is your foundation course, necessary to continue with the rest of the matwork series and is presumed knowledge when you attend equipment level 1. This course teaches you the Pilates fundamentals and an array of beginner exercises you will continue to draw upon with all your new patients and clientele.
APPI Matwork Level 2- Class Instructor: This practical course is specifically designed to give you the skills and confidence to teach Pilates classes - group teaching requires a separate skill set to 1:1 teaching which will be explored at length during this session.
APPI Matwork Level 3- Intermediate / Advanced: APPI’s Pilates Matwork level 3 is a direct continuation and progression of the exercises covered in our foundation Matwork Level 1 course.
APPI Matwork Certification Exam: This dynamic course teaches repertoire that is a direct continuation of the movements learned during Matwork level 1 and teaches intermediate-advanced level exercises that can be used for higher level rehab and beyond.
This video demonstrates a series of movements from the APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Series. The movements are categorised into a number of different areas including dynamic stabilisation, mobility, rotary stabilisation and strength. By working through this series of exercises it allows us to analyse the body and understand the opportunities for improving our clients’ movement patterns and reducing pain and injury.
Prior Pilates training is not required to attend the training, however, we do recommend that you have attended some mat Pilates sessions to have an awareness of the basics. Once you enroll onto the certification series, you will be directed to download the matwork certification logbook where you will log your practice teaching and self-practice hours. You will need to get signed off on your personal Pilates class attendance and also observational hours as part of the process.
Part of your certification involves reading. There is a reading list of recommended articles that you can source yourself, alternatively, you can purchase them printed and bound through our store. As a further learning resource, we recommend the APPI Matwork series DVDs to familiarise yourself with the APPI style of teaching. Printed and bound reading articles and DVDs can be found through our store.
Please allow at least 7 working days for delivery of any products.
Once you have completed all courses, as well as your logbook requirements you can sit the APPI Pilates Matwork exams. Upon successful completion of APPI certification requirements, you will become an APPI Pilates certified instructor. APPI Pilates is taught to health professionals worldwide, so you will be joining an international community of APPI Pilates teachers. You will also receive a copy of the APPI logo to incorporate into your marketing
APPI Pilates training is open to degree qualified health professionals including Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Scientists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Degree qualified Myotherapists and Physiotherapy students. If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly.
View our course venues around Australia here.
Jacqueline Mcdougall - APPI Pilates Matwork Intensive Series
“I would highly recommend APPI clinical Pilates training. I found the course to be very comprehensive and now feel confident in utilising Pilates for my patients in a clinical and group setting”
Leah Howman - APPI Pilates Matwork Intensive Series
"Excellent Course, fantastic presenters, both motivating and encouraging, can't wait to utilize my new skills and attend another of their courses, hopefully very soon!"
Jasmin Whillas - APPI Pilates Matwork Intensive Series
"A huge thanks again to you, Jen, Linda, Sophie and the Kathryns! I had an incredible 6 days and learnt so many new techniques to incorporate into my clinical practice. Although I think my abs are going to be sore for many days to come!"
Tamra McFarlane - APPI Pilates Matwork Intensive Series
"Wealth of information to be gained from very professional and knowledgeable instructors. Theory and practical components that you can actually use to benefit patients immediately after the course".
Merren Petrass - APPI Pilates Matwork Intensive Series
Excellent Pilates instructor training course! All the teachers were fantastic, very kind and so knowledgeable in Pilates. Not only did we cover the course but we were able to work on personal movement dysfunctions. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to do Pilates training!
A sample of movements covered across the MW certification series