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APPI Matwork & Reformer Course

$4200.00 inc. GST

Gain an Internationally recognised Pilates Certification


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Schedule (14 days training)
  • Monday 7th - Friday 11th January (5 days)
  • Monday 14th - Friday 18th January (5 days)
  • Monday 21st - Thursday 24th January (4 days)
  • 9am - 5pm each day 


Our 14-day Matwork and Reformer Pilates teacher training course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach matwork and reformer Pilates in the health and fitness industry.

You will never need to do another Pilates teacher training course after this one.

Designed for individuals with no previous experience in Pilates, we provide comprehensive training and ongoing support as you embark on your new career as a Pilates instructor.  


Why APPI Pilates?

Unite Health is the sole provider of APPI Pilates training in Australia. APPI stands for The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and we have been educating people for over 15 years around the world.

Course highlights below: 

  • The highest number of face to face training hours offered within the industry (14 days)
  • MINIMAL ONLINE LEARNING! How can you learn a practical profession on the computer?
  • Anatomy (a crucial part of becoming a Pilates instructor) delivered face to face 
  • The most competitive price in the industry and no extra costs for course materials
  • Support from our trainers and access to our studio and equipment to obtain your observation and practice teaching hours for FREE
  • Follow up support sessions available with our trainers 
  • Courses delivered by experienced, well established allied health professionals
  • Intensive option to enable you to up-skill and start your new career NOW
  • No employers require a Cert IV or Diploma in Pilates, see jobs HERE
Join a growing community of over 50,000 APPI Pilates instructors around the world. This course offers an Internationally recognised certification and enhances your career opportunities with head office in London and our training recognised in 21 countries around the world, list HERE

On completion of the training and certification exams you will have the skills to teach Pilates 1:1, in small group settings, and in larger group classes.  

Course sessions

Location Address Dates
Victoria Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 07 Jan 2019 09:00
End date: 24 Jan 2019 17:00
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This intensive matwork & reformer Pilates teacher training is designed to take the non-allied health professional through the anatomical and practical journey of becoming a world-leading Pilates instructor.


APPI’s history as the most comprehensive matwork and equipment training provider in over 21 countries has led to the development of this in-depth and detailed program.


Over the 14 days of face-to-face training in both matwork and reformer Pilates you will learn the anatomy and physiology required to become a competent Pilates instructor. Over 100 Pilates matwork exercises and the full repertoire of reformer Pilates exercise will be taught on this teacher training, alongside APPI’s unique 5 stage model of Pilates prescription.


Be guided by our teaching script, and be exposed to our unique surface anatomy practical workshops that brings anatomy to life. Your practical experience will encompass 1:1 teaching, small group teaching, and group class teaching in both matwork and reformer Pilates. This is the most complete and comprehensive matwork and reformer program on the market and is backed by APPI’s worldwide reputation as the leading Pilates teacher training provider.


Learning objectives:

    • Learn the anatomy and physiology required to be a competent Pilates instructor 
    • Learn over 100 matwork Pilates exercises from beginner to advanced levels
    • Learn the full repertoire of reformer Pilates exercises from beginner to advanced levels
    • Learn APPI’s unique 5 stage model of program prescription
    • Learn the process of delivering 1:1 Pilates sessions
    • Learn how to provide innovative and energetic group classes (matwork & reformer Pilates)
    • Learn how to clinically reason your program planning

To become a fully qualified APPI matwork & reformer Pilates instructor you will be required to complete certification exams at the completion of your teacher training. There are 2 components to the exam, practical and theory.  You will also be required to hand in your completed Pilates certification logbook 


Certification logbook: 


As part of your APPI Pilates certification, you will be required to complete the below additional out of course hours which you will record in certification logbook.  Your logbook will be issued on the first day of the course and is to be completed and submitted on the day of your Pilates practical exam. Your course presenter will run through the certification process in depth on the training.  Additional out of course hours are outlined below. 

  • Attendance in at least 5 x 1:1 sessions or group classes prior to the course
  • 100 hours of self-practice
  • 10 hours of observation
  • 20 hours of supervised teaching


Pilates practical exam: 


You will be required to design a 1 hour Pilates session for a client of your choice. The session must include elements of matwork and reformer exercises. The session should address any of the issues raised in the assessment that is submitted as part of the case study. On the day of your examination, you will be required to provide a body to be your client for the purposes of the exam. You will have 1 hour to deliver your session. You will be marked on the following elements of your teaching:

  • Session planning – does the session flow in a structured way and allow the client to achieve the goals set out in the case study.
  • Introduction –the meet and greet procedure and introduction to the mat and reformer.
  • Exercises teaching – introducing the reasons for the exercise to the client
  • Demonstrations
  • Cueing – verbal, tactile, visual imagery
  • Energy and motivation of the voice
  • Safety

Following on from the exam you will required to demonstrate a range of exercises on both the Mat and the reformer to show your ability to perform the exercises to an acceptable level. This will include at least 4 exercises on the mat and 6 exercises on the reformer.




An online 60 question multiple choice examination that covers the following topics.

  • History of Pilates
  • History of APPI
  • Classification of APPI exercises
  • Name of APPI exercises
  • The relevant choice of an exercise for a given goal. For example – which of the following matwork pilates exercise is designed for gluteus medius activation: a)Clam    b) Abdominal preparation   c) Hundreds Level 5

A 70% pass rate is required in both the theory and practical examinations.

You will also be required to complete additional out of course hours training (observation, practise teaching, and self-practice) and record these hours in your logbook. Your logbook is to be submitted at the time of your practical exam.  


No pre-requisites are required to attend this training.  If you are an allied health professional (Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor, or Physiotherapy/ Osteo student) please view our range of clinical Pilates training courses here. 

How do I become a fully certified APPI Pilates instructor?

To become a fully certified Pilates instructor you must complete all course hours, logbook requirements and your certification exams.


What does my Pilates certification mean?

Once you are a fully certified instructor you will be able to gain insurance to start teaching Pilates in studios and fitness centres.


Do I need to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates to become a Pilates instructor?

To become a Pilates instructor you are not required to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates in order to teach. Our Pilates course will equip you with all the skills required to gain employment as a Pilates instructor.   


Do I need anatomy knowledge prior to attending this course?

No anatomy or physiology knowledge is required prior to completing this course. Anatomy and physiology relevant to Pilates will be covered in-depth on the course.


How long do I have to complete my exams?

From the time you commence your training, you have up to two years to complete your logbook and certification exams.

Meet your course presenter - Phoebe Cole



Phoebe has a love for health and rehabilitation and has been mastering her knowledge for 13 years. Phoebe started her career as a myotherapist as she believed it took a whole body approach to treat people with muscular pain and injury. This opened many doors for Phoebe including working with the Australian ballet and Victorian boys gymnastics. Phoebe treated at a clinic that specialised in hip arthroscopy which fuelled her passion for not only prevention but rehabilitation as she could see that all problems could be prevented through education, strength, and conditioning.


Phoebe completed her clinical Pilates and diploma of Pilates qualification and felt Pilates was the answer to healing the body.  She has now been teaching clinical Pilates for seven years working with all levels of clients and a special interest in pre and postnatal care. Phoebes skills includes a whole body approach alongside her other devotion, teaching yoga and meditation.


Phoebes passion is in the treatment of musculoskeletal care through tailored body, mind and movement connection and she believes that by maintaining the structural integrity of the body you can prevent pain, injury, and have a happier state of mind.

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