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APPI Equipment Level 1 - Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation

$790.00 inc. GST

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APPI’s Equipment Level 1 introduces participants to Clinical Pilates teaching on the large equipment with a focus on lumbopelvic stability. It is also the entry point for those wishing to complete the APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification Series and is a sound introduction to the large Pilates equipment, covering a range of beginner movements.

Beginner level repertoire is taught on the reformer, cadillac, split pedal chair and barrels addressing the lumbopelvic region and lower limb. On this course you will start to understand the ways movements can be adapted to different equipment, and why you would choose one over the other. Experience the movements for yourself and explore how equipment Pilates can be either a regression or progression from matwork exercises. 


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

Course sessions

Location Address Dates
NSW Balmain Sports Medicine - 118 Victoria Road, Rozelle NSW 2039. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 11 Sep 2021 09:00
End date: 12 Sep 2021 17:00
VIC Performance Medicine | The Gateway, Ground Floor, 312 St Kilda Rd, Southbank | Sat 10am - 6pm & Sun 9am - 5pm Start date: 11 Sep 2021 10:00
End date: 12 Sep 2021 17:00
Victoria Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 8am-6pm each day Start date: 08 Nov 2021 09:00
End date: 09 Nov 2021 17:00
SA Move for Better Health - 277 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia 5061 Equip courses: 11am-5pm Sat & 9am-5pm Sun Start date: 13 Nov 2021 11:00
End date: 14 Nov 2021 17:00
WA ProMotion Physio + Pilates - 9 Leura Avenue, Claremont, WA 6010 9am-5pm each day Start date: 27 Nov 2021 09:00
End date: 28 Nov 2021 17:00
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Completing APPI Pilates Equipment Level 1 is the first step to becoming a certified APPI Pilates Equipment instructor and precedes Equipment Level 2, Equipment Level 3 & Equipment Level 4 in the Equipment Certification Series.


On APPI Pilates Equipment Level 1 you will review the five key elements of the APPI Pilates Method to reinforce solid foundations for Pilates teaching. The features of the Pilates equipment (the reformer, the cadillac, split pedal chair, and arc barrel) are detailed comprehensively to ensure optimal posture, technique, comfort and safety. Theory and practical workshops review functional and surface anatomy of the spine, pelvis, and hip.


Thirty-two movements for training lumbo-pelvic stabilisation on Pilates-based equipment are taught through observation, participation and practice teaching. Discussions of the clinical application of the Pilates movements occur throughout teaching, and a presenter-led workshop on exercise selection assists in providing participants with an understanding and ability to teach these exercises to patients and clients after the course. Case studies are reviewed and participants have the opportunity to design and discuss their own treatment plans. A guided workshop on imagery for the pelvis assists participants in generating the skills required for effective cueing. 

The video below shows a functional exercise that you will learn on Equipment Level 1: Single leg press on the chair.  Several variations are shown below in the video below so that you can easily adapt this exercise to your clients. 



APPI Equipment Level 1-Lumbo Pelvic Stabilisation is the first step in the APPI Equipment Certification Series.  Book the APPI Clinical Pilates Equipment Certification Series (Levels 1-4) and save over $500.

Click on each course name below to view further information. 


APPI Equipment Level 2-Scapulo Thoracic Stabilisation


APPI Equipment Level 3-Spinal Articulation & Stretching 


APPI Equipment Level 4-Progressions & Planning

-  Absolutely loved the course! Katherine was fabulous and I loved how she related the exercises and content back to a clinical setting.


-  Good sized class to allow us all to practice with enough assistance, good variety of exercises and thorough coverage. Really like the online learning platform.


-  Fiona was a fantastic teacher. She clearly had a vast amount of knowledge and she was able to communicate it extremely well. She was very natural.


-  Jane was very passionate & enthusiastic about her Pilates training. She used may clinical examples and was highly motivating.


-  Jane was very passionate & enthusiastic about her Pilates training. She used may clinical examples and was highly motivating.


-  Presenters' enthusiasm and knowledge, breadth of content covered, becoming familiar with the equipment I haven't used before. 


This course is open to Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Myotherapists/ Massage Therapists, Physiotherapy students, Cert 3 Fitness Instructors and Pilates Instructors who have completed APPI Matwork Level 1 or a 2-day foundation matwork course with another provider.  If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly. To view our upcoming APPI Matwork Level 1-The Foundation courses click here.


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 >>


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