IM=X® Pilates Basic Certification
Learn the IM=X Pilates Mat and Reformer programs in a 5-Day Intensive that provides you with the proprietary knowledge required of an IM=X Pilates group exercise instructor and personal trainer. The IM=X Pilates Intensive Certification qualifies fitness enthusiasts and fitness professionals alike to teach our unique Floor and Xercizer (reformer) programs. Certified instructors have career opportunities at any IM=X Pilates & Fitness franchise studio.
Continuing Education for Physical Therapists:
The Xercizer 3 Day Course approved for: 25.2 contact hrs (2.5 CEUs) for PT/PTAs in NY and Meets Requirements for: 21 hours PT/PTAs in CT, MA and has been Applied for: PT/PTAs in NJ, PA. CIAO is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an as an Approved Provider for PT/PTA continuing education.
AFAA, ISSA CEU’s available upon request.
2-Day Mat Certification
The IM=X Floor/Mat course teaches the personal trainer/group instructor new routines based on pilates exercise. IM=X has been called “the strength training version of Pilates” by Fitness Magazine and is known for its unique choreography. Learn the principles of IM=X Pilates — spinal decompression, forced exhalation, postural adjustments, pelvic, ribcage and spine stabilization — and the eight sequences of choreography that allow you to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced class formats. The IM=X Pilates program uses the Ring and Body Bar to increase resistance – thus toning the arms, shoulders, hips, upper/lower back, gluteals and abdominal wall quicker! The 120-page certification manual includes photos and step-by-step instructions. Videos illustrate a wide variety of routines so you and your clients stay challenged.
3-Day Xercizer (reformer) Certification
This course teaches the personal trainer/group instructor the exercise science which defines IM=X Pilates reformer workouts. The eight training sequences provide the fitness professional with several 30/60 minute formats that can be modified for many different levels. The lectures and exercise labs provide research on stabilization, breathing, alignment and muscle recruitment. Considerations for spring loading, equipment configuration and group formatting are reviewed. Participants learn the goal of each exercise, its target muscles, verbal/tactile cues, common postural adjustments, spring loading, and safety issues. The course ends with a Written & Practical Exam. The 140-page manual includes photos and step-by-step instructions. DVDs also assist with the process of memorization.